Work Trials in Hertfordshire

Work Trials in Hertfordshire

It is always a worry whether new people will be able to do the job and fit in.

A Jobcentre Plus programme called Work Trials gives you a risk free opportunity to see a potential employee actually doing the job before offering them employment. It taps into a pool of people who may, though not lacking ability, have difficulty getting work. People such as: lone parents, the disabled or the long term unemployed could fit into this group of potential employees. In order to qualify for the program the job must be a genuine vacancy, offering at least sixteen hours of employment a week, and lasting for at least three months. The work trial itself can last up to thirty days, but that length of time would be the exception.

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So the benefits of this system are….

  • The potential employee can be trialled and tested to check their suitability for the role and their commitment
  • No wages are required to be paid
  • Administration is minimal
  • Any concerns or misconceptions can be overcome, or not.

Jobcentre Plus will be happy to provide more information