Renfrewshire Councillors have approved an Invest in Renfrewshire programme to create 10 traineeships with social enterprises for young unemployed people.
At the Economy and Jobs Policy Board, councillors agreed to build on the continuing success of Renfrewshire council traineeships which have already given 46 local young people great starts to their careers. The new programme will offer the opportunity of part time traineeships with local social enterprises to people who have previously found it difficult to get a job.
Renfrewshire has a thriving social enterprise sector with successful businesses throughout the area ploughing profits back into their communities. As growing enterprises, they often need more staff and, because they often work on smaller scale and local projects, they offer an ideal workplace for trainees who might benefit from extra support.
Councillor Roy Glen, Convener of Renfrewshire’s Economy and Jobs Policy Board Council said: “This is a great example of Invest in Renfrewshire identifying a need and addressing it to help young people into work. This programme also recognises the community value of Renfrewshire’s social enterprises and will help to support their growth with additional staff.”
The social enterprise trainees will gain the sort of experience, skills and qualifications that employers are looking for. The team at Invest in Renfrewshire can also offer them specialist support to overcome issues that can make it difficult to find or keep a job.
Renfrewshire residents can find out more about traineeships, or discuss their job search with Invest’s experts, by calling 0300 300 1180.