Transition in Scotland Progress – Recommendation 10

Youth employment initiatives

The Scottish Government, working with devolved partners and engaging with the UK Government and Armed Forces, should identify opportunities and consider options for marketing its youth employment initiatives to Early and young Service Leavers, which might include targeted presentations, tailored leaflets, accessible online information and wider campaigns to raise awareness of the support available.

2019 SVC evaluation of status:

Partially implemented

2019 update provided by the Scottish Government:

The work now completed through My World of Work landing page and the Veterans Employability Strategic Group continues to identify opportunities for Service Leavers.

2020 SVC evaluation of status:

Partially implemented

2020 update provided by the Scottish Government:

Due to the immediate nature of the economic impact on young people, the Scottish Government and partners have developed the Young Person’s Guarantee to connect all young people to all available opportunities whether through training, volunteering or job placements. The Guarantee was formally launched on 5 November and will form the basis of the support offer to young people. The Guarantee has an online portal where information on all interventions can be found:

The Youth Guarantee Directorate within the Scottish Government will work closely with the Veterans and Armed Forces Personnel Unit to ensure that opportunities are inclusive and reflective of the unique circumstances and experiences of young veterans and Early Service Leavers. The Scottish Government was represented at the virtual Career Transition Partnership recruitment fair in 2020 to promote and highlight opportunities within the Scottish Government to Service Leavers.

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