Positive destinations for young people
Every young person in Scotland is entitled to support in moving to a positive and sustained destination. This might mean getting a job, entering a training course, going to college or university or volunteering.
The Guarantee is a major new initiative to deliver positive destinations locally. Midlothian Council plays an important role in this, working alongside partner agencies.
A significant part of this work involves Activity Agreements. This is a programme for young people aged 16-19 who have left school and are not involved in education, training or volunteering. You agree to complete a training programme based on what you want to do.
In return you will get regular support to help build up your confidence, develop your key skills and help your future career prospects. The overall aim is to help you become ready for formal learning or employment.
Learning Pathways is a programme of opportunities for young people to build confidence and progress to employability. It introduces young people to the area of employment that interests them.
All Pathways lead to a guaranteed interview at entry level college courses or employment.
Foundation Apprenticeships are two year courses open to pupils in S5 and S6. They help young people gain valuable, real-world work experience and access vocational training while they're still at school.
Schools Employability Opportunities
This directory offers a wide range of vocational education experiences that give young people the opportunity to develop skills for learning, life and work.
The courses and programmes are available from August 2018 and cater for students from S1 to S6.
Midlothian Young People's Work Experience
Our Work Experience Programme offers placements for young people in Midlothian. These placements helps young people to achieve a greater understanding of the world of work and the career opportunities available to them in the local labour market.
For more information, please get in touch using the contact details below.