Supporting school leavers and young unemployed people

In CLD we support young people to increase their confidence and to enhance their transition to post school opportunities, building on their resilience, knowledge and skills.

Supporting the development of skills for transition from academy to further opportunities 

Gear up To Go and Ready Steady Go are programmes that support development of employability and life skills. Young people explore employment possibilities while learning new skills and building confidence for their next steps from school to work, further education or volunteering.

Aberdeenshire Employability Agreements 

CLD supports the coordination of Aberdeenshire Employability Agreements (AEA Stage 1-2 Employability Provision) across Aberdeenshire. AEAs are delivered by a range of council services including CLD and partner agencies which are grant funded through CLD.

Aberdeenshire Employability Agreements (AEA) are for young people aged 16 to 19 who are either leaving school and requiring support to move into a positive destination or currently unemployed. The AEA is a creative package of activity and learning for those requiring one-to-one support based around a young person’s needs and interests and aims to address barriers. This could be a range of activities, such as personal skills development including confidence building to work tasters. Young people set their own learning goals and gain transferable skills to positively progress onto a positive destination.

If you are a young person or someone who is supporting a young person, and interested in finding out more about our Aberdeenshire Employability Agreements, please contact:

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