I am looking to recruit/advertise an opportunity. Who can I contact and where can I advertise?

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 what you may want to advertise:

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

JUFB has several routes to market and these include;

  • Joined Up for Jobs noticeboard, weekly bulletin and social media channels - accessed by joined up for jobs members, employability providers, jobseekers and statutory partners who work with jobseekers
  • Department for Work and Pensions Alerts - 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
  • Universities in Edinburgh careers service advertising portals - accessed by undergraduate / postgraduate and recent graduates looking for degree related opportunities
  • Direct mailing to employability providers or statutory partners - Capital City Partnership and the City of Edinburgh Council currently manage a large number of employability providers who work with sector specific client groups. We will happily cascade your opportunities to these targeted groups as well as other statutory partners for wider distribution.
Who to contact:

Contact Rhona McLinden or John Beaton to discuss your requirements.

I would like to take on an apprentice

I would like to understand what apprenticeship frameworks exist in Edinburgh

(this will open in a new window)Contact Skills Development Scotland (SDS) to find out which training providers deliver which frameworks in your area. SDS can also advise on timescales, salaries and process.

I would like to know about the apprenticeship family

(this will open in a new window)Contact Skills Development Scotland to learn about Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships and what is involved and how they can benefit your business.

I don’t know how much to pay my workforce

Access (this will open in a new window)www.gov.uk for the most up to date statutory wage rates.

The Living Wage foundation promotes the ‘Real Living Wage'. To find out more about how you can sign up to the Living Wage Foundation, check out (this will open in a new window)https://www.livingwage.org.uk/.

I would like to investigate offering work experience or work placement opportunities to job seekers of any age

  • The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) 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
  • Capital City Partnership and Joined Up for Business work with a number of employability providers throughout the city who work with job seekers of all ages and backgrounds and would welcome the opportunity to secure work experience placements. You can identify which provider would be best suited to your needs by contacting Rhona McLinden or John Beaton.

I would like to offer opportunities to schools and students in my local area such as work experience, tours, talks and employability advice

Please contact the local Developing the Young Workforce team on 0131 221 2999 (option 9).

I am looking for support to start or grow my business

Your 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 huge variety of business growth support.

Call (this will open in a new window)Business Gateway Edinburgh on 0131 516 9588.

I would like to find out if there is support available with delivering community benefits

We have a dedicated section on this website for supporting the delivery and planning of community benefits, this can be accessed here.

A full list of support can be found within the Employer Support Document.

If you have an enquiry that can not be answered here please contact Rhona McLinden, Ellen Munro or John Beaton(this will open in a new window).

Joined Up for Business

Joined Up for Business offers a bespoke, free recruitment and training service for businesses in Edinburgh. It also provides business growth support for micro and small to medium enterprises.

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The Joined up for Business partnership brings together free services from a range of public agencies who seek to grow employment opportunities by making it easier to do business in Edinburgh.

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Community Benefits

Find out about what community benefits are and how we support contractors to achieve their community benefit commitments.

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