All those partners who make up the Dumfries & Galloway Total Access Point for employment recognise that people who are out of work also look to enter the labour market at different stages. Some individuals need help them get job ready, perhaps with support to develop regular activity and positive routines and to connect with and relate to others. People perhaps need help with training in the skills they need to develop for work, and this can include opportunities for work experience and volunteering. Others need help finding job vacancies or support matching their skills with an employer. To reflect these stages, the Scottish Government has worked with its partners to develop an “Employability Pipeline” for organisations to identify and then meet the different needs different people have at different stages in their journey into work. Whilst recognising that for individuals, the journey towards and into work is not a linear process, the pipeline concept provides a framework for the organisation and delivery of services to unemployed people in Dumfries & Galloway.

Our directory of services has been designed with the pipeline concept and DGTAP has worked with partners to ensure we have sufficient services to support people on their employability journey.

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