Employability Services

Fair Start Scotland is the Scottish Government’s devolved employability support service. It aims to help people further from the labour market to move into and sustain employment.

Participation is voluntary and the Scottish Government has contracted specialist employability providers to deliver the service. Payments to providers are performance related and depend on how successful they are at supporting participants to find sustained employment.

Fair Start Scotland closes to new participants at the end of 2023-24 and will finish in 2026-27. We assume that the Scottish Government will fund a similar level of provision for the client group who are currently supported by Fair Start Scotland from 2024-25.