Support into employment

Employability Fund

Employability Fund Stage 2

Funded by Skills Development Scotland the Stage 2 programme provides individuals with employability training throughout the Scottish Borders. The training runs for approximately 10-12 weeks for a minimum of 15 hours per week. A short work experience/placement will also be offered during the programme.

Employability Fund Stage 3

The Stage 3 programme is funded by Skills Development Scotland and provides opportunities to gain 8-10 weeks of work experience in a real working environment. Work experience placements are 24-30 hours per week and individuals have the opportunity to gain an employment based qualification. This programme is delivered throughout the Scottish Borders.


  • Aged 16+
  • Not in education, training or employment
  • Living in the Scottish Borders
  • Motivated and committed
  • Willing to participate in work experience

Qualifications offered (SCQF level 3/4)

  • Employability
  • Core Skills
  • Personal Development
  • Customer Care
  • Practical Workplace Skills (Stage 3)

Individuals aged 16-18 may be entitled to a weekly training allowance and will receive help with travelling expenses.

For more information or application details, contact our Employment Support Service.