Young Person’s Career Options

Do you need help choosing a career or working out what job would suit you best? Skills Development Scotland have a variety of tools on their My World Of Work website to help you look at your options.

You can also get support from the Young Person's Guarantee projects that are funded specifically to support young people in Edinburgh. They can help you take steps towards achieving your goals.

An apprenticeship is another great way to start working towards a career. Our apprenticeships page explains the different levels, and how to find out what is available.

Edinburgh Project SEARCH provides employment and learning opportunities for young people with a disability. You will get three work experience placements over 9 months. You will also have a tutor and job coach who provide classroom learning and in work support. The programme runs from August to July each year. It is open to 16 to 29 years olds who have a recognised disability and want to secure a full-time job (16+ hours).

If you aren’t feeling confident about taking the next step to college, training or employment, you can get support from the Activity Agreement team.

If you are interested in a career in Health and Social Care, you can read about the Proud to Care campaign. It highlights all the reasons why this is a rewarding choice and makes a real difference.

Starting your own business is another option to pursue a new career. There is a lot of support available to help you do this. Our I Want to Start a Business page has information to signpost you to this.

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Get in touch

Get in touch with the Young Person's Guarantee team today for more information on support available to you.