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Improving Lives Through Employment Support

Further funding to provide a route out of poverty. Employability services to help those most at risk of long-term unemployment will receive up to £113 million of funding. To deliver the ambitions set out in the National Strategy for Economic Transformation and the Child Poverty

Record 95.5% of School Leavers in Positive Destinations

Almost half of pupils go on to higher education. A record 95.5% of pupils were in a ‘positive destination’ including work, training or further study within three months of leaving school last year with Angus seeing 95.7%. Latest figures also show 45.1% of school leavers

Thousands Helped by Fair Start Scotland

New Campaign Promotes Access to Employment Support. People struggling to secure or retain permanent employment can access free support delivered by trained advisers. The national employment service Fair Start Scotland provides personalised and tailored support to those who have struggled to find and stay in

Young Scots Benefit From Job Start Payments

Over £270K Paid Out To Date Graeme has encouraged more young constituents to apply for the Scottish Government’s Job Start Payment, with successful applicants having benefitted from over £270,000 of support thus far since its launch. Research from the Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) found

Over £26m to Close Digital Divide

Supporting People to Get Online Graeme has said that the Connecting Scotland programme will tackle ‘digital disadvantage’, as around 23,000 people are set to benefit from new online training and skills to help improve their chances of securing a job or to reduce isolation. He

Constituency Assistant to Graeme Dey MSP

Job: Constituency Assistant – Graeme Dey MSP Location: Arbroath with occasional travel to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh Salary: In accordance with SPCB pay scales £23,143 – 25,640 (pro-rata) Job Details: Full-time, 35 hours (Part-time working will be considered for the right candidate) The post attracts

What We’re Doing For Workers

SNP Manifesto 2021: What we’re doing for workers We want Scotland to be the best place to live and work and do business. COVID has highlighted that too many people are still stuck on exploitative contracts, often zero-hours, with little security – which is why

Fair Pay for Social Care Workers

Staff to be Paid at Least the Real Living Wage Graeme has welcomed a commitment to ensure adult social care workers receive at least the Real Living Wage of £9.50 an hour, agreed between the Scottish Government and COSLA. Funding of £64.5 million will be

Employers Back Young Person’s Guarantee

Growing Number Pledge Support Graeme has welcomed more employers across Scotland signing up to the Young Person’s Guarantee as momentum continues – increasing opportunities for every 16-24 year old in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. ScotRail, ScottishPower, Scottish Water, Morgan Stanley, BAE Systems and

Promoting Fair Pay

Delivering for Scotland #69: Support for Living Wage While employment law is reserved to Westminster, the SNP Scottish Government is doing all it can with the powers available to promote fair working practices – maintaining funding of £380,000 to Living Wage Scotland for 2020-21 to