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Employment and training initiatives

Modern Apprenticeships

Work and train at the same time. Visit our Modern Apprenticeships page to find out about the training programme for people under 20 years of age.

Employability Fund Stage 4

For people over 18 years of age, this scheme places you in North Ayrshire Council offices for 26 weeks, where you can build a portfolio of work and gain a SVQ 2 in Business Administration. You'll continue to receive Job Seekers Allowance and will be paid a contribution towards travel costs.

How to apply: contact Jobcentre Plus.

Further opportunities: Apply for employment within the council through the My Job Scotland portal. Make sure you tell us about your experience as a 'Employability Fund Stage 4' candidate in your application.

North Ayrshire's Employability Pipeline

Multi-agency support to fit individual circumstances. Find out more in our Local Employment Activity Plan (PDF, 1.09mb).


Volunteering is a great way to gain skills, confidence and experience. It could also lead to a paid job. For volunteering opportunities visit Project Scotland.