Unemployed People: Territorial Army

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 22nd February 2017.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee, Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance is given to Jobcentre Plus staff to encourage jobseekers to join the Territorial Army or Army Cadets.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

We recognise and encourage volunteering and unpaid work opportunities, such as the Territorial Army or Army Cadets, as an excellent way of preparing for work and improving the claimant's prospects of finding work. Work coaches are encouraged to discuss voluntary and unpaid work opportunities where appropriate with a claimant. However, guidance does not list individual organisations.

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