A NEW service has launched this week to help unemployed Borderers find work.

Employability experts StartScotland are delivering the Scottish Government’s new Fair Start Scotland service to help people access personalised support to find suitable, sustainable work.

StartScotland, a partnership between The Lennox Partnership and Working Links, launched the new service from a network of offices across the region on Tuesday.

Individuals receiving support from StartScotland will benefit from an innovative, holistic service designed to identify each person’s needs as well as having a dedicated personal adviser to support them through their own flexible and tailored journey.

StartScotland is working with a range of local and regional partner organisations to deliver the service.

This, alongside an enhanced digital engagement model, means customers will be able to access a full service, wherever and whenever they require it.

Nick Young, StartScotland’s general manager said: “We can’t wait to get started and support people on their journeys towards work.

“Participation is totally voluntary and every person who chooses to participate will receive a first-class service, tailored to their individual needs and circumstances.

“We’ll be working with people for up to 18 months to find work, then offer high-quality in-work support for a further 12 months after people have found a job – ensuring that individuals and their employer are comfortable, helping people progress their careers.

“The service is comprehensive and accessible locally. We’ll provide our services from a range of locations – we’ll be there where people need us.

“And for employers, our service is tailored to your organisation. We will be able to provide employers with job-ready candidates, in-work training and skills progression, saving both time and money.”

For further details, visit: www.startscotland.scot