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Parents and Teachers in East Lothian

The Guarantee is working with a variety of partners supporting young people to make successful transitions into the world of work. These activities are carried out both in school and post school.

Find out more below



Young people at school in East Lothian have access to work placements, work inspiration activities and vocational opportunities while at school.

Through Marketplace, the online tool connecting business with education, teachers can access the offers for young people, themselves and parents/carers. Employers are always keen to offer insight to parents, ask the school what is on offer for you. Teachers can access Marketplace HERE

East Lothian schools work experience refers to a limited period of time that a school pupil spends with an employer during which they have the opportunity to learn directly about working life and the working environment. Some work placements offer pupils the chance to try their hand at particular tasks while others provide an opportunity to watch and learn. Work placements are becoming more flexible and range from a one week placement for a 4th year pupil to several weeks full time work experience, and everything in between.

Foundation Apprenticeships are being developed to create better links between young people, education and employers and to better prepare young people for the world of work.

A Foundation Apprenticeship lasts for two years and is studied alongside other school subjects (typically National 5s and Highers). Starting in fourth or fifth year, pupils get the opportunity to complete elements of a Modern Apprenticeship while still in full-time education. Upon successful completion of a Foundation Apprenticeship young people can continue their studies at college or university, go into direct employment or gain accelerated entry onto a related Modern Apprenticeship.

Young people at school in East Lothian can access addidtional vocational learning opportunities alongside their regular timetable. The courses help young people gain experience and qualifications in a range of areas, helping them to move onto further education, training or employment. Find out more about these courses HERE

When young people leave school they have many options, jobs, Modern Apprenticeships, college courses, training and university study to name a few.

In your local area and beyond there is support for young people when they leave school.

The Guarantee website advertises jobs, Modern Apprenticeships and training programmes available in East Lothian, Edinburgh and Midlothian. Young people, parents and teachers can set up alerts to recieve emails when new opportunities are posted.

East Lothian Works provides young peoople with more support if needed:

  • Training courses, employability programmes and Activity Agreements 
  • Help for young people with additional support needs

Find out more on the East Lothian Works website

Skills Development Scotland provides free career advice and guidance for all ages. More information and free resources can be found on their website sections for Parents and Teachers



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