Connect2Renewables Employability Initiative

Strathaven and Glassford Community Council works closely with Banks Renewables as part of its role in the Kype Muir Community Partnership. It also works closely with South Lanarkshire Council on many topics.

The Community Council is delighted to be able to promote this joint initiative to raise awareness of this excellent 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.

We may even be able to offer an employment incentive as well as offering advice and support to you as an employer and to your employee.

For more information about connect2renewables

Contact Wilma at Connect2Renewables Employability Initiative

Phone: 0800 9520 070

Connect2 Renewables Employability Fund

Supporting local business and local people into employment

South Lanarkshire Council/Banks Renewables Windfarm Partnership

One thought on “Connect2Renewables Employability Initiative

  1. Hi, I am currently on Furlough with my employer and when Furlough ends at end of April , it is highly likely I will be made redundant as the company have few (if any) new orders for the future.
    I work in engineering and would be happy to retrain to learn a new skill.
    Working in renewable would be very interesting too.
    I live in Strathaven and currently work in East Kilbride.
    Many thanks
    Graham Ferguson


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