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 20 people per session at each location.


You will need to REGISTER for these courses on Eventbrite.

The Welcoming Office classes start on Tuesday 6th February and the Granton Hub classes start on Thursday 8th February.

When and where

Lesson The Welcoming (West Edinburgh)Granton Hub (North Edinburgh)
Getting started and searching for jobsTuesday 6th February
10am – 12pm
Thursday 8th February 10:30am – 12:30pm
Writing job applications and CVsTuesday 20th February
10am – 12pm
Thursday 22nd February
10:30am – 12:30pm
Preparing for interviews and practice interviewsTuesday 27th February
10am – 12pm
Thursday 29th February
10:30am – 12:30pm
Practice interviews and overview of learningsTuesday 5th March
10am – 12pm
Thursday 7th March
10:30pm – 12:30pm
Rights and responsibilities in the workplaceTuesday 12th March
10am – 12pm
Thursday 14th March
10:30am – 12:30pm
Health and wellbeingTuesday 19th March
10am – 12pm
Thursday 21st March
10am – 12:30pm

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.