Young People

Getting a job is no easy task. If you are struggling to find employment and aged between 16-17 in South Lanarkshire. Then you are in luck! We have some fantastic courses to help support you and get you out into the world of work. With brilliant partnerships and links throughout the community, enabling us to bring you some fantastic opportunities. We currently have three programmes on offer:
New Horizons
Choosing Success
Employability Fund Stage 2

If you wish to find out more information, contact us today.

Choosing Success

Do you live in rural South Lanarkshire? Maybe you are currently still in school but feel this is not the right path for you. Then our Choosing Success programme may be ideal for you. This course is about getting you into the direction of work. With no pressure to get a job outcome at the end of the programme, but to instead help you understand your strengths and areas you may be struggling. This programme will help you with employability skills and personal development. We deliver this course in partnership with Aspire and should you wish to apply, a referral must be made through an Aspire worker.

New Horizons

You may not feel ready to go straight into employment. That’s ok, it can be overwhelming to know where to begin and whats expected of you. The New Horizons course is an employability/personal development course. This programme is the 1st stage in the employability pipeline framework. It can help you identify barriers and how to remove those barriers. The foundation of the course is to build your confidence, understand the world of work. Supporting you with consistent activity and networking with other people.

This programme is funded by Baillie Gifford Multi-Year Award, administered by Foundation Scotland, Agnes Huter Trust and the Corra Foundation.

Baillie Gifford
Foundation Scotland
Agnes Hunter Trust
corra foundation

Course Content:

This course runs for 10 weeks over 3 days a week. Supporting you in employability and personal development.

  • Employability Award SCQF Level 3
  • Personal Development
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Opportunity to gain other certifications eg First Aid, Food Hygiene, Saltire Award etc
  • Work Placement

Additional Support:

  • Assistive Technology and equipment available for young people with dyslexia
  • Drugs, alcohol and mental health awareness sessions
  • Mindfulness/ Stress Management
  • Money Management

Eligibility:

  • Resident in South Lanarkshire
  • Left School
  • Unemployed
  • Aged between 16-18

Finance

  • All travel costs provided
  • £15 weekly work placement payment
  • £50 course achievement bonus

Progression:

  • Training
  • Employment
  • Full-Time Education
  • Volunteering

Location:

  • East Kilbride Training Centre
  • Lanark Training Centre

How to Apply:

  • There will be an information session for prospective applicants. This date is still to be confirmed.
  • Contact East Kilbride Office – 01355 207896
  • Contact Lanark Office – 01555 817913
  • Message us on social media platforms
  • Pop in and see us

Employability Fund Stage 2:

We deliver Employability Stage 2 programme through our partnership with New College Lanarkshire. Employability and personal development are the key skills you will gain. Working to identify barriers you may have and to remove them.

Course Content:

This course runs for 13 weeks and requires a work placement.
Weeks 1-5 in Training Centre
Working on employability, personal development skills and the following SCQF qualifications.

  • Employability Award Level 3

Plus 2 from the following:-

  • Personal development: Self Awareness
  • Personal Development: Practical Abilities
  • Personal Development: Self & Work
  • Personal Development: Self in Community

Plus :

  • Communication Skills
  • Confidence
  • Team-working
  • Motivation
  • Attitude

Weeks 6-13 Work Placement
Wherever possible this will be in the vocational area of your choice but we cannot guarantee this in all cases. You will usually spend 4 days a week on placement and 1 day in the training centre.

Employer Links:

During the last year we have placed trainees in work placements in the following vocational areas:-
Admin/Office Hospitality
Constructions Engineering
Manufacturing Warehousing and deliveries
Garage work Childcare/ Social Care
Hairdressing Retail

Additional Support:

  • Assistive Technology and equipment available for young people with dyslexia
  • Drugs and alcohol awareness
  • Money Management

Eligibility:

  • Resident in South Lanarkshire
  • Unemployed
  • 16-17 years of age
  • 2019 Winter School leaver

Finance:

  • £55 training allowance per week
  • Travel costs paid weekly (minus £3)
  • May be eligible for extended child benefit

Progression:

  • Employment
  • Modern Apprenticeship level 2/3
  • Full-time Education
  • Employability Fund Stage 3

Location:

  • Lanark Training Centre
  • East Kilbride Training Centre

How to Apply:

  • Speak to your careers adviser and they can refer you
  • Email info@skillscio.org
  • Contact East Kilbride Office – 01355 207896
  • Contact Lanark Office – 01555 817913
  • Message us through social media platforms
  • Pop in to the centre and speak to us

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