The Wise Group

The Wise Group is a Social Enterprise with longstanding ties in the Ayrshire area.

Our vision is to realise people's potential, create a fairer society and contribute to sustainable economic growth.

We operate in 4 main areas:

Skills and Learning -  The Wise Group offers you a large range of courses to suit you, whether you have a specific job in mind or want to keep your options open.  We are a quality training provider, here to develop your existing skills or to gain a new qualification. We offer a range of services including:

·         Skills and training support.

·         Designing training to meet your specific needs.

·         We can also help you access funding to pay for training.  

Contact skills and learning for more information on 0141 303 3131 or email


Employability Support – we deliver two employability programmes in East Ayrshire, CashBack for Communities and Fair Start Scotland.  CashBack for Communities is a youth employability project for 16-24 years, not in education, employment or training who live in East Ayrshire.  The programme follows a sector based academy model and includes accredited training.   

 Fair Start Scotland is a flexible employment support service to help you get ready for work and achieve your potential.  If you’re unemployed or have a disability and live in East Ayrshire  Contact 0300 303 3381  or email

Sustainability – The Wise Group runs a number of home energy advice services designed to offer you the best advice on how to make your home more efficient and cut down the cost of your energy bills.

Community Justice  –  The main programme, known as New Routes, works with young males serving a short sentence in every prison in Scotland to provide them with the best possible opportunity to reduce re-offending and remain out of prison.  The mentors can build a relationship for up to six months before release from prison to develop and agree a plan that focuses on what the individual wants to do and the actions that they need to take.  The mentor will provide or get access to the services that are needed to put the plan into action on release from prison.


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Support for Employers

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Looking for Work

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Ages Helped

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