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South West Edinburgh Employability Training (SWEET) (Change Kitchen Training - Broomhouse)

Broomhouse Community Hub
Lyndsey Fischer
07809 904 231

South West Edinburgh Employability Training (SWEET) Project builds upon the Café Training Project which has been delivered by Broomhouse for over 17 years providing on-the job and accredited training to those furthest away from the job market.

Those that show potential on the Cafe Training Project will be able to progress onto the SWEET project in preparation for unsupported employment.

You will be able to do more advanced on-the-job and accredited training, attend cooking workshops, CV and interview sessions, get involved with outside catering, preparing community meals and events, visiting other cafés and hospitality providers for inspiration, and support with work experience placements and job applications.

Many of our existing trainees have health or social challenges and find that having a structure to their week, learning vocational skills, gaining social interaction and feeling involved with their local community has a very beneficial effect on their well-being. We help people get the confidence they need to realise that they can contribute to society and get a job.

Who can take part?

Anyone with barriers to employment which can include:

  • Long term unemployment
  • A history of dependency
  • Experience of the criminal justice system
  • Being care experienced
  • Being a young or adult carer
  • Having additional support needs
  • Low confidence or self esteem.

Service Type

Employability and Education and training

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

16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-50, and 50+

Pipeline Stage

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

Outreach offered


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