Employability Strategy in Edinburgh

Job Strategy Group

The Local Employability Partnership (LEP) is coordinated through the Job Strategy Group and the Joined Up for Jobs strategy. The LEP brings together partners to share information about what is happening in their organisations and to discuss future changes and initiatives. This ensures a strategic approach to planning, implementation and delivery, and identifies the opportunities for joint working.


  The Job Strategy Group comprises:

  • Chief Executive Officer, Capital City Partnership
  • Head of Employability & Talent Development, City of Edinburgh Council
  • Head of Policy and Innovation, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
  • District Manager East and South East Scotland, Department of Work and Pensions
  • Vice Principal, Edinburgh College
  • Employability Lead, NHS Lothian
  • Regional Manager, Skills Development Scotland
  • Vice Principal Careers Service, Edinburgh University


Contact Chief Executive Officer Rona Hunter: rona.hunter@capitalcitypartnership.org.


The Job Strategy Group oversees the partnership support for the Joined Up for Jobs, Joined Up for Business and Joined Up for Integration strategies below.

Joined Up for Jobs

Joined Up for Jobs sets out the framework for a partnership of key agencies and frontline services to work together to help more people into employment through our Strategic Skills Pipeline.  CCP contract manage most of the services on offer, including management of the emerging No One Left Behind. Support is given through website resources, a client management information system, and quarterly provider forums. 

Joined Up for Integration

Joined Up for Integration aims to establish better employment outcomes for customers from key services working better together.  It works with stakeholders, service providers and service users to upskill, make better use of resources and increase better pathways to a positive outcome.   A core strategy is the integration and alignment of systems and talent banks under the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal.

Joined Up for Business

Joined Up for Business gives businesses a "no wrong door" approach and offers a bespoke, free recruitment and training service, as well as a business growth support service for SMEs. We will help businesses identify funding initiatives that can support your recruitment, training and business growth needs.  We also support the Fort Kinnaird Recruitment Skills Centre, and the emerging Edinburgh St James development through FUSE.

Youth Employability Partnership

The Youth Employment Strategy aims to provide training, education and work opportunities for young people (16-24). Key to this is ensuring that the supply of courses, placements and jobs meets the demands of our population. The Youth Employment Partnership is a group of key organisations (Capital City Partnership, City of Edinburgh Council; Edinburgh College, Inspiring Scotland;  Jobcentre Plus; NHS Lothian; and Skills Development Scotland) who deliver and commission youth employment support and are committed to ensuring young people reach appropriate and sustainable jobs.