Recruitment & Skills Centre at Fort Kinnaird

Open Today

09:00 - 21:00

The Recruitment and Skills Centre at Fort Kinnaird supports the centre and businesses in the surrounding areas with recruitment, help with staff training needs and workforce development. It also offers a bespoke service to jobseekers to gain and retain employment in the area.

Who are we?
The RSC is a unique private, public and third sector partnership between British Land (Fort Kinnaird) and the Joined Up For Business Partners who include Capital City Partnership, City of Edinburgh Council (including the Business Gateway), Cyrenians, East Lothian Council, Jobcentre Plus (DWP), Midlothian Council and Skills Development Scotland.

What do we do? 
The Recruitment and Skills Centre offers a range of recruitment and business growth support services for Businesses and Jobseekers.

Business Support Services

Jobseeker Services

  • Facilities for interviews, meetings and workforce training
  • Signposting current vacancies throughout Edinburgh
  • Vacancy advertising
  • Support creating and updating CVs
  • Application/CV matching
  • Support application form completion
  • Access to job-ready candidates
  • Access to employment and information events
  • In-work training
  • Use of computers for job searching
  • Access to business growth support such as start-up advice and financial guidance
  • Pre-recruitment training opportunities
  • Network events
  • Information on access to employability training & support
  • Support to create company specific pre-employment training

 

  • Advice and support for wage and training incentives

 

In addition to the above services for jobseekers and Employers the Recruitment and Skills Centre offers support through their talent bank and In Work Support Service. Please contact us for more information and or assistance.

Councillor Gavin Barry, Chair of the Economy Committee, City of Edinburgh Council

“I recently visited the Fort Kinnaird Recruitment and Skills Centre and was extremely impressed. British Land, the owners of Fort Kinnaird, are providing the building and helping to promote the centre to employers, and the other partners are providing the training and recruitment services. Christmas recruitment was the foundation on which the centre was built but what really struck me is that it has resulted in people of all ages getting on the career ladder and going on to permanent jobs in retail.”

Nicola Norcross, TK Maxx

“Really happy, good candidates and excellent assistance from RSC staff with group session scoring etc. Really helpful unique service, use of RSC meeting rooms has increased for Scottish manager’s meetings, good service due to location and facilities provided”

A Parveen: FKRSC Talent Bank job seeker (Primark)

’ I joined the Talent Bank in March or April. Since then, they have helped me a lot. They kept me up to date with vacancies on the website. They left me independently to apply for jobs but whenever I needed help they would always be there to give me good advice. Finally, I did get a job in November, and I am absolutely enjoying the experience. I would like to thank Kenny who was handling my case and helped me every time I needed it.

Thank you for sending a good reference for me. I am very thankful and grateful to the talent bank for helping me out until now’.

Our facilities
Our meeting rooms offer the perfect space to hold training, meetings or events and our on-site support team is available to ensure everything runs smoothly. Our facilities include:

  • Flexible room options for interviews, training, board meetings and more
  • Access to catering, audiovisual equipment
  • and administrative support
  • Free high-speed internet access
  • Free parking
  • Disabled access
  • Easy access by bus or train
  • Competitive rates

To get in touch, you can contact us by phone on 0131 657 2029 or send us an email to enquiries@rscfortkinnaird.co.uk.

You can also check out the web site for jobs via  www.rscfortkinnaird.co.uk/vacancies or the Recruitment & Skills Centre Facebook page or receive the weekly vacancy bulletin, making it easier than ever to search for the latest vacancies at Fort Kinnaird and the surrounding area. 

Find us
The Centre is based in Fleming House, next to the Management Suite at Fort Kinnaird and is open five days a week from 9.00am - 5.00pm. Our address is: Recruitment and Skills Centre, 31 Fleming House, Fort Kinnaird, Edinburgh, EH15 3RD.

General Opening Times

Monday
09:00
-
21:00
Tuesday
09:00
-
21:00
Wednesday
09:00
-
21:00
Thursday
09:00
-
21:00
Friday
09:00
-
21:00
Saturday
09:00
-
18:00
Sunday
10:00
-
18:00

New Year's Eve we close at 5pm while on 2nd January we'll close at 6pm. 

We're open New Year's Day.

Additional opening times

Fort Kinnaird Edinburgh Store opening times may vary. Food, cinema and leisure will be open later – please check retailer websites for further details.

Please note that some retailers may vary from these times.

Search below for the shop details or view the full list of retailers

Getting here

Fort Kinnaird
32 Fleming House
Newcraighall
Edinburgh
EH15 3RD
0131 669 9090
  • Car

    Satnav postcode: EH15 3RD

    From the South - A1 Motorway Northbound. Exit at the Newcraighall Junction. Fort Kinnaird is visible to the front off the ramp.

    From the South - A7/A68. Join A750 City Bypass at the Sherrifhall Roundabout. Head East following the signs for Edinburgh East and North, Leith. Join A1(M) at the Old Craighall junction Northbound still following signs for Edinburgh East and North. Exit A1 at the next junction - Newcraighall. 

     

     

  • Train

    There are regular train services from Edinburgh Haymarket and Waverley stations to nearby Newcraighall station. Check Scotrail for full timetable and ticketing information.

  • Bus

    Fort Kinnaird is well served by local bus services: Prentice Coaches 108 and 118 and Lothian 30, 400 (previously 18), 106 and 49.

    For full timetables visit the Traveline Scotland website

    Find out more and plan your journey with Lothian here or with Prentice Coaches here.

  • Bike

    If you're looking to travel to Fort Kinnaird by bike, you can plan your journey here.

    Cycle parking locations are on our centre map.

Facilities

ATMs are available outside Argos, Boots, WHSmith and within Wilko.

There is a baby changing room for both mums and dads in Mothercare and Boots, as well as at Customer Services.

We have a number of bike parking locations around Fort Kinnaird. You can find these in the following locations:

  • In front of Mothercare
  • In front of Fat Face
  • Next to Smyths 
  • In front of Cafe Nero 
  • In front of Pizza Hut 
  • In front of the Management Offices 
  • In front of SCS
  • Next to TKMaxx and Starbucks 
  • Next to M&S
  • Between Primark and McDonalds

We have over 2,600 parking spaces at Fort Kinniard, all of which are absolutely free. The great news is we have recently been awarded the safer parking Park Mark award. 

We are proud that our car park has been issued the Park Mark, an award given by the Police to car parks that have achieved the standards of the Safer Parking Scheme, designed to reduce crime in car parks.

We have also been awarded a Disabled Parking Award by Disabled Motoring UK due to meeting a list of criteria for our onsite disabled parking facilities including maintaining our disabled parking bays, having clear signage, good lighting and easy entry to our car park. There are over 120 disabled parking bays available at Fort Kinnaird. 

There are toilet facilities available for use at Customer Services, towards the back of the retail area. Various retailers also provide customer toilet facilities within their stores.

Services

Some stores have a Click & Collect service available. Check our Click & Collect page for more information. 

If you have lost something while visiting Fort Kinnaird, please contact our Security team on 0131 669 6630. Please note that we will ask for proof of ownership to make sure we give property back to its rightful owner.

Fort Kinnaird offers a free Wi-Fi service so you can surf while you shop.

Accessibility

Shopmobility hire is available at Fort Kinnaird where we have 2 manual wheelchairs and 2 electric scooters available for our customers who require a little help around the centre. If you would like to book the manual chairs please call 0131 669 9090. For the electric scooters you have to be registered with Shopmobility and book through them direct on 0131 557 4123. 

Find out more about Shopmobility electric scooters here.

Download centre map