Support into employment

Borders Family Firm

Family Firm is a concept recognised by Scottish Government to promote opportunities for Care Experienced Young People (CEYP). Along with NHS Borders, we have created the Borders Family Firm to support this group of young people. We offer a variety of support options to help CEYP to progress into a positive employment destination. The Borders Family Firm uses a person centred approach to ensure each individual is receiving the appropriate training or opportunity they require, this can include:
  • work experience
  • individual or group employability training
  • job application preparation
  • interview skills
  • supported employment
  • modern apprenticeship


  • 16-25 years of age and a care experienced young person
  • have a willingness to learn and participate
  • be motivated and committed to securing paid employment

For further information or application details please contact the Employment Support Service. The project is part funded by the European Social Fund. 

Employment support service

Address: 1st Floor
Paton Street

Telephone: 01835 824000