Up to 1,500 women preparing to return to the workforce will receive support from new funding worth up to £2million.
The Women Returners Programme has been developed to improve the confidence, networks and work-readiness of women aged 25 and over who have taken a career break of at least six months.
Support offered will be based on an individual’s existing skills, experience and barriers to employment and could include, but is not limited to, mentoring, CV-building, IT skills, other learning provisions or a work placement.
Funded by the Scottish Government, the Programme aims to contribute towards reducing the gender pay gap, improving women’s economic position in the labour market and delivering fair and inclusive economic growth.
Available now, the Women Returners Programme is funded until March 2022.
It will be delivered by Skills Development Scotland in partnership with a range of organisations such as charities, or those specialising in digital skills or inclusive recruitment, who will offer a tailored support service for eligible participants.