Employability specialist StartScotland has taken over the delivery of a service helping people across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire find work.
From Wednesday 1 July, StartScotland – a joint venture between The Lennox Partnership and Fedcap Scotland – is to deliver the Fair Start Scotland service in the region, taking over delivery from Momentum Scotland.
Day-to-day delivery will be provided by Fedcap Scotland, with no disruption in service to the people being supported by Momentum Scotland across the North East. Nine members of staff will also transfer over to Fedcap Scotland.
The contract has been awarded to StartScotland as a result of its strong ongoing performance across other areas. It currently delivers across two other Fair Start Scotland lots which cover Edinburgh, East Lothian, Fife, Midlothian, the Scottish Borders, West Lothian, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway.
Fair Start Scotland is an entirely voluntary service aimed to help unemployed people, including those with complex issues, who want to work, find suitable, sustainable jobs through tailored support.
Individuals signing up will benefit from an innovative, holistic assessment designed to identify skills needs as well as having a dedicated key worker to support them through their own journey.
Through its work in the North East, StartScotland will be working with partner organisations Enable, Enterprise Mentoring and Aberdeen Foyer.
StartScotland’s General Manager, Susan Paterson, said: “I’m really pleased and excited to see our strong performance has enabled us to increase our footprint in Scotland.
“Every day, we are helping people on their journey towards work. Every week, we are seeing people find work after long periods away from the labour market. The service is making a real difference to people’s lives.”