Employability in Scotland      

Employability covers all the factors that enable people to increase their chances of getting a job, staying in work and progressing further in their job.

The Scottish Government definition is ‘the combination of factors and processes which enable people to progress towards employment, to stay in employment and to move on in the workplace’.

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Employability in Aberdeenshire

The Employment Support Team (EST) offers Key Worker support to individuals and groups seeking employment or training throughout Aberdeenshire.

The Employability Co-ordinator (EST) Chairs the Aberdeenshire Employability Partnership (Employment CONNECT), which operates throughout Aberdeenshire and has 65 participating organisations working together.


Apprenticeships-9 lModern Apprenticeships – Apprenticeship opportunities, paid work and training for people over 16.

Young People – Introducing school pupils into the world of work, providers and types of work placements available.

Partner Agencies – Information relating to all agencies, that make up the Aberdeenshire Employability Partnership.

Opportunities for All – Ensuring the Government commitment to provide all young people aged 16-19 years with opportunities to participate in learning, training and work, is met.


Employability ASN

Aberdeenshire Council’s Employability Service works with young people with additional special needs, learning disabilities, mental health issues, physical disabilities, autism and other health related conditions.   The Service will give advice on what additional support is available for getting a job/attending college or other appropriate employability activities. Read more