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Connect2Renewables Employability Initiative

South Lanarkshire Council and Banks Renewables Employability Initiative partnership

The Connect2Renewables Employability initiative is funded from a proportion of the community benefit funds from Middle Muir Windfarm, Crawfordjohn and Kype Muir Windfarm, Strathaven. The purpose of the fund is to help people living within 10km of either windfarm into employment by providing the following: 

  • Learn new skills/re-train
  • Get employability advice and support 
  • Overcome transport challenges – help with travel to work, training or childcare

Who is eligible for help?

People who are workless or unemployed who live within 10km of either windfarm 
Towns and villages within 10km radius of Middle Muir Windfarm:

  • Abington
  • Coalburn
  • Crawford
  • Crawfordjohn
  • Douglas
  • Douglas Water
  • Glespin
  • Leadhills
  • Rigside
  • Roberton

Towns and villages within 10km radius of Kype Muir Windfarm:

  • Auchenheath
  • Blackwood
  • Boghead
  • Caldermill
  • Chapelton
  • Draffan
  • Drumclog
  • Glassford
  • Gilmourton
  • Kirkmuirhill
  • Lesmahagow
  • Sandford
  • Stonehouse
  • Strathaven

Are you an employer in South Lanarkshire?

In partnership with Connect2 Renewables and our local communities we are helping local people into employment and training by offering full time and part time jobs or work experience places.

We will support you by providing recruits from the area with training, protective clothing or even assist with travel if required.

Are you an employer? Up to £6000 financial support is available to employ local people for your business, as well as offering advice and support to you as an employer and to your employee.

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Contact Wilma at Connect2Renewables Employability Initiative

Phone: 0800 9520 070
Email: connect2renewables