Employment Support

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 4th October 2017.

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Photo of Jamie Hepburn Jamie Hepburn Scottish National Party

As I have set out, the third sector is an important player in the contracts that I have announced today. In the immediate term, the third sector will be getting on with delivering the contracts. As for other opportunities, I mentioned in my statement the need for continuous improvement. I am looking to establish a group that is similar to the advisory group, which had third sector involvement through the third sector employability forum. I want the third sector to be involved in the new group.

A range of specialist provision has been laid out in the successful contracts and a range of third sector bodies will act as subcontractors. Should contractors require further specialist provision, I am sure that they will prevail on the third sector for that, too.