Employability Fund Stage 2 and 3

The Employability Fund Programme supports young people with a wide range of additional support needs which may include mental health/learning barriers and literacy issues.

Service Description

The aim is to help support them to build on their employability skills by doing an SQA Employability qualification and providing work placement opportunities to help build on their employability skills.

The programme ensures learners, who have learning disabilities and or learning difficulties can develop the skills and experience necessary to progress through the employability pipeline.  This will be achieved by developing the core and basic skills required to make a successful transition, whilst being supported to address the barriers that they face in gaining sustainable employment, moving to other forms of training or entering Further Education

Communication, Interpersonal and Team building skills play a large part in the participant’s development.  They will also investigate the world of work and be supported to make realistic career choices and goals.

Learners will be shown and supported to create a CV, attend mock interviews, understand the world of work, learn about personal presentation and how best to communicate effectively. During the programme, learners will also be placed outwith the centre to experience other forms of work and to investigate employment opportunities within their areas, whilst giving them the choice as to the area of work they may wish to do in the future.  This may include working within Retail, Administration, Horticulture, Hospitality or other areas of employment they identify. Learners will be supported on a 1:1 basis and in small group settings. They will be supported to travel independently, if required and will be mentored and receive on-site job coaching if required.

All learners will be supported to achieve their Introduction to Work Place Skills or Level 3 SQA award.

The group is taken by Tommy Seymour and runs from Enable’s main office in Edinburgh.

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • Young People


This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Those accessing the service must be 16 and have left school.


Agency Referral

SDS can refer those who are 16-18
DWP can refer for people 18 years and older
Local Authorities
Training Providers

Contact Info. & Service Address

Gyleview House
3 Redheughs Rigg
EH12 9DQ

Office Hours

Stage 2 - Monday and Tuesday, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm Stage 3 - Wednesday and Thursday 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

Service Contact

Tel: 01312208255
Email: Fiona.thomson@enable.org.uk

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Provider's Name: Enable Scotland

Type: Charity/Voluntary

  Enable is Scotland's largest charity for people who have learning disabilities.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 01312208255
Email: Fiona.thomson@enable.org.uk

Office Hours

Stage 2 – Monday and Tuesday, 10.00 am – 3.00 pm
Stage 3 – Wednesday and Thursday 10.00 am – 3.00 pm

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