Job Seekers Scheme

Looking for a job?
We've teamed up with Jobcentre Plus to help registered unemployed Islanders who are looking for work on the mainland. What's more, for those that find work on the big island but don't want to move we are offering reduced cross-Solent travel costs for up to 18 months.


Fares for job seekers
Registered unemployed job seekers attending mainland job interviews will be able to travel on any sailing via East or West Cowes as a foot passenger for just £10 return.

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.


Fares for new job starters

Previously registered unemployed candidates who are successful in finding employment on the mainland can apply through Jobcentre Plus for additional help with cross-Solent travel. In the first 6 months of their employment, eligable candidates can purchase the following West Cowes < > Southampton Season Tickets at much reduced rates: -

West Cowes < > Southampton
(also valid via East Cowes)
7 Day 30 Day 6 Month 12 Month   My Red Funnel Reward Saving Food & Drinks Saving
Job Starters £113.00 £281.00 £1,075.00 £1,882.00   5% 15%

 

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.