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Employment, Training, Volunteering and Work Experience Opportunities

These are opportunities that external organisations have asked us to promote to our members and who welcome applications from disabled people.

These opportunities are presented for information only and are the sole responsibility of the organisation named.  Please contact them directly with any enquiries.

GDA offers employability support.

If you have an opportunity that you would like us to post – contact [email protected]

The Glasgow Guarantee

If you are unemployed and live in the Glasgow City Council area you can register with the Glasgow Guarantee to get instant access to a large number of permanent vacancies (paying the Glasgow Living Wage) and Modern Apprenticeship opportunities. 

For more information see the website:  Home – Glasgow Guarantee

As an approved employability provider GDA can help our members to complete the registration process.  Contact [email protected] for more information.

Enable Works – All in Glasgow

Enable Works have launched a new employability support project for Glasgow city residents who are aged 29 and over and who have a disability or long-term health condition.  The programme is called All in Glasgow.  The community-based programme offers a range of personalised supports including personal development, barrier removal, job matching and aftercare. 

To find out more about the programme please contact Enable Works directly –  [email protected]

Scottish residents on Working Age Disability Living Allowance will be moving to Social Security Scotland

Are you claiming Working Age Disability Living Allowance (WA DLA)?

Are you aged between 25 and 73 and have been receiving Disability Living Allowance (DLA) from the DWP, for your disability, for over 10 years?  You may not have had your DLA reviewed for a long time.  You may have heard about people being transferred to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) but you haven’t been told if or when you will move over to PIP.

If this feels like you then there is a good chance you are on WA DLA. If so, Social Security Scotland would like to hear from you to take part in some confidential and anonymous research.

What’s happening?

Processes are being created to transfer existing DWP clients over to the new Scottish social security system, called Social Security Scotland. Some people who currently claim Working Age Disability Living Allowance (WA DLA) may transfer from DWP to Social Security Scotland in the next two years. Social Security Scotland want to make sure that these client’s needs are accommodated when this happens.

What’s involved?

Social Security Scotland want to speak to people who currently claim WA DLA in one-to-one conversations , either over the phone or by video call. The conversation should take no more than one hour and all views would be treated as confidential and anonymous.

They will use the information provided to develop processes for WA DLA in Social Security Scotland.

They want to reassure anyone interested in taking part that this will not affect any existing WA DLA Award status and will NOT have any impact on individuals personally. They stress that this has nothing to do with moving people to another payment PIP (Personal Independence Payment). They know that there are only a small number of clients claiming WA DLA and are keen to talk to as many people as they can to ensure that everyone’s needs are well represented in the new process.

Who to contact If you would like more information or to get involved, contact Geraldine O’Riordan at Social Security Scotland. She is a senior user researcher working on the set up of the new system. Her email address is geraldine.o’[email protected]

Glasgow Code Learning

Digital skills can help people land a well-paid career with long-term security. Salaries in Scotland’s Digital Tech industry average £37k.

However, accessing the right training to get started is often costly. The Glasgow Code Learning (GCL) programme provides an accelerated route for those who wish to gain entry-level employment in the Digital Technologies sector, by offering opportunities to build expertise or reskill and transition in to alternative employment.

GCL courses are free. They range from the very basics required for work, to courses in Web Design, Cyber Security and Software Development (SCQF levels 4 to 7).

GCL is delivered in partnership with Glasgow Clyde College and Skills Development Scotland. The courses are tutor taught, digitally delivered and vary in length between six and 12 weeks.  GCL participants benefit from a community of supportive tutors, access to laptops, software and connectivity, 1-1 mentoring and support with starting a career in the Digital Tech sector. Those enrolling for intermediate and top level GCL courses, also receive a Clyde College student card and have access to the facilities at all three of Clyde College’s campuses

Our next courses start on 4th October 2021. Individuals can register for a course by completing the online registration form located on the GCL programme’s webpages on Glasgow Life’s website:

For more information and/ or support in registering, individuals can phone or text: 07768325640/  07584 601 490 or email [email protected].