Young People's Employability Project

Managed by:

Aberdeen Foyer


Project Description

Young people in rural areas currently face high levels of unemployment.  This project will create employment opportunities for 30 disadvantaged young people in Aberdeenshire.  The project will cover the youngsters’ salary, transport, equipment and a training element.

Young people wishing to join the project will participate in a 2 week introductory course.  This will assess their specific needs and will align them with suitable employment opportunities.

LEADER funding will increase the impact of the project, ensuring that it can run for a year rather than six months.


Quote from Participating Organisation

Ken Milroy, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Foyer

“The transition from school into further education, training and work can for some young people be a real challenge.  In the midst of a recession it is widely recognised that young people are often the first group to be hit with fewer jobs available.  There are a number of agencies working together in Aberdeenshire to support and develop initiatives to take up available employment opportunities.  We are therefore delighted that the LEADER Programme has agreed to support the partnership to take forward the new initiative.  The partnership includes Aberdeenshire Council, the Department of Work and Pensions/Job Centre Plus, Skills Development Scotland and other third sector organisations, that will create a pathway for young people to make the transition into employment.  Funding to support the initiative has also been secured from the Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership’s Fairer Scotland Fund, and the Department of Work and Pension’s Future Jobs Fund.  It shows what good partnership working can be about.  The announcement of the award made by the Rural Aberdeenshire LEADER Programme is a great early Christmas present for young people in Aberdeenshire.”


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Contact Details


Annette Johnston


01771 613667