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Employability Services

We work with young people aged 16-25 to help them improve their employability skills.  

The programme helps young people to identify their goals and aspirations for the future and works with them to achieve this by attending our weekly drop-in sessions or by getting them involved in one of our projects.

Weekly Drop-in sessions

We hold a weekly drop-in session, for young people aged 16-25, called Link to Work each Wednesday from 10.00am to 2.00pm, where we offer help and assistance in:

  • Setting up an email address
  • Job search assistance, including Universal Jobmatch
  • How to build a CV, write a cover letter and plan a phone call to prospective employers
  • Completing application forms
  • Basic IT Skills
  • Advice on volunteer opportunities

The drop-in sessions are held at:

  • Edinburgh:  Thursday 1pm - 4pm  The Junction, Leith
  • Kirkcaldy: Wednesday -10am - 12:30pm  Westbridge Mill, Bridge St, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1TE

Step Up / Step On

We also run two programmes as part of SmartLiving – Step On and Step Up.

Step On is for young people based in Edinburgh, Falkirk and Fife.  The programme helps young people to identify their goals and aspirations for the future such as training, future education or a potential career path.  We support the young people to identify projects they are interested in and work with them to develop their ideas.  Step On also runs a Peer Education Project where young people who have experience in homelessness or independent living at a young age are trained as a Peer Educators.

Step Up is a 12-week Employability course for young people in Falkirk and Fife. The course gives young people the opportunity to develop their confidence, self-esteem and employability skills as well as gaining valuable work experience and gaining an SQA accreditation.


For more information about the weekly drop-in sessions or Step Up / Step On please call 0330 303 0302 or complete the online contact form