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Department for Work and Pensions: Kilmarnock and Loudoun

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 128345, tabled on 19 February 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employees of her Department based in Kilmarnock and Loudoun constituency have undertaken unpaid work periods in each financial year since 2010; and what the average length of those unpaid work periods was.

Answered on

22 February 2018

Below is a breakdown by financial year showing the number of unemployed people who have undertaken unpaid work experience in DWP since 2011 (these are not classed as employees). We do not hold data prior to 2011. Placements are usually expected to last between 4-6 weeks but can be less or more - with a maximum of 8 weeks.

  • 2011-2012 = 834
  • 2012-2013 = 1077
  • 2013-2014 = 4066
  • 2014-2015 = 7356
  • 2015-2016 = 7428
  • 2016-2017 = 4344
  • 2017-2018 (to end of Jan 2018) = 2671

Below is a breakdown by financial year showing the number of unemployed people In Kilmarnock who have undertaken an unpaid work experience in DWP since 2011 (these are not classed as employees) . We do not hold data prior to 2011. Placements are usually expected to last between 4-6 weeks but can be less or more - with a maximum of 8 weeks.

  • 2011-2012 = 4
  • 2012-2013 = 2
  • 2013-2014 = 0
  • 2014-2015 = 8
  • 2015-2016 = 17
  • 2016-2017 = 13
  • 2017-2018 (to end of Jan 18) = 11

We do not hold data on the number of people who have subsequently secured employment with DWP following the work experience placement.

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