Practical employability training for young people in Edinburgh

Our new employability training for young people in Edinburgh starts on Tuesday 3rd October.

The Building Brighter Futures course will run on Tuesday and Wednesday for eight weeks. Contact Lisa on to sign up or refer a young person.

Who the course is suitable for

Building Brighter Futures is open to 16-21 year olds in Edinburgh City, Lothians and Borders. The course is suitable for young people on Stage 2 of the Employability Pipeline. Young people must be able to self travel to Edinburgh.

What young people can gain

Our employability training in Edinburgh gives young people the chance to gain: • Experience in our Move On Wood Recycling wood workshop • Support and funding to achieve CSCS Green Labourers Card • Industry recognised manual handling qualification • SQA qualifications • CV help and interview practice • Support to move on to further training, education and employment Travel and lunch expenses will be provided. Practical employability training for young people in Edinburgh

Where the course will take place

Our employability training for young people is split between our Edinburgh office and wood workshop: • Move On, 7 Bakehouse Close, EH8 8DD • Move On Wood Recycling, 3 New Broompark, EH5 1RS Find out more about our Move On Wood Recycling social enterprise.

What our young people say

Robbie, a young person who completed the Building Brighter Futures course then went on to secure a plumbing apprenticeship while studying for his NVQ:

“Thank you for putting me through this and for all of your help with everything. I couldn’t recommend someone else to do this more, thanks again.”

Frazer, a Building Brighter Futures graduate who is now working as a full-time labourer and has achieved his CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card:

“Building Brighter Futures was the course that got me into work – suddenly I had something that could actually get me a job. I’d applied for lots of work in the past but not got anywhere. This was the first time I was able to get a job – basically it’s handing someone the key to employment.”

Kai, who gained a Community Jobs Scotland post in our workshop after completing the course:

“It’s increased my confidence and I’ve learned a lot of new skills.”

How to apply

If you’re interested in our employability training for young people in Edinburgh, please contact to sign up or to refer a young person. Our next course starts on Tuesday 3rd October so please get in touch ASAP!