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.
Scotland’s new social security agency will put people before profits, with no private companies carrying out benefit assessments.
PACE was set up by the Scottish Government, and also includes DWP (through Jobcentre Plus), local authorities, Citizens Advice, colleges and training providers.
The two years project which started on 1 April will be launched at an event in in Dundee on 4 May. It aims to transform the lives of nearly 2,000 people in the city by offering specialist support to help them take positive steps towards work, increase job prospects and improve wellbeing.
Minister for Employability and Training has today announced additional funding of £200,000 to widen the initiative across a range of industrial sectors.
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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