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Employability Week is running again after the huge success of last year's inaugural event

Posted on 28 May 2024



A special week of events is being hosted by North Ayrshire Council to help people access the support they need to get into work or training.

Employability Week, launched last year, was such a great success that North Ayrshire Council and partners are running it again this week.

It will offer a series of community events, where experts will explain the various services that are available.

Events are being coordinated by the Council’s Employability Service’s Your Next Move, Working North Ayrshire programme.

Residents can find out more about the wide range of opportunities available locally including: local job vacancies; how to retrain for a new career; discovering training options or find out more about college courses. 

During this year’s Employability Week – between Monday, May 27 and Friday, May 31 – experts from Your Next Move, and partners, can provide information about opportunities, including:

Modern Apprenticeships – paid employment with learning on the job and working towards an industry qualification, with the Council recruiting over 30 young people this year including Electricians, plumbers, a joiner, early years, youthwork and business administration.

The Equal programme - a supported employment service for people with long-term health conditions and disabilities across North Ayrshire and

We Work For Families – an initiative supporting parents to prepare for and secure employment, education and training.

Events for the week include:


New Youth Hub Open Day, Stevenston Library 2pm - 4pm

The opening of a new employability hub for young people aged 16 to 24.


BBQ at Eglinton Community Gardens, Eglinton Park 11am - 2.30pm

A fun day and a chance to find out about our supported employment service EQUAL, volunteering with TACT & employability support from our Criminal Justice Team. There will be lots of information, crafts, gardening stalls and more!


Parent Hub’s 1st Birthday, Glasgow Street, Ardrossan 11am - 1pm

An event to celebrate the first anniversary of the Parent Hub. The open day will promote the variety of support that the We Work for Families Team can offer to parents.


Jobs Fair, Saltcoats Town Hall 10am - 12.30pm (Quiet time 12pm - 12.30pm)

An opportunity to meet local employers to find out about job vacancies and to speak with employment services for support.

If you are ready to make Your Next Move, please head along to any of the community events, which are free to attend on a drop-in basis. You can also find out more on the Council’s Twitter and Facebook accounts.

The Employability Service delivers a range of support through its Your Next Move, Working North Ayrshire programme.

Contracted partners delivering Your Next Move, Working North Ayrshire include We Work for Families and CEIS Ayrshire, who all contribute to delivering a wide range of support to help individuals prepare and progress into employment.

To access any of the opportunities delivered by Your Next Move, Working North Ayrshire please email employability@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

You can also find out how Your Next Move, Working North Ayrshire can help you with things like CVs, application forms, Modern Apprenticeships, paid work experience, interview techniques and secure employment at Help finding work (north-ayrshire.gov.uk)

Follow the team on Facebook at Working North Ayrshire.