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Fair Start Scotland

  • Stage 1


    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


Fair Start Scotland,

Unit 10-11 Nethergate Business Centre,
Dundee, DD1 4ER
0300 456 8085

Michael Gibson,
Partnership Lead

07825 948368

Shubab Ujam,
Operations Manager

07717 275119

James Hopgood,
Business Manager

07827 991310

Neil Bell,
Regional Accounts Manager

07514 271069

Opening Times

9am to 5pm, 9am to 5pm, 9am to 5pm, 9am to 5pm, 9am to 4:30pm,

Fair Start Scotland is an employment service which aims to deliver a flexible, tailored, personal approach, to help unemployed people find real jobs or stay in their job.

Remploy is contracted to deliver the Fair Start Scotland service on behalf of the Scottish Government in Tayside (Dundee, Angus and Perth & Kinross). Through the delivery of the Fair Start Scotland Service, the Scottish Government is looking to support a minimum of 38,000 participants.

FSS tackles barriers to work by linking up with health and social care providers and other local services aimed at getting people into work. FSS offers more intensive, tailored support than can be provided by the standard Jobcentre Plus offer, or through other available services and provision. Participation on FSS is voluntary, therefore claimants cannot be sanctioned for nonattendance, failure to engage or if they leave the programme early. However, normal conditionality and mandatory work-related activity sanctions still apply. Third party organisations may signpost potential participants to the SG Service Providers to discuss the provision and consider their eligibility for it.