The Employability Fund helps unemployed people of all ages to access a wide range of training and valuable work experience. This is delivered by a range of local providers including Invest in Renfrewshire.
The aim is to build your confidence and basic skills to enable you to move into paid employment
We will provide you with a work placement and an individual programme of guidance and support. The length of the work placement will be up to 6 weeks.
You will need to be available for up to 21 hours each week.
If you are under the age of 18 you may be eligible for a Young Persons Allowance of £55 per week.
If you are 18 year olds and not in education, employment or training you may also qualify for this allowance.
If you are over 18 years of age you will usually stay on benefits during your time on the programme.
You may also receive a travel allowance to allow you to attend.
Some examples of previous placements include administrative work, hospitality, environmental tasks etc.
An employability advisor will mentor you and help you to get other employment related support such as CV writing, interview techniques and job searching skills.