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Work placement opportunities for charities

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The Edinburgh Guarantee is looking for organisations to be paired with people who are keen to gain work experience

Voluntary sector organisations in Edinburgh are being given the chance to connect with people who are looking to gain an insight into working life.

The Edinburgh Guarantee is looking for organisations to offer work placements for people who are aged over 25.

In response to the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has awarded funding to encourage public and third sector organisations to offer paid work placements to people aged over 25 years, who have been unemployed for over 12 months and have additional barriers to employment.

There is no cost to organisations participating, and entry level posts suitable for people to gain essential skills for future employment are being sought.

Placements should offer between 16 – 30 hours per week, fixed term for six months but can be flexible to meet the needs of the individual, i.e. term time, less hours for longer.  The placements must be supernumerary. 

• Participants must receive £9.50 per hour and start dates must be between November and March.  Organisations will pay the wages and reclaim in full from the council monthly in arrears.

• Placements must be supported by a nominated staff member (mentor) who, in turn, will be supported by a named officer from the City of Edinburgh Council or an employability provider.

• Organisations will be responsible for induction and day-to-day management of the participant.

• Progress will be reviewed regularly with participant and mentor and can be stopped if not working out.

• However, if a placement is successful, additional funding may be available after the 26 week period. 

To find out more please contact Claire Bee at or call 07935 009 924 by 26 November. 



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