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Discounts for jobseekers

You could get half-price travel to work (including apprenticeships) if you’re:

  • starting a new job after being unemployed or made redundant
  • increasing your hours to 16 or more per week in a job you already have

Workwise travel support gives you half-price travel to work for 3 months. You’ll get discounted 4-week tickets. You can travel by:

  • nNetwork - tickets for bus, train and tram combined
  • nBus - combined tickets for all bus operators
  • National Express bus
  • tram (West Midlands Metro)

View maps of where tickets are valid:

You must be:

  • working between 16 hours or more per week (this can be in more than one job)
  • between 16 and 65 years old

You can also apply if you're working 16 hours or more per week and you're:

  • self-employed
  • on a zero-hours contact

You must live at a property where council tax is paid to one of these councils:

  • Birmingham
  • Coventry
  • Dudley
  • Sandwell
  • Solihull
  • Walsall
  • Wolverhampton

You can still apply if you’re living outside one of these council areas. You’ll need to be registered with a Jobcentre in one of these areas.

You can apply once per financial year. This is between 1 April and 31 March. You can only apply once for each job. If you get a new job in a new financial year, you can apply again.

You can still save money on travel if you’re not eligible for Workwise. You could cycle or walk to work or get cheaper travel through our:

Apply for Workwise travel support

You can only apply for travel support online. You’ll need to provide proof of your job offer. You can apply up to 5 working days before or after you:

  • start your job
  • increase your hours

You cannot apply if you already get travel support. For example, if you are part of the Jobcentre Work Programme, you’ll get travel support directly from them.

Get help with your application

If you don’t have access to a computer you can visit your local library to use one.

You can ask a friend or family member to help you apply. If you’re registered with a Jobcentre, you can also ask your work coach to help you.

You can also get application support online.

Help someone apply for Workwise

There is guidance to help you support someone with their Workwise application.

You can also become a referral partner to get support and resources to advertise Workwise.