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.
A selection of learning materials and case
studies currently used in employability.
Find out how it can support you.
The Scottish Government has fulfilled its commitment to reduce youth unemployment by 40%, four years ahead of schedule.
Contracts worth up to £96 million have been awarded to organisations across Scotland to help people find and stay in work.
The Flexible Workforce Development Fund will be available to organisations across the private, public and third sectors who are subject to the UK Government’s Apprenticeship Levy.
Life science students from all over Scotland descended on Glasgow Caledonia University (GCU) this week to celebrate the completion of their 12-week internships at some of Scotland’s most innovative science firms.
Young people in Inverurie and the local area are invited to come along to Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) career information sessions and employability workshops this month.
The sessions aim to help providers to recruit and support apprentices from underrepresented groups.
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