Welcome to the Joined Up for Business section

We believe that working closely with employers is the key to delivering success for our city's economy.

Joined Up for Business (JUfB) brings together a range of employer services under one framework to make it easier for you to find the support you need to do business in Edinburgh. We provide free support tailored to meet your specific needs whilst promoting best practice in line with the Scottish Government Fair Work Strategy(this will open in a new window) and offer a "no wrong door" approach to employers whilst co-ordinating the delivery of support to businesses within the city.

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:

  • Bespoke recruitment service
  • Vacancy posting through varied channels
  • Identifying potential financial incentives
  • Business advice (e.g. redundancy, retention and more)
  • SME & micro-business support
  • Arrange work placement or work experience opportunities
  • Identifying & facilitating training & development needs
  • Single point of access to Joined Up for Jobs (JUfJ) and JUfB network

JUfB is coordinated by Capital City Partnership(this will open in a new window) (CCP), who work in collaboration with key partners to bring together employer and business services across the city of Edinburgh and neighbouring areas. JUfB also facilitates the Vocational Training Framework (VTF), which prepares job seekers for work within a specific sector: Hospitality, Retail, H&SC, EL&C, Construction, Warehouse and Logistic, IT & Creative, and Business & Finance.

VTF, which is fully funded by the Scottish Government, No One Left Behind stage 2 allocation, works in partnership with local employability service providers (Skills Development Scotland, Department for Work and Pensions, and Developing the Young Workforce) to offer job seekers valuable industry insight, alongside tailored training and qualifications. If you would like to find out more about how we can support your recruitment with tailored training then please get in touch with the team via 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.

Stay connected

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.

Our Employer Resources page provides links to funding and guidance on legislation and the Joined Up for Jobs Directory provides a full list of partners and services.

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