We believe working closely with employers is the key to delivering success for our city's economy.
Joined Up for Business (JUfB) is coordinated by Capital City Partnership(this will open in a new window) (CCP) and brings together key public organisations under one framework to provide a single point of contact for employer services, making it easier for organisations to access the support they need.
What we do
The JUfB team offer a free, bespoke service to employers that makes it easier to do business in Edinburgh. Whether you are a multi-national or a fledging business we can offer a range of support to suit your needs, such as:
- Recruitment support
- Training & development
- Vacancy posting through varied channels and networks
- Identifying funding incentives
- Business advice (e.g. redundancy, retention and more)
- SME & micro-business support
- Support work placement or work experience opportunities
- Community Benefits advice and support
- Provide a single point of access to Edinburgh's employability providers and organisations - Joined Up for Jobs (JUfJ)
Training & Development
Vocational Training Framework
Capital City Partnership's Vocational Training Framework (VTF) offers free sector-specific training with recognised certificates and a guaranteed interview for participants. We can tailor our courses to your organisation and requirements, some of the sectors we cover are below:
- Health and Social Care
- Early Learning and Childcare
- Business and Finance
- IT and Creative
- Warehouse and Logistics.
Each course also provides learners with employment and career advice as well as comprehensive interview preparation and subsequent in-work support.
To learn more about how this may work for your organisation, you can get in touch with our training team at TrainingAcademy@capitalcitypartnership.org
Recruitment & Skills Centres
JUfB also manages the Recruitment & Skills Centres across the city to support employers and candidates on-site at St James Quarter(this will open in a new window) and Fort Kinnaird Retail Park(this will open in a new window).
Fort Kinnaird Recruitment & Skills Centre (this will open in a new window)(FKRSC) is a working partnership with British Land (this will open in a new window)that supports employers based within and around Fort Kinnaird Retail Park with their recruitment and training needs and helps job seekers with job application support and further training opportunities.
FUSE(this will open in a new window) is the recruitment hub for the new St James Quarter and city centre. The FUSE team support recruitment and training for employers within this area.
Both hubs also work closely with schools and local communities to highlight opportunities and career pathways.
Young Person's Guarantee
The Young Person's Guarantee(this will open in a new window) is the national ambition to provide every young person (age 16-24) in Scotland with an opportunity across employment, education, training and volunteering. The Young Person’s Guarantee team within Capital City Partnership can offer employers support to create opportunities and hire young people, utilising incentives available through the City of Edinburgh Council. Find out about available recruitment incentives here(this will open in a new window) and contact the Employment & Volunteering Officer to access the full Employer Guide and arrange an initial conversation.
Get in touch with Stephanie Lang if you would like further information about how we can support you.
Something specific in mind? You might find the answer on our FAQs page.
If you are enquiring about Community Benefits, please refer to our dedicated page.
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