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

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.

The course will run in two locations on different days of the week:

West Edinburgh – The Welcoming Office, 20/1 Westfield Avenue, Edinburgh, EH11 2TT on Tuesdays (10 am – 12 pm)

North Edinburgh – Granton Hub, Madelvic House, Granton Park Avenue, Edinburgh, EH5 1HS on Thursdays (10:30 am – 12:30 pm)

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 15 people per session at each location.


You need to REGISTER for these courses on Eventbrite (Please follow the links below).

We are currently FULLY BOOKED for GROW at The Welcoming – May 7th to June 11th and GROW:Granton – May 9th to June 13th.

Please check back for the announcement of our next Getting Ready for Opportunities and Work courses – To be announced soon.

When and where

Lesson The Welcoming (West Edinburgh)Granton Hub (North Edinburgh)
Finding work in ScotlandTuesday 7th May
10 – 12 pm
Thursday 9th May
10:30 – 12:30 pm
Writing job applications and CVsTuesday 14th May
10 – 12 pm
Thursday 16th May
10:30 – 12:30 pm
Preparing for interviews Tuesday 21st May
10 – 12 pm
Thursday 23rd May
10:30 – 12:30 pm
Rights and responsibilities in the workplaceTuesday 28th May
10 – 12 pm
Thursday 30th May
10:30 – 12:30 pm
Scottish work cultureTuesday 4th June
10 – 12 pm
Thursday 6th June
10:30 – 12:30 pm
Practice interviews/Q&A SessionTuesday 11th June
10 – 12 pm
Thursday 13th June
10:30 – 12:30 pm
Timetable for GROW courses

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.