Shirlie Project - Stage 3 download pdf

Shirlie Project - Stage 3

What do we offer at Stage 3?

When you join us on the Employability Fund you will work 1 to 1 with a job coach.  We take time to get to know you, establishing what you like (and what you don’t like).  We will work with you through your individual training plan and help you gain the skills and confidence you need to be successful in your future.

You may already know the job you want, but if not we use tools and exercises to find a role that would best suit you.

Once this is identified and you feel confident we will work with you to find a positive work experience placement with a local employer.  You will be with us, and on placement for around 13 weeks.  Our support continues throughout this time and if, at any stage you feel your placement is not suitable we can explore alternative options.

As you are coming to the end of your placement and have gained additional skills and experience we will work intensively with you to seek suitable paid employment.  We will help you to identify vacancies, approach employers, create your CV, complete job applications and you will be given interview skills and sector specific mock interviews.

Who can apply?

This programme is suitable for anyone who is aged 16 to 24 and is not in education, training or employment, but is at the pre-employment stage.  This programme is offered throughout the Highland region.

What can you achieve?

You will also have the option to gain a SCQF Level 3 and 4 SQA Employability Award and/or the SQA Certificate of Work Readiness Qualification at Level 4.

Could I get a training allowance?

You could receive a training allowance of £55 per week for taking part in the Employability Fund.  You will contribute the first £3 per week for travelling expenses and the rest will be reimbursed.  If you are registered with the Job Centre you could receive a training allowance equal to your DWP benefit allowance.                                                                    

Who do I contact to find out more?

Contact the Inverness Office below for further details or speak to your local Skills Development Scotland Office for further information, or if you are in registered with the Job Centre speak to your Adviser in the first instance.

Further information and contact details

Street Address: Head Office, 40 Longman Drive, Inverness, IV1 1SU , IV1 1SU

Telephone: 01463 716179

Secondary Telephone: 08000 546747



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