People in Argyll and Bute who are unemployed and want to find work during these challenging times, are being encouraged to sign up to Fair Start Scotland.
Fair Start Scotland is delivered by PeoplePlus and trusted local delivery partners – in this case, Argyll and Bute Council’s Employability Team.
Together, they have a lot of experience helping people back into work in a variety of ways, including:
helping to break down the barriers that might be stopping you from working;
developing a programme of support which will help you to progress towards employment;
keeping in contact and offering personalised support to ensure the service is meeting your needs;
keeping in touch with you when you find employment to make sure everything is going well and to answer any questions you might have giving you the chance to take part in engaging activities to build your confidence
During lockdown, the Employability Team is still available to provide free support by phone and online, to prepare you for employment. The team can offer access to accredited on line training, help with CV building, job applications, interview skills and much more. Fair Start Scotland does not affect your benefits and participation is tailored to suit you.
Fair Start Scotland may be for you if you are living in Scotland, are eligible to work in the United Kingdom and are:
- over 18 and out of work; or
- 16 or 17 and are either disabled or in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit.
To find out more, call the Council’s Employability Team on 01586 555990.