WEACT is our community-based employability organisation offering a range of services to clients across Edinburgh. Areas we serve include the west, south west, city centre, south central, Pentland and south Edinburgh areas.
WEACT offers employability provision to clients from our main office, as well as from many satellite outreach offices throughout the city. We work in close partnership with local agencies, organisations, employers and colleges to ensure clients receive an excellent standard of service.
Help for unemployed people to improve their employability skills, boost their confidence, prepare CVs and Job Application Forms, practice their interview skills and much more. We may be able to give some financial assistance e.g. for bus fares when starting a job.
We help clients to gain confidence and self belief, working with clients to complete assessments and action plans to ensure they can reach their goals and gain meaningful and sustained employment, education or training.
WEACT is Edinburgh College’s community based employability agency. Working with a range of partners we help to deliver the City Council’s GET ON employability service from a range of outlets across the City.
WEACT is a part of Edinburgh's Joined up for Jobs (JU4J) network. We also work closely with employers to improve opportunities for our client groups.
Our main delivery partners are:
- Community Renewal
- Volunteer Centre
- Forth Sector
In addition we work with a wide range of third sector and statutory providers including JobCentre Plus, Skills Development Scotland.
As well as our integrated GET ON service WEACT also offers a range of programmes for specific clients groups.