The Young Person’s Guarantee

What is the Young Person’s Guarantee?

The opportunity of a job, placement, training or volunteering for every 16-24 year old in Scotland – based on your own goals and ambitions.

For young people

If you are a young person and need support to get into employment, education, training or an apprenticeship email [email protected]

To search our local directory of employment, skills and related support visit the Work EastRen ‘Employability partners’ web page.

For more information on the Young Person’s Guarantee visit

For employers

Get the support you need to build your future workforce.

If you are a business or an employer and would like to get involved with the Young Person’s Guarantee, please go to our support for business page for more information or contact [email protected]

The East Renfrewshire Council Youth Guarantee supports young people in school to reach sustained positive destinations by providing a range of opportunities and working with partners to align provision across the region. Each school is responsible for overseeing the planning and delivery of wider employability and the development of skills for life, learning and work.

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The Family Firm programme offers long term advice, guidance, support and work coaching for our care experienced young people.

Working closely with teams across the council, local businesses and other employability partners, we’ve an opportunity to make a difference to the life of a young person and to fulfil our corporate parenting responsibilities by:

  1. building confidence
  2. growing their skills
  3. helping them get on the first rung of the career ladder
  4. enhancing their experience
  5. offering a long term support network for training and work
  6. providing a range of opportunities including taster days, work experience, training, pre-employment support, access to employment, as well as traineeships, modern apprenticeships and support moving into further education

If you are a young person who has been in care in East Renfrewshire and would like to get support with finding work or further training, please contact Emma at the contact details below.

If you are an employer and would like to offer a placement to one of our young people or are interested in becoming a Family Firm Champion, please get in touch. Emma Aeppli, Family Firm Coordinator, on 07393003851 or email [email protected]

An apprenticeship provides hands on experience, a salary and the opportunity to gain accredited qualifications while you work, even a degree! As an apprentice you will work alongside experienced colleagues, learning  from them on the job to gain job-specific skills. In addition, you will work towards a nationally recognised professional qualification in your chosen career path. For generic information on apprenticeships please see the links below:

Foundation Apprenticeships

Modern Apprenticeships

Graduate Apprenticeships

For further information please contact the Work EastRen team on 0141 577 8438 or [email protected]

The  Scottish Youth Guarantee programme will support young people in transition from leaving school to reach sustained positive destinations by providing a range of opportunities, programmes, courses and support across the authority area.

The programmes provide a range of individual, small group approaches, to help develop the skills, confidence, awareness and understanding to reach a positive destination in the young person’s employment journey.

How to get involved?

If you are a young person who has an additional support need, disability, mental health condition and are living in East Renfrewshire and would like to get support with finding work or further training, please contact the Work EastRen team at [email protected]

Training can support you to develop new skills, allow you to apply knowledge you have in practical situations or enhance your skills in a certain area. Training can be specific to your needs, your chosen vocation or your skills-gap, and will make you more employable.

The work of our partnership ensures a range of training opportunities exist to help develop the skills, confidence, awareness and understanding needed to help individuals to get into work and to progress in-work, through the development of their job skills.

For further information please contact the Work EastRen team on 0141 577 8438 or [email protected] or Mandy Logan on 07747 456 031 or [email protected]

East Renfrewshire Council provides a wide range of employment opportunities for young people and several different pathways into employment. Employability partners work with a wide range of local businesses to help maximise the number of opportunities available within the region. We are geared towards identifying opportunities in a wide range of sectors, in order to help build-up our economy and invest in the continued development of our local workforce.

For further information please contact the Work EastRen team on 0141 577 8438 or [email protected] or Mandy Logan on 07747 456 031 or [email protected]

Positive Pathways offers employability support to young people aged 16-19 who are looking to engage with education, training or employment. The programme is aimed at those who would benefit from individualised support to remove barriers, build confidence and set goals and milestones in order to secure a sustainable destination. Young people are supported 121 by an employability advisor as well as having access to a wealth of provision such as construction skills, driving lesson, barista training, Headstrong, autism transition worker, CSCS training and much more.

To find out more please contact [email protected]

The Youth Guarantee programme will offer you the opportunity to come together with other people (aged 16-24) take part in a programme of activities which will help you to   gain new experiences of learning, develop new skills, confidence and resilience.  The programme will also help you to identify how you can overcome the barriers that prevent you from  gaining employment or accessing training.

The programme will cover a range of topics and activities which include lifestyle, mental health and well-being, lifeskills, digital skills, volunteering and outdoor learning.

Through taking part in this you will broaden you experiences of leaning, develop new skills and gain a range of accredited awards.

For more information or to find out how you can take part in this programme, please contact [email protected] or call 577 8469/577 3134