THE GOVERNMENT claims that 13,000 jobseekers have so far found roles through its 'JETS' scheme.

It also says that nearly 500 people have started on the £238m scheme, which stands for Job Entry Targeted Support, every day for the past seven months.

The Department for Work and Pensions is looking to help 250,000 people by September as the country gets back to work, following the Covid lockdowns.

Secretary of state for work and pensions Thérèse Coffey said: "Behind these figures are real people dealt a rough hand by the pandemic who are now receiving vital support to get back into work, at a time when they need it most."