Employability Pipeline Partners

Employability Stages

The stages of the employability pipeline describe the needs of people who want to return to work but are faced with a range of challenges or barriers. These stages reflect a national standard of describing those needs and the services available from organisations. A brief outline of those stages can be found below, or you can get more detailed information from the Employability In Scotland website.

Stage 1   Referral

Reaching out and supporting individuals into regular activity and positive routines

Some people who can help care experienced young people with this are

  • Key staff in schools
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • Care Experienced Virtual Head Team – email additionalsupportneeds@stirling.gov.uk
  • Stirling Council Social Work Teams ( including children and families, through care and youth justice teams, learning disabilities)
  • 16+ Mentoring Services email feinmannm@stirling.gov.uk

Stage 2 Assess Needs

Assess initial needs and agree key activities to address barriers to employment and training. In some circumstances, engagement at this stage can be paid while building confidence and motivation and getting ready to gain qualifications and work experience.

Some people who can help care experienced young people with this are

Stage 3 Vocational Activity

A range of core skills employability and accredited training and job search activities. Employability Funded programmes provide payment while you learn.

Stage 4  Employers & Job Matching

Arranging work or volunteer placements with employers whilst continuing to develop your employability skills – you are work ready. You’ll receive support to access employers with vacancies
that match your skills and have a chance to gain specific vocational
qualifications and support.

Some people who can help care experienced young people with this are

  • Stage 5 In Work Support & Aftercare Supporting individuals to maintain and progress within the workplace
  • Stirling Council Employability Service

Modern Apprenticeship (MA)
A Modern Apprenticeship is a real job, where you receive training while you work and get paid. In most cases, apprentices work towards SVQ Level 2 or above, studying part-time for between two and four years to gain the qualification. Modern Apprenticeships are available in many industries. Apprentices progress through the levels of qualification available in their industry.

Where can I find a Modern Apprenticeship?

❱ ❱ Vacancies are advertised directly by employers and through Skills Development Scotland

❱ ❱ Search for vacancies on www.myjobscotland.gov.uk,
www.apprenticeshipsinscotland.com, www.mappit.org.uk, and the SDS Forth Valley Facebook page.

❱ ❱ Vacancies are also advertised by industry training providers- try an internet search for ‘training providers in (your chosen industry)’. They may know of employers with vacancies and some may help you find an employer.

❱ ❱ Use your local contacts (family, friends, neighbours) to find out about local companies who may be looking for an apprentice.

Other partners who help with employment

Community Jobs Scotland
Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) is a programme aimed at supporting unemployed and vulnerable young people aged 16-29 into paid job training opportunities through the third sector. It is delivered by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) in partnership
with the Scottish Government. Opportunities consist of at least 16-25 hours per week and are paid at minimum wage, additional training and employability support. Vacancies are advertised with Jobcentre Plus, Skills Development Scotland and on the SCVO Community Jobs Scotland website 

Stirling Council Employability Service
Provides a personalised one to one support for people with mental health and/or learning disability, including Autism to find and sustain employment. We provide advice; guidance; arrange assessments; training; work experience and employment opportunities. For further information, please contact the service directly.

Tel: 01786 233966.

Princes’ Trust

If you are in Scotland, aged between 18 and 30 and want to
run your own business, PSYBT can provide the following:
❱ ❱ Loans of up to £7500 and grants of up to £1000
❱ ❱ Advice on your business plan
❱ ❱ Access to training, like free book-keeping courses
❱ ❱ Information on events such as our business networking club
❱ ❱ Opportunities to attend exhibitions
❱ ❱ Information about how to increase the profile of your business




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