Prospects supports someone into work every half hour of every working week, and has done since the Work Programme began in June 2011.

About Us

The Prospects Group provides tailored education, employment, training and care products and services for people at all stages of life. Each year Prospects inspires more than 500,000 people to develop their potential and transform their lives. More than 1,400 professional and skilled colleagues provide practical support to the local communities they are based in across the UK and internationally. Prospects is one of the largest employee owned companies in the UK. It is also a Leader in Diversity and ranked in the top 100 index by the National Centre for Diversity. The social purpose of Prospects is to focus on the delivery of high quality services to the public and private sector for individuals at all stages of life. We have 20 years’ experience of successfully delivering public services across the UK.

In the South West Prospects are renowned for their high quality services and innovative delivery. Prospects created the ASCENT model to help people who are long term unemployed through individual and group work to improve their self esteem, confidence and overcome barriers to employment. This approach has led Prospects to rank consistently in the top 10 providers across the Work Programme and number one for the hardest to reach group, those who are long term unemployed and claiming employment and support allowance. 37.5% of people who join Prospects Work Programme in the South West have long term health conditions and claim Employment & Support Allowance benefits.

Prospects delivers the National Careers Service in Cornwall, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, Devon and Somerset. We supported 31,641 people through the National Careers Service in the South West in 2015/6. We deliver support to offenders across the six prisons in the South West for the National Careers Service in Custody and 40 prisons across the country.

Prospects works with more than 4,000 employers across the South West.

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