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The Employment Support Service of Scottish Borders Council is an outcome focussed service which supports you if you need additional help to find and sustain paid work.

Skills Development Scotland Training.
For young people age 16+ and not in education, employment or training our Employability Fund Stage 2 provision will provide accredited Employability Training and Personal Development to enable candidates to maximise their full potential in reaching their career goals, through identifying skills and attributes necessary for employment.

For young people age 16+ and not in education, employment or training our Employability Fund Stage 3 programme will work with the individual to find a suitable work placement where they will be based with the employer for approximately 8 weeks. Individuals may be paid a weekly training allowance of £55 per week and will receive help with travel expenses. The aim of the programme is to prepare people for a job, modern apprenticeship or a college place. Participants will also have the opportunity to gain an SCQF level 4 accreditation.

Traditional Supported Employment Service.
Through our Supported Employment service, support is given to people of working age with completing CVs’, job searching, application forms, interview skills and job coaching. We will give guidance to employers about reasonable adjustments in the work place if required. We will arrange job tasters and short term work experience placements if this is appropriate for the individual.
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Borders Family Firm.
Through our Borders Family Firm Programme, Scottish Borders Council and NHS Borders work in partnership to deliver a Project designed to provide Care Experienced Young People with employability skills and an opportunity to secure a Modern Apprenticeship within either SBC or NHS.

DFN Project Search
Scottish Borders Council works in partnership with Borders College and NHS Borders to deliver Project Search. Project Search is an opportunity for 17 to 29 year olds with a learning disability or on the autistic spectrum to gain employability skills during the academic year through an internship with a host employer.