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 https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/helping-people-work

You can contact the Employability Team to register your interest or find out more by calling 01586 555990 or email employability@argyll-bute.gov.uk

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