Building Brighter Futures is an employment training and skills course for young people in Edinburgh. The six week course is suitable for young people who are 16-21 years old and at stages 1 and 2 of the Strategic Skills Pipeline.

Employment training and skills young people can gain

Our Building Brighter Futures course gives young people the opportunity to achieve:

Funding and expenses

The course includes the funding to gain a CSCS Green Labourer card, essential to work on sites and valid for five years.

We also offer travel and lunch expenses.

Now recruiting for our latest course

Our next Building Brighter Futures course starts on Tuesday 14th March. The course will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for six weeks.

Please note young people must be 16 when starting the course.

Young people can return to school after completion/attend school while on the course.

Who to contact

Please contact Rebecca in our Edinburgh office on or 07395788691 for more info and a referral form.

We will aim to meet with the young person before the course starts.

Case study: Supporting Robbie into an apprenticeship

Robbie achieved several employment focused skills and qualifications through our Building Brighter Futures course, including his SQA Employability Award, qualification in Core Skills, and his Health and Safety qualification.

We also supported Robbie with the revision, practice and funding for his CSCS test, which meant he could apply for a CSCS Green Labourer Card. Robbie was able to use this to secure employment with DV McColl and Border Timberguard.

With his new qualifications and work experience, Robbie was successful in applying for a plumbing apprenticeship with JW Border Gas.

Robbie highly recommends our employment training to other young people in Edinburgh, saying “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.”

Case study: Employment success for Kai

Kai is another young people in Edinburgh who achieved qualifications, training and practical work experience through our Building Brighter Futures course.

After completing the course, Kai secured a Community Jobs Scotland job in our Move On Wood Recycling social enterprise. Kai shares in our video interview how the role gave him the opportunity to learn new skills and increase his confidence.

After finishing his Community Jobs Scotland placement, Kai used his training and work experience to secure full-time employment with LEMAC, an electric motor manufacturer.