Support Services

Finding the people your business needs

East Ayrshire - support services
Taking on a new employee can be expensive and challenging, but we offer a range of support services to help you find the right people with the right skills.

  • We can help you with recruitment to support your future growth, and incentives may also be available.
  • Modern Apprenticeships offer paid employment and opportunity to train for young people aged over 16. This could help grow your workforce, and financial incentives may be available.
  • Supported employment helps people with disabilities to find and keep a job. It can help you train and employ valuable workers and create a more diverse workforce.
  • These case studies highlight the calibre of employees who can be sourced through East Ayrshire Council’s employability services.
  • Financial support could be available for training, both for you and for your staff.
  • Workshops are available to help you develop your skills as an employer.
East Ayrshire Works is a partnership of organisations that can help people find work. They can help with everything from CV writing to work placements and job vacancies. Contact 01563 503000.

Providing Wellbeing support to businesses within East Ayrshire is key to better work and working lives.  An effective workplace wellbeing programme can deliver mutual benefit to people, organisations, economies and communities resulting in greater employee engagement and lower absence rates.  Suicide is one of the main causes of death among people in Scotland today that could be prevented, with two people dying by suicide each day.   Find out more here: Suicide prevention · East Ayrshire Council (


Keep up-to-date with the latest events and upcoming workshops with our event calendar.

Property search


There is also a property search facility that can help you find the premises that are right for your business.

Case studies

Hear for yourself some success stories from East Ayrshire businesses, and discover why they thrive here.

Business directory

Use our directory to find out more about the many different businesses that are established in East Ayrshire.