The Wise Group – Fair Start Scotland

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
Pipeline Stage(s):  1-5
The Wise Group - Fair Start Scotland For further information please contact Thomas McCue on:

Tel: 0300 303 3381
Email: [email protected]


A 12 month one to one support service to help job seekers to upskill, gain new qualifications and secure valuable work experience. The goal of Fair Start Scotland? Breaking down barriers to employment and getting people into work within 12 months. Once working, we will continue to support individuals for an additional 12 months, ensuring people not only move into employment, but sustain.

We work with a range of partners, each with their own area of expertise, in order to provide the most individually tailored and holistic support service possible for our participants to achieve their goals.

The Wise Group have a dedicated Employer Services Team working on Fair Start Scotland, resulting in direct access to vacancies procured specifically for our customers based on their needs and aspirations.

Who can we help?

Anyone over the age of 18 not currently in work or education (16 and 17 years olds with a disability or care experienced, are also eligible).

Referral Process

People can refer themselves directly using either; our website –, by emailing [email protected], or by calling 0300 303 3381. If you are in receipt of a working age benefit, you can be referred through your JCP Coach.