WISE is a type of social enterprise that focuses on improving employment prospects for those furthest from the labour market though a wider range of work-based opportunities e.g. work experience, CV writing, interview practice, training, etc. According to the WISE Report, they share these common denominators:

  • they are private and autonomous enterprises operating on the market
  • where the disadvantaged workers have employee rights under national labour law
  • and whose core mission is the integration through work of disadvantaged people.