Joined Up for Jobs

The Joined Up for Jobs strategy launched in 2001 led by Capital City Partnership (set up as a Social Inclusion Partnership in 1998) and the City of Edinburgh Council's Economic Development department.

The purpose was to develop a new approach to employment support across Edinburgh and make a significant, positive contribution to tackling exclusion and disadvantage and to harness the co-operation of employers to do this.

Principles – 3 pillars

  • Demand led
  • Client centred
  • Joined up

A formal partnership was created between key agencies who signed a partnership agreement. Original signatories included:

  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Scottish Enterprise Edinburgh & Lothian
  • Job Centre Plus
  • Careers Scotland (now Skills Development Scotland)
  • Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce.

The Joined Up for Jobs strategy is now an internationally-recognised partnership of third, private and public sector organisations working to achieve inclusive growth in Edinburgh.

Key stakeholders include:

  • Third Sector employability providers who form the Joined Up for Jobs forum
  • City of Edinburgh Council
  • Capital City Partnership
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • Edinburgh College
  • Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
  • Edinburgh University (representing the Edinburgh-based universities).


Here you will find the latest information on strategy work across a range of activities, including related documents and policy developments.

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Capital City Partnership

Capital City Partnership coordinate the partnership of key agencies tackling inequalities, support job growth and help more people into employment.

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