Employability service

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For new and existing clients

Our team is still providing all our services remotely, but we have now started offering some limited face-to-face contact where needed.

For more information you can email us at employability@east-ayrshire.gov.uk or message us via our East Ayrshire Works Facebook Page.

Thinking about becoming a Modern Apprentice? 

We offer a huge range of  Modern Apprenticeships with local companies and East Ayrshire Council. Through the scheme you will get full training and a wage while you gain nationally recognised qualifications and experience.

We can help build your confidence, give you experience through work placements and sharpen up your CV and interview skills before you apply for your apprenticeship.

Employers

Are you an employer considering taking on trainees, modern apprentices or employees at the moment?

We cater for people of all ages and skill levels who are looking for work. We can provide you with existing trainees on our Employability Fund programme for a period of up to 12 weeks work experience, or can help match individuals to your business vacancies.

We have a dedicated Job Brokerage team who will liaise with you and your business to help recruit, train and mentor trainees.

Recruitment funds

We also have funds to support the recruitment of a young person or adult to your business. We currently offer the No One Left Behind (NOLB) recruitment incentive and European Social Fund (ESF) wage subsidies for companies where the individual meets the eligibility criteria for funding.

More information for employers

If you want to know more about taking on an a trainee for work experience, a Modern Apprentice, or an employee please contact us.

Our Business Support page has information about the latest East Ayrshire Council, Scottish and UK Government COVID-19 grants and loans.

You can subscribe to our Stay Connected Business Support and Employability email bulletins to get regular updates about our services.

Find out more

Discover more about what our Employability and Training Service can do for you.

Download our leaflets and see some case studies and useful links.

Contact Information

Council Headquarters
London Road
Kilmarnock
East Ayrshire
KA3 7BU
Contact us online: www.eastayrshi.re/contactus
Save time, do it online: www.our.east-ayrshire.gov.uk
Telephone: 01563 554400
Textphone: 01563 576167
24 Hour Emergency Helpline: 0345 724 0000 (local rate)

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