As part of the Young Person’s Guarantee, the City of Edinburgh Council has funded additional projects to deliver employability support for young people:
CYRENIANS - KEY TO COLLEGE
Key to College offers one-to-one outreach and home visiting support to young people aged 16 to 24 and their families as they transition from school to college.
The support includes helping to apply right through to settling into your course.
FOUR SQUARE – SPRINGBOARD
Four Square’s Springboard project supports young people aged 20 to 24 who are homeless and currently supported across Edinburgh. Springboard offers employability training, volunteering opportunities and lifestyle management all in a holistic, supported environment. The seven week programme runs three days a week and provides a variety of sessions at Four Square sites across the city. Our team offers ongoing support to help you into the next stage of your employability journey.
IMPACT ARTS - PATHWAYS HUB
For young people aged 16 to 24 who are long-term unemployed, especially if you:
- are a young parent
- need mental health support
- are care experienced
- are LGBTQI+
- are black, Asian or minority ethnic.
The support is available year-round and based around creative industries, including individual support and group work.
RURAL & URBAN TRAINING SCHEME (RUTS) - INSPIRE
The RUTS Inspire programme supports young people aged 16 to 24 with barriers to employment. Support includes access to sector-specific training and gaining accredited qualifications, such as CSCS cards. You’ll get one-to-one support to create your individual action plan and set goals so you can gain employment, education, training and work experience. Ongoing aftercare is also provided.
As well as the projects listed here, there are many others which can help you reach your goals.
View the Find a Service directory for full details of all the services that are available.