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Barnardos STEP 2 WORK (Barnardos Works)

181 Pleasance
Nia Pearce
07874 395843

A 13-week employability group programme designed to support individuals to explore different career options and gain a vocational qualification. Young people will meet 3-days a week and participate in a range of different activities, including;

  • Completing a ‘Steps to Work’ SCQF level 3 qualification
  • Employer talks & visits
  • ‘Simulated’ work placements
  • Group volunteering
  • Prep for placement
  • Individual placements
  • 1-2-1 support (e.g. college applications, short courses & certificates)
  • Reflection, celebration & next steps

A weekly training allowance is payable to eligible participants (£30 EMA plus £30 in house).

Service Type

Employability and Volunteering

Target Area

All Edinburgh

Age group served

16-19 and 20-24

Pipeline Stage

Stage 2 / Barrier Removal

Outreach offered


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