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Fair Start Scotland

Find the right job with our support.

Giving you the right level of support 

to help you find a job that's right for you

Fair Start Scotland is a flexible employability support service for people living in Scotland who may be struggling to find work. The service gives potential participants flexibility and takes into account their personal circumstances to help them overcome any challenges they may have which may be stopping them finding a job.  


The service voluntary and is available for anyone who may:


  • have a disability or additional support needs

  • have a health condition

  • have caring responsibilities

  • be a single parent

  • a care leaver

  • be from a minority ethnic community

  • be a refugee

  • have a conviction


Individuals will receive a tailored support package to make sure they get the right level of support to help them find a job that’s right for them. We believe that everyone should have the same opportunity to access a job that is right for them no matter what their circumstances.


Individuals who join the service will not only gain employability skills, access to training and specialist support but they will also receive support while in employment – just to make sure everything is okay between the individual and the employer. 


StartScotland is a partnership with The Lennox Partnership and Fedcap Scotland deliver Fair Start Scotland on behalf of Scottish Government in the South West and East of Scotland. 


The Scottish Government is the devolved government for Scotland and has a range of responsibilities that include: the economy, education, health, justice, rural affairs, housing, environment, equal opportunities, consumer advocacy and advice, transport and taxation


For more information about Fair Start Scotland go to or call us on 0800 049 7061.

Is your health holding you back?

If so, you can join the Fair Start Scotland service and we'll help you to bridge the gap between any health issues and securing work. By fully understanding your health issue your personal consultant and health adviser will tailor the service to your requirements, making sure any employment goals and aspirations are suitable for you.

Fair Start Scotland

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