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Action For Children - Challenge

Stage 3
Description

The Challenge Scotland Project provides young people aged 16 to 19 with the opportunity to access identified community based challenges to enhance their practical and employability skills.  Challenge programmes last between 4-8 weeks in duration. Support is offered at the end of the programme to progress onto a positive destination.  

Young people will recieve a training allowance of £55 per week and travel costs.
 

Age Range
16-19
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
12 per intake
Project Duration
Referral Process
Via Contact
Contact Details
Sheila Connolly
Practice Team Leader
5 Davieland Court
Ibrox Business Park
Broomloan Road
Glasgow
0141 445 1132
07921 940 613
Sheila.Connolly@actionforchildren.org.uk

https://services.actionforchildren.org.uk/employability-services-scotland/

Action For Children - Entry to Construction - EF Stage 4

Stage 4
Description

6 weeks – 3 weeks training in Bridgeton centre then 3 weeks work
trial. Includes CSCS, SQA Level 4 - Health & Safety, PASMA and Abrasive Wheels.
Guaranteed 6 months employment with Construction
company on successful completion of course.

Age Range
16-17
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
12 per intake
Project Duration
* 11th June 2018 * 10th September 2018
Referral Process
Via Contact

Action For Children - Positive Choices Plus

Stage 2
Description

Our employability programme aims to give intensive support to young people and provide positive opportunities which will allow them to improve their skills and life chances.  The course will run over a 9 month period consisting of the following;

4 Week engagement period with one to one support from keyworker

  • Assessment and Action Plans
  • Support to overcome barriers including opening bank accounts, registering with health professionals, benefits advice, registering with relevant agencies

Young people will then progress on to a 4 week training programme which they may be eligible for a training allowance during, within these 4 weeks we’ll be covering a range of topics including:

  • SQA level 3 units in Numeracy, ICT and Communication
  • SQA Level 3 Wellbeing Award
  • Drugs and Alcohol Awareness
  • Offending
  • Employability workshops
  • Financial Advice
  • Community project
  • Workplace tasters and visits to explore opportunities

Young people will recieve a training allowance of £55 per week throughout the 4 week training period and travel costs.

Young people will then be given keyworker support to reach a positive destination in line with their ambitions and choices.  This may include employment, further education, training or volunteering. 

Ongoing support will be given to young people to sustain their destination for a further 6 months.

Age Range
16-24
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
15 per annum
Project Duration
6th August 2018 18th February 2019
Referral Process
As per contact below
Contact Details
Adrienne Coyne
Employability Facilitator
18-36 Rockbank Street
Bridgeton
Glasgow
0141 550 3374
07921 940 653
https://services.actionforchildren.org.uk/employability-services-scotland/

Action For Children - Skills

Stage 1
Description

(Stage 1) skills is a rolling programme accepting referrals on an on-going basis. We aim to support young people aged 16-24 develop their skills and take the first steps towards a positive future. Young people will be encouraged to explore the world of work and gain an understanding of the opportunities available to them. This provision is aimed at young people who are stage one of the strategic employability pipeline. 


• Personal Development

• Independent Travel

• Confidence Building

• Practical skills for work

• Group Work

• Health and Well Being

• Work Tasters

• Explore Employment

Each young person will be allocated a key worker them to engage throughout the 4-6-week programme and set realistic and achievable goals. Their dedicated key worker will support them to apply and access suitable opportunities based on needs and abilities.

 

Age Range
16-24
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
Referral Process
Contact Details
Stephen Cox
01475-723-044
07872-675881
Stephen.Cox@actionforchildren.org.uk

Action For Children - Youthbuild

Stage 3
Description

Assists young people who experience considerable disadvantage in accessing sustainable employment and comprehensive training in construction. This lasts between 6 to 12 months in total, split into learning core skills in the centre which last for 4 weeks and the rest of the time out on construction site for which they will be paid. These tasks initially may include general housekeeping/labouring duties on site, and the young person must demonstrate their ability to complete these tasks, before they may progress onto more construction based/skilled work.

Age Range
16-24
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
12 Per Project
Project Duration
• 23rd April 2018 • 23rd July 2018 • 22nd October 2018 • 18th February 2019
Referral Process
Via Contact

Amina Muslin Women's Resource Centre - Employability Project, Inspiring Aspirations

Description

Project provides a ‘holistic’ approach to overcoming
issues and barriers that Muslim and BME women face in
the employability field. The project aims to improve
self-confidence, raise aspiration by developing communication
and literacy skills though ESOL for employability classes
and an 8 week employability programme. Service also
includes one to one support for clients.

Age Range
18+
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
Needs led
Referral Process
Via Contact

Autism Resource Centre

Description

Provides a variety of opportunities to improve social support, skills development and increase independence for people with ASD and their families. Offers one-to-one information and guidance sessions. Works in partnership with other services to help them meet the needs of people with ASD.

 

Age Range
N/A
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
Referral Process
Via Contact

Barnardos - Barnardo's Works Best

Stage 1
Stage 2
Description

This programme offers one to one support as well as progression to group work. The programme is delivered at the pace of the client and can include a number of personal and social development activities.

There is a bespoke approach available for all participants including personal development opportunities, employment tasters, SQA accredited qualification, first aid, the chance to try a volunteering placement based on trainee choice and many other fun activities. The course will also provide support with progression to other training opportunities as well as Employment, Education and/or Volunteering

Age Range
16-30
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
20
Project Duration
Hours that suit you and onrolling
Referral Process
Via Contact
Contact Details
Peter Miller
Project Worker
Barnardo's Works
c/o Princes Trust, Wolfson Centre, 15 Carlton Court
12 Lochfield Road, Paisley
Glasgow
0141 884 6252
0771 269 8456
peter.miller@barnardos.org.uk

Please note age range should be 16-29 but this is not an option in the drop down.

Barnardos - DISCOVERING YOUR POTENTIAL (CARE EXPERIENCED)

Description

DYP

This is a flexible programme of support for up to one year, to meet the needs of Care Experienced Young People seeking to gain employment, grow and develop a career or sustain participation in Further Education.

Through participation in this programme individuals will receive:

  • Personal Support – delivered by trusted professionals through a 1:1 case management approach
  • Holistic Approach – identifying, assessing and overcoming wider barriers to employment, such as housing, health and finances. Supporting the young person to develop and grow their capacity for work and as person
  • Building Strong Relationships – strong engagement and continuity of support to build trust and understanding of individual need
  • Genuine Outcomes – Learning and Development to meet the requirements of the world of work, including access to industry and employability related qualifications, work tasters, flexible work placements and offering real and sustainable Modern Apprenticeships or jobs through our private and public sector employer partners and access to further education and learning
  • In Work Support – training and support for employer mentors, and ongoing learning and development in the work place for the young person. Ensuring the young person has opportunities to continue to grow their career and increase earnings capacity
  • Continuity of Support – No wrong door for young people, no single chance, providing timely support to help the young person sustain a positive destination and ensuring participants can return to our programme if their positive destination does not work out

     

Age Range
16-30
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
15
Project Duration
UP TO ONE YEAR
Referral Process
Via Contact
Contact Details
Peter Miller
Project Worker
Barnardo's Works
c/o Princes Trust, Wolfson Centre, 15 Carlton Court
12 Lochfield Road, Paisley
Glasgow
0141 884 6252
0771 269 8456
peter.miller@barnardos.org.uk

Please note age range should be 16-29 but this is not an option on the drop down.

Barnardos - EMPLOYABILITY FUND STAGE 2 AND 3

Stage 2
Stage 3
Description

EF 2

 

All trainees will undertake "Steps to Work" Award during the induction stage to assist with their personal development and build their knowledge of the basic skills that employers are looking for.

 

The Award aims to develop self-esteem, self-awareness and self-confidence.  Candidates are encouraged to engage in learning by focusing on an area that interests them. Through practical activities, candidates can develop employability skills to help them recognise their own strengths and the contribution they can make to society.

 

After the induction period, young people will have the opportunity to enter a work placement (tailored to their needs and interests and dependent upon local job market).  During this period the young people will still receive support from staff at Barnardo's Works to help develop and improve their employability skills.  A Training allowance will be paid to those who are eligible.

 

EF STAGE 3

 

All participants will undertake a “Certificate of Work Readiness” SVQ qualification which will start during the induction stage to assist with their personal development and build their knowledge of the basic skills that employers are looking for.  During work placement the participants will  receive one to one support as well as attending weekly group sessions to build their portfolio and improve their employability skills. A Training allowance will be paid to those who are eligible.

Individuals will also receive Generic Training on: CV building, Interview skills and Job Search Skills.

 

Age Range
16-24
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
26 STAGE 2 and 10 STAGE 3
Project Duration
13 WEEKS
Referral Process
Via Contact
Contact Details
Peter Miller
Project Worker
Barnardo's Works
c/o Princes Trust, Wolfson Centre, 15 Carlton Court
12 Lochfield Road, Paisley
Glasgow
0141 884 6252
0771 269 8456
peter.miller@barnardos.org.uk

Bridges Programme

Description

Bridges programme provides a range of services for anyone
for whom English is second language to promote integration
through the work place.

Age Range
16+
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
200 per year
Project Duration
Needs led
Referral Process
Via Contact

Capability Scotland - Employment Services

Description

Develop the skills and confidence you need to find the
work you would like. Practical support and advice CV and
Interview prep Job matching, Job search, Assistance
employability workshops, Job coaching.

Age Range
16+
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
Needs led
Referral Process
Direct to Capability Scotland.

Celtic Fc Foundation - Gateway To Employment

Description

A bespoke 10-week employability and personal development project aimed at young adults who are at risk of (re)offending, or who live in an area with a high risk of crime.
The project is delivered by Celtic FC Foundation at Celtic Park and aims to increase participation in positive activity.

Age Range
16-25
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
15 young people per project
Project Duration
2 days per week
Referral Process
Via Contact
Contact Details
0141 551 4294
acampbell@celticfc.co.uk

nsmith@celticfc.co.uk

Celtic Fc Foundation - Gateway To Health and Opportunity

Description

Gateway to Health and Opportunity is 1 day per week project that runs for 10-weeks. We offer help to unemployed people taking the first steps back towards training, education or employment, through improving their mental and physical wellbeing.
Morning sessions are dedicated to partner workshops dealing with a wide range of topics such as employability skills, drugs and alcohol awareness, nutritional advice, etc. Then the afternoon sessions are physical activities such as tennis, badminton, boxercise, circuit training, etc.

Age Range
18+ (in receipt of benefits)
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
12 Per Project
Project Duration
1 day per week for 10 weeks (10am – 3pm)
Referral Process
Application Form Sent To Paul McGuire
Contact Details
Peter McGuire
0141 – 551 - 4354
pmcguire@celticcfc.co.uk

City of Glasgow College - Project Search - Employability Programme

Description

This course is for people on the autistic spectrum who want to increase their employment prospects. It is part of a partnership between the City of Glasgow College, Glasgow City Council Supported Employment Services, Autism Network Scotland and the University of Strathclyde.

The course will run for one year from August to June, five days a week, Monday to Friday and will be based at the University of Strathclyde. 

Students complete three work placements called rotations, each rotation lasts for 10 weeks. The rotations will develop skills across a range of settings including hospitality, catering, estates and support services. The working day will include classroom learning such as employability skills, job search and real-life work experiences for the full academic year.

You will be supported throughout the course by a college lecturer, a job coach and university staff. Autism Network Scotland will also offer impartial and reliable information about autism services across Scotland on resources and service providers.

Age Range
18-24
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
One academic year August - June
Referral Process

Community Jobs Scotland

Stage 4
Stage 3
Description

Visit www.scvo.org.uk/jobs-employability/cjs/ for
vacancies. When jobs go live the information provided
includes how a young person can apply and this is either
through SDS or Job Centres (there is certain eligibility
evidence needed).
Applications, along with this completed eligibility
document, go direct to employers who do their own
recruitment and interviewing.
SCVO manage the programme on behalf of Scottish
Government.

Age Range
16-19
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
Referral Process
Eligibility is determined by Jobcentre Plus, Skills Development Scotland or Work Choice advisers. Individuals must have a referral from an adviser before they can apply for a CJS job.
Contact Details
Visit www.scvo.org.uk/jobs-employability/cjs/ for vacancies.

Connect 2

Stage 1
Description

First step, group based activity for young people who have recently left school and who require additional support before making a successful transition into a mainstream learning or employment opportunity.

Age Range
16-19
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
20 programmes per year and 12 young people per programme
Project Duration
Referral Process
Connect 2 referral form
Contact Details
Natalie Gray
0141 287 6228
07741291394
Natalie.Gray@glasgow.gov.uk

Enable Scotland

Stage 1
Stage 2
Description

It supports all participants onto the most appropriate and supportive stage of the pipeline. Participants will have the opportunity of undertaking work with each of the participating IS Ventures over the course of their 8 week programme.

Age Range
16-24
Area Covered
Numbers
32
Project Duration
Referral Process
Referrals via contact details
Contact Details
Emma Beverstock
07889 456 311
en@enable.org.uk

Enable Scotland - ESF First Steps

Stage 1
Description

ESF First Steps programme aims to support people to develop their own skills, knowledge and confidence moving them closer to employment. This programme is suitable for young people who are facing barriers that prevent them from moving into employment such as disabilities, mental health, low skilled or no work experience. We work with a young person on a one to one basis to support transition into a positive destination. The First Steps programme activities could include independent travel, understanding the world of work, and workshops: confidence, motivation and team building.

Age Range
16-24
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
Referral Process
Referrals via contact details
Contact Details
Emma Beverstock
07889 456 311
eb@enable.org.uk

Fairdeal - Help Yourself Grow

Description

Supporting people with learning disabilities to develop
personally through gardening and cooking opportunities.

Age Range
N/A
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
Referral Process
Via Contact

Fare

Stage 2
Description

Six week course designed to improve employability skills and chances of entering employment. Gain certification in subjects such as First Aid, Manual Handling, Health and Safety and Food.

Age Range
16-19
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
Referral Process
Via Contact
Contact Details

Glasgow City Council - Activity Agreements

Stage 1
Description

Activity Agreements are designed for young people who have disengaged from learning and are not yet ready to participate in more structured programmes. One to one support is offered by a coach who will work with the young person to design a tailored package of activities designed to develop personal and social skills. Each activity will move the young person forward and ultimately closer to the labour market. We also offer bespoke group work programmes including work tasters that are designed in response the needs of the young person.

After a positive destination has been secured, the young person will be allocated an aftercare worker who will monitor their progress for 12 months and support them back onto the employability pipeline if they become disengaged.

Age Range
15-20
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
On-going
Referral Process
Youth Gateway Form Contact Manager
Contact Details
Maxine Morrison
0141 287 6258
Maxine.morrison@glasgow.gov.uk

Glasgow Clyde College

Stage 3
Description

N/A

Age Range
18-25
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
12 Per Project
Project Duration
1 academic year
Referral Process
www.glasgowclydecollege.ac.uk
Contact Details

Glasgow Community Safety - CHOICE WORKS

Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 4
Description

Comprises a range of inputs including
employability focused support however
other inputs include intensive.
One-to-one support and group work
sessions that focus on offending and
lifestyle choices such as use of drugs
and alcohol and outdoor activities to
develop team work skills and enhance
self-confidence and esteem.

Age Range
16-24
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
On-going
Referral Process
Via Contact
Contact Details
Lise Fisher
0141 276 7509
Lise.Fisher@glasgow.gov.uk

Glasgow Disability Alliance

Description

Free, fully accessible, stimulating and fun learning.
More intensive and in-depth programmes, personal
one-to-one coaching and furthertraining opportunities.
Can also be contacted for group work, advice and
singposting.

Age Range
N/A
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
Referral Process
Via Contact
Contact Details

Glasgow Guarantee

Stage 4
Description

Programme which offers a contract of paid employment.
Jobs will include Modern Apprenticeships or jobs where
employers will provide nationally/industry recognised
qualifications and Core skills training

Age Range
Under 20's
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
Referral Process
Apply online through dedicated website Glasgow.mappit
Contact Details
Marian Hopkins
0141 287 8062
Marian.hopkins@glasgow.gov.uk

Glasgow Guarantee - Supported Links to Employment

Stage 4
Description

Programme which offers 3 days per week placement in a Glasgow City Council Family service area for 16 weeks and a 4 day placement in a suitable Private Sector business for 20 weeks.

Core skills training are also provided throughout the 36 week programme

Age Range
Under 20's
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
10
Project Duration
August 17 to June 18
Referral Process
Via schools and college
Contact Details
Marian Hopkins
0141 2287 8062
Marian.hopkins@glasgow.gov.uk

Glasgow Life Adult Literacies and ESOL - Glasgow Sport Coach Core/ Training Academies

Stage 3
Description

Offering young people living in Glasgow the opportunity to become part of a confident and skilled coaching workforce that provides sport to the local community.

Age Range
16-21
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
20
Project Duration
12 week employability programmes 12 month apprenticeships
Referral Process
Contact Glasgow Sport at coachcore@glasgowlife.org.uk
Contact Details
Glasgow Life
Sport
Emirates Arena
1000 London Road
Glasgow
0141 287 3665
coachcore@glasgowlife.org.uk

www.glasgowlife.org.uk/coachcore

GP Strategies - EF Stage 2 & 3

Stage 3
Stage 4
Description

12 weeks (4 to 6 weeks in centre, 4 to 8 weeks
placement). Focus on Administration, Customer
Service, Retail and Construction but can tailor to needs
of individual.

Age Range
16+
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
12 weeks
Referral Process
Via Contact
Contact Details
Nancy McMillan
Ladywell Business Centre
Unit 2
94 Duke Street
0141 552 4761
nmcmillan@gpstrategies.com

Impact Arts - Creative Pathways (Employability Fund Stage 2)

Stage 2
Description

Creative Pathways is our creative employability programme. It is aimed at people aged 16-17 who aren't involved in education, employment or training. Through the programme, young people are engaged full-time with Impact Arts’ dedicated and inspiring tutors. Creative programmes include: Environmental Design, Product Design, Fashion and Theatre Arts, and are all SQA/Arts Awards accredited. 

Creative Pathways helps young people:

  • Cope with routine
  • Build confidence
  • Attain new skills
  • Get back into work or education
  • Find work in the creative sector
  • Enjoy better health
  • Improve quality of life
  • Gain a qualification (Impact Arts is SQA and Arts Award accredited)
Age Range
16-17
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
4
Project Duration
8th October to 14th December 2018. Four days per week (Tuesday to Friday) 09.30 - 16.00
Referral Process
SDS referrals by email / phone to Programme Coordinator Heather Email: heather.gault@impactarts.co.uk Tel. 0141 575 3001
Contact Details
Heather Gault
Programme Coordinator
Impact Arts Projects Ltd
The Factory, 319 Craigpark Drive
Dennistoun
Glasgow
0141 575 3001
07741 640 417
jamie/proudfoot@impactarts.co.uk

www.impactarts.co.uk The 10-week Creative Pathways programme will focus on core employability skills (1.5 days each week = 37.5%) and work-related learning through creative activities (2.5 days each week – 62.5%). Core skills will develop knowledge of participants’ own qualities and feelings, working with others/teamwork, task management skills and participants’ own abilities.

Ishara Project,C/O Deaf Connections

Description

The Ishara was founded by Deaf Connections Asian Deaf Club.
The word ‘Ishara’ is a word from the Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi
languages. It means to make signs or gesture with hands.
We chose this name for our project as it helps to promote the
ethnic identity. The Ishara provides support to Deaf BME people
in the West of Scotland in the following ways: Information and
advice on accessing employment, health services, housing,
benefits, etc. Communication guidance for BME families and
community agencies. For example, deaf awareness training and
BSL Taster classes in a culturally sensitive manner. Information,
advice and arranging sessions for Deaf BME people to find
out more about their own cultures and beliefs. Ishara staff has
both female and male staff to suit any gender specific requests.
The Project also has the following languages available; British
Sign Language, English, Urdu, Punjab as well as gesturing for
DEAF BME service users where BSL is not their first language.
Through the Asian Deaf Club. The Asian Deaf Club meets every
Saturday between 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Age Range
16+
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
Needs led
Referral Process
Via Contact
Contact Details
Deaf BME Community
Text phone 0141 420 2171 phone 18002 0141 420 2171 SMS 07749311524 (text message only)

Jobs & Business Glasgow - Certificate of Work Readiness with Work Placement

Stage 3
Description

We are recruiting for Employability Fund programme based on the Certificate of Work Readiness qualification with work placement opportunity.

Clients will have the opportunity to split their time between COWR qualification, targeted sector based training and work placement with a Glasgow based employer.

The COWR qualification is SCQF level 4 and once it is fully completed (inclusive of the work placement) it will give the client 34 SCQF credit points to help with college applications and Modern apprenticeship opportunities.

Placement opportunities include Construction, Administration, Retail, Hospitality, Childcare...however we will consider clients with all job preferences and work closely with them to offer them a suitable work placement.

Excellent opportunity for on the job training, work experience and working towards a qualification.

 

Travel expenses paid.

Age Range
16-18
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
10
Project Duration
12 weeks
Referral Process
email referrals to michelle.kelly@jbg.org.uk or call on 0141 274 3212
Contact Details
Michelle Kelly
Employability Fund Advisor
179 Ayr Street
Glasgow
0141 274 3212
michelle.kelly@jbg.org.uk

www.jbg.org.uk

L&G Learning - EF Stage 2, 3 & 4

Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 4
Description

L&G Learning offer an 8week programme for both our Stage 2 and Stage 3 Employability Fund programmes. The courses consist of 4 weeks training within the Centre at L&G Learning and then 4 weeks’ work experience within their chosen vocational area. We specialise in Childcare, Adult Care, Retail and Hospitality. The 4-week training in the centre will allow time for the PVG application to return and learners will work on building their employability skills such as CV writing, interview techniques and then progressing on to look at the skills requited to work within their local area. We provide a person-centred approach and our training courses are never the same for each group.

Age Range
16+
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
20+ Places Available
Project Duration
Employability Fund Stage 2 and Stage 3 Modern Apprenticeship Diploma in Creative and Digital Media Modern Apprenticeship Health and Social Care; Children and Young People
Referral Process
Contact L&G Learning on 0141-221-6249 to discuss the referral and possibly arrange an interview. The referral paper work should then be sent to – cmleish@landglearning.co.uk
Contact Details

Move On - EF Stage 2 & 3

Stage 2
Stage 3
Description

Employability Fund programme at 2 stages:

Stage 2 - This programme is developed to help young people build confidence, understand expectations in the workplcae and improve employability skills. The course will help particpants improve their interview techniques, create a CV, develop in the all 5 Core Skills i.e. Working with Others, Problem Solving, Information Technology, Communication and Numeracy. There will also be a work placement element attached to the programme, All suuitable particpants will achieve the following; SQA Personal Development Award (level 3), SQA Employability Award (Level 3), Introduction to Manual Handling Certificate and Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate.

Stage 3 - This programme is designed to allow young people to gain qualifications whilst attending a work placement in a real working environment. Aimed at young people who need to gain experience in a workplace. All suitable particpants will achieve the Certificate of Work Readiness (Level 4).

All work placements will take place at Fareshare, Glasgow and West of Scotland Depot and will be based around warehouse operations.

All particpants will be formally assessed and offered support through our literacy and numeracy team if required.

Age Range
16-17
Area Covered
Numbers
Stage 2 - 36 places, Stage 3 - 8 places
Project Duration
Stage 2 is a 8 to 12 week programme dependant on individual progress. Stage 3 is a 12 week programme.
Referral Process
via contact
Contact Details
John Connell
Operational Manager
Fareshare, Glasgow and West of Scotland Depot
1070 South Street
Glasgow
01419581133
johnc@moveon.org.uk

www.moveon.org.uk

National Autistic Society - Moving Forward Project

Description

The moving forward project consists of two modules:

Building independence and First Steps to Employment.

Depending on the support required, the individual would

either start on Building Independence or go straight to

First Steps to Employment.

 

Age Range
16-24
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
Referral Process
Via Contact

North Glasgow Housing Association - PITSTOPS PROJECT

Stage 1
Stage 2
Description

Pitstops is a large-scale partnership project between ng homes (North Glasgow Housing Association) and School of Hard Knocks (social inclusion charity). The project combines ng homes’ focus on regeneration and vision of making North Glasgow a great place to live, learn, work and invest in, with School of Hard Knocks’ well-established delivery methodology of using contact sport to engage with unemployed and disengaged members of the community.

The project aims to support participants to take steps towards becoming more ready for the world of work, or other positive destinations including college, voluntary work or healthy living. This is done through course learning, peer and staff support, and signposting to ‘pitstops’ (services that can support participants with their underlying needs and barriers).

The project will deliver eight-week personal development courses, targeted at unemployed and disengaged adults who face multiple barriers to gaining and sustaining employment, and are at stages 1 or 2 of the employability pipeline (deemed ‘not job ready’). The course combines physical fitness and rugby training with individualised personal development and employability support. The project aims to get participants more ready for the world of work and support them to take steps towards achieving positive destinations. This is done through course learning, peer and staff support.

Participants will take part in both practical rugby training as well as indoor learning and development sessions, based around employability and personal development. Our education delivery partner, Glasgow Kelvin College, will deliver the SQA Employability Award, Community Achievement Award, and a number of optional additional qualifications including First Aid, and REHIS Health and Safety. Participants will also receive personal support and pitstop support to address their personal needs and barriers to employment

 

Age Range
18+
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
24
Project Duration
Weeks, 3 days per week. Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Referral Process
Can self referral or be referred by worker/organisation they work with.
Contact Details
Amanda Harvie
Progression Officer
07557476619
aharvie@nghomes.net

mycommunity@nghomes.net

Partick Thistle Community Trust - Score Programme

Stage 2
Description

Score programme aimed at 16+ unemployed with ASN.
Employability programme. Gain C&G Employability
Award, First Aid and PX2. Partick Thistle, Firhill.

Age Range
16+
Area Covered
Numbers
Project Duration
Referral Process
Via Contact
Contact Details
David Galt
0141 579 1971
07581 301 528
d.galt@ptfc.co.uk

PathFinder Programme - Workingrite/ DRC Youth Project

Stage 3
Description

Age Range
16-24
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
Up to 16 weeks work experience
Referral Process
Please contact Gerard on: 07880384937 0141-951-8669 gerard.drc@hotmail.com
Contact Details
Gerard Espie
Youth Engagement & Employability Worker
Yoker Resource Centre
10 Kelso Place
Glasgow
07880384937
07880384937
gerard.drc@hotmail.com

Project Ability - Reconnect Programme

Description

ReConnect – a supported studio programme for adults with
a lived experience of mental ill health who are interested in
the visual arts.

Age Range
18+
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
10 week blocks
Referral Process
Self Referral

Qualitas

Stage 3
Description

Specialising in Hairdressing and Childcare. Aiming to place trainees in placements that may lead to employment/MA.

Age Range
18+
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
16 per program
Project Duration
Referral Process
Via Contact
Contact Details

Qualitas - Positive Qualities

Stage 3
Description

Hospitality Immersion Training- from day one participants are in the hotel. Hours of training and work are no more than 30 hours per week which includes weekend working. They are allocated a suitable role and department from their skillset. They will each be allocated a mentor who will help them settle into the hotel and offer help, guidance and encouragement. Uniforms are provided by the hotel.

Age Range
16+
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Between 6 and 12, hotel dependant.
Project Duration
The programme consists of 3-weeks of on-site hospitality training together with working towards the two qualifications then 7-weeks will be spent completing department specific training.
Referral Process
By Email: Once clients eligibility for EF funding has been pre-checked and with completed eligibility confirmation form. All referrals are automatically invited attend an assessment day.
Contact Details
David Hoskin
01324 682200
david@positivequalities.co.uk

Rathbone - Employability Fund Stage1, 2, 3 & 4

Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 4
Description

Stage 1, 16+

Anticipated hours to suit the individual. This stage is for clients furthest away from the job market supporting them to overcome barriers and build on, or update their CV.  Mostly will be 1 to 1 to start with building up to small group sessions in confidence/job search etc. Potential progressions if suitable can be stage 2 or another provider to suit their needs.

Stage 2, 16-18 year olds

Anticipated hours will arrange from 15+ per week, which will vary from minimum of two and half days to maximum of 5 days a week depending on the individual needs and progression onto work
experience. The duration of the training will again depend on individual needs from minimum 12 weeks. The work taster element of the programme is the young person can work from one to two days a week if suitable, but will not exceed 240 hours. Qualifications will be tailored to learning and development needs of the individual client. Examples are Core Skills/Employability Skills/Personal Finance Award/Rathbone One Life.


Stage 3, 16-18 and 18+ year olds.

Anticipated hours will arrange from 15 to 30 per week, this is dependent on an assessment of the individual needs and will change depending on particular qualifications that the young person will be working towards. Qualifications will be tailored to learning and development needs to the individual client. Examples are Employability Skills/Personal Finance Award. The number of hours will change when out on placement to suitability of the placement and the client . The duration of the training will again depend on individual needs from minimum 12 weeks. Some clients will be placement only dependent on suitability.

Stage 4, 18+ year olds.

Anticipated hours will be 15 hours per week. Our 6 week course is designed for clients ready to be employed. The courses are specific e.g (Care) and work trials are arranged around the existing experience and interest.

Age Range
16+
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Available Spaces
Project Duration
Rolling
Referral Process
SDS, DWP, Schools, Training Providers and Self Referrals through contact
Contact Details
Mary Romeo
Lead Tutor
38 Queen Street Glasgow
0141 229 6300
mary.romeo@rathboneuk.org

www.rathboneuk.org

Red Cross

Description

Our Refugee Support services offer one to one casework and
groupwork programmes to asylum seekers and refugees.
We enable people to mitigate the impact of crisis, develop
resilience and improve wellbeing. In particular our services
target.
Our Restoring Family Links programmes assist people to
reconnect with loved ones that have been separated by
conflict, migration or environmental disaster. We facilitate
families to reconnect, help refugees through the process of
applying for family reunion, and provide means tested travel
assistance to refugee families who are in possession of visas.

Age Range
16+
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
Referral Process
Direct referrals to

Roshni

Description

Carrying out focus groups and interviews with other young
people. Helping Roshni develop a strategy for engaging
minority ethnic young people. Roshni holds a Focus Group
with ME Youth People in Glasgow as part of our Youth
Leadership Project’s consultation. Let’s Young People give
back to community, voicing opinions and great experience
and character building.

Age Range
16-21
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
21
Project Duration
Ongoing - every fortnight for monthly commitment.
Referral Process
Sign up as volunteer for Roshni.
Contact Details
Sara Almashat
0141 218 4015
Info@roshni.org.uk

Street League - Street League

Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
Description

Stage 1 / 2 NTSF: Provision is engagement activity aimed at improving Health and Wellbeing and Soft Skills in young people and supporting them to overcome multiple barriers they may have through the medium of sporting activity with additional light touch Personal Development support, to enable them to begin the journey through the employability pipeline as and when they are ready.

Stage 2: Personal Development 10 week Academy is aimed at individuals who are furthest from the labour market and have multiple barriers to moving on. We will deliver these academies as Employability Fund activity. Street League engages individuals through a structured programme of education, football and fitness. Our aim is to challenge attitudes, increase confidence, set goals and explore options for progression, offering one to one support and guidance. We ensure that individual and physically active every day, improving their motivation, contribution and preparing them for appropriate progression in line with their needs and choices. The course includes SQA Personal Development Award at SCQF Level 3, as well as some work exposure.

Stage 3 Generic Sport Employability Fund Programmes will be 6 weeks in centre followed by 4 weeks on Work Placement and Caseload Management Work to identiftfy exit routes into next Progressions Destination. Alongside the Sport anf Fitness on offer as part of the daily / weekly activity, this course is more Employability focused, with the creation of CV's, Mock Interviews, Employer Visits to Academies,  CV Drops, attending Careers Fayres, College Open Days and more. Stage 3 Course also comprises various SQA Awards at SCQF Level 4, including Wellbeing, Steps to Work and Employability Awards.

Stage 3 Certificate of Work Readiness Programmes will be 4 weeks in centre, participating in Sporting activity as well as having a bigger focus on Employability and possibly being Sector Specific workshops to get them ready for SQA endorsed Work Placement part of the academy. This is followed by 6 weeks on work placement. CoWR Award at SCQF Level 4

Age Range
16-29
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Stage 1: 25 spaces / Stage 2 -3: 91 spaces
Project Duration
Stage 1-2 NTSF: Weekly Sporting / light touch Employability Activity at 6hrs per week Stage 2-3 Employability Fund: 10 Week Programmes (15, 20, or 25 hours per week based on academy )
Referral Process
National Third Sector Fund Referrals is a rolling intake - on-going referrals Employability Fund: Jan 19 / March 19 Blocked Intakes Refer by contacting Street League Staff, either by mail, email or phone.
Contact Details
Brian Lennox
Operations Manager
Suites 8&9
Academy House
1346 Shettleston Road
Glasgow
07584504968
07584504968
Brian.lennox@streetleague.co.uk

www.streetleague.co.uk Street League Glasgow Operations are currently recruiting for their NTSF multi sports activity that runs on a Monday and Tuesday at Tollcross Leisure Centre from 2pm - 5pm. We are also now holding weekly drop in sports taster sessions at our academy venues in Scotstoun Leisure Centre in Glasgow West, The Fitness Group at Citypark in Glasgow East, and Goals Soccer Centre in Shawlands, in Glasgow South. These session are pre tasters to joining our Employability Fund Stage 2 or 3 Academies in Jan 2019. Please contact Brian Lennox on brian.lennox@streetleague.co.uk or by phone on 07584504968 and I will pass you to the relevant delivery team

Supported Employment Programme

Description

A programme of training which helps young people who
have learning difficulties or disabilities into employment by
provision of work experience together with accredited and
non-accredited certification.

Age Range
Under 20's
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
8 to 12
Project Duration
Ongoing
Referral Process
Via Contact
Contact Details
Patricia Docherty
0141 287 8432
Patricia.docherty@glasgow.gov.uk

SWAMP

Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
Description

Stage 1 – the inov8 programme is a stage one plus lead in programme that is designed to support young people prepare for structured training. This programme is focused on life skills and social responsibility and uses innovative techniques to engage and inspire young people. The programme is delivered from Swamp creative media centre which is equipped with a 72-track recording studio, State of the art Film Studio, Apple equipped ITC suite, Arts and animation rooms and various breakout space.


Stage 2 – Swamp use digital media technology as a tool to deliver the stage 2 employability programme. The young people are challenged to identify a local employer and approach them with a proposal to develop a marketing strategy for their business. During their time on the programme the young people will also participate in mock interviews, CV creation roles and responsibilities for employment, development of application forms, job search, college applications and volunteering opportunities. The programme is currently delivered over a 10-week period however this may be extended for anything up to 16-weeks depending on the requirements of the young people and their progression rate whilst participating within the programme. All young people receive an allowance of £55+ travel costs and will attend Swamp on a Monday Tuesday and Friday. Young people will be working towards an SCQF level 3/4 qualification in personal development and first steps to employment.
Stage 3 - First 4-6 weeks before progressing onto a work placement. During this time they will work towards achieving level 4. Certificate of Work Readiness Qualification completing this during their time on placement. Placement will be 6-8 weeks over 4 days and one day in centre.
Trainees receive a training allowance of £55 plus travel cost.

Age Range
16-25
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
Stage 1 – 12 weeks, 3 days per week. Stage 2 – 12 to 16weeks, 3 days per week.
Referral Process
SDS,16+, Others
Contact Details
Patricia Mitchell
Training Manager
Swamp Creative Media Centre
1 Barnbeth Road
Pollok
Glasgow
0141 882 3250
in@swampglasgow.co.uk

www.swampglasgow.co.uk

The Prince's Trust - Development Awards

Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3
Stage 4
Description

The Development Awards programme provides grants of up to £500 (although please note averages vary according to regional budgets) to help young people aged 14-30 overcome barriers in to education, training or work.

The aim of the grant is to remove the financial barrier that would otherwise prevent a young person from moving into the opportunity, for example – a suit for an interview, course fees, travel to work in the first month of employment, kit such as Personal Protection Equipment for a job or fees for a training programme required for employment.

Age Range
14-30
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
On-going
Referral Process
via contact
Contact Details
www.princes-trust.org.uk Text “Call Me” to 07983 385 418 Freephone 0800 842 842

The Prince's Trust - Enterprise Programme

Stage 4
Description

The Prince’s Trust Explore Enterprise Programme is for unemployed and under employed young people aged 18-30 who want to explore the idea of becoming self-employed. You might already have a business idea in mind or simply want to find out more.

 

The first stage is a 4-day Explore Enterprise course where you can take part in interactive workshops covering:

  • Personal money
  • Marketing
  • Selling
  • Tax
  • Pricing
  • Managing  money in a business
  • Writing an effective business plan

 

Following the four day workshop we can then match you with a Business Mentor to continue to develop your business idea.  We also offer support in the form of grants and low cost business loans.  If self-employment turns out not to be the right option for you, we can support you to secure other outcomes in employment, education, training or voluntary work with the aid of a Progression Mentor.

 

 

Age Range
18-30
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
4 Days per week
Referral Process
Via Freephone or Website
Contact Details
www.princes-trust.org.uk Text “Call Me” to 07983 385 418 Freephone 0800 842 842

The Prince's Trust - Fairbridge Programme

Description

Programme begins with a 5-day Access course.
It’s specifically designed for young people who may have struggled with more structured programmes and is delivered using challenging and adventurous activities, including a few days away from home at an outdoor residential venue where young people can do abseiling, gorge walking etc.
They then choose from a wide variety of Follow On courses to develop personal and social skills that are practiced in a range of relevant life situations as the young person moves through the programme.

Age Range
16-25
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
Referral Process
Via Contact
Contact Details
www.princes-trust.org.uk Text “Call Me” to 07983 385 418

The Prince's Trust - Get Into Programmes

Description

Get into course are employability focused running
between 4 to 6 weeks generally and cover themes
such as retail, security, cooking, hospitality, care,
construction and customer service. Following on from the intensive training, most courses offer guaranteed interview and opportunities of employment thereafter. We provide on-going support to make sure the young person settles into work, or to help with job
applications if the course does not offer a direct
outcome, and we have a dedicated outcomes team who will work one to one to make sure everyone gains their next steps.

Age Range
16-30
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
12 to 16
Project Duration
4 to 6 weeks
Referral Process
Via Contact
Contact Details
www.princes-trust.org.uk Text “Call Me” to 07983 385 418

The Prince's Trust - Get Started

Description

These are short, motivating programmes of one week which engage young people through themes such as sport, music, the environment or media, and uses these activities as a vehicle for personal development.
Get Started culminates in a final challenge such as a performance or sports coaching session, when the group brings together the skills they have learned as well as a celebration to showcase their learning. The programme offers a unique mix of high quality sport, environment or media provision, informal
accredited learning and soft skills development

Age Range
16-25
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
1 week
Referral Process
Via Contact
Contact Details
www.princes-trust.org.uk Text “Call Me” to 07983 385 418

The Prince's Trust - Team Programme

Description

A 12-week programme of personal development, supporting mainly NEET young people to develop their confidence, motivation and skills through
teamwork, this includes a week long residential as well as a community based project and work placement to move young people closer to employment.

 

Our Glasgow partners are Glasgow Clyde College (Langside and Anniesland Campus), Maryhill Community Halls, and City of Glasgow

 

Age Range
16-25 unemployed
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
Referral Process
Via Contact
Contact Details
www.princes-trust.org.uk Text “Call Me” to 07983 385 418 0800 842 842

TIGERS

Stage 3
Description

Pre-apprenticeship training courses in Construction, Early Year & Business Administration/Digital Marketing. All courses focus on Employability Skills, Personal Development, Industry Training and Experiential Learning. On completion of training TIGERS will source a suitable work placement to gain valuable hands on experience within your industry leading to MA or job opportunities. All training and work experience will lead to the completion of both SQA accredited qualifications and industry specific certification within your industry. TIGERS have a host employer model within construction a company Carillion who provides Modern Apprenticeship opportunities in Groundwork throughout the year.

Age Range
16-24
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
15 per group
Project Duration
6/8 weeks in training, Monday to Thursday 9.00am - 3.30pm. 6/8 weeks in work placement, Monday to Thursday then returning to training on a Friday.
Referral Process
Direct to TIGERS, SDS, DWP
Contact Details

Venture Scotland

Description

Venture Scotland offers an outdoor-based personal development programme which works with vulnerable young people aged 16-30 who face complex and difficult problems.  We build the confidence and skills of young people and aim to empower each individual we work with to make positive and lasting changes in their lives and play a positive role in their communities.

The course is split into four modules:  Challege, Discover, Explore and Leader.  Each involves regular and frequent one-to-one support, structured group work and mentoring sessions aimed at addressing key areas of personal and social development, including communication skills, confidence, attitude, responsibility, problem solving and teamwork. 

We believe that by helping a young person to increase their capacity in these areas, we can enable them to tackle the barriers that are holding them back and help them to build a positive future.  The amount of regular contact our programme enables between our staff, volunteers and young people enable strong bonds to be formed where young people's behaviour can be challenged in a supportive environment.

 

 

Age Range
16-30
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Maximum 12 per course
Project Duration
To cover the full programme typically takes a year but is needs-led by the client. Challenge: 1 week; Discover: 8 weeks; Explore: 8 weeks; Leader: 16 weeks
Referral Process
Email or phone us to set up an initial meeting.
Contact Details
George McConnachie
Manager
253 High Street
Glasgow
0141 552 8173
george.mcconnachie@venturescotland.org.uk

www.venturescotland.org.uk

Venture Trust

Stage 2
Stage 3
Description

Venture trust uses the outdoor environment as a tool to elicit change in young people. Young people are supported by an Outreach Worker within the community who will build a relationship with and prepare them to attend an 8-day wilderness journey in the Scottish Highlands with a maximum group size of 12 participants.
Following this intensive Wilderness Journey, where young people will be involved in various outdoor and personal development focused activates (including goal-setting, action planning and group roles) their Outreach Worker will re-engage and support them for a period of up to 12 months. The main focus of this phase of the programme is to support the young person into appropriate further education, training, volunteering and employment opportunities.

Age Range
16-21
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
Needs Led up to 18 months. Phase 1 – Preparatory Stage comprised mainly of one-to-one meetings and support. Phase 2 – 8 Day Wilderness Journey in the Scottish Highlands Phase 3 – Community Phase further support including onwards referrals where and whe
Referral Process
Contact Details
Sarah-Jane Cooper
Outreach Worker
07817923775
Sarah-Jane@venturetrust.org.uk

Volunteer Glasgow - Volunteer Works

Stage 2
Description

5-week Employability and Volunteering course.
Parrticipants can gain an SQA Employability Award Level 4 and experience a range of taster volunteering opportunities. This is a good introduction into how volunteering can improve your employability and improve your skills and confidence.

Age Range
18-24
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
5 weeks
Referral Process
through contact.
Contact Details
Billy McFarlane
Employability & Learning Manager
Abbey House
10 Bothwell Street
Glasgow
0141 229 6300
billy.mcfarlane@volunteerglasgow.org

WorkingRite - Glasgow Glenoaks Project

Stage 2
Stage 3
Description

WorkingRite, in partnership with Glen Oaks and
Whiteinch and Scotstoun Housing Associations,
delivers a work-based training programme for
young people struggling to find work by themselves.
We individually match each young person to a
small or medium sized business for a work
placement lasting around 16 weeks.
Trainees are matched carefully according to their
interests, personality and abilities. All our young
people receive on-the-job training, mentoring, a
weekly training allowance and on-going support.

Age Range
16-18
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
32
Project Duration
Average 16 weeks
Referral Process
Contact your local WorkingRite Project Co-ordinator.
Contact Details
07921 040 611
anne@workingrite.co.uk

WorkingRite - Pathfinder Project

Description

In partnership with the Dumbarton Road Corridor Youth Project (DRC), the Project will provide over 100 young people from across North West Glasgow with initial engagement sessions with the DRC Youth Engagement team followed by a tailored induction and mentored work placement of up to twelve weeks with WorkingRite Project Coordinators.

The Pathfinder Project is an 18 month project (2016-18), funded through the Integrated Grant Fund (IGF). It is the largest project of its kind in North West Glasgow. The grant was provided with the intention of reducing the level of offending and is part of the North West Sector Youth Employment Programme. This has furthered our expertise in working with those young people ‘most at risk’.

For more information about getting involved in the Pathfinder project contact one of the team:
Mags or call her on 07867 459668
Maureen or call her on 07900 742015
Dougie or call him on 07808 705003

Age Range
16-24
Area Covered
Numbers
Project Duration
Duration Of Project
Referral Process
Referral Process

YCSA'S Services

Stage 1
Description

YCSA offers a holistic approach to support BME Young People between the ages of 10 - 25 to become active members of a diverse society. Through a combination of 121 support and group programmes YCSA staff identify the specific and individual needs of the young person and develop a specialised and targeted support provision in partnership with the young person so that they value themselves and develop their potential.

Services include: counselling, employability support, arts based personal development programmes, youth justice programmes, cultural awareness training, input into local secondary schools, ESOL, literacy and numeracy support, parent support groups.

Age Range
10-25
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
At YCSA our 121 support is offered for as long as the young person feels they need it. Our group programmes range from 4 - 8 weeks
Referral Process
Email: enquiries@ycsa.org.uk Phone: 0141 420 6600 Or drop in
Contact Details
Clare McBrien
0141 420 6600
claremcbrien@ycsa.org.uk

YCSA'S Services - Empowering Pathways

Description

13 week programme delivered 1 day per week on a Monday designed especially for young women and delivered in a female only group. Empowering Pathways consists of different modules:
> Creative - Lifebooks
> Gender based - Empowering Women
> “Interactive - Its Your Glasgow”
> Its Your Parliament.

Age Range
Women Only
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
Project Duration
Referral Process
Via Contact
Contact Details
Gary Lindsay
0141 420 6600
07947804821
garylindsay@ycsa.org.uk

Young Enterprise Scotland - Pathways Programme into music and events

Stage 3
Description

From Young Enterprise Scotland in partnership with
Skapade, the course is open to people aged 16 to 30
with an interest in Music, Djing, Events Management
and who would like to pursue a career in this industry.
In addition to the practical workshops - delivered by
industry professionals, the learners will enhance their
employability skills, organisational and communication
skills using the Enterprise Life and Work Programme
delivered by Young Enterprise Scotland.

Age Range
16-30
Area Covered
Citywide
Numbers
12 per course
Project Duration
8 weeks, 3 days per week.
Referral Process
Via Contact
Contact Details
Catriona Smith
Pathways Programme Executive
YES Academy
Rouken Glen Park
Glasgow
0141 638 3576
07977581278
Catriona.Smith@yes.org.uk