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 their organisations and to discuss future changes and initiatives. This ensures a strategic approach to planning, implementation and delivery, and identifies opportunities for joint working and helps tackle inequality and poverty and improve job outcomes and increase skills.

  The Job Strategy Group comprises:

  • Chief Executive Officer, Capital City Partnership
  • Head of Business and Inclusive Growth, 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 and Joined Up for Business strategies below and links to the Youth Employability Partnership.

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, improve skills and reduce poverty through our Strategic Skills Pipeline and the new Enhanced Regional Skills Pipeline.  

CCP contract manage most of the services on offer, including contract management of the emerging No One Left Behind funded provision and the wider Edinburgh and South East Scotland frameworks.  

Support is given through website resources, a client management information system, quarterly provider forums, contract management, partnership leverage opportunities, capacity building and co-production and co-design. 

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 skill centre.

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; Developing Young Workforce; and Skills Development Scotland) who deliver and commission youth employment support and are committed to ensuring young people reach appropriate and sustainable jobs.