Employability Services in East Renfrewshire

East Renfrewshire has a wide network of organisations that can support residents on their journey to work. This guide will give you information on the services available to our residents and will help you to decide what is the most appropriate for you.

Whether you are looking for opportunities to gain new skills, help to overcome barriers, support to create a CV and access to local vacancies, or in-work support there is something in this guide for you.

All organisations offer a free, friendly and confidential service designed to identify the support you need to gain employment and as a network we will work in partnership to help you achieve your goals.

Employability Services in East Renfrewshire – Skills Pipeline Model

PIPELINE STAGE Stage 1. Referral, Engagement and Assessment Stage 2. Needs Assessment and Barrier Removal Stage 3. Vocational Activity Stage 4. Employer Engagement and Job Matching Stage 5. In work support and aftercare
CLIENT STATUS Not job ready Not job ready Job Ready Job Ready In Work
PROVISION Work EastRen – Employability Services
Work EastRen – Employability Fund
Work EastRen – Modern Apprenticeships
Work EastRen – Community Planning Partnership (CPP) Employability Pipeline
Work EastRen – Employability Support for Businesses
Work EastRen – Working Matters – City Deal
Education Department – Developing the Young Workforce
Education Department – Opportunities For All – Activity Agreements
Education Department – Schools Vocational Programme
Education Department – East Renfrewshire Council – Adult Learning Services
East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure – Library and Information Service
Skills Development Scotland
Department for Work and Pensions/Jobcentre Plus (JCP)
Young Enterprise Scotland
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire
Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire – SALTIRE
Employment Academy for Supported Training – Enable Scotland
RAMH Causeway Employability RAMH Causeway Employability
West College Scotland
Street League – Employability Academy
Street League
Inspire ER – Developing Employability Skills in Hair Design
Glasgow Clyde College – Prince’s Trust Development Programme
Business Development Advisers Ltd – Employability Fund
Barrhead Housing Association
Business Gateway
Barnardo’s – Discovering Your Potential – Care Experienced Young People
Barnardo’s – Forestry Commission Forestry Course
Barnardo’s – Barnardo’s Works Best
Impact Arts Creative Pathways
EXAMPLES OF ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES Early engagement activity Barrier Removal and Confidence Building Activity Vocational activity Employer Engagement and job matching activities Support to help employee retention, including upskilling/workforce development
Identification of needs ESOL Job search advice Training, mentoring and supporting men and women into occupations or sectors where their gender is under represented Initiatives to encourage development of vocational skills among low-skilled and low-waged individuals
Development of action plan Literacies Work experience placement Apprenticeships
Specialist and non-traditional employability provision (eg debt, financial, homeless) Activities to raise awareness of enterprise and entrepreneurship High level business and management skills
Vocational rehabilitation Accredited pre-employment training for core skills (eg IT) Training to support business start up (particularly for groups under-represented at managerial levels)

This project is part financed by the European Social Fund.