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Nearly 250 young people across the Falkirk area are set to benefit from a fund designed to help those who face the greatest barriers to work.

The Young Person’s Guarantee is a national scheme that gives young people a chance to succeed through the opportunity of a job, apprenticeship, education, training or volunteering.

Funded by the Scottish Government, Falkirk Council will administer the £840k grant that will help nearly 250 young people aged between 16 and 24.

To qualify you simply must to be experiencing at least one barrier to employment - for example, being unemployed, being at risk of redundancy or loss of an apprenticeship, or if you are without qualifications

Supporting young people

Falkirk Council will provide support to young people aged 16–24 through the programme by offering:

  • accredited skills and vocational training
  • help with digital skills and access to equipment
  • help to build self-confidence and self-esteem
  • accessing volunteering and work placements

How to apply

If you're aged 16-24 and meet the criteria listed on the Young Person's Guarantee page, register your interest with our Employment Training Unit.

Helping employers develop workforces

For employers, help is available to develop future skills and experience with young people at the heart of the workforce.

Employers can get involved with the Young Person’s Guarantee to:

  • Prepare young people for the world of work
  • Create opportunities for young people who face the greatest barriers to work
  • Invest in a skilled workforce through apprenticeships, training and upskilling opportunities
  • Create jobs and opportunities suitable for 16–24 year olds
  • Ensure a work environment which supports all young people and provides fair work

Employability is one of 23 Council of the Future projects that aim to modernise and improve services and help deliver on the Council’s three new corporate priorities - Communities, Enterprise, and Innovation.