Shaw Trust

Shaw Trust is a national charity that helps people facing disadvantages find work, to gain skills and take control of their futures.

Over the past thirty years, the Trust has striven to combine its charitable heart with its commercial brain to provide the very best support to the people it was set up to serve. Shaw Trust was strengthened in 2012 by the merger with Careers Development Group, another employment charity.

The new charity’s main focus is on delivering employment, skills and learning and offender rehabilitation services. Shaw Trust is the largest third sector contractor for Department for Work and Pensions. We deliver both mainstream (Work Programme) and specialist (Work Choice) employment support schemes across Britain and support over 50,000 people on their journey into employment every year.

We also help people gain skills and into work via a wide range of other activities including education, retail and volunteering as well as health and social enterprise projects. Shaw Trust has a turnover of £96.6 million per year and employs 1,600 people across 200 locations. We are supported by over 600 volunteers and deliver contracts for eight major funding agencies including the European Social Fund, the Department of Work and Pensions and the Big Lottery Fund. We have international partners in Australia (Interwork), Poland (Intergracja Foundation) and Romania (Motivation Romania).

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00