Help for people who are long term unemployed

The Long Term Unemployed programme supports people into paid work placements (Real Living Wage) for approximately six months.

During the work placement you will work up to 30 hours a week while also undertaking certified, industry recognised training. 

Is it for you?

You must be:

  • aged over 25 and unemployed longer than 12 months or aged 20 to 24 and unemployed for at least six months
  • able to live and work in the UK
  • currently not in employment, training or education
  • facing one or more barriers to employment 

Anyone on the Scottish Government’s Fair Start Scotland programme is not eligible.


Contact our Skills Team. Email or call 01307 492039