The Wise Group

The Wise Group

The Wise Group has registered its interest to the Department for Work and Pensions to be considered as a Framework Provider for the Work Programme for both Scotland and the North East of England, and is currently putting together a bid.

The Work Programme will involve the delivery of a breath of services to a range of customers, and will require strong, innovative providers and partnerships.

As part of our preparations, we have arranged a series of events throughout Scotland and the North East of England to start the process of talking to, listening to and engaging partners and key stakeholders in the welfare field. We are keen to build on the good, and develop new, working relationships, to continue to design and deliver value-added services for our mutual customers.

I write to invite you to attend one of a series of events we are hosting across Scotland in August and September on the dates outlined below. We would like to offer you a choice of date and location, and will attempt to accommodate your preferred option.

Glasgow                        Thurs, 26 August 2010
Scottish Youth Theatre, 105 Brunswick Street, Glasgow, G1 1TF
11.00am – 2.00pm

Edinburgh                     Fri, 27 August 2010
The Engine Shed,19 St. Leonard’s Lane, Edinburgh, EH8 9SH  
11.00am – 2.00pm

Inverness                     Tues, 31 August 2010
Eden Court, Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA   
11.00am – 2.00pm

Aberdeen                      Wed, 1 September 2010
Aberdeen Foyer, 18 Marywell Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6FS
10.30am – 1.30pm

Dundee                         Tues, 14 September 2010
Discovery Point, Discovery Quay, Dundee   DD1 4XA
11.00am – 2.00pm

At the event you will have the opportunity to discuss the Wise Group’s approach for the Framework and Work Programme and to contribute to a discussion about the key employability issues in your area, and the challenges and opportunities the new Framework will provide. A buffet lunch will be provided.

Your contribution is invaluable, and I look forward to receiving confirmation that you will accept this invitation to be part of helping to shape employability in Scotland.

Please email Jacqueline Mackenzie at or call her on 0141 314 1435 to confirm your attendance by Friday 20 August at the latest as places are however limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.