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Client’s Stories

Since our launch in April we have assisted a variety of people towards better work in Edinburgh; people looking for work; people looking for more secure work and people needing employment advice or training.

Below are stories from just some of the many people we are currently assisting.

Kevin’s Story

I recently returned to Edinburgh after several years spent working abroad. I was looking for work when someone recommended I contact Next Step. Read more

Sheila’s Story

I have a chronic health condition and was in the early stages of recovery when my husband was made redundant earlier this year. Read more


Maria’s Story

I needed help with my CV and advice on interviewing, so my local job centre advised I contact Next Step. Read more


John’s Story

I had a double hip replacement and at 62, employers were reluctant to offer me a job so I contacted Next Step. Read more


Wed 23 October 2019 – over 500 people have started their journey towards fairer work

Next Step and Capital City Partnership were joined by MSP Jamie Hepburn to celebrate helping over 500 people in starting their journey towards fair work in work in Edinburgh  find out more

Free Service For Employers

Are you an employer looking for help with recruitment?

Our Employer Engagement Officers are here to help.

We offer a FREE service to support companies to make the recruitment process effortless and more effective – for both our clients and their prospective employers.

The Next Step programme is transforming people’s lives through person-centred, one-to-one support. We provide employability support to those in and out of work.

An additional part of this project focuses on supporting employers with their recruitment process and we have developed a free service for employers which includes the following services;

  •  Access to our extensive talent pool of job-ready clients
  •  CV sifting and shortlisting
  •  Vacancy advertising
  •  Ongoing employer and client support and aftercare.
  •  Interview preparation and mock interviews
  •  Up-skilling employees on IT knowledge and skills
  •  Job matching with our clients, based on their skills, experience and personal qualities

We recognise how time-consuming, expensive and frustrating it can sometimes be to recruit and retain new staff and our team has a wide range of experience of recruitment and employability.

We have a number of clients across Edinburgh who are interested in a range of industries so if you or any of your colleagues would be interested in working with our programme, then call us now –  0300 365 0025.