Employability and Learning - Rural and Urban Training Scheme (RUTS)
Service nameRural and Urban Training Scheme (RUTS)
Telephone0131 663 5736
AddressFormer Central Workshops
Lady Victoria Colliery
Who they work withThe RUTS Employability team deliver a range of vocational and pre-employment programmes, aimed at young people aged 15-24.
DescriptionRUTS aims to equip young people with the confidence and skills required to achieve their highest potential and raise their aspirations. This is achieved through motorcycle and bicycle based programmes that are tailored to the individual needs of our clients.
The RUTS Employability team focus on the development of key employability skills and attributes necessary for today’s workplace.
Examples of our services:
Employability Fund - Stages 2 and 3
Part funded through Skills Development Scotland these courses are delivered over a 10-12 week structured timetable. They run initially as classroom-based training for the first 4-5 weeks at RUTS HQ, which focuses on key soft skills and employability training and leads onto a work placement for a further 4-6 weeks.
Trainees will work towards an SQA accredited qualification such as the Personal Development Award through a process of plan, do and review. This is centred around an individual training plan.
RUTS Sector Academies - Stages 1, 2 and 3
These courses are designed around specific sectors which include
• Hospitality & Tourism
Through a 6-8 week programme, RUTS employability staff work with young people to deliver SQA accredited Employability Award qualifications. This is centred around training tailored to the specific industry directly within local high schools in Edinburgh and Midlothian.
How to accessRequest and complete referral form.
Employability PipelineStage 1Stage 2Stage 3