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Stirling Council, third sector partners and local employers are supporting the development of the new Young Person’s Guarantee. The main aims of the guarantee are to:

  • prepare young people for the world of work through work experience, volunteering and work-based learning opportunities
  • engage with and provide opportunities to young people who face barriers to work
  • create work-based learning, training and upskilling opportunities for young people
  • create jobs and opportunities for young people through apprenticeships, paid internships and work experience
  • create an inclusive workplace to support learning and enable young people to meet their potential

In Stirling, local opportunities for young people aged 16-24 are being coordinated through the Local Employability Partnership with key partners including Stirling Council, Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise, Stirling Community Enterprise and other third sector providers involved in establishing programmes for young people.

A number of opportunities are already up and running and young people can take part in these now. Support includes:

  • key worker support which reduces young people’s barriers to employment because of a disability or learning difficulty, health inequality, poor mental health and wellbeing, criminal conviction or offending behaviour
  • an employer recruitment incentive supporting local businesses to employ a young person and provide access to training
  • a new job placement scheme for local young people
  • kickstart Scheme wage uplift to living wage
  • provision of accredited learning and training programmes supporting young people to gain qualifications
  • volunteer work programme supporting young people to develop skills
  • access to digital devices and data for vulnerable young people

To find out more about The Young’s Person Guarantee in Stirling, or to refer yourself or a young person, please contact learningandemployability@stirling.gov.uk

Last updated: Monday, October 18, 2021 3:19 PM