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
Employment help and support for disabled people.
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).
View the map to explore the regions
Services and support within each Local Authority, Jobcentre
Plus or Health Board area.
This section provides information about the pipeline, and the
different stages and interventions within it.
Find out how it can support you.
April’s event will feature expert speakers who will detail every stage of recruiting and managing apprentices. Sessions will explore funding and recruitment processes, reasons for recruiting apprentices and what it is like to be an apprentice.
The Perthshire pupils are currently studying Foundation Apprenticeships in subjects including engineering, social services – children and young people and business skills.
Work First Scotland and Work Able Scotland, 2017, Quarters 1, 2 and 3.
John F McClelland CBE, Chair of Skills Development Scotland (SDS) made the comments as he pledged backing for the new approach to economic development in the region during a meeting of the SDS Board at Spark Energy in Selkirk.
The sessions aim to help providers to recruit and support apprentices from underrepresented groups.
An agenda will follow closer to the time, but the event will include a presentation and a mix of desk based discussions
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