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What is the Supported Employment Services?

The Glasgow Supported Employment Service is a team of job coaches who support people with learning disabilities and / or autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) to find and keep full time jobs. We know that getting a job is important for people with a learning disability / ASC but that finding and keeping a job can be difficult to do on your own. Our job coaches will support you with this.

The service is delivered on a one to one basis with the job coach getting to know about your skills, abilities and aspirations before starting to help you look for work. Job coaches can meet and chat to other people who know you to help get a good picture of your skills and interests. We want you to find a job which suits you and this takes time. Job coaches can meet you where you feel comfortable. 

Glasgow Supported Employment Service are also one of the main partners in delivering Project Search. A full time intensive work experience programme for people aged between 18 - 29 years who have learning disabilities and / or autistic spectrum conditions. 

We are one of the organisations involved in delivering Project Search in Glasgow. This is a one year intensive work experience programme for young people between the ages of 18 - 25 who have a learning disability and / or autistic spectrum condition. Project Search is based within either an NHS hospital or the University of Strathclyde. The programme follows the academic calendar and runs from August - June.

Who is the Service for?

The service is for adults who:

  • are aged 16 years or over
  • have a learning disability and / or ASC
  • live within Glasgow City Council boundary
  • want to work over 16 hours per week. This may mean changes to the benefits you claim.


What will the Service help me with?

The service will help you:

  • find out about your skills and abilities and what jobs these are suited to
  • help you with looking for a job
  • help with applications forms, CVs and interviews
  • improve your confidence
  • continue to support you when you get a job 

Before you start work the job coach will:

  • work with you and others who know you to build up a picture of what you can do and what job you really want
  • give you the chance to try out different types of work so that you have a better idea of what you would like to do
  • work with you and employers to get the right match for you
  • support you to access any benefits advice relating to employment so that you know how getting a job will affect your benefits


Will the job coach help me once I get a job?

When you start work the job coach will:

  • provide support to you on site until you and your employer are confident that you can do the job on your own
  • be able to provide support if there are problems at work


Project Search

Project Search is a one year full time work experience programme for people with learning disabilities and / or autistic spectrum conditions aged between 18 - 29 years. The Project Search sites in Glasgow are based in Glasgow Royal Infirmary and the University of Strathclyde. The aim of Project Search is to help build up young people's skills and abilities so they get a full time job. Project Search starts in August and runs until June of the following year. 

You can apply for Project Search by following these links:


Improving Modern Apprenticeships

In 2021, the Supported Employment Service started working with other Council departments to deliver a new programme for young people aged 16-24 years with autistic spectrum conditions who need work experience to help their applications for Modern Apprenticeships.

Contact the service directly for more information about this new service. 

How do I contact Glasgow Supported Employment Service?

Supported Employment Service
Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership
Martyr's School
17 Parson Street
Glasgow G4 0PX
Phone 0141 287 6713

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Last modified on 24 April 2024

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