Tackling Covid unemployment with the National Transition Training Fund

Triage is pleased to be delivering the new National Transition Training Fund (NTTF) in partnership with Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Government. The NTTF helps individuals facing redundancy to access new careers in the growth areas of Scotland’s economy. The fund aims to tackle the rise in unemployment caused by Covid-19 by offering fast-track training opportunities for people to learn in-demand skills. 

Below are some testimonials from people who have accessed the fund through Triage. 


"I am writing to say a massive thank you to all at Triage Central for helping me with my application and securing funding through the NTTF. I think initially people can be deterred from making an application due to all the paperwork involved but the staff at Triage Central take the time to talk you through completing the paperwork and in my case, they went above and beyond, managing to get the funding confirmed in a very short time frame as I needed to complete my RTITB forklift refresher in order to secure employment. Sharon couldn't do enough to help me and I would advise anyone looking to expand their skill set to use the fantastic service!"   DONNIE 


"Being recently made redundant from my job offshore, on the same platform for the past 11 years, I was a bit in the dark, stressed and confused about where to go next with the current climate. No other companies were employing and my ex-employer only provided minimum information about what to do next; no phone numbers, emails, or any links on how to contact DWP. I went through the main website, found a phone number and spoke to one of the teams who took my information and would pass it on to the NTTF. A couple of days later I was contacted by one of the teams who instantly put me at ease with how positive she was about moving forward. It was suggested about retraining, I had thought of this, I put forward that I would be interested in doing a six-week City and Guilds in plastering at the Trades Training School in Edinburgh. I was provided all the course information, dates, price, travel, and accommodation. From that point, NTTF team took it from there, keeping me informed all the way until it was all finalised and the funding was granted for the course. I’m now in my third week of six of my course and feeling more positive about the future. I would say to anyone who’s in a similar situation that there is help available even if it’s just advice you need to point you in the right direction. I’d like to say a massive thank you to all the team for their help and support."   DAVE