Future Jobs Fund how to guide…
on sustained employment
The Future Jobs Fund requires that all employees are provided with the
support they need to move into sustained employment. This is crucial to
ensure FJF jobs have real and lasting benefits for individuals and that
the Future Jobs Fund is more than just a stop-gap.
There is a wealth of evidence from a range of programmes on what
works in providing support to move into sustained employment. There
are also many examples of good practice within FJF.
This guide sets out some principles and examples for how to ensure the
timely transition into sustained employment, these include:
The importance of exit strategy
Steps to include in a forward plan
Support from Jobcentre Plus
Online support, and
Private sector involvement
• Agree a forward plan with the employee, which outlines the strategy to move
into sustained employment, at an early stage of their FJF job.
• Please remember this will be the first job for many FJF employees. You
should seek to avoid burn out, and any surprises which can hinder the move
into a sustained job.
• Capture and emphasise the transferable skills of an individual, in particular
those gained through the FJF job.
• Map out which organisations are available to support your employees into
employment and what support they offer, i.e. Jobcentre Plus, Recruitment
Agency, Job Brokerage Services, etc.
Identify how the delivery of your project fits with your local work and skills
Include help to look for work, so include help with jobsearch, CV writing,
interview skills, setting goals, confidence and motivation, etc.
• Ensure that support is structured and a clear requirement of the job. We
recommend mandatory sessions at least once a fortnight.
• Everyone’s needs our different, for some it may be about confidence, others
about setting realistic goals, others about effective techniques to look for
jobs (e.g. onli