Helping people into work

A number of sources of support are available to help people into work - whether its for young people looking to go into a job or further education, employers looking to set up job placements, or supporting the long-term unemployed to access skills, training and jobs

Employability team

The Employability Team supports the long term unemployed, and helps people to access skills, training, opportunities and jobs.

Find out more about the Employability team and what they can do for you here >

Young Person's Guarantee

The Young Person’s Guarantee is a commitment to Scotland’s young people.

Every eligible young person aged between 16 and 24 in Scotland will have the opportunity to access support to help them into work, based on their own personal circumstances and ambitions. Support will be particularly focussed on those young people who most need it.

The aim of this Scottish Government Funded funding is to deliver fairer and more inclusive communities where every young person has an opportunity to reach their potential.

Argyll and Bute Council are currently offering Employer Recruitment Incentives (ERIs) of up to £6,000 per participant.  This allows unemployed young people the opportunity to move into permanent or a fixed term employment contracts of up to 18 months or more.

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Inspiralba are the lead partner for the Spark Your Purpose programme, providing pre employability support for young people age 16 – 24, further information on the programme available here:

The Clyde Fishermen’s Trust are offering placements on a training programme aimed at young people interested in pursuing a career in the fishing and seafaring industries. For more information please visit : 

Working Rite support 16 – 24 year olds not in employment, education or training in Argyll and Bute, the charity currently deliver programmes in Oban and Lochgilphead offering paid mentored work placements and real opportunities with local businesses. For more information contact  Audrey on 07341 561965 / Fiona on 07788 900049Working Rite | the youth employment charity

No One Left Behind (NOLB) – 25+ Years

The NOLB ERI programme plays an important role in supporting people aged 25 to 67 years with the greatest barriers to employment to enable them to obtain and remain in sustainable employment.

Argyll and Bute Council are currently offering Employer Recruitment Incentives (ERIs) of up to £6,000 per person.  This allows unemployed participants the opportunity to move into permanent or a fixed term employment contracts of up to 18 months or more.

To find out more and register your interest on any of the opportunities, please contact the Employability Team on 01586 555990 or email