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Services to connect people to employment opportunities

Our Employability service

Map Course

Bookings are open for our upcoming map course in August 2024. For more information and to register your interest click here: Map Course

The employment landscape is constantly changing and so are our lives. Through choice or necessity, you may find yourself in a situation where you are required to re-assess your employment options.

You may be new to Edinburgh and looking for a job; maybe you are planning to return to work after a break, wanting to change career or struggling to sustain existing work.

We understand that deciding on your next steps can be challenging and are here to help.

Referrer Drop-ins

Come along to our free open drop-in designed for anyone supporting clients who are thinking about volunteering, having difficulties with their volunteering, or looking to progress their volunteering in another direction. find out more

What is involved?

In one-to-one appointments our work coaches will assist you to identify your skills, talents and aspirations, build transferrable skills, confidence and self-belief and explore how volunteering can be used as a stepping stone to employment.

We also provide career coaching and guidance alongside help with CV’s, job applications and interviews. The service is delivered in person, by phone or online.

What does our Employability Service offer?
One-to-one appointments
Help to identify your skills, talents and aspirations
Help building transferrable skills
Help building confidence and self-belief
Guidance on how volunteering can be used as a stepping stone to employment
Career coaching and guidance
Help with CV’s, job applications and interviews
This service is delivered in person, by phone or online. Please get in touch with us by calling 0131 225 0630 or by email at employability@volunteeredinburgh.org.uk for more information on how we can help.

Have a look at the two service tasters below.

Job Coaching: Skills and Values

Here is the first of a collection of Service Tasters that we will be providing on our site that give a brief overview of some of the service we offer.

Applying for jobs

Here is the second in a collection of Service Tasters that we will be providing on our site that give a brief overview of some of the services we offer.

As part of the city’s Joined Up For Jobs network, we work closely with other services so can put you in touch with organisations providing specialist advice, support and training if applicable.

The Employability Service is for anyone aged 16+ who is either unemployed or, working 16hrs or less, or is in unstable work such as zero hours contracts.

Get in touch

Come along to our Employability Drop-in on Wednesdays from 2.00pm until 4.00pm and find out about the service to see if it’s right for you.

Employability Drop-in

Employability Drop-ins are held on Wednesdays from 2.00pm until 4.00pm at Volunteer Edinburgh, 222 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5EQ. If you can’t make the drop-in and you’re interested in an appointment, please call 0131 225 0630 and ask to speak to someone in the Employability Team or email us directly at employability@volunteeredinburgh.org.uk