New contract mobilisation masterclasses announced!


4OC, with our partner 50 Degrees, have consistently delivered outstanding results for our clients in the Bid Management and Contract Mobilisation space. To date, we have mobilised over £5bn of new government contracts, so you can rest assured that we bring the experience you need. We make complex change simple. The Welfare to Work sector […]

ERSA CEO responds to the Comprehensive Spending Review


The Employment Support sector welcomes the announcement of Restart commissioning alongside investment in infrastructure, capital investment, job creation, green jobs, sector-based training, traineeships, and the expansion of the National Careers Service. We hope the expansion of front-line advisors at Jobcentre Plus will ensure the right people are referred to the right provisions at the right […]

ERSA Launches Report into the Future of Employment Support Post-Brexit

With the general election in full swing and parties laying out their views for the future of the UK, the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) will today launch a report into the future of the Employment and Skills sector. The report entitled Sharing Prosperity: Building Better Employment Support for the UK is sponsored by The Salvation Army and Shaw […]

ERSA welcomes latest labour market statistics


ERSA welcomes the latest labour market statistics published today which sees the employment rate at a record high of 74.4% and the unemployment rate at its lowest in over 10 years at 4.9%. Behind these chart topping figures lies the work of frontline employment support providers who, through the Work Programme alone, have helped over 786,000 individual jobseekers to enter employment – […]

ERSA’s three priorities for the new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

ERSA has today welcomed the announcement of a new Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions and is looking forward to working with him and his team to put into practice existing commitments around halving the disability employment gap and full employment.  However, it warns that the increased level of economic uncertainty […]

New statistics show 731,000 long term unemployed now in work through the Work Programme

Figures released today by the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA), the representative body for the employment support sector, show that the Work Programme has now supported over 731,000 previously long term unemployed jobseekers into the workplace. These figures, for end June 2015, show an increase of 25,000 jobseekers from three months’ ago, with over 4,000 […]