Welcome to the Employability Network
The Perth & Kinross Employability Network’s objective is to seek to improve employability services for young people and adults with additional challenges and barriers to work ( disabilities, illness or a history of offending) . The Network provides a wide range of supports, opportunities, and volunteering or work experience placements to help people achieve their personal goals / outcomes. Some member organisations also offer a range of supports to local employers.
Are you struggling to find a job or stay in work? If you need help with this, get in touch - Contact Us
Do you employ someone who has a health or disability issue? Need support with this? See the employers page.
COVID-19 Mental Health Directory
This is a directory includes national services, telephone helplines and useful websites. There are lots of places you can go for help and support if you have a concern or are feeling down. If you know of anyone who might need help and support, please give them a copy of this directory or direct them to this link: www.pkc.gov.uk/mentalhealth
If you are worried someone is feeling suicidal, it is important to remember the following things; If it is a high risk situation, dial 999. Keep them safe and keep yourself safe. If a person has suicidal thoughts, let them know you care. Encourage them to talk to someone they trust. They may find it helpful to talk to their GP or NHS 24 (111).
They could also phone one of the helplines below:
- Breathing Space: 0800 83 85 87
- Samaritans: 116 123
- Childline: 0800 1111
The stages of the employability pipeline describe the needs of people who want to return to work but are faced with a range of challenges or barriers. These stages reflect a national standard of describing those needs and the services available from organisations. A brief outline of those stages can be found below, or you can get more detailed information from the Employability In Scotland website.
- Stage 1
Reaching out and supporting individuals into regular activity and positive routines
- Stage 2
Assess initial needs and agree key activities to address barriers to employment and training
- Stage 3
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