Supporting people into work

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Argyll and Bute Council’s Employability Team offers a range of services and support to help people back into work and access skills and training. Over the last year, 172 people started to receive support through a number of different initiatives.

They include:

–          Fair Start Scotland

–          Parental Employability Support Fund (PESF)

–          Parental Transition Fund

–          Young Person’s Guarantee – Employer Recruitment and Training Incentives

–          No One Left Behind – Employer Recruitment and Training Incentives

The team also advises employers on funding opportunities that can help recruit staff using incentive schemes. During 2022/23, 61 employers accessed funding to help 71 people start work. A further 27 people started unsubsidised employment and the remainder continue to receive pre-employment support and training opportunities.

Councillor Alastair Redman, Policy Lead for Economic Growth and Communities:

“Our Employability Team has a lot of experience and are here to help people back into work in a variety of ways. We understand it can be hard to know where to start and there may be barriers that may stop you from working.

The team has a range of support designed to help you into employment or training. This includes offering ongoing support when you find a job to make sure everything is going well.

I would encourage anyone who is currently unemployed to get in touch with the team who can provide any support your need. ”

Find out more about the range of help available to get back into work

You can contact the Employability Team to register your interest or find out more by calling 01586 555990 or email

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