‘North Lanarkshire’s Working’ Can Help You Start Your Journey Into Work

North Lanarkshire’s Working is a free service for anyone over 16, unemployed and keen to work. They can help you find a job after you’ve left school across a variety of roles and sectors by offering:

An individual ‘journey to work’ plan,
Access to an exclusive network of local jobs, including apprenticeships,
Confidence-building courses,
Training and upskilling, including Construction Health and Safety Certificates,
CV and interview help,
One-to-one support

One success story from North Lanarkshire’s Working was school leaver Scott Burton. Like many others his age Scott was unsure what he wanted to do once he left school, but knew he didn’t feel particularly academic and would prefer something where he could learn on the job.

Last summer, Scott’s friend was going to meet with North Lanarkshire’s Working and Scott decided to tag along. Once he realised how they could help him, Scott decided to sign-up and started working with a caseworker on his CV, interview skills and job applications. When the opportunity then arose to become a Trainee Sign Maker at family-run company ‘Key Signs’ – Scott was delighted. It was a local apprenticeship, which meant he could learn on the job and was convenient to travel to.

Speaking about his new job, Scott said: “I am absolutely loving my job at Key Signs. I knew I didn’t want to go to college or university and was a little nervous about not finding a job after I left School. When I went along to meet North Lanarkshire’s Working I had no idea what they might be able to offer me, but they helped me gain the confidence to start applying for jobs and then they matched me with this job at Key Signs.”

Many young people face barriers to employment, whether it be lack of skills or experience but North Lanarkshire’s Working is there to work with you to make sure you have the tools you need to get into the world of work.

For more information on how North Lanarkshire’s Working: www.northlanarkshiresworking.co.uk Email: northlanarkshiresworking@northlan.gov.uk Tel: 0800 0730 226