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Employment Support Team


Employment Support Team, 41D, St Catherine's Road, Perth, PH1 5SJ

ContactJackie Scrimgeour/Wayne Smith
Phone Number01738 477638

Agency BriefThe Employment Support Team offers one to one employability related support to people facing additional challenges to access and retain paid employment.
Target Client GroupIndividuals aged 16+ with barriers to work (details below) looking to go into paid employment.
Programmes Offered
  • Work skills programme (1 session weekly over 7 weeks)
  • Support with CV completion
  • Interview preparation
  • Independent travel training for work
  • Work experiences
  • Support with job applications
  • Job matching
  • 1 to 1 in work support
  • Employer liaison
EligibilityThe Employment Support Team support people with mental ill health, learning disabilities, acquired brain injuries, autistic spectrum conditions or those affected by drugs or alcohol addiction.
ReferralReferrals will be accepted from Perth and Kinross Employability Network Members, medical professionals, Job Centre Plus, PKC staff, schools, colleges, support agencies and self-referrals.

Individuals will be supported into paid permanent employment. Anyone in work and experiencing difficulties will be supported with job retention.


An individual approach is offered, including;

  • Enhancing work skills
  • Work experience opportunities
  • Paid employment

Stages covered

Stage 1 Referral / Engagement activity

Examples of this is early engagement activity, identification of client need and development of an action plan.

Stage 2 Barrier removal

Examples of this is barrier removal activities and confidence building, support to develop core skills such as numeracy and literacy, holistic activities linked to individual needs and employability skills.

Stage 3 Vocational activity

Examples of this may include job search, work experience, employability skills and accredited pre-employment training for core skills.

Stage 4 Employer engagement and job matching

Activities may include employer engagement through work experience and job matching, mentoring and supporting clients in the work place.

Stage 5 In work / Aftercare

Support to help the client to sustain employment, upskilling/work force development, Mas and support business start up.

To learn more about the different stages, please read our icon Employability Pipeline [360Kb] page.