Falkirk Employability

“I can finally see light at the end of the dark tunnel, thank you for opening my eyes to a better way of living.” – Client 

Our Falkirk projects provide safe spaces for those feeling isolated from their community to gain confidence and plan for a more positive future. Falkirk services offer people a judgement free support network to move towards a more settled life; supporting individuals on their  journey, offering workshops that help with confidence building and health and wellbeing.

We support individuals trying to gain employment whilst navigating the stigma attached to their experience of being unemployed or being involved in the justice system.

Fair Start

Working with Falkirk Council Employability and Training Unit we have offered courses such as Basic IT skills, Preparing for Employment, Personal Development, Healthy Lifestyle, Barrier Removal and more. We are one of Falkirk Council’s preferred providers for the quick quotes scheme and all our courses are tailored to meet the needs of the participants.


Funded by Employability Training Unit, our QUEST project aims to reduce the barriers faced by people who have been involved with the Justice Pipeline through preparing, supporting and sustaining them into employment, volunteering and training, or to access universal services. It is a ‘Navigation’ service, assisting people in identifying, accessing and navigating opportunities and services based on their needs and interests.

Falkirk Justice Employability

Our employability project helps clients with positive use of time, the majority being support towards employment but also explore volunteering or education if employment isn’t a suitable option. We support clients with confidence building and breaking down barriers that have prevented them from moving forward into work, volunteering, further education or training. 1:1 support is given to educate clients on how to disclose their convictions to potential employers in a controlled way and explain to them about their convictions (e.g. when do they become spent convictions.) The project also offers accredited SQA core skills qualifications enabling clients to gain new skills and SVQs.

“Gaining new IT skills and confidence, has made a huge difference to my life – from job searching online to keeping connected to family abroad.” – digital inclusion client

If you’d like to find out more about our work and courses, or explore ways we could work together in the future we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us at  falkirk@cyrenians.scot 

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