Restart Scheme

Get Set for
returning to work.

Join the Restart Scheme

Get Set for overcoming employment barriers.

Getting back into work after some time off can be a real challenge and you may need help to overcome any employment barriers you are facing. The Restart Scheme, part of the government’s Plan for Jobs, provides employment support for those who need it most. Commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Get Set UK delivers the Restart Scheme with partners, Maximus in Walthamstow and Redbridge, FEDCAP in Portsmouth and Crawley, Ingeus in Camberwell and Southwark and G4S in Bootle and Southport.

Through Restart, we provide support that is tailored to your personal needs and circumstances. We’re here to help you every step of the way. Together we will overcome any challenges or concerns that may be preventing you from finding work and will find the right opportunity for you.

Restart your career

Get Set for job search
advice and support.

Following a referral from your local Jobcentre Plus Work Coach we guide job seekers like you through the Restart Scheme programme with the aim of helping you, find and secure a job. If you receive Universal Credit or Income Based Jobseekers Allowance (JSA IB), this programme is designed to help you restart your career and get back into work. Ask your local Jobcentre Plus Work Coach about the Restart Scheme and how it can support you in finding and securing a job.

As a participant, you will have a dedicated Employment Advisor who will provide advice and support tailored to your individual needs for up to 12 months. Whatever your work goals and existing skill set, we will help you create an action plan to find a job. You will also have exclusive access to local job opportunities from employers who receive free recruitment services from Get Set UK.

Contact Jobcentre Plus

Support into work

Your personal support package.

We understand that everybody has a different story. We are here to guide you through each step in your back to work journey.

  • Personal plan

    • A personal Employment Advisor
    • Careers advice and coaching
    • Up to 12 months support
    • Advice on how to manage money, childcare, housing and/or travel costs whilst on the scheme
    • Skills training and qualifications
  • Your journey

    • Job search support including CV writing and interview prep
    • Work experience or work placements
    • Personal development such as communication, confidence and coping strategies
    • Self-employment advice
    • Signposting to specialist services including health & wellbeing
  • Key benefits

    • Access to exclusive job vacancies and local employers
    • Increased confidence, self-esteem and motivation
    • Benefit calculations for when you start work
    • Find and secure a great job

Restart success

Get Set for a positive outcome.


Real people, real lives.

“I am very grateful to Get Set UK and my Employment Advisor Marie for all the help they have been able to provide me as well as the travel costs and reimbursements that they have been able to support me with, thank you very much, this scheme has been very beneficial for me.”

Cailan, Restart Scheme

“I want to thank you for the support Get Set UK has given me and the encouragement in my lowest moments. I cannot wait to start my new job.”

Ana Corrie Helmeyer, Restart Scheme

"After I graduated from university, I found it quite hard to find a job due to my confidence levels being so low and not knowing how to properly prepare for interviews. My Employment Advisor, Temitayo, has been supporting me throughout my journey, helping secure my dream job."

Ifraan, Restart Scheme

“Marie has been understanding and patient towards me and my current situation. She has helped me overcome the obstacles and barriers I was facing and has gone above and beyond to support me in finding work. I am very grateful and thankful for her support.”

Sylvanie Aumeer, Restart Scheme

“Get Set UK has helped me understand that if you cannot get your dream job, you should try opening yourself up to new opportunities and explore other options. Marie has helped me with my confidence and helped me believe in myself.”

Hollie Batchelor, Restart Scheme

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