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Sector-based Work Academy Programme

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 22034, tabled on 24 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many sector-based Work Academy Programme starters there were in financial year 2020-21 in each region and nation; and how many of those have started a new job as a result.

Answered on

30 June 2021

Data for the financial year 2020 – 21 shows that there were a total of 64,500 starts to a Sector-based Work Academy Programme (SWAP). The breakdown of these starts by nation and region is displayed in the following tables:

Table 1: SWAP starts by nation

Nation

Starts

England

58,320

Scotland

6,120

Unknown

60

Total

64,500

Table 2: SWAP starts by region

Region

Starts

West Midlands

5,000

Central, East & North Scotland

4,340

South & West Scotland

1,780

London & Essex

12,950

North & East Midlands

7,800

North Central

6,960

North East

5,550

North West

5,340

South East

8,200

South West

6,510

Unknown

60

Total

64,500

Note on above: Figures are rounded to the nearest 10; components may not sum due to rounding. These figures reflect the number of starts by claimants in receipt of Universal Credit (UC), Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) or Income Support (IS). We do not hold data on the number of participants who have started a job as a result of starting a SWAP.