Employability Service


Trust Employability Service is funded by Inverclyde Council and the European Social Fund (ESF) and delivered by Inverclyde Community Development Trust. The Trust aims to assist residents of Inverclyde to access opportunities in education, training and employment by providing them with advice, information, guidance and practical support.


The Trust offers a variety of training; accredited, non-accredited and e-learning opportunities. Once you are registered with the Trust, one of our team will discuss this fully with you during a one-to-one appointment.

This will include where relevant; Prevocational training, Work Preparation Workshops, Pre-employment training, Vocational training, Practical Workplace training and Industry specific options relevant to the prevailing labour market demand.

Funded Training Package

Funding assistance can be offered for various aspects of seeking work including external training, any required licences relevant to the job opportunities you are seeking; travel to interviews; specific clothing for the job and travel expenses while waiting on your first salary payment.

All funding is subject to evidence of securing an interview or job offer, a member of our team will work with you to support any relevant funding requirements.

Employment & Work Experience

The Trust team works in collaboration with local & national partners, local employers and businesses to support the creation of employment opportunities & work experience for you.

We offer a Job Matching Service to designed to alert you to relevant jobs to match your skills and experience.


Partners – The partners we currently work with are Financial Fitness and Community Learning and Development. These services offer benefits assessment, literacy and numeracy support where required.


Trust Employability

Westburn Centre
175 Darlrymple St,
PA15 1JZ


E: info@the-trust.org.uk
P: 01475 553349

Monday - Thursday 9-5pm
Friday - 9-4pm
Sat & Sun- Closed


  • We are very pleased with our appointment but do appreciate that this would have been a more difficult and lengthy process trying to do this on our own. It is very comforting to know that we have such a terrific resource available to us in the Inverclyde area helping us access the community.
    Trust Employer Engagement
  • “I’m glad I came through The Trust as they got me on the course I needed.  Working with children is something I have always wanted to do.”
    Trust Client
  • “I’m really enjoying my new career in care.  I still don’t believe how much I’ve achieved and what I’m doing!, I love it!”
    Trust Client
  • I would like to start by thanking yourself for everything you have helped me with over the past 9 months, I would definitely not be in the job today if it wasn’t for you and the future jobs project. I am so grateful and would highly recommend Future Jobs to anyone who was in the position I was in before your help
    Trust Client
  • The experience has been very positive for me, I’m happy with how everything has gone.
    Trust Client
  • “I will miss the camaraderie of the other candidates and the support and nurturing I received from The Trust, both during my initial training and throughout my SVQ2.”
    Trust Client