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Perth & Kinross Council

Westbank - The Growing Place

  • Stage 1

    Referral

    Reaching out and supporting individuals into regular activity and positive routines

  • Stage 2

    Assess Needs

    Assess initial needs and agree key activities to address barriers to employment and training

  • Stage 3

    Vocational Activity

    A range of core skills employability and accredited training and job search activities.

  • Stage 4

    Employers & Job Matching

    Arranging work or volunteer placements with employers

  • Stage 5

    In Work Support & Aftercare

    Supporting individuals to maintain and progress within the workplace

Contacts

Westbank Entprises,
Main Contact

Westbank Plant Nursery Jeanfield Road,
Perth, PH1 1PG
01738 444244westbank@pkc.gov.uk

Westbank is a provider of educational and employability related activities for clients with significant barriers preventing undertaking paid employment. Partially funded by European Social fund we facilitate basic courses in joinery, horticulture and land based industries, and plan to expand our offer adding other trades and skills soon. In the second phase of Westbank project we anticipate to deliver certified courses in machinery operation (forklift, telehandler, etc.).

Westbank can also provide facilities for partner organisations and their clients requiring high level of support to learn new skills by working on basic gardening tasks. This service is directed to clients furthest away from the job market, where significant input is required to move them towards the beginning of employability pipeline.

Clients at Westbank come from various referral streams, with majority of them being offenders sentenced to Community Payback, but we can also provide school placement programmes and custom tailored solutions for most challenging client groups.

European Social Fund, Scottish Government
European Social Fund, Scottish Government Funded