Information for Jobcentres
WorkWise supports unemployed people in the West Midlands to overcome travel barriers. We can help with:
Our team works closely with Jobcentres across the West Midlands ensuring that they are able to provide the very best information and support for their users. Use this page to familiarise yourself with the WorkWise offer and processes. If you do have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact the team.
You can advise jobseekers to expand their employment opportunities by looking further afield. Using our online travel information and journey planning apps, applicants can easily plan routes to potential employers and keep track of any delays on the go.
To help applicants through the difficult first few weeks till pay day, WorkWise provides a free four week travel pass, suited to applicants' needs and valid within the Network West Midlands Area. If they need to travel outside the area, contact us to find out how we can help.
All applicants now apply online for this ticket.
To benefit from the WorkWise scheme, you must meet the following criteria:
If you’re applying for the four week travel pass you must:
Please note that you must complete a WorkWise application form online within five working days of starting your new job.
We’re sorry but WorkWise can’t help:
You won’t be able to receive WorkWise support if you don’t abide by our terms and conditions
It’s relatively quick to apply to WorkWise and receive support. Just follow the steps below for a stress-free and successful application.
The WorkWise team will review the application and send out a travel pass that matches the applicant's personalised journey plan within five working days.
To speed up the application process, applicants will need the following documents.
Travelling or looking for work beyond your usual area of travel can be a little daunting. However by using our Travel Information Package individuals can learn to navigate their way through maps, timetables and ticketing costs to expand their travel horizons and make them more accessible for employment.
The package is designed to be used as part of a training programme or curriculum. It includes discrete learning modules with questions and answers prepared to Level 1 of the Adult Literacy, Numeracy and ICT Core Curriculum. The package also has an additional section to assist with personal budgeting, so trainers can include them in training materials, if required.
Travel Resource Package
Travel Resource Manual
(how to use the online journey planner)
Travel Resource Workbook
(questions and answers)
If you’d like some more information about how the scheme can help you, or to apply direct, contact us on the following:
Tel: 0121 214 7436
Write to us: WorkWise, 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD.