Specialist Employability Support (SES)

The Department of Work and Pensions Specialist Employability Support (SES) is a UK wide programme of intensive support and training. ELITE Supported Employment provides the support for South Wales. Our Employment Advisors enable SES participants to gain the skills necessary to prepare for work.   SES is open to anyone with a disability and/or a long-term health condition.

No two SES journeys are the same – our packages of support are created for you to meet your needs. We offer specialist services in your community through our relationships with local employers. You’ll receive the support you need in the place best suited to you.

You can apply for SES if other employment schemes are not suitable for you.

ELITE Supported Employment Shaw Trust
ELITE Supported Employment RNC
ELITE Supported Employment 3SC

Our process in 5 easy stages


Your local Jobcentre Plus will refer you to ELITE Supported Employment.


We’ll reach out to you to discuss your goals.


Together we’ll create a detailed assessment of your needs and outline what training and support ELITE can offer.


Our Employment Advisors will help deliver your support plan, including training and skills development.


We provide support into employment. Our Employment Advisors will support you until you are confident in your new place of work.


  • Have to be referred to ELITE via Job Centre Plus (JCP)
  • Must be unemployed
  • Aged 18+
  • Willing to undertake a minimum of 16 hours paid employment per week
  • Available to anyone with a disability (pan-disability) and/or a long-term health condition