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New career comes into focus for talented photographer Tam

Watching Tam Jankowska at work, it’s easy to see why she feels so passionate about photography.

Joy ride: how a young mum found a lucrative gap in a busy market

Never under-estimate the nostalgic feelings that people have for their first car. That’s a valuable lesson that has helped drive the roaring success of Hannah Woolley’s design business.

Fear of lost kids provides spark for young entrepreneur’s business idea

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare – losing sight of your child in a busy place.

Yoga teacher finds perfect balance with the help of the New Enterprise Allowance scheme

Thanks to Oban entrepreneur Susan Irvine – with a little help from the Government’s New Enterprise Allowance (NEA) scheme – her home town on the west coast of Scotland now has more in common with Thailand’s Koh Samui than people might think.

More than 150 jobseekers find work through our partnership with Recruit Right

Anna Rebaudo at Recruit Right tells how we helped fill their recruitment needs.

UK labour market predictions for 2016 are 'optimistic'

According to new research the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, hiring intentions in 2016 are healthy and responding to demand.

Apprentice Esther Harvey wins Sainsbury's Apprentice of the Year

Esther Harvey, 19, from Kent and farm apprentice at A C Goatham & Son has been crowned Sainsbury’s ‘Agriculture and Horticulture Apprentice of the year’.

Work Programme breaks barriers for over three quarters of a million people

Today, ERSA has released figures showing that over three quarters of a million people have now started work with support from the Work Programme.

Work Programme customers bring Christmas cheer to local children

A mountain of new toys has been collected by customers on the Work Programme in Wellingborough to bring some Christmas cheer to local children who might otherwise go without.

For the first time in 13 years, Chris found the support he needed to deal with his illness

When Chris Mudd was referred to the Work Programme, he had been unemployed for 13 years and was convinced that, at the age of 37, he was already on the scrapheap.

Learner of the Year Awards 2015

The Learner of the Year Awards is an opportunity for us to celebrate the achievements of our learners, partners and employers through our contractors over the last 12 months.

Andrew brews up a brighter future with Cheshire's newest coffee outlet

When Andrew Patterson listens to the long motorway tailbacks on the traffic news each morning, he allows himself a little smile.

Dad sets up charity for deaf children with support he received on the Work Programme

Andre, 35, is a dad who set up a charity to help deaf children in south London with support he received on the Work Programme.

TV producer turns self-employed podiatrist with help from the Government’s New Enterprise Allowance

After years of working with famous faces as a BBC producer, Emma Clarke decided she wanted a job that was more grounded – so she set up a podiatry business looking after people’s feet.

UK employment rises to a new record high – with our customers in the North West helping to lead the way

The North West of England – where we deliver the Work Programme - was among the regional success stories last week (Wednesday 11 November) as the Government published record-breaking employment statistics.

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