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.
More than 3,500 new work-based learning opportunities will help boost Scotland’s economy and give young people a head-start in their careers.
The UK’s largest fully integrated forestry company received the Award at its Dalbeattie sawmill earlier this month.
At least 28,000 new apprentices will be trained next year, with increased support for rural areas and key sectors.
The Nutshell Guide to Apprenticeships has been created by the National Parent Forum Scotland (NPFS) on behalf of Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and is being distributed nationwide.
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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