Services and support within each Local Authority, Jobcentre
Plus or Health Board area.
Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) is an early intervention
employability programme that creates supported job training
opportunities in the Third Sector for young people aged 16-29 who
face the greatest barriers to entering employment. CJS
is delivered by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
(SCVO) in partnership with the Scottish Government.
As part of the commitment to better prepare young unemployed
people who face barriers to employment the Scottish Government has
invested almost £57 million in Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) since
its inception in 2011, to create more than 8,400 job training
opportunities across Scotland.
Published evaluations of CJS are available for Phase 1,
Phase 2 and Phase 3 and
Phase 4 pilot programmes for care leavers and young people with
convictions. Outcomes for Phase 1 confirm a positive
outcome rate of 57%, with 42% moving onto time employment.
For Phase 2 positive outcomes were 70.3%, with 54.5% moving onto
employment. Outcomes from Phase 3 confirm a positive outcome rate
of 68.7%, with 56.4% moving into employment. Evaluation of
CJS Phases 4 and 5 will be commissioned during 2017/18 and
will also look at the longer term outcomes and sustainability for
the young people who have participated on the programme.
A helpful Q&A guidance
document is available for employers/employees or anyone
else requiring advice or background information on the
programme. Further help and guidance on applying to become a
CJS employer or how to apply for a CJS opportunity can be found