What is the World of Work Academy?

World of Work Academy is a free scheme to give people who live in our homes a helping hand to find a job, or if you are already working, we can assist you to find additional hours or a better paid job. 

If you are currently unemployed, you can gain assistance in the process of finding work and we can also offer you six months of paid work via our support and learn scheme. Your benefit payments will not be affected until you move into a paid position. 

If you live in a St Leger Property and are looking to get back into work, please consider joining the World of Work Scheme as we can assist you with your search for new employment. The scheme recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary and over the years, we have been able to help many people into new employment.

If you are 19 plus, living in the Doncaster Council area and in receipt of UC, JSA or ESA, we may be able to sign you up to one of our support and learn courses so please get in touch.


The World of Work Academy includes:

‘Support and Learn' Jobs

This scheme offers you a 4 week training course at Doncaster College followed by the opportunity to apply for a PAID 6-month contract within St Leger Homes. If you are successful, as well as earning a wage you will be given lots of support to build up your skills. The courses offered cover cleaning or multi skills, and future courses will be detailed below.

Please keep checking back for details of the next course.

General Employment Assistance

If you join the scheme and don't want to attend one of our courses, you will be helped with job searching, CV's and application forms and full interview preparation. We will also send you regular emails in relation to jobs and training in your areas of interest, many of which you may not be aware of. These emails can be useful as in effect we will be assisting you with your job searching.

The Service we provide is free and voluntary and as the programme is flexible and supported by the job centre, we will tailor assistance to match your needs and requirements. General employment help can be offered at any stage and meetings can be held in your local community.

Once you have registered with us, we will get in touch and start to look at the options available.

The WOW Academy has helped many tenants into work with others improving their skills and chances of employment and now is a great time to join. Why not apply and see what we can do for you.

To register for the World of Work Academy please click here

If you would like any further information, please call us on 07817 124351 or 07977553579. Alternatively, you can send an email to wow@stlegerhomes.co.uk

For each of the above courses, you must live in the Doncaster Council area, be aged 19+ and be in receipt of a benefit such as:

  • Universal Credit
  • Job Seekers Allowance
  • Employment Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Other benefits may also allow you to join the course so please check

If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, please speak to either your job centre work coach or contact a member of our team. The World of Work team will always be happy to assist you with general employment help; simply register to join and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please contact our WOW team:

  • on (01302) 734384 or 07817124351 or 07977553579    

  • email wow@stlegerhomes.co.uk with your name and contact details