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All Cleaned Up & APEX - ABC Academy (Apex Scotland)

12a Dumbryden Road
Natalya Adams

ABC Academy is a programme where we can take clients through the employability pipeline. We offer CSCS Card, UKCPAS Cleaning Qualification and SQA Employability Award - all in house. However, we do support funding applications so that if our clients would like a different qualification, they can complete this. We can also try to apply for funding for items such as ID, bus passes and clothing - all needs for job seeking.

We offer a voluntary placement with All Cleaned Up - an industrial cleaning company, where our clients can gain work experience, confidence and qualifications in cleaning.

As well as qualifications and work experience, we also offer employability mentoring, where our mentors can support the CV writing process, cover letters, mock interviews. We also offer a support session to our clients with convictions where we draft up a disclosure letter and help clients calculate what it deemed as spent/unspent to better support their employability.

*This programme is a replacement of the All Cleaned Up "Clean 2 Change" programme*

1 day a week attending mentoring with an APEX Personal Development Mentor and 2 days out a week on placement with All Cleaned Up for 8 weeks.

However, we like to tailor this programme to every client and this can change based on their needs.

Service Type

Employability, Education and training, and Volunteering

Client Group

Care experienced, Disability, Homeless / at risk of homelessness, Substance misuse, LGBT+, BME Groups, Criminal Convictions, Lone Parents, Health Conditions, and Long term unemployed

Target Area

All Edinburgh

Age group served

20-24, 25-29, 30-50, and 50+

Pipeline Stage

Stage 1 / Engagement, Stage 2 / Barrier Removal, Stage 3 / Vocational Activity, Stage 4 / Job Matching, and Stage 5 / Upskilling & Aftercare

Outreach offered


Over 18's, must be City of Edinburgh postcode and must also be unemployed.

We are open to providing this employability support and placement opportunity to clients with any form of barrier to employment.

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