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Joined up for Jobs is the jobs strategy for Edinburgh. It sets out how a partnership of key agencies will help more people into employment.

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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.

Past minutes, agendas, future dates, general information about the Joined Up for Jobs forum

Listings of all the organisations and services offering employability support in Edinburgh. You can download a printed version here.

Noticeboard with latest network news, courses and training, conferences and job vacancies.

Working Capital is the magazine for Edinburgh's Strategic Skills Pipeline and Joined Up For Jobs.

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Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal

The Challenge Fund is administered by Capital City Partnership for the City of Edinburgh Council. It is a small grants programme.

Grow with bespoke support for recruitment, training and business growth.

The Recruitment and Skills Centre at Fort Kinnaird supports businesses in the retail park and surrounding areas with recruitment, help with staff training needs and workforce development.

Details of the range of recruitment support and incentives available to employers.

Information, minutes and agendas of the Jobs Strategy Group.

The JUFJ Youth Employment Strategy and the Partnership created to support initiatives helping young people in Edinburgh.

Caselink is the Management Information System used to support the delivery of employability support in Edinburgh and Midlothian.

Information for jobseekers

Local "Employability Hubs" called Route2 are based across the city. They are there to help you with whatever you need to move into work.

All In Edinburgh is a service helping people who have a disability or long term health condition find paid work.

Co-ordinating a partnership of key agencies to tackle inequality, support job growth, and help more people into employment

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  • 25 May 2018

    Is your business ready for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)? With only a few months left to get your business up to speed before it becomes enforceable - now is the time to act!

  • 26 February 2018

    The childcare academy is an Employability Fund stage 3 programme which will provide you with the opportunity to gain significant experience of working with children by undertaking a quality, supported work experience placement within an early years care and education setting or an out of school care setting. You will also gain 2 Accredited SQA Units from the Social Services (Children and Young People) SVQ Level 2 Award.

  • 26 February 2018

    Training for Care's Employability Fund stage 3 programme is aimed at 16 to 19 year olds who are interested in exploring employment options within the childcare or social care sectors. Programme start date: Monday 26 February 2018.

  • 13 February 2018

    We are now recruiting for the next Springboard course - starting Tuesday 15 February.

  • 28 January 2018

    Apex Scotland’s new Steps service offers support to individuals aged 16 and over who are facing multiple barriers to employment such as: criminal convictions, mental health issues, homeless and more.

  • 28 January 2018

    Deaf Action are running an employability service covering Edinburgh and the Lothians, Dundee City, Fife and Perth and Kinross. We support unemployed deaf, deafblind, deafened and HoH adults over 25.

  • 17 January 2018

    Caselink Training Sessions for January, March and April 2018

  • 15 January 2018

    Routes 2 Market (R2M) Routes to Market is a 12 week programme for 16-25 year olds who are job ready and looking to move into employment. This course will involve intensive job search with the opportunity of a 2 week work placement with a local employer. Edinburgh College is recruiting now for our January 2018 course.

  • 15 January 2018

    RUTS are recruiting now for our 10—12 week Employability Stage 3 course, based in Newtongrange. The programme is for young people currently not in education, employment or training and aged 18-24. Participants not in receipt of benefit may also be eligible for a weekly training allowance and transport costs. Course starts: Monday 15 January 2018.

  • 9 January 2018

    Link Living are coming to Pilton Youth & Children's project to deliver the SCQF Level 4 Personal development and employability awards. This is an excellent opportunity for 16-24 year olds currently not in education, training or employment to develop key employability skills, improve confidence and self-awareness.

  • 8 January 2018

    Recruiting Now Get DigitAll IT Essentials Course Assessments : 8th-12th January Course Start Date: 16th January 12 week course for young people considering study or work in IT.

  • 3 January 2018

    The Recruitment and Skills Centre (Fort Kinnaird) will close over the festive season. We will be closed from Friday 22 December 2017 and re-open on Wednesday 3 January 2018. To all of our customers, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  • 22 December 2017

    Laing O'Rourke, developers for Edinburgh St James have release a graduate opportunity for a September 2018 start.

  • 11 December 2017

    Earn £55 per week and gain qualifications while working with professional writers and dramatists to learn about creative writing and theatre.

  • 6 December 2017

    The Engage Programme is an employability programme for 16 - 24 year olds who are not in education, employment or training. We are based at North Edinburgh Arts Centre Pennywell Road. Course start date: Monday 15 January.

  • 5 December 2017

    Venture Scotland's personal development course based in the outdoors is aimed at unemployed young people aged 16-30 who want to make a change in their lives. An exciting and challenging course comprising outdoor activities and residentials gives young people the skills and coping strategies to deal with life and employment far better. Course start date: Wednesday 31 January 2018.