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.
SDS Head of National Training Programme Development Karen Murray talks about the importance of role models when it comes to tackling gender inequality in careers.
Gorgie City Farm has become the 800th Scottish-based Living Wage accredited employer.
Unemployment in Scotland has fallen, with the rate down half a percentage point to 4.4% and 14,000 fewer people unemployed compared to the previous quarter.
Deadline for applications has been extended to Midnight on Monday 22nd May 2017.
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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