Become a partner

Become a partner

We are one of the leading employment service providers in the Midlands supporting people with disabilities, learning disabilities and mental health conditions to find and keep work.

In preparation for upcoming opportunities through the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), the European Social Fund (ESF), and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA), we are looking for partners to help us support even more vulnerable people back into work. So, if you are passionate about providing personalised and innovative employment services, we would love to hear from you.

We are looking for a diverse network of partners who specialise in either delivering end-to-end employment services, skills and training, or have excellent employer engagement links. We're also keen to offer partners who offer services such as money and debt advice or health and wellbeing support, to some of the hardest to reach people in society. These groups include:

  • People with mental health conditions or disabilities
  • Long-term unemployed people
  • Ex-offenders
  • Over 50s
  • NEETs
  • Young People

About Advance's employment services

We have an impressive track record in delivering personalised employment services across the Midlands and are a proud member of BASE and ERSA. We hold the Merlin Standard for our management of supply chains and also have Matrix Accreditation for the quality of our employment advice and guidance.

Our approach to delivering employment support is simple, the needs of our customers always come first. So, not only do we directly deliver employment services, we also work closely with key partners and a specialist supply chain, to provide tailor made packages for our customers.

Our approach is not only sector leading and innovative, but it’s also tried and tested. We have delivered support through a number of programmes including:

  • Fit for Work
  • National Careers Service
  • The Work Programme
  •  Working for Health

The benefits of becoming an Advance employment partner

We work extensively with partners and have achieved the Merlin Standard for our management of supply chains. Because we are an experienced and successful employment services provider, you can be confident that we will:

  • Share responsibility, expertise, and information
  • Co-create delivery of services
  • Be transparent, trust-worthy, and fair
  • Adhere to the Merlin Standard
  • Involve you at every step
  • Provide clear contractual offers
  • Support your organisational development

Like what you hear? If you want to be part of our exciting future, please complete an Expression of Interest Form and email it to