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Job Start Payment
Job Start Payment is a one-off payment of £252.50 available to young people in Scotland who are on certain benefits and need help with the costs of starting a new job. If a person has a child, they could get £404.00.
Health Care course with Guaranteed Employment
Skills Boost for Health Care is an exciting new course which has been developed in partnership with NHS Lothian & Edinburgh College.
Free Project Opportunity for Employers
The Public Social Partnership (PSP) for the Disability Employment Gap will design and implement a range of pilot projects over the next 12-14 months.
OPFS Responds to Single Parents Seeking Work Over the Pandemic
Learn more about the great support on offer to single parents over the pandemic.
Access Progress and Access Data - Employability Support for Parents
We would like to introduce two exciting, new projects for unemployed and low-income parents in Edinburgh funded by the Scottish Government through the Parental Employment Support Fund.
Use IT - Digital Skills Academy
Use IT has now moved to join Community Renewal's employability work with Next Step. We continue to offer both basic digital skills and more advanced Microsoft Office skills for work.
Smoking and Mental Health - Free on-line training
One and two hour, on-line courses about the adverse effect of smoking on mental health.
Edinburgh and South East Scotland Labour Market Information Toolkit
SDS have created an LMI toolkit to ensure that individuals and those that support people to prepare for jobs and careers across the Edinburgh City region have regionally tailored and accessible guidance materials.
PACE Webinar Programme
The virtual learning programme enables customers to register for live webinars on a range of topics to increase their knowledge and confidence about managing their career and job search.
Cyrenians Care Academy
Training course to provide people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to develop a career in social care.