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LINKnet Mentoring Ltd (LINKnet MentoringLtd )

31 Guthrie Street
R. Dissanayaka
0131 225 7970
One-to-one mentoring service

One-to-one mentoring is provided for education, employment and personal development. A qualified, experienced and trained volunteer mentor is assigned to a mentee to provide support ( for up to six months) 2 to 3 hours per week, for the mentee to achieve employment, access further education, improved English language skills, self-confidence, self-esteem and signposting to other services.

Drop-in service

LINKnet hold a weekly drop-in service (on Wednesdays from 10am to 4pm) for people to come in without an appointment to seek short-term support for job applications, CV writing, interview techniques, job searches, writing cover letters and other official letters, seeking information on housing, benefits, domestic abuse, mental health, help in basic computer skills and setting up email accounts, basic knowledge on social media, and so on.

Voluntary work placements

Job seekers who do not have UK work experience will be invited to volunteer with LINKnet or with partner organisations in order to get work experience. At least one full day’s commitment is required from the potential volunteers. Voluntary work is available in office administration, out-reach volunteering, fundraising volunteering, and volunteer mentoring.

Diverse recruitment consultancy (DRC)

DRC records job seekers in a Skillspool database and connects them to potential employers. DRC is currently expanding its outreach to employers keen to recruit a diverse workforce in order to draw their attention to LINKnet’s skills pool.

Training centre

LINKnet currently offers the following: Care work training, Mentor training, Employability skills training, Outreach work training, and Office administration training. Training time tables are advertised from time to time as part of LINKnet’s outreach programme.

Extra language support

Group English classes are offered twice a week at beginner-to-intermediate and intermediate-to-advanced levels (one day for each level). Classes focus on improving practical language skills for employability, further education, and life in the UK.


Minority ethnic communities in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Service Type

Employability, Education and training, and Volunteering

Client Group

Long term unemployed

Target Area

All Edinburgh

Age group served

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

Outreach offered


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