Help for the registered unemployed
Working in conjunction with Jobcentre Plus, Red Funnel is offering reduced rates for registered unemployed Isle of Wight residents who attend interviews on the mainland. What's more, for those that find work on the mainland we are offering reduced travel costs for up to 18 months.
Job Seeker Fares
Registered unemployed job seekers who attend interviews on the mainland will be able to travel on any sailing as a foot passenger for just £9.40 return. The offer is valid on Red Funnel’s East or West Cowes routes to Southampton.
The Job Seekers travel scheme is administered by Jobcentre Plus in Newport and Ryde. To apply contact Jobcentre Plus, complete the application form and once it has been authorised please present it to Red Funnel's East or West Cowes Ticket Office when purchasing your ticket.
Discounted Season Tickets
Previously registered unemployed candidates who are successful in finding employment on the mainland can apply through Jobcentre Plus for additional help with commuter fares from Red Funnel. In the first 6 months of their employment, eligable candidates can purchase the following Red Jet Season Tickets at reduced rates: -
- 7 day season ticket for £93
- 30 day season ticket for £265
- 6 month season ticket for £1142.50
- 12 month season ticket for £1725.50
The Discounted Season Ticket scheme is administered by Jobcentre Plus in Newport and Ryde - to apply please contact Jobcentre Plus, complete the application form and once authorised please follow the instructions on the form.