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Fair Start Scotland
Providing specialist employment support to help people in Lanarkshire find work.
Does this apply to you?
I'm over 18
I live in Lanarkshire
I’m not in full-time education or training (over 12 hours a week)
If you answered 'yes' to all the above. Simply enter your details in the form below to get started.
Let us help you find work
If you live in Lanarkshire we are here for you.
Our support is quick to access, matched to your needs, and comes at no cost to you.
We can help you to:
including access to mental health and debt advice
Build your skills and confidence
using resources on our Employment Support Hub
Find the right job for you
with links to vacancies and opportunities
We've helped thousands of people in Lanarkshire find work.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Fair Start Scotland for?
Fair Start Scotland is an employment support service which helps people living in Scotland to find work.
This service is available to people over 18 who live in Lanarkshire or Tayside, who are not working or in full-time education.
How does it work?
Once you get in contact, we’ll give you a call to make sure you’re eligible for our service.
After you join Fair Start Scotland, you’ll be introduced to your dedicated Key Worker, who will support you through every step of your journey.
How can Fair Start Scotland help me find a job?
Your Key Worker will work with you to identify your barriers, transferable skills and any training needs to find the right job.
We can help you to write your CV, submit applications and prepare for interviews. Whatever you need.
What jobs can you help me find?
We can support you with finding a job in any sector. We work with local and national employers across several sectors.
However, if none of them fit your needs, we can support you while you look and apply for jobs elsewhere.
Your Key Worker will work with you to ensure that the job you find is right for you.
I have a large gap in my employment history or have never had a job, can you help?
No matter how much experience you have or how long it’s been since you’ve had a job, our team can support you with your job search.
I have a health condition which impacts my ability to work, can you still help?
Our support is completely personalised. If you have a physical or mental health condition which can impact your work, we’ll help you find a suitable job which meets your needs.
Our goal is to support you into employment, so we offer up to 12 months of in-work support after you’ve found a job to ensure that the role is right for you and that any adjustments are put in place, if needed.
I am unemployed and want to join. What's next?
That's great, we would love to speak to you and help you get started. Complete our Online Enquiry Form and one of our team will be in touch shortly.
I live in Scotland but not in Lanarkshire or Tayside, can you help?
Unfortunately, our service is only available to residents in Lanarkshire and Tayside. If you live in another area of Scotland, you can still access Fair Start Scotland by contacting your local provider. Find out more about Fair Start Scotland in your area
I am currently employed but want to change jobs, can you help me?
Unfortunately, our support is only available if you are currently unemployed. If your circumstances change, then please get in touch.
I am in full-time education and want help getting a part-time job, can you help?
Unfortunately, our support is only available to people who are not in full-time education. If your circumstances change, then please get in touch.
I am 16 and looking for support, can you help?
If you are 16 or 17 you might be able to use our service if you have a disability or receive employment support.