Renfrewshire Council

Careers advice / Progressing in work

Are you looking for a new career but don't know what you want to do?

Maybe you have your dream job in mind but don't know how to go about getting there?

Not to worry - Invest in Renfrewshire can help. Our team of advisors can talk you through your options, help you build your CV, help you get relevant training experience in your chosen field and help you to apply for jobs.

We can devise a programme of support - designed around you.

All you have to do to kick start your journey is to call 0300 300 1180 and make an appointment to see one of our specialist advisers.


Other people who can help

There is a lot of careers advice out there - click the links below to find out more.

  • Skills Development Scotland work with people of all ages (including schools pupils) to provide career planning and support. They also run the My World of Work website (which offers support through every stage of employment) and advertise current vacancies.
  • Jobcentre Plus offers advice on employment, training and benefits, and advertises current job vacancies.
  • University of the West of Scotland offers a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as support for students.
  • West College Scotland offers a variety of part and full time courses, leisure and learning in the community courses, as well as support for students.
  • Business Gateway offers support, guidance and help with funding for people trying to set up their own business
  • Engage Renfrewshire is the portal for voluntary, community and social enterprise advice and guidance in Renfrewshire.
  • Prince's Trust offer a range of training, work experience, and access to work programmes

Get in touch

  • If you are aged 16-29 years, contact the Employability Hub on 0300 300 1180 to make an appointment with an Adviser.
  • If you are aged 30 years or over, call our Adult Employability Service on 0141 842 3167 to receive the same great service.
  • Receiving Employment Support Allowance (ESA)? Call 0300 300 1180 and ask for an appointment with a Working Matters Adviser.