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LTSB - Access to Apprenticeships (LTSB)

Remote or Travel-to-location
Shamaine Armstrong
+44 7921 335975

We work to connect young people from socially disadvantaged backgrounds to early career opportunities with real development prospects that pay a living wage in the finance, business and tech sectors.

We run workshops delivering critical thinking, employability, and professional development skills before connecting young people to employer partners such as NatWest, M&G, Capco, and other firms. Young people are trained in the skills and requirements to pass interviews and group assessments, as well as to thrive in the workplace. In addition, Careers Development Managers keep contact with the young person to deliver bespoke pastoral support in-work, ensuring a smooth and comfortable transition to working life.

Service Type

Employability and Education and training

Client Group

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

Target Area

All Edinburgh

Age group served

16-19 and 20-24

Pipeline Stage

Stage 3 / Vocational Activity, Stage 4 / Job Matching, and Stage 5 / Upskilling & Aftercare

Outreach offered


We are a social mobility charity - our programmes are available to 16-24 year olds from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. This is first assessed by eligibility for free school meals or pupil premium, and checking postcodes against the IMD (bottom 40%). People who have faced other disadvantages who do not fit this criteria will be assessed for eligibility on a case by case basis.

We operate throughout the UK and are accustomed to giving support to people from BME communities (in 2021 70% of LTSB candidates were from non-white backgrounds); LGBT+ communities; those who are care experienced, young carers or parents. Opportunities we are currently connected to in Edinburgh pay a starting salary of £21,000 in Software Development, Cyber Security, Data Analysis, IT and Telecommunications, and Business Admin

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