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Find a job

If you're unemployed

Visit your nearest Jobcentre Plus for help with finding a job and any benefits you might be entitled to.

Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships let you learn on the job, get work experience and work towards a qualification. Find out more about:

Get more information on becoming an apprentice

Scottish careers advice: My World of Work

Get careers advice  from My World of Work.

The website can help you with each stage of your working life including:

Their toolkit can help with things like researching careers to building your first CV.

You can search for learning and training opportunities and find job vacancies online.

Work support for parents

Parental Employability Support Fund (PESF)

The fund supports parents to get a job or to increase their income if they’re already in work.

A key worker will agree a plan of action with you and give you support. This can include support to:

  • upskill or retrain
  • find a job
  • tell you about other services who can help you

Contact your local employability lead for more information.

Looking for and finding work as a parent

If you’ve been out of work or on leave for a while Parent Club can help you find and get support for the right job for you.


If your child is 3 or 4 years old, you can get up to 1140 hours of funded early learning and childcare a year. This around 30 hours a week in term time. About a 1/4 of 2 year olds are also eligible.

Check what you're entitled to and search for childcare in your area.

Apply for work in your local area

Search and apply for local jobs on myjobscotland.

You can apply to work for your local council across a wide range of job roles and services.

Apply for work in the UK or abroad

Search for and apply for in the UK and abroad on GOV.UK.

You'll find information on registering for an account and other ways to apply for jobs.

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