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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.

Work with the City partnership supporting young people into positive destinations.

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

Information for jobseekers

The Universities in Edinburgh offer a range of services to help businesses tap into the huge talent pool of students and recent graduates in the city.

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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 22 December 2017

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

  • 15 December 2017

    A new Modern Apprenticeship vacancy has arisen with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW). The project is based at Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce in Edinburgh City Centre. A small team of 4 work with partners to better connect industry to education. Closing date: Friday 15 December 2017.

  • 14 December 2017

    A one day course (minimum of 6 hrs teaching) for anyone working in catering or the provision of meals. The course outlines good practice for food handlers to implement in the work place.

  • 7 December 2017

    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.

  • 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.

  • 4 December 2017

    Would you like to be part of building a better city for everyone? It's an exciting time to work for the City of Edinburgh Council's Housing Service. We are building more houses than ever before, transforming neighbourhoods and improving the way we deliver services. As an apprentice, you will gain new skills across a wide range of services and gain industry recognised qualifications, whilst working towards a career in housing.

  • 24 November 2017

    The City of Edinburgh Council's Employability and Talent Development Annual Report for 2016/17 is now live.

  • 22 November 2017

    As the clear out season begins, are you making way for all those new clothes in the January Sales? Have you thought about what you are going to do with all the old stuff? If not, why not get together with your colleagues to hold a suit drive for Grassroots Clothing?

  • 22 November 2017

    Exciting News - Grassroots Clothing Project are moving to new premises in December. Based at Duddingston Yards, the project is looking for representatives from business and third sector organisations, who would like to be part of a steering group taking the project to new levels in 2018 and onward.

  • 8 November 2017

    Connected is now recruiting for the free Developing Confidence, Building Futures course - a CBT-based course aiming to: increase self-esteem and motivation; enable realistic goal setting; look into stabilising lifestyles; develop job-seeking skills and develop stress control and time management strategies.