We support New Scots (asylum seekers, refugees and migrants) with the following employment support:

  • writing job applications and CVs
  • preparing for interviews
  • developing skills
  • accessing training and education
  • and career advice

We have two employability services at The Welcoming; one for people under 30 years old, and one for people over 30 years old.

Apply for an appointment

We currently have appointments available for our under 30s service and our over 30s service.

You must be a registered member before you can apply for an appointment: Register here.

Employability support for over 30s

We offer support with employment, education, and training to New Scots over 30 years old...

Employability support for under 30s (Inspire Project)

We offer support with employment, education, and training to New Scots under 30 years old...

GROW Employment Guidance Course

Getting ready for opportunities and work free course for parents

A free course for parents to prepare you for working in the UK.

In this course you will learn how to search for jobs, write job applications and cover letters, improve interview skills, learn about work culture in Scotland and UK employment rights.

Subsidies including childcare and transport can be provided.

Please note: This course is for parents only.

This six-week course takes place weekly for 2 hours.

The capacity of the course is 20 people per session.

You will need to register for this course on Eventbrite.

When and where

The venue is 20/1 Westfield Avenue, Edinburgh.

Lesson 1: Getting started and searching for jobs

  • Tuesday 5th December, 10am – 12pm

Lesson 2: Writing job applications and CVs

  • Tuesday 12th December, 10am – 12pm

Lesson 3: Preparing for interviews and practice interviews

  • Tuesday 19th December, 10am – 12pm


Lesson 4: Practice interviews and overview of learnings

  • Tuesday 9th January 2024, 10am – 12pm

Lesson 5: Rights and responsibilities in the workplace

  • Tuesday 16th January 2024, 10am – 12pm

Lesson 6: Health and wellbeing

  • Tuesday 23rd January 2024, 10am – 12pm

Inspire Project

For under 30’s we offer an employability programme with our Employability and Entrepreneurial Skills Advisor, Sandra Dargie to help with employment, education, and training through the Inspire Project.