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Employment CONNECT operates the Scottish Government Employability Pipeline which you can see below. Check out the diagram and find out, roughly, where you think you are and if you feel you need help then contact us for support and help to move you through the five stages and into sustained employment. You will be surprised what we can do for you.

Once you have established which stage best describes your requirements you will find information on the support available in the table below.

Scottish Government Employability Pipeline

Scottish Government Employability Pipeline

Support available for job seekers across the 5 stages of the pipeline

The support and assistance that is available from the Aberdeenshire Employability Partnership is set out in a series of tables below. The tables indicate what support is available at each stage of the pipeline. To view the most relevant information just click on the stage that you are at. An e-mail address for an appropriate contact can be found by clicking on the “Provider Contact Details” button.

If you are aged 16-19 and are looking for more information on support available to you through the Youth Employment Activity Plan – click on the YEAP button.

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PROVIDERSTAGE 1 | NOT JOB READY Referral / Engagement Activity What Support Is Available?

Aberdeenshire Council Employment Support Team

Early engagement: building trust through 1:1 key worker approach.

Aberdeenshire Council Employment Support Team

Identification of client needs

Aberdeenshire Council Employment Support Team

Development of agreed action plan

Aberdeenshire Council Employability Service

Referrals accepted for 16+ with autism, aspergers, learning disabilities, mental health issues, substance users and other long term health conditions
Aberdeenshire Council Community Learning and Development (CLD): Work with AdultsAdults self-refer or are referred by advocates from other agencies
Aberdeenshire Council Community Learning and Development (CLD): Work with AdultsEngagement with adult learners in the community
Aberdeenshire Council Community Learning and Development (CLD): Work with AdultsCLD works with partners who deliver support in other settings

Aberdeenshire Council EC&S - CLD Service Opportunities for All

Referrals - range of professionals from school & SDS etc, but can be self-refer

Aberdeenshire Council EC&S - CLD Service Opportunities for All

Pre-AA engagement support

Aberdeenshire Council EC&S - CLD Service Opportunities for All

Intense 1:1 support helping them to connect with others

Aberdeenshire Council EC&S - CLD Service Opportunities for All

First step to re-engage young people in learning

Aberdeenshire Council EC&S - CLD Service Opportuities for All

Individualised tailored package of support

Aberdeenshire Council EC&S - CLD Service Opportunities for All

Signposting to key services
Aberdeenshire Council EL&L Service CL&D - work with young peopleEarly intervention
Aberdeenshire Council EL&L Service CL&D - work with young peopleS3+ positive transitions and senior phase curriculum - transitional and employability focussed support
Aberdeenshire Council EL&L Service CL&D - work with young peopleYouth literacies support
Aberdeenshire Council EL&L Service CL&D - work with young peopleHealth & wellbeing
Aberdeenshire Council EL&L Service CL&D - work with young peopleIndividual learning plans
Aberdeenshire Council EL&L Service CL&D - work with young peopleFlexible learning
Aberdeenshire Council EL&L Service CL&D - work with young peopleActivity Agreements
Aberdeenshire Council HR & OD Recruitment TeamEngage with primary and secondary schools through specific workshops promoting the Council as an employer
Aberdeenshire Council HR & OD Recruitment TeamCareer events and job fairs
Aberdeenshire Council HR & OD Recruitment TeamSpecific officer resources available for apprenticeship development
Aberdeenshire Council Throughcare and aftercare team - employability workerActiity agreements
Barnardo's WorksActivity agreements
Barnardo's WorksBarnardo's best
Turning Point ScotlandAccess services to address substance misuse including identifying barriers to employment and moving on
EnableFirst steps employability fund

shmuTRAIN

Activity agreements

Grampian opportunities: Working age adults 18+ with disabilities, mental health and long term conditions

1:1 support

Grampian opportunities:

Development of agreed personal outcomes within personal development plan
LEAD ScotlandActivity agreements
Aberdeen FoyerOutreach activities, confidence building, Personal Achievement Awards
DWPCommunity Hubs, Group Sessions, 1-2-1 Work Coach Support, Early Intervention
Skills Development ScotlandCareers Information Advice and Guidance, Coaching Support to develop Career Management Skills, 1:1 Coaching, Career Essentials Group Work.

PROVIDERSTAGE 2 | NOT JOB READY Barrier Removal What Support Is Available?
Aberdeenshire Council Employment Support TeamConfidence building activities
Aberdeenshire Council Employment Support TeamLiteracies
Aberdeenshire Council Employment Support TeamDigital support
Aberdeenshire Council Employment Support TeamSign-posting and assisting with specialist and non-traditional employability provision such as DEBT advice, homelessness & credit union
Aberdeenshire Council Employment Support TeamSign-posting to partners as per development plan
Aberdeenshire Council Employability ServiceAction plans
Aberdeenshire Council Employability ServiceJointly work with health and social care teams
Aberdeenshire Council Employability ServiceGuidance on 'Access to work' provision
Aberdeenshire Council Employability ServiceRegular one-to-one confidence building support
Aberdeenshire Council Employability ServiceSignpost to and provide specialist employability courses
Aberdeenshire Council Employability ServiceSpecialist job club support ie CVs, job searching
Aberdeenshire Council Community Learning and Development (CLD): Work with AdultsTargeted support via one to one or group provision for: basic literacies skills (including numeracy and ESOL); core skills accreditation; confidence - building and first step learning
Aberdeenshire Council Work Placement UnitWork placements for school pupils in S4 - S6
Aberdeenshire Council EC&S - CLD Service Opportuities for AllStage 2 activity agreements (16 - 19 years of age)
Aberdeenshire Council EC&S - CLD Service Opportuities for All1:1 support including small group work
Aberdeenshire Council EC&S - CLD Service Opportuities for AllDevelopment of action plan
Aberdeenshire Council EC&S - CLD Service Opportuities for AllWork placement (life skill development)
Aberdeenshire Council EC&S - CLD Service Opportuities for AllVolunteering
Aberdeenshire Council EC&S - CLD Service Opportuities for AllTeam building
Aberdeenshire Council EC&S - CLD Service Opportuities for AllCommunity based provision/activities
Aberdeenshire Council EC&S - CLD Service Opportuities for AllHealth related activities - groups
Aberdeenshire Council EL&L Service CL&D - work with young peopleTargeted approach
Aberdeenshire Council EL&L Service CL&D - work with young peopleLiteracies/Core skills including SQA awards
Aberdeenshire Council EL&L Service CL&D - work with young peopleIn partnership, deliver programmes
Aberdeenshire Council EL&L Service CL&D - work with young peopleJob clubs
Aberdeenshire Council EL&L Service CL&D - work with young peopleMCMC employability programmes
Aberdeenshire Council EL&L Service CL&D - work with young peopleConfidence to cook
Aberdeenshire Council EL&L Service CL&D - work with young peopleAccreditation
Aberdeenshire Council EL&L Service CL&D - work with young peopleLife skills/softer skills: Confidence building: ILPs: Volunteering: Work placement
Aberdeenshire Council HR & OD Recruitment TeamWork placements
Aberdeenshire Council HR & OD Recruitment TeamWorking with secondary schools and unemployed through PACE
Aberdeenshire Council HR & OD Recruitment TeamPromotion of apprenticeships and job opportunities across the Council
Aberdeenshire Council HR & OD Recruitment TeamGuaranteed job interview scheme for looked after children
Aberdeenshire Council HR & OD Recruitment TeamAssisting services to develop apprenticeships and other training opportunities
Aberdeenshire Council Throughcare and aftercare team - employability workerSignposting to key services
Aberdeenshire Council Throughcare and aftercare team - employability workerLiaising with other services
Aberdeenshire Council Throughcare and aftercare team - employability workerVolunteering
North East Scotland College (NESCol)Introductory level courses in a wide variety of subject areas. Typically at SCQF levels 2 & 3
North East Scotland College (NESCol)Preparation for work: Core skills, horticulture, construction, vocational 'tasters'
North East Scotland College (NESCol)Signposting to partners
Barnardo's WorksEmployability fund
Barnardo's WorksBarnardo's best
Barnardo's WorksESIF
Turning Point ScotlandSupport to address alcohol and / or drug misuse
Turning Point ScotlandMotivation and self-confidence
Turning Point ScotlandSupport to address barriers both practical and emotional
Turning Point ScotlandRelaxation techniques
Turning Point ScotlandImprove lifestyle, health and wellbeing
EnableEmployability fund courses
Aberdeenshire Voluntary ActionSkills Plus course and SQA employability award
Aberdeenshire Voluntary ActionSQA award in skills for volunteering
Life Skills Centres LtdBarrier removal
Life Skills Centres LtdConfidence and motivation
Life Skills Centres LtdPersonal development qualification
Life Skills Centres LtdWork experience
shmuTRAINPositive transitions
shmuTRAINEmployability fund
shmuTRAINAccredited training opportunities
shmuTRAINWork experience
Grampian opportunities: Working age adults 18+ with disabilities, mental health and long term conditionsWellbeing actvities/GO groups
Grampian opportunities:Learning & skills development/employability programmes
Grampian opportunities:Go dynamix
Grampian opportunities:Go to work club
Grampian opportunities:Variety courses
Grampian opportunities:Volunteering opportuities
Grampian opportunities:1:1 peer support/mentoring
LEAD ScotlandTraining: Literacy & numeracy; core skills; digital skills
Aberdeen FoyerEmployability Skills, Core Skills, Housing and Family support, improving health and wellbeing, 1 to 1 support and mentoring
DWPCommunity Hubs, Group Sessions, 1-2-1 Work Coach Support, Employability Courses
Skills Development ScotlandCareers Information Advice and Guidance, Coaching Support to develop career Management Skills, 1:1 Coaching for Employability, Identification of barriers and support to remove them.

PROVIDERSTAGE 3 | JOB READY Vocational Activity What Support Is Available?
Aberdeenshire Council Employment Support TeamJob clubs
Aberdeenshire Council Employment Support TeamWork experience
Aberdeenshire Council Employment Support TeamFunding assistance ie flexible fund
Aberdeenshire Council Employment Support TeamSign-posting to partners as per development plan
Aberdeenshire Council Employability ServiceProject search - employability programme 16 - 25 for ASN autism, aspergers including three work placements
Aberdeenshire Council Employability ServiceAccess to sheltered work placements
Aberdeenshire Council Employability ServiceTravel training as appropriate
Aberdeenshire Council Employability ServiceASN activity agreements in partnership with 'Opportunities for All'
Aberdeenshire Council Employability ServiceSet up and support work experience placements
Aberdeenshire Council Community Learning and Development (CLD): Work with AdultsLiteracies learning activities
Aberdeenshire Council Community Learning and Development (CLD): Work with AdultsAccreditation in SQA Core Skills up to SCQF Level 4
Aberdeenshire Council Community Learning and Development (CLD): Work with AdultsIndividuals can be supported with their literacies based work activities
Aberdeenshire Council our Family FirmBespoke work experience opportunities information and advice for Care Experienced Young People
Aberdeenshire Council EL&L Service CL&D - work with young peopleJob clubs
Aberdeenshire Council EL&L Service CL&D - work with young peopleWork experience
Aberdeenshire Council EL&L Service CL&D - work with young peopleWork placements
Aberdeenshire Council EL&L Service CL&D - work with young peopleVolunteering
Aberdeenshire Council EL&L Service CL&D - work with young peopleDuke of Edinburgh
Aberdeenshire Council HR & OD Recruitment TeamWork placements
Aberdeenshire Council HR & OD Recruitment TeamInteractive lesson in which secondary pupils can apply for a 'virtual' job online and receive feedback
Aberdeenshire Council HR & OD Recruitment TeamApprenticeship workshop in secondary schools
Aberdeenshire Council Throughcare and aftercare team - employability workerJob search
Aberdeenshire Council Throughcare and aftercare team - employability workerHelp with applications
Aberdeenshire Council Throughcare and aftercare team - employability workerCV work
Aberdeenshire Council Throughcare and aftercare team - employability workerInterview preparation and practice
Aberdeenshire Council Throughcare and aftercare team - employability workerInterviews
North East Scotland College (NESCol)Introductory level courses in a wide variety of subject areas. Typically at SCQF levels 3 & 4
North East Scotland College (NESCol)Qualification for work
North East Scotland College (NESCol)NPA Bakery
Barnardo's WorksEmployability fund
EnableEmployability fund courses
Aberdeenshire Voluntary ActionVolunteering opportunities
Life Skills Centres LtdEmployability training
Life Skills Centres LtdWork experience
shmuTRAINPositive transitions
shmuTRAINEmployability fund
shmuTRAINAccredited training opportunities
shmuTRAINVocational training
Grampian opportunities: Working age adults 18+ with disabilities, mental health and long term conditionsVolunteering opportunities
Grampian opportunities:Work placement opportunities
Grampian opportunities:Go to work club' programme
Grampian opportunities:1:1 support
LEAD ScotlandVolunteering
Aberdeen FoyerEmployability skills development, access to volunteering opportunities, work experience
DWPCommunity Hubs, Group Sessions, 1-2-1 Work Coach Support, Work Experience, Employer Engagement & Job Matching, Sector Based Work Academies
Skills Development ScotlandCareers Information Advice and Guidance, Coaching support to develop Career Management Skills, 1:1 Coaching for Employability, Support to access vocational activity.

PROVIDERSTAGE 4 | JOB READY Employer Engagement and Job Matching What Support Is Available?
Aberdeenshire Council Employment Support TeamEmployer engagement and job matching
Aberdeenshire Council Employment Support TeamWorking with partners to job match client
Aberdeenshire Council Employment Support TeamShort term financial help to gain employment (bus fares, clothing, groceries: 1 month max)
Aberdeenshire Council Employability ServiceWorking directly with employers
Aberdeenshire Council Employability ServiceGuide on 'Access to work' provision
Aberdeenshire Council Employability ServiceArrange short term funds for employers for appropriate job opportunities
Aberdeenshire Council Employability ServiceWork with SCVO to set up short term funded job opportunities
Aberdeenshire Council HR & OD Recruitment TeamAssist managers in matching young people to their apprenticeship vacancy
Aberdeenshire Council HR & OD Recruitment TeamDeveloping specific recruitment campaigns to attract candidates to hard-to-fill posts.
Aberdeenshire Council Throughcare and aftercare team - employability workerEmployer engagement
Aberdeenshire Council Throughcare and aftercare team - employability workerAdvocating on client's behalf
North East Scotland College (NESCol)Introductory level courses in a wide variety of subject areas. Typically at SCQF level 4
North East Scotland College (NESCol)Qualifications for work-ready candidates
Barnardo's WorksCommunity jobs Scotland
Aberdeen FoyerCareer information advice and guidance, local labour market information, access to vacancies, assistance for job search, job matching and brokering.
DWPCommunity Hubs, Group Sessions, 1-2-1 Work Coach Support, Access to Work, Work Experience, Movement to Work, Sector Based Work Academies, Individual Tailored Courses, Employer Engagement & Job Matching.
Skills Development ScotlandCareers Information Advice & Guidance, Coaching Support to develop Career Management Skills, 1:1 Coaching for Employability, Supporting Job Entry

PROVIDERSTAGE 5 | IN WORK Aftercare What Support Is Available?
Aberdeenshire Council Employment Support TeamSupport to help employee retention by offering (where possible) funding eg SERI projects
Aberdeenshire Council Employment Support TeamOccasionally offer financial assistance to ensure employment sustainability
Aberdeenshire Council Employability ServiceJob coaching
Aberdeenshire Council Employability ServiceSupport if losing a job
Aberdeenshire Council Employability ServiceRegular reviews with client and employer if required
Aberdeenshire Council Employability ServiceWork with person until support is no longer required
Aberdeenshire Council EC&S - CLD Service Opportuities for AllPost AA support service
Aberdeenshire Council EL&L Service CL&D - work with young peopleYoung people can re-engage with CLD
Aberdeenshire Council HR & OD Recruitment TeamProviding advice and guidance to managers with apprenticeships in their team
Aberdeenshire Council HR & OD Recruitment TeamAdvice and guidance to managers and employees
Aberdeenshire Council HR & OD Recruitment TeamLead on re-deployment activities to maintain employment withiin the Council
Aberdeenshire Council Throughcare and aftercare team - employability workerContinued key work support if required
Aberdeenshire Council Throughcare and aftercare team - employability workerContinued supoprt for employer if required
North East Scotland College (NESCol)Wide range of work-based learning qualifications (SVQ level 2 & 3)
North East Scotland College (NESCol)Funding typically provided through the SDS MA programme
Turning Point ScotlandSupport to address alcohol and / or drug misuse to help retain employment / work with employer
Grampian opportunities: Working age adults 18+ with disabilities, mental health and long term conditionsSupport to help individuals starting employment for the first time; returning to employment; job retention and becoming self employment
Aberdeen FoyerCareer information advice and guidance, occupational health and wellbeing support.
DWPIn Work Support via signposting to partner organisations, 1-2-1 Work Coach Support to increase hours and earnings, Community Hubs.
Skills Development ScotlandCareers Information Advice and Guidance, Coaching Support to develop Career Management Skills, 1:1 Coaching for Employability, In Work Support

JOB SEEKER PROVIDER CONTACTS

Further details can be obtained from each of the providers at the contact e-mail addresses in the table below.

ProviderEmail address
Aberdeenshire Council Employment Support Team

[email protected]

Aberdeenshire Council Employability Services

[email protected]

North East Scotland College [NESCol]

[email protected]

Enable

[email protected]

Aberdeenshire Council EC&S - CLD Service - Opportunities for All

[email protected]

Social Enterprise Academy

[email protected]

Work Placement Unit

[email protected]

Life Skills Centres Ltd

[email protected]

Foyer

[email protected]

Criminal Justice Social Work

[email protected]

Aberdeenshire Council Community Learning & Development- Work with Adults

[email protected]

SHMU

[email protected]

Grampian Opportunities

[email protected]

DWP

[email protected]

Aberdeenshire Council Throughcare and Aftercare

[email protected]

Aberdeenshire Council HR &OD

[email protected]

Aberdeenshire Council – Our Family Firm

[email protected]

Community Learning & Development – Working with Young People

[email protected]

Barnardo’s Works

[email protected]

Turning Point Scotland

[email protected]

LEAD

[email protected]

AVA

[email protected]

Skills Development Scotland

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