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World Autism Awareness Week

Edinburgh Project SEARCH (EPS) is a unique partnership between an employer (The City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian), an education provider (Edinburgh College) and a supported employment specialist (Into Work). It supports young people with disabilities to learn relevant and transferrable skills while working in a business environment, with the aim of securing mainstream employment.

In this case study, Yiorgos talks about the support he received from EPS and how he secured a paid job with Amey plc.

In January 2018, the City of Edinburgh Council approved an investment of £15m to replace the cities street lighting with new energy efficient LED lighting. Amey plc were appointed the projects lead contractor by Edinburgh Council’s Finance and Resources Committee.

Amey PLC committed to delivering Community Benefits during the lifetime of the contract. James Marshall, Amey Project Manager, approached Joined Up for Business for support to engage with and recruit candidates with a disability.

Amey were committed to increasing the diversity of their project workforce and looked to specifically recruit a candidate with a disability into an office support role. Joined Up for Business engaged specialist partners across Edinburgh including All in Edinburgh, Edinburgh Project SEARCH and Into Work to target the opportunity at the appropriate clients.

To find out more about the current Edinburgh Project SEARCH recruitment, click here or contact Vicki Lorimer for more information.

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