Scottish Borders Council

Scottish Borders Council

The Council’s Employment Support Service (ESS) works with those identified as requiring extra support within the workplace, offering support to those furthest from the labour market, including:

  • Looked after and accommodated young people leaving care (16+)
  • People with a learning disability.
  • People with a physical disability
  • People with a sensory impairment
  • Unemployed young people
  • People who are recovering from a mental health condition
  • Those who are homeless or under threat of being homeless
  • People who are on the autistic spectrum

 

By mainstreaming supported employment in the council the aim has been to develop various types of apprenticeships, opportunities for students and paid or voluntary work placement opportunities.  These opportunities are designed to support those individuals furthest away from the labour market to become a part of a working environment where they receive valuable training, experience and an awareness of the world of work - a “stepping stone” to employment. It is equally important to offer the opportunity for training, work experience and personal development to unemployed young adults in the borders.

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Scottish Borders Council
Paton Street
Galashiels
TD1 3AS