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No One Left Behind Initiative

Long Term Unemployed (LTU) Programme

The Long Term Unemployed (LTU) programme is gaining traction with 16 clients already in placement and a further six due to start in the coming weeks. The scheme, which is part of the No One Left Behind initiative funded by the Scottish Government, supports individuals aged over 25 who have been unemployed for over 12 months to develop employability skills and provide valuable work experience that will enable them to gain sustainable employment by providing paid work placements.

Placements must be entry-level positions, between 16-30hpw and in either public or 3rd sectors. Third sector placement providers to date include Community First UK, Kirrie Connections, Citizens Advice Bureau, Furniture Recycling Project Angus, Angus Independent Advocacy, Brechin Buccaneers and Murton Trust for Education & The Environment.

Sue who is in placement at Montrose Basin, Scottish Wildlife Trust said:

This placement has given me an opportunity to work in an environment I never thought possible. After studying hard at college as a mature student to change careers, life had a different plan for me. Now many years after leaving college I’m looking forward to my journey on the placement; gaining new skills, experiences and self-confidence.

​​​​​​​If you can offer a fully funded paid work placement or if you know someone who fits the criteria and would be interested in a work placement, please contact Michelle in Angus Council’s Skills & Employability team at skillsteam@angus.gov.uk