Discounted tickets for job seekers
Red Funnel has teamed up with Jobcentre Plus to help registered Island residents who are looking for work on the mainland. Enjoy reduced cross-Solent travel costs for up to 18 months – ideal for travel to job interviews or for getting you to work once you find a position.
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 £11.20 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 six months of their employment, eligible candidates can purchase the following West Cowes < > Southampton Season Tickets at much reduced rates:
West Cowes < > Southampton (also
valid via East Cowes)
My Red Funnel Reward Saving
Food & Drinks Saving
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.