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Support with work

Support you could get with work, training and funding.

Job Start Payment

If you’re a young person or care leaver you may be able to apply for this payment to help with the costs of starting a new job.

Check who can apply for Job Start Payment

Find a job

Check the different ways you can find a job. Including full-time, part-time and Modern Apprentices.

Find a job

Personalised job support

If you're looking for a new job or thinking about making a change, answer a few questions to get personalised advice and support.

Get personalised job support

Find a job as a parent

Check support you can get with work as a parent, including grants and help with childcare.

Check what help you could get to find a job

Tax relief on work expenses

You could claim income tax relief on money you've spent on things like work uniform and clothing, tools and business travel.

Claim income tax relief for work expenses

Are you getting the right pay?

If you work and are 23 or over, your employer must pay you at least £9.50 per hour. The amount is different if you're under 23 or in certain situations. 

Check you're getting the right pay

Scottish Living Wage employers

The Scottish Living Wage is £10.90 per hour (18 and over). It's higher than the National Living Wage and voluntary paid by some employers.

Check employers who pay the Scottish Living Wage

Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card

If you're unemployed and get Jobseekers Allowance or Universal Credit, you could get 50% off some rail and bus travel.

Read more about the Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card

Parental Employability Support Fund

The fund can give support for parents facing barriers in their careers. Support could include help getting qualifications, improving skills and work experience.

Read more about the Parental Employability Support Fund


You can find out about different types of apprenticeship you can do with Skills Development Scotland.

Find out more about apprenticeships

Young Person's Guarantee

If you're 16 to 24 you can get help into work, education, training, volunteering or with enterprise opportunities.

Find out about Young Person's Guarantee

Estimate how National Insurance changes will affect you

From 6 January 2024 onwards employees will see their main National Insurance contribution (NICs) rate cut from 12% to 10%.

Check how the NI changes will affect you

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