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West Lothian Council Skills for Business

Support provided by West Lothian Council

What does this involve?

The Skills for Business programme is for young entrepreneurs who are unemployed but have a passion for future business success. The programme helps candidates create and implement a business plan and provides specialist advice, training and funding support.

Applicants will work with a dedicated mentor before they start up their business and for the first 12 months of trading.

Am I eligible?

This programme is aimed at young people who are:

  • aged between 16 and 24
  • currently unemployed or underemployed, about to leave school or at risk of redundancy

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Young, West-Lothian based entrepreneurs.

How long does this take?

The programme lasts for 12 months.

Important information

Candidates must attend a virtual session with a business adviser and commit to milestone meetings and recommended webinars.

Next steps

If you are interested in applying, submit an enquiry on the Invest in West Lothian website and a member of their team will contact you.

Support provided by West Lothian Council