MAXIMUS welcomes new figures for Work Programme success in tackling long-term unemployment

18 June 2015. New figures published by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have shown that MAXIMUS has helped a total of 18,670 individuals into a job they have held for more than six months (in some cases three to six months), in its capacity as one of the prime providers of the Government’s Work Programme.

The latest quarterly release of Work Programme figures by the DWP has shown that approximately 432,610 people have been helped into a job they have held for at least six months since the scheme began in 2011.

The figures also show that MAXIMUS exceeded the annual targets for a significant percentage of the payment groups within the scheme. Separate figures published by industry body the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) have shown that 706,000 people have entered employment through the Work Programme since June 2011.

Chris Blackwell, Managing Director of MAXIMUS, said:

“The figures have been published on the fourth anniversary of the Work Programme’s launch and demonstrate how effective the Work Programme has and continues to be in getting the unemployed into sustainable employment. MAXIMUS approach is delivering great results across the country and we have consistently been one of the top performing providers of the scheme since it began in June 2011.”

“I would like to thank our team and our partners for their continued hard work and dedication, which is the driving force behind our continued success in helping the long-term unemployed.”



MAXIMUS is one of the DWP’s accredited providers of the Work Programme, delivering the scheme in West London, the Thames Valley, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and North Yorkshire and the Humber. MAXIMUS has considerable experience providing support to help disadvantaged people back into the labour market and has partnered with governments around the world to provide critical health and human service programmes to a diverse range of communities for more than 40 years.

MAXIMUS was also recently chosen by the DWP to partner with disability employment specialists Remploy to enhance employment opportunities for disabled people.

MAXIMUS operates in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Saudi Arabia. Through its subsidiary Health Management Limited (HML), MAXIMUS is also one of the largest providers of occupational health services in the UK and the provider of the DWP’s Fit for Work Service. MAXIMUS Centre for Health and Disability Assessments also provides the Health Assessment and Advisory Service for the DWP.


For further information or comment from Chris Blackwell please contact Peter Shand (020 7061 6355 / 07591 012078 / or Chris Rogers (020 7793 2536 / 07720 054189 /