1. Statistics

    26 Aug 2020

    Scotland's Devolved Employment Services: statistical summary

    This publication presents statistics on the number of referrals, starts and job outcomes for Fair Start Scotland, an employability support service aiming to help unemployed people into sustainable employment, up to the end of June 2020.

  2. Strategy/plan

    05 Aug 2020

    Addressing the labour market emergency: Scottish Government response

    Across four themes, this report sets out the Scottish Government’s response to the recommendations made by The Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board sub-group for immediate action to mitigate rising levels of unemployment across Scotland due to the impact of COVID-19.

  3. Statistics

    27 May 2020

    Scotland's Devolved Employment Services: statistical summary

    This publication presents statistics up to the end of March 2020; covering the first two years of Fair Start Scotland (FSS), which launched in April 2018, and the 21 months of the Health and Work Support pilot which launched in June 2018 and closed in March 2020.

  4. Publication

    18 Feb 2020

    Scotland's careers strategy: moving forward

    Strategy highlighting the role that career education, information, advice and guidance (CIAG) services in Scotland can play in helping to address future skills demands and deliver inclusive growth.

  5. Statistics

    27 Nov 2019

    Scotland's devolved employment services: statistical summary

    Statistics to the end of September 2019 cover the first eighteen months of Fair Start Scotland (FSS), which launched in April 2018, and the fifteen months of the Health and Work Support Pilot (HAWS), which launched in June 2018.

  6. Research and analysis

    06 Nov 2019

    Fair Start Scotland evaluation report 2: local area case studies - November 2019

    Part of the Fair Start Scotland evaluation series. It presents detailed findings from the first wave of local area case studies in Alloa, Wick and Irvine and includes feedback from FSS service providers, participants, local delivery partners and other local people facing similar barriers to employment.

  7. Research and analysis

    25 Sep 2019

    PACE customer journey: 2019

    Qualitative study looking at the customer experience of individuals who have recently been made redundant.

  8. Impact assessment

    02 Sep 2019

    Flexible Workforce Development Fund: equality impact assessment

    This document assesses the future policy direction of the Flexible Workforce Development Fund to ensure that the Fund addresses equality and diversity issues and is in keeping with the Scottish Governments priorities with a particular focus on reducing the gender pay gap, tackling occupational segregation and halving the disability employment gap.

  9. Impact assessment

    02 Sep 2019

    Employment support programme: equality impact assessment

    No One Left Behind (NOLB) Employability funding stream, which is aimed at helping those members of society who face challenging barriers to finding and maintaining employment, reach their true potential.

  10. Consultation paper

    16 Jan 2019

    Consultation on Job Grant

    We are seeking views on key eligibility criteria and format of the Job Grant, a new benefit which will be delivered by Social Security Scotland to support young people moving back into employment.

  11. Strategy/plan

    17 Oct 2018

    Enterprise and Skills Board: strategic plan

    This full plan provides clarity around strategic direction to enterprise and skills agencies and a blueprint to Government to turn up the dial on productivity and drive inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

  12. Impact assessment

    21 Sep 2018

    STEM bursary: equality impact assessment 2018

    The EQIA summarises how decision makers balanced the aim of the STEM bursaries against the potential adverse impacts of the policy on groups with protected characteristics.

  13. NEWS

    14 Dec 2017 14:35

    Scotland’s Budget

    Investing in the NHS, protecting low earners, backing Scotland’s economy.