WorkingRite is a great introduction for your child to the world of work. They are given support every step of the way, but they’re also encouraged to stand on their own two feet, manage their own money and find their own direction. By becoming a WorkingRite trainee, your son or daughter will be on placement for up to 35 hours with a local business that they’re interested in. They’ll be given one-to-one guidance by an older mentor in the workplace and be trained “on-the-job” to develop their skills and raise their confidence. Placements last 2-6 months, they’ll get continuous support from a WorkingRite Project Co-ordinator, and when they are eligible they’ll receive a weekly training allowance.


WorkingRite is an approved SQA training centre (3017575) and the programme recognised by HMRC as an approved training scheme. As such, you can still claim Child Tax Credits and Child Benefit if eligible. For more information, please visit
Please contact your own housing association for guidance on this. A young person (aged 16-17) being on our programme shouldn’t affect Housing Benefit, but if they progress on to a job or apprenticeship at the end, it will do.
If eligible, your child’s training allowance will be paid directly into his or her bank account (this must be set up prior to starting placement). This will be up to £90 per week and will be paid each Friday. From time to time, a trainee’s allowance may not go through. In this case, please contact your local Project Co-ordinator who will sort it out on the day.
Your son or daughter may be referred to WorkingRite through a school careers advisor. However, young people can also apply for one of our placements themselves.
If you’d like more information, give our head office a call or contact a Project Co-ordinator in your area.