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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Skills Development Scotland (SDS)

Business Support

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PATH Scotland

Quality of Life

Learn more about the great Quality of Life living in Midlothian

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LINKnet Mentoring

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

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

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.

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.

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.