Renfrewshire Council
Renfrewshire’s Workforce Plus Public Sector Academy

The Council recognised the enormous potential of those who wanted to work but are furthest away from the labour market and the opportunity for sustainable employment. In 2007 Renfrewshire Council committed to expanding its existing employability programmes and to lead by example (to other CPP partners and local employers) by offering real employment opportunities to long term unemployed people at Renfrewshire Council. The Public Sector Academy was launched later in the year and to date has successfully employed 36 long term unemployed people who are contributing significantly to the delivery of key Council Services.

Download the application form: RENFREWSHIRE PUBLIC SECTOR ACADEMY

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Attracting, retaining and developing staff in a highly competitive labour market is becoming ever more challenging for employers, and no less so Scottish local government. This category focuses on the need to ensure that local government has the capacity and ability to attract and retain high calibre employees. It showcases leading-edge examples of good practice in areas where innovative ideas and practical solutions have helped secure a workforce for the future.