The Scottish Government will deliver new
employment support services from April 2017. Our services will be
entirely voluntary and will treat people with fairness, dignity and
Work First Scotland (WFS) will provide high
quality employment support for up to 3,300 people with a disability
in Scotland, who want and need help to enter and remain in work
Work Able Scotland (WAS) will support up to
1,500 starts for eligible people with a health condition who want
and need help to enter work.
The Scottish Government will introduce Fair Start
Scotland from April 2018. Our aim remains to create a
programme that is flexible, tailored and responsive to the needs of
This section gives details on Scotland's Devolved Employment
Services and support within each Local Authority, Jobcentre
Plus or Health Board area.
A selection of learning materials and case
studies currently used in employability.
View the map to explore the regions
This section provides information about the pipeline, and the
different stages and interventions within it.
Working women contribute significantly to the Scottish economy
but they can face particular challenges. For more information and
the work of the Strategic Group on Women and Work (SGWW).
Find out how it can support you.
East Lothian Council has been approved a European Social Fund grant to administer a local Challenge Fund which will take forward projects in the East Lothian area to support the strategic employability skills pipeline. The Challenge Fund is open to 3rd sector organisations. It will support projects which will assist in mitigating the impacts of inequalities and to actively target those clients who are furthest from the labour market and face a particularly challenging combination of barriers to employment (2 or more), particularly those in rural areas and areas of deprivation.
Construction company receives youth employment award
The number of Modern Apprenticeship starts increased to 26,262 and exceeded the 2016/17 annual target, new statistics have confirmed.
Figures published today show that Scotland’s NHS has more staff than ever before, up by over 12,300 WTE under this government.
Training providers, apprenticeships and career support available
This free half-day SURF Awards workshop event provides an opportunity to explore successful new approaches towards tackling youth employability challenges.
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