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The Engine Shed is now closed. We have left these original pages of the website as a record of our work.

What Employers Say

We have worked with many excellent employers in Edinburgh who have grown with us over the years.  They recognise that our young trainees are hard working and reliable and bring their own special qualities to the workplace.

Part of what we do at the Engine Shed is help break down barriers that prevent employers offering work to people with learning disabilities.  These barriers undoubtedly still exist: figures for 2008 showed that only 8% (yes, eight percent) of working-age people with learning disabilities were in employment.  Most of our trainees go into paid work.

All our surveys and evaluations over the years tell us the same things: employing an individual with learning disabilities helps break down barriers within the workplace and brings positive benefits to the employer.

Placement Providers

One of our long-term placement providers has been Standard Life.