What are the 5 Stages of the Employability Pipeline?

The 5 Stage Employability Pipeline is a pathway of support that helps to track your progress, make sure you’re on the right path and provide all the support you need. It’s also a good way for you to see and understand what kind of support you’ll be receiving.

The 5 Stages are listed below.

Stage 1 – Referral, Engagement and Assessment

This stage is about reaching out to you as an individual, supporting you into regular activity and positive routines, and helping you to connect with others.

What kind of activities will happen in Stage 1?

Our Employability providers will support you in Stage 1 with the following kinds of activities:

  • Outreach activities – where we go to you in your community to provide support;
  • Self-referral – you can come to any of the providers when you need help;
  • Identifying and assessing your needs – to work out how we can support you best;
  • Developing your Personalised Action Plan – that will take you through the next stages to reach your goal – work, training, etc.

Stage 2 – Needs Assessment and Barrier Removal

In this stage, one or more of the providers will work with you to find out which activities will help you to overcome any barriers to employment or training.

What kind of activities will happen in Stage 2?

In Stage 2 our Employability providers will support you with the following kinds of activities:

  • Confidence-building;
  • Vocational Rehabilitation; 
  • Careers information, advice and guidance;
  • Financial advice and support;
  • Improving health and wellbeing;
  • Peer support and mentoring;
  • Childcare advice – to support you to move into work or training.

Stage 3 – Vocational Activity and Accredited Training

In Stage 3 the Employability providers will deliver different types of skills training, advice on searching for a job and activities to raise awareness of enterprise and entrepreneurship.

What kind of activities will happen in Stage 3?

In Stage 3 our Employability providers will support you with activities such as:

  • Employability skills – to help you work effectively;
  • Vocational training – for a particular area of work such as hospitality;
  • Work experience – our providers have a wide range of contacts who can offer this;
  • Volunteering – a great way to build confidence and get into the workplace;
  • Self-employment and enterprise support – for those interested in starting a business.

Stage 4 – Employer Engagement and Job Matching

In this stage 4, our Employability providers can arrange work or volunteer placements with an employer, help you to apply for job vacancies and match you to jobs when you are ready.

What kind of activities will happen in Stage 4?

In Stage 4 our Employability providers will support you with activities such as:

  • Careers information, advice and guidance
  • Employer engagement
  • Job Search Support
  • Job Matching and Brokering
  • Self-Employment and Enterprise Support

Stage 5 – In-Work Support and Aftercare

In Stage 5 our Employability providers will support you in your job so that you can feel confident and make progress in the workplace.

What kind of activities will happen in Stage 5?

You can receive the following kinds of support in Stage 5:

  • Careers information;
  • Debt and money advice;
  • Supported employment;
  • Occupational health and wellbeing support;
  • Vocational Rehabilitation; 
  • Skills development;
  • Redundancy support;
  • Self-Employment and Enterprise Support.

How can I get help from an Employability provider?

If you’d like support from our Employability Pipeline project, our providers will be happy to help you. Please look up the Employability Directory and contact the organisation(s) that you feel will meet your needs. If they need to, they can also help by recommending any of the other providers to you.