Contact the Employability Team

The Employability Team is still providing employment support, however, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic such support is being delivered by phone and online.

Please do not hesitate to contact the team on

Telephone: 01586 555990

The Employability Team supports the long term unemployed, and helps people to access skills, training, opportunities and jobs. Over the past 20 years, we have helped over 2,000 people access long term employment.

We work in partnerships across Argyll and Bute to deliver employability support services on behalf of PeoplePlus and Skills Development Scotland.

Read our Argyll and Bute Employment Activity Plan.

Fair Start

Fair Start Scotland is the new employment support service for Scotland. It’s here to help people who want to work but find it difficult based on their circumstances, and is delivered in Argyll and Bute by the Employability Team.

Find out more about Fair Start and how it can help you access employment here

Read some good news stories from people who have been helped back into employment through Fair Start Scotland

Parental Employability Support Fund (PESF)

The Parental Employability Support Fund (PESF) funded by the Scottish Government is designed to support low income families to increase their income through work, both through supporting parents to access paid employment and in helping those in lower paid jobs to progress to higher income.

Our PESF Engagement Workers deliver intensive in and out of work employability support, including person centred support to upskill, apply for jobs, gain progression whilst employment, money advice, health support, motivational support, etc. 

The PESF ERI programme plays an important role in supporting parents with the greatest barriers to employment to enable them to obtain and remain in sustainable employment.

Argyll and Bute Council are currently offering Employer Recruitment Incentives (ERIs) of up to £6,000 per participant.  This allows unemployed parents the opportunity to move into permanent or a fixed term employment contracts of up to 18 months or more.

Please get in touch if you would like more information about our services and what we can do for you.

Contact details

Argyll and Bute Council
Employability Team
Burnet Building, St John Street
PA28 6BJ

Telephone: 01586 555990

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