Employment Support services are available in Midlothian and across Scotland to help you.

From CV writing to job vacancies, support to find your first job to advice for returning to work. Find out more about each service below and discover the employment support that's right for you.

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Edinburgh College

Edinburgh College is one of Scotland's biggest Colleges with 4 campuses in Edinburgh & The Lothians.

Offering a range of studies and courses for school leavers to job seekers and employers and employees looking for professional development opportunities, there's something for everyone.


Newbattle Abbey College

Newbattle Abbey College supports adults and young people at the points of transition. Courses are available throughout the year and are suitable for people with no or low levels of qualifications. Details of available courses are available on our website.

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Skills Development Scotland (SDS)

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is the national skills body, delivering Scotland’s careers service in schools, in centres and online.

Recruitment and Skills Centre

Recruitment & Skills Centre

The Recruitment and Skills Centre (RSC) at Fort Kinnaird supports jobseekers to gain and retain employment in the area, by assisting with interview preparation and CV building.

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Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE)

Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) is the Scottish Government’s initiative dedicated to helping individuals and employers with advice and support when faced with redundancy.

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Developing The Young Workforce

Edinburgh, Midlothian & East Lothian

Developing the Young Workforce are transforming how employers and educators engage in Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian. To help young people become Informed, Inspired and ultimately Hired!


Access to Work

Access to Work can help you get or stay in work if you have a physical or mental health condition or disability.

Enable Works


Enable Works are delivering a First Steps programme to eligible young people aged 16-24 in the Midlothian area. It will provide young people with training and support to help increase the likelihood of them moving into a positive destination. Enable Works also specialise in supporting young people with long term health issues, disabilities, and mental health issues.

Young Person’s Guarantee

Young Person's Guarantee

The Young Person's Guarantee aims to connect every 16 to 24 year old in Scotland to an opportunity. This could be a job, apprenticeship, further or higher education, training programme or volunteering.

Job Start Payment

Job Start Payment

Job Start Payment is a new payment to help 16 – 24 year olds in Scotland who need support with the costs of starting a new job. It’s a one off payment of £250, or £400 if the young person has a child. This money can be spent on anything for starting work like clothing, travel costs or lunches.


PATH Scotland

For over 20 years, PATH has worked with organisations across Scotland to provide high quality training programmes geared to the needs of BAME communities.

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LINKnet Mentoring

LINKnet Mentoring Ltd is the first and the only direct mentoring organisation that is established to serve minority ethnic communities in Edinburgh, the Lothians, Scottish Borders and Fife.

The Environmental Placement Programme

The Environmental Placement Programme

The Environmental Placement Programme from Bright Green Business offers opportunities to candidates looking to gain experience in the environmental sector.


Parental Employability Support

Parental Employability Support offers help and assistance to parents who are unemployed or experiencing in-work poverty, helping to address barriers to employment or support in upskilling while in work.