FAQs

Where can I advertise an opportunity within my organisation?

If you have opportunities to promote on behalf of your organisation or a business, there is a full network of routes to advertise free of charge.

Examples of opportunities you may want to advertise include:

  • Vacancies
  • Apprenticeships
  • Work experience placements
  • Internships
  • Business or social enterprise opportunities
  • Funding opportunities
  • Mentoring schemes

JUFB can directly share these opportunities throughout the network with employability providers and statutory partners. We also offer a free vacancy support service where you can have your job vacancies listed on:

  • Joined Up for Jobs (JUfJ) - noticeboard, weekly bulletin and social media channels, accessed by JUfJ members, employability providers, job-seekers and statutory partners who work with job-seekers
  • DWP Alters - accessed by jobseekers who have requested alerts to notify them of particular vacancies or sector opportunities
  • Fort Kinnaird Recruitment and Skills Centre - jobs board and social media channels - accessed by job seeking public as well as employability providers and work coaches who work with job seekers
  • FUSE - jobs board and social media, accessed by job-seekers seeking retail and hospitality roles in Edinburgh's city centre
  • Covid 19 Jobs Support - jobs board and social media, accessed by job-seekers quickly seeking roles in specific sectors, with skills-matching capabilities
  • Edinburgh College Job Zone - accessed by students at Edinburgh College, a great resource for part time vacancies and engaging with new entrants to the jobs market
  • Universities in Edinburgh careers service advertising portals - accessed by undergraduate / postgraduate and recent graduates looking for degree related opportunities

Contact the JUfB team to discuss your specific requirements.

My business is having to make redundancies, what should I do?

If your organisation is facing redundancies, Partnership Action for Continued Employment (PACE) can provide free, impartial advice to businesses and individuals.

PACE was established by the Scottish Government and composes 22 organisations, including DWP, local authorities, colleges and training providers. The partnership can often connect businesses looking to hire new people with those making redundancies.

How do I find out more about apprenticeships?

The apprenticeship family is a group of work-based qualifications created by Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and delivered by a variety of training providers across Scotland. They currently consist of:

  • Pathway Apprenticeships
  • Foundation Apprenticeships
  • Modern Apprenticeships
  • Graduate Apprenticeships

JUfB can put you in touch with relevant partners, including Edinburgh College, Napier University and SDS, who can further advise on available frameworks, timescales, salaries and processes.

If you decide to take on a Modern or Graduate apprentice, you can advertise your vacancy through the JUfB network by contacting our team. We can also put you in touch with the Edinburgh Guarantee, who can assist in identifying relevant candidates through advertising and shortlisting.

You can also advertise your apprenticeship opportunity on apprenticeships.scot

How much am I required to pay my staff?

Stay up to date with statutoy wage rates on Gov.uk.

The Living Wage Foundation promote the 'Real Living Wage', which is calculated each year based on the cost of living. Visit Living Wage Scotland to find out more and gain your Living Wage accreditation status.

Can I offer work placements to job-seekers looking for experience?

Capital City Partnership (CCP) and JUfB work with many Edinburgh based employability providers who work with job-seekers of all ages and backgrounds. The JUfB team can help you identify a provider best suited to your requirements.

DWP also run a work experience programme which enables job-seekers to gain valuable experience in their chosen field which can also benefit you as a business.

How can I offer opportunities to local schools and students?

You can connect with education and young people in the area through Developing the Young Workforce (DYW): Edinburgh, Midlothian & East Lothian to offer opportunities in schools.

Where can I find support for starting or growing my business?

The local Business Gateway team can help with start-up advice, introduce you to funding options, offer HR and marketing support and open access to a wide variety of business growth support.

Where can I find out about Community Benefits and related available support?

Please check our dedicated Community Benefits area to find out more and request a copy of the Community Benefits Pack.

What are the Fair Work Dimensions?

The Fair Work Convention has been in place since April 2015 as an independent advisory body to Scottish ministers. The Convention’s vision is that, by 2025, people in Scotland will have a world-learning working life where fair work drives success, wellbeing and prosperity for individuals, businesses, organisations, and society.

“Fair Work is work that offers all individuals an effective voice, opportunity, security, fulfilment and respect. It balances the rights and responsibilities of employers and workers. It generates benefits for individuals, organisations, and society.”

Fair Work Convention

The Fair Work Framework contains the Fair Work Dimensions, which can be used to measure how fair your organisation is. They are:

  • Effective Voice
  • Opportunities
  • Security
  • Fulfilment
  • Respect

If you have an enquiry that you haven't found the answer to here, get in touch with the JUfB team.

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