Employability Services - Edinburgh
We provide a wide range of employability services to help people into jobs across Edinburgh
Our employability approach, Link Academy, delivers these courses from LinkLiving's office at New Mart Road and at The Junction in Leith.
Through the Link Academy, we will help you develop vital skills, knowledge and experience needed to secure an interview, and more importantly, secure a job.
What do we do
We run a number of employability services, volunteer programmes, and SQA courses, all of which can help give you a kick start onto the career ladder.
How we can help you
The following courses are available to people living in the Edinburgh area:
This course is aimed at unemployed young people between the ages of 16-25.
The programme helps young people to identify their goals and aspirations for the future such as training, future education or a potential career path.
It offers a qualification in SCQF Level 4 Personal Development. There are opportunities to become a volunteer Peer Educator or a Mentor. Volunteers can also complete a qualification in SCQF Level Volunteer Skills Award.
Steps to Resilience
This course runs each Tuesday and Wednesday for 11 weeks and is aimed at young people between the ages of 16 and 25 who have experienced trauma (including bullying and abuse).
The course is run in partnership with an organisation called Total Health. It teaches Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness - useful skills and techniques proven to help with anxiety and self confidence.
During week 10 participants go on a fully funded residential courses.
This course is run four times a year for 12 weeks and is aimed at young people aged between 16 and 25.
The course gives young people the opportunity to develop their confidence, self-esteem and employability skills as well as gaining valuable work experience and gaining an SQA accreditation.
This is a structured course with 9 weeks in the training room and 3 on a work placement of the young person's choice.
The young people cover four units to receive the SCQF Level 4 Employability Award.
We offer a range of SQA Qualifications in Edinburgh. These courses will help participants learn valuable new skills, improve self-confidence, and gain knowledge and experience that will stand out to potential employers.
If you would like more information about any of our employability courses in Edinburgh please contact us.