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This section provides information about support and services within each of Scotlands 32 community planning areas

No One Left Behind Employability Funding

8 July 2019 

No-One Left Behind Employability Funding 

'No-One Left Behind Employability Funding' helps people of all ages to gain skills and confidence. It is there to help people prepare for employment, training, education and/or volunteering.

To take part participants must not be in a job, education or training

They will:

•         receive support from an Employability Key Worker, and

•         work on an individual plan to help you reach your goals

The agreement could include activities specifically designed to prepare participants for progression, such as taster sessions at college, time with training providers, mentoring, peer mentoring opportunities and innovative group projects.

Participants may be eligible for help with transport to venues. An EMA payment of £30 per week may be available to young people aged 16-19 years. 

Contact your local council to find out more about the help available.

What is employability support?

A whole range of local employability support exists across all local authorities in Scotland. Designed to be flexible and based on your needs, it aims to help you access the most relevant support on your journey towards work. 

Your local authority can advise on what dedicated support is on offer in your area, with named contacts available to help you access all that is on offer to best suit your needs. Once you make contact, your local authority will work with you to:

       Develop a programme of support which recognises your skills, attributes and assets which will help you progress towards employment;

       Help to break down the barriers that might be stopping you from working

       Offer personalised support and regular contact to ensure the service is meeting your needs

       Offer support and keep in touch with you when you find employment to make sure everything is going well and to answer any questions you might have

What will my local authority employability services do for me? 

Help you achieve your goal of employment or self-employment

We'll give you a dedicated adviser who will help you search for work using a range of methods to suit your needs and will listen, guide and support you through your journey. 

Develop your skills and experience 

We'll recognise the skills and experience you already have and work with you to develop these further. We will also help you to improve your confidence along with creating and updating your CV and interview preparation.

Help you find suitable work placements or volunteering opportunities

We'll provide support and help you find work that suits your circumstances and help build your experience. You will retain full choice and control over the support you receive at all times.