Limited access to personal and public transport is a labour market barrier commonly cited by young people. W2W aims to break this cycle by loaning individuals their own transport for a short period until a longer-term transport solution can be found.
Wheels 2 Work or Wheels to Learning schemes (sometimes shortened to W2W or WTW and W2L) can be particularly important for people living in isolated rural communities where public transport is inadequate or only available during business hours. A lack of available transport can have a negative effect on opportunities for training, education and employment, particularly for young people and those living in rural areas. Individuals who have taken part in W2W have commented on how supportive the scheme has been, how it has opened doors that would have previously been closed and how training has enhanced their career prospects.