We co-ordinate the Local Employability Partnership through The Job Strategy Group and our Joined Up for Jobs strategy. Partners share information about major changes or initiatives coming through their own organisations and what is likely to be coming our way in the coming year or two. This allows for joint planning before changes are implemented or new opportunities come to the market.
The Jobs Strategy Group comprises:
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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 sets out the framework for a partnership of key agencies and frontline services to work together to help more people into employment. Support is given through website resources, a client management information system, and quarterly forums.
The "Joined Up Integration Project" aims to establish better employment outcomes for customers from key services working better together. It brings together the Council's Social Housing, Criminal Justice, and Health and Social Care agendas alongside the NHS and third sector partners and works to enhance the new Localities Model.
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.
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.