1. Young Person's Guarantee: update report March 2023

    The report highlights progress over the 2 years of the Young Person’s Guarantee and also sets out the direction of travel going forward.

  2. Scotland's journey of achieving sustainable procurement outcomes 2002-2022: independent review

    An independent review that looks back over the past twenty years of sustainable public procurement in Scotland and other parts of the UK. The findings showcase how the progressive approach to sustainable procurement in Scotland has achieved jobs, training and other positive outcomes.

  3. Transitions to adulthood for disabled young people: literature review

    A literature review, commissioned by the Scottish Government, of existing Scottish, UK and International evidence on the experiences faced by disabled young people during their transition to adulthood. The review also explores best practice in supporting disabled young people during this time.

  4. Transitions to adulthood for disabled young people: literature review - easy read

    Easy read version of the literature review, commissioned by the Scottish Government, of existing research and evidence on disabled young people’s experiences of transitions to adulthood.

  5. Fair Start Scotland - year 4: annual report

    Highlights the progress that our national employment support service Fair Start Scotland has made in its fourth year of delivery. It draws from evaluation research, provider and participant feedback to show the impact the service had on individuals and communities throughout 2021/2022.

  6. Scotland leads on the Real Living Wage

    A Fair Work approach to the cost of living crisis.

  7. A new approach to work

    Paper outlines plans for fairer labour market.

  8. Supporting Scotland’s next generation

    Young Islanders Network launched.

  9. Education Maintenance Allowances: 2020-21

    Statistics on Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) recipients and payments made in 2020-2021.

  10. Young people urged to apply for Job Start Payment

    Extra money for unemployed young people who are starting work

  11. Access to Higher Education

    Record number of students from deprived areas at university.

  12. Removing barriers to employment

    Supporting people into work.

  13. Supporting the retail sector

    Encouraging fair work and improving skills.

  14. Investment in tackling child poverty

    Supporting low income households.

  15. Apprenticeships key to supporting NHS

    Delivering quality workforce.

  16. Summary Statistics for Attainment and Initial Leaver Destinations, No. 4: 2022 Edition

    This statistical publication provides information on the educational attainment and initial destinations of 2020/21 school leavers from publicly funded schools in Scotland.

  17. Young Scots work promise

    £70 million investment in youth employment.

  18. National Islands Plan Survey: final report

    This report presents the findings from the National Islands Plan Survey. The research explores perceptions of island life in relation to the strategic objectives set out in the National Islands Plan.

  19. Young people urged to apply for Job Start Payment

    Social media campaign kicks-off for benefit to 16 - 24 year olds

  20. Young Person's Guarantee: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA)

    A Children's Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) relating to the Young Person’s Guarantee launched on 5 November 2020.

  21. Supporting people to get online

    Over £26 million to close the digital divide.

  22. Scottish Employer Skills Survey 2020

    Results from the Scottish Employer Skills Survey 2020.

  23. Scottish Employer Skills Survey 2020: Technical Report

    Technical report for the Scottish Employer Skills Survey 2020.

  24. STEM teacher education bursary: eligibility criteria

    Details of the eligibility criteria for the STEM teacher education bursary.

  25. Young Person's Guarantee Activity Plan (Phase 1): EQIA and Equality Action Plan

    The Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) undertaken for the Young Person's Guarantee Activity Plan has highlighted a number of actions to be undertaken in order to fulfil the Public Sector Equality Duty. These actions have also been developed into an Equality Action Plan (see Annex) .

  26. Helping young people succeed

    Supporting the future workforce.  

  27. Employers back the Young Person’s Guarantee

    Growing number pledge their support.

  28. 93.3% of school leavers in positive destinations

    Proportion of pupils in Higher or Further Education at record high.

  29. Summary Statistics for Attainment and Initial Leaver Destinations, No. 3: 2021 Edition

    This statistical publication provides information on the educational attainment and initial destinations of 2019/20 school leavers from publicly funded schools in Scotland

  30. School leaver attainment and destinations

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  31. Young people helped with costs of new job

    695 helped in first four months of new scheme

  32. Prioritising jobs and skills

    Driving Scotland’s economic recovery.

  33. Recruitment to support disability payments

    Opportunities available in all local authority areas.  

  34. Rebuilding the economy

    Investing in jobs and skills.

  35. Helping vulnerable young people through COVID-19

    Almost £1 million to support people into work.

  36. EU funding threat for Scottish youth work

    Doubt over the future of Erasmus+ casts shadow over sector.

  37. CashBack for Communities

    More than 100,000 young people supported by scheme.

  38. £25 million apprenticeship support

    Creating opportunities for every young person in Scotland.

  39. New ways of working

    Upskilling and reskilling opportunities for employees.

  40. Growing the Young Person’s Guarantee

    First organisations sign up.

  41. Young Person's Guarantee – Phase 1: activity plan

    This Young Person's Guarantee activity plan will be updated at regular points to account for progress made and future activity to be prioritised as part of the Guarantee.

  42. £24bn infrastructure plan will boost jobs

    Benefits to reach every corner of Scotland.

  43. Labour Market Statistics for young people (16 to 24 years): Scotland

    A statistics publication for Scotland.

  44. Impact of furlough

    Extension of scheme could save thousands of jobs.

  45. Boost for Scottish youth work

    New fund to help education recovery from COVID-19.

  46. Delivering the Youth Guarantee

    Giving every young person the chance to succeed.

  47. Youth Guarantee - No-one Left Behind: initial report

    We are committed to supporting young people transition successfully into the labour market and recognise the challenges that they will face a result of the COVID-19 crisis. This ambitious plan sets out our commitment to ensuring that no young person is left behind.

  48. Higher Education Student Support for Scotland 2019-2020

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  49. New benefit for young people starting work

    Financial help with the cost of a new job

  50. Supporting National Trust for Scotland jobs

    Financial aid package agreed.

  51. Investing in our future workforce

    £10 million for apprenticeships.

  52. Rebuilding better

    Actions for economic recovery from COVID-19.

  53. £100 million for employment support and training

    Focussing on support for youth jobs.

  54. Scottish Public Sector Employment

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  55. School leaver destinations

    Proportion of young people in work, training or further study remains high.

  56. School leaver follow-up destinations

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  57. Scottish research facing twin threats of COVID and Brexit

    Minister tells UK Government that urgent support needed within days.

  58. Supporting families through COVID-19

    140,000 children and young people provided with free school meals.

  59. Employment, unemployment and inactivity for young people

    A statistics publication for Scotland.

  60. School leaver attainment and destinations

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  61. Better access to learning

    Digital hubs launched across South of Scotland.

  62. New research to focus on estranged students

    Government to work with leading charity on identifying key facts and issues.

  63. £19 million CashBack funding allocated

    Youth projects share cash seized from criminals.

  64. Youth Volunteering Innovation Project report: SG response

    Our response to the Youth Volunteering Innovation Project (Youth VIP) report and recommendations.

  65. Employment, Unemployment and Inactivity for young people (16-24 years): Scotland

    A statistics publication for Scotland.

  66. Sending computers to Africa

    Education initiatives benefit from used Scottish Government equipment.

  67. Modern apprenticeships: earnings

    The Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) from Modern Apprenticeships (MA) release provides details on earnings of those who completed MAs in Scotland. This release has median earnings split by key characteristics of individuals, such as gender, age, occupation, and SIMD quintile.

  68. New jobs benefit to launch next Spring

    Cash boost for unemployed young people.

  69. GLSS traineeship: recruitment brochure

    Information for prospective trainee lawyers about a traineeship with Government Legal Service for Scotland (GLSS).

  70. Future Skills Action Plan for Scotland: evidence and analysis annex

    An evidence paper to accompany Scotland’s Future Skills action plan.

  71. Record high for young people in positive destinations

    Deprivation gap in school leavers at lowest ever.

  72. Building Standards Year of Young People: attracting young people into a career in building standards

    This project investigated why young people are not choosing a career in building standards and looked for ways to encourage them.

  73. Collaborating to help close the attainment gap

    Stronger connections between schools and youth work organisations

  74. Moray pupils engineer success

    A96 dualling programme hailed by pupils and teachers

  75. Scottish Apprenticeship Week

    Nationwide apprentice network to inspire next generation.  

  76. Supporting graduates

    Over 1,300 Graduate Apprenticeship places for 2019/20.

  77. Employers encouraged to put ‘Fair Work First’

    Support to make workplaces fairer.

  78. Record high for school leavers in positive destinations

    Deprivation gap in positive destinations falls by half.

  79. STEM strategy for education and training: first annual report

    Overview of progress in the first year of the five year STEM Strategy for Education and Training in Scotland.

  80. Regional Improvement Collaboratives (RICs): interim review

    The overall aim of this review was to explore how RIC establishment had been taken forward in each region.

  81. Disabled students at university: discussion paper

    Independent paper from the Commissioner for Fair Access considers representation, entrant trends, retention and degree outcomes for disabled students by disability group.

  82. A meal for every child at funded early learning and childcare sessions

    Major new Scottish Government scheme delivers healthy food, outdoor play & living wage in childcare.

  83. LGBTI Inclusive Education Working Group: report to the Scottish Ministers

    Group's recommendations to the Scottish Ministers.

  84. Enterprise and Skills Board: strategic plan

    This full plan provides clarity around strategic direction to enterprise and skills agencies and a blueprint to Government to turn up the dial on productivity and drive inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

  85. Investing in entrepreneurship

    £650,000 funding to support the next generation of entrepreneurs.

  86. Youth Participation at record high

    91.8% 16-19 year olds in education, training or work.

  87. Learning together: national action plan on parental involvement, engagement, family learning and learning at home 2018 – 2021

    Sets out a vision for parental involvement and engagement from pre-birth to age 18 and takes account of national and international evidence base and Scottish education system expertise. Provides a national vision but allows for local and community innovation and flexibility.

  88. Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board: outline plan

    An outline plan for the Enterprise and Skills Strategic Board which is a precursor to the full plan to be published later in 2018.

  89. Employment at historic level

    Progress made in tackling the gender gap and youth employment.

  90. Employment level and rate (16+) in Scotland increased to the highest level on record

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland 

  91. Personalised online careers support for all pupils

    Recommendations of Learner Journey Review published.

  92. Fund benefits one million

    Children and family organisations to benefit from extension.

  93. Strengthening cyber resilience

    New action plan puts cyber-skills at the heart of learning and development.

  94. Initial Destinations of Senior Phase School Leavers

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  95. £3 million for language learning

    School funding to strengthen skills.

  96. Early years apprentices

    Increases to fuel roll-out of funded childcare.

  97. £14 million for young people and communities

    More than 100 organisations to benefit from funding.

  98. Scotland’s Budget

    Investing in the NHS, protecting low earners, backing Scotland’s economy.

  99. Youth employment target met four years ahead of schedule

    Pledge to step up efforts to build on progress.

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