Smart Works Edinburgh has supported 1000’s of women into employment since opening in August 2014. Our clients come from a wide range of diverse backgrounds and age groups. To be eligible for the Smart Works service all we require is that the woman attending has a job interview.
We want every client to leave Smart Works after a two hour session believing that she can and will succeed. We give our clients a complete outfit of clothes and accessories, which is theirs to keep, as well as advice on presentation. We also provide one-to-one interview training delivered by experienced volunteers.
The two hours our clients spend at Smart Works has an incredibly positive impact on their confidence and self esteem. The Smart Works service is delivered by our team of 30 skilled and trained volunteers.
The work we do means that 72% of our clients go on to get a job within one month of their appointment with us; something which wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated team of volunteers and staff members.
Life at Smart Works Edinburgh
Here is a snapshot of what goes on at Smart Works Edinburgh
Representing the centre at fundraising events
Raising vital funds in the community
Putting together the perfect outfit
Our volunteers know how to make our clients feel great
Looking through the racks for the perfect outfit
Our clients always leave feeling confident