Font size

Fair Start

Scotland

Tailored support to help you find work in Scotland

We’re here to help you get back to work in the Glasgow, Highlands and the Islands areas of Scotland.

Through the Fair Start Scotland service, we’ll provide you with 12 months of support to find work. It’s totally voluntary, free and taking part won’t affect any of your benefits.

Our tailored support will help to tackle any barriers to employment you may be facing. We have a successful track record of supporting people who have been out of work for significant periods of time, have disabilities or health conditions, are single parents, have caring responsibilities or have convictions.

We deliver this programme on behalf of the Scottish Government and work with local employers to help find fantastic opportunities in a range of different sectors.

We can also help you go self-employed or set up a new business if that’s what you want.

Let us help you to have the career you dreamed of.

And our work doesn’t stop when you find work. We’ll continue to support you for a further 12 months to ensure you’re happy in work.

How we'll help you on Fair Start Scotland

  • A dedicated Engagement Key Worker will support you the whole way through. Together, you will create a tailored development plan that’s personal to you and your situation so we can help to get you to where you want to be.
  • We will talk to you about your skills and circumstances, so we match you to the right employer and the right job.
  • You’ll get help to learn new skills and gain new accredited qualifications.
  • You’ll get access to online training courses covering a range of sectors.
  • We’ll give you the chance to take part in engaging activities to build your confidence.
  • We can help to create a CV or build on an existing CV to impress potential employers.
  • We will prepare you for interviews, including with the cost of interview clothes.
  • Our dedicated business advisors can also help you go self-employed, with support around business planning, market research, cashflow forecasting, sales, marketing and accounting.

Eligibility

To be eligible for our Fair Start Scotland service, you need to:

You may also be able to use the service if you are aged 16 or 17 and either:

To find out more, email us at infofairstart@peopleplus.co.uk, call us on 0141 471 5056 or speak to your Jobcentre Plus Work Coach.

Find out about our other programmes in Scotland

Image for Employability Scotland

Employability Scotland

We’ll help you prepare for your new career with our employability training programme

Learn more
Image for Individual Training Accounts

Individual Training Accounts

Train for a new career and pick up new skills in Scotland with Individual Training Accounts

Learn more
Image for LearningPlus

LearningPlus

Choose from 100's of online bite size courses

Learn more
Image for Good News Stories

Good News Stories

Case Studies from across Scotland

Learn more
Image for Kickstart Scheme

Kickstart Scheme

Get ahead in your chosen career with a paid work placement. If you’re aged 16-24 and claiming Unive…

Learn more

We’ve supported more than

500,000

people towards a better career

Latest News

-

December 3, 2021

Swept away with business advice...

Mr Soot is a professional chimney sweep, running one of the fastest growing chimney sweeping, inspe…

Read more
-

October 28, 2021

Life Changing Stories: Meet Lynne

My life changed the day I was sentenced to 3 years in custody for doing something I should never ha…

Read more
-

October 26, 2021

Jobs Start at Glasgow City Council

Connor, one of our particpants on Fair Start Scotland, has recently started a job with Glasgow City…

Read more
Back to top
Chat now
Chat with us …