Discover Work: Funded Work Placement Opportunities

A new exciting opportunity for Dundee based public and third sector organisations

Funded Work Placement Opportunities

In response to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scottish Government has awarded funding to encourage public and third sector organisations to offer paid work placements to people aged over 25 years, who have been unemployed for over 12 months and have additional barriers to employment.

There is no cost to your organisation, and we are looking for entry level posts suitable for people to gain essential skills for future employment.

Placements should offer between 15 – 30 hours per week, fixed term for 6 months but can be flexible to meet the needs of the individual, i.e. term time, less hours for a longer period of time.  The placements must be supernumerary.

  • Participants must receive the real living wage and start dates must be before 30 September 2022. You’ll pay the wages and reclaim in full from the council monthly in arrears.
  • You will be responsible for induction and day-to-day management of the participant.
  • Progress will be reviewed regularly with the participant and employer and can be stopped if not working out.
  • The placements should provide access to training which provides individuals with the ability to demonstrate skills and recent experience, to boost their chances to secure sustainable jobs. The council may be able to help with this

 To find out more please contact Erin Johnson –

Dundee City Council will accept expressions of interest until Thursday 1st September 2022 from third sector and public sector employers (with a particular focus on health and social care, hospitality, green jobs).

This Expression of Interest Form is to open a dialogue between the employer and Dundee City Council: Discover Work LTU – Note of interest

Discover Work LTU – Placement form

Information Event

Dundee City Council’s Adult Employability Service would like to invite you to attend an event we are running in partnership with “Dark Dundee” Tours. Come and hear about the Sails, Tales and Whales of Dundee’s past, the history of the old harbour, docks and the importance of our building, The Shore, to the area.

Your tour will end in the Shore, where you will meet our team and hear about funding we have received from Scottish Government, to help Third Sector, Charities and Public Sector organisations to support unemployed residents of the city. The funding will cover wages for a period to enable you to grow your team or even just offer work experience placements for a period of time

Date: 27th July 2022       Time: Sessions available at 10am, noon and 2pm – book now, places are limited to one person per organisation

RSVP: 01382 433477/

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