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Shaw Trust in Scotland

Shaw Trust Scotland

Shaw Trust Scotland is a registered charity helping Scotland’s citizens to create brighter futures through the delivery of a range of employment, learning and skills services. We have worked in Scotland for over 15 years and have delivery bases in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Falkirk and Perth.


Employment services in Scotland

Shaw Trust Scotland  works with partners to deliver the Department for Work and Pensions’ Specialist Employability Support (SES) service across Scotland. SES helps disabled people with complex needs gain the skills they need to live independent lives and move into employment. SES is co-financed through the European Social Fund.

A Wellbeing Works campus has been introduced, which will join up the employment support delivered by Shaw Trust, through the Scottish Government’s Work First Scotland programme, with wellbeing and health support services provided by NHS Lothian, Edinburgh College and range of local and community organisations. This integrated approach operates on the principle that people in meaningful employment have better health and wellbeing than those without.
Shaw Trust Scotland is committed to working innovatively with our partners and commissioners. We recently have worked with HMP Low Moss to deliver a successful pilot project helping prisoners with health problems and disabilities move into work upon release. 100% of participants moved into employment as a result of the pilot.
Our Shaw Trust Volunteers scheme also provides additional support to our customers across Scotland.

Forth Sector 

In 2017 Forth Sector merged with Shaw Trust. The registered charity and social enterprise runs social business offering real and meaningful employment to people facing difficulties in securing employment. Forth Sector Development (FSD) repatriates all profits generated through trading back to Forth Sector enabling the charity to further its work in the community.  Currently Forth Sector offers around 80 supported employment placements annually as well as a further 80 learning and development opportunities.

Services for employers in Scotland

Shaw Trust is a registered charity with extensive local community links in Scotland. This means we can help your business find the right staff, save money and give something back to the community – all free of charge.
Shaw Trust works with employers of all sizes to provide them with enthusiastic, committed staff through our no-cost recruitment service. Our candidates are disabled and non-disabled individuals who are trained, enthusiastic and ready to work. They are pre-screened and shortlisted based on competencies, ability, temperament, skills, experience and attitude. Candidates include those looking for full-time work as well as those looking for part-time and seasonal employment.

If you need to contact someone about Shaw Trust services for employers in Scotland, please e-mail (opens in new window).

If you would like to find out about Work First Scotland recruitment services in particular, please download the Work First Scotland Employer Services leaflet (PDF, 320 KB opens/downloads in new tab or window).

Shaw Trust in Scotland