New Deal traineeships

New Deal for 18-24 year olds is available for young adults who have been unemployed six months and provides intensive support and guidance during an initial gateway period designed to help you find a job.

If you don't find work during the gateway period there are four options available:

  • Job Option including self employment 
  • Full Time education and training 
  • Voluntary Sector option 
  • Environmental Task Force


Funding depends on the option you choose.

For more information contact your Jobcentre Plus (takes you to an external site).

New Deal for 25+ 18 months unemployed - provides initial help and support through a gateway period.  If you don't find work during the gateway period there are five routeways available during an intensive activity period which can last from 13-26 weeks and will involve a mix of tailored activity including placements, training and support.

The routeways cover five occupational areas:

  • Construction
  • Transport Public Sector
  • Healthcare Hospitality
  • Leisure Communication
  • Sales Electrical
  • Electronics.

Help is available if you are looking at becoming self employed.

New Deal for Lone Parents is voluntary programme to encourage lone parents to look at ways in which they can begin to get back to work. Lone parents receiving Income Support and with a youngest child under 16 are invited to come into the Jobcentre Plus (takes you to an external site) to look at their options.

New Deal for 50+ is especially designed for people over 50 who have been out of work for 6 months and claiming benefit for a minimum of 6 months. You will receive an Employment Credit of £60 per week on top of your wage for the first year in full time work (£40 for part time).

Employers can access a waged subsidy if they are employing eligible new deal participants. Contact your local Jobcentre Plus (external site) for all New Deal options.

Fife Council supports New Deal and offers training in a wide range of occupational areas.

To find out more, take a look at the Skills Centre facility information.

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