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.

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The Guarantee

The Guarantee is a major new initiative to deliver positive destinations locally. Midlothian Council plays an important role in this, working alongside partner agencies.

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Activity Agreements

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.

Download information on Activity Agreements (PDF)

Learning Pathways

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.

Download information on Learning Pathways (PDF)

Foundation Apprenticeships

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.

Find out about Foundation Apprenticeships

Midlothian Young People's Work Experience

Our Work Experience Programme offers placements for young people in Midlothian. These help young people achieve a greater understanding of the world of work, and the career opportunities available to them in the local labour market.

Download information on our Work Experience Programme (PDF)

For more information, please use the contact details below.