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The Young Person's Guarantee is a commitment to Scotland's young people 

Every young person aged between 16 and 24 in Scotland will have the opportunity, based on their own personal circumstances and ambitions, of going to university or college, an apprenticeship programme, training, fair employment including work experience, or participating in a formal volunteering programme.

The Guarantee will ensure that young people have access to and understanding of the opportunities that can best support them, delivered by a network of support in schools, colleges, universities ,employability programmes, third sector support, apprenticeships or training programmes.

For more information on how local authorities and partners are supporting the Young Person's Guarantee in your area please click here.

Area Overview

  • Population: (c) 261,800
  • Location: North East of Scotland.
  • Size: 6,313 square kilometres the fourth largest area in Scotland

Key Contacts

Local Employability Website
The  Abedeenshire Community Planning Partnership Website provides information on the local employability strategy and minutes from the Employability Strategy Group meetings. 

Community Planning Partnership Aims and Structures
Aberdeenshire Single Outcome Agreement 2013-23

Further area profile, policy and partnership information for Aberdeenshire can be found on the Aberdeenshire Council's website 

Management Information System
Aberdeenshire use the Meganexus system. Features include: client tracking, performance management, assessment outcomes and the system is used by Working for Families in Aberdeenshire with a view to adding other partners once the trial is complete.

Key Documents

Employability Strategies / Action Plans / Business Plans
The Aberdeenshire Employability Strategy Partnership Group was formed in late 2008 to develop an  Employability Strategy for Aberdeenshire, and to provide strategic support to all employability providers in Aberdeenshire. The Group has evolved into a Partnership, involving services from Aberdeenshire Council, DWP, NHS Grampian, SDS, Further Education Establishments and 3rd Sector Organisations.

Aberdeenshire Employability Strategy 2 Inc Pipeline

Aberdeenshire - Youth Employment Activity Plan  (February 2019)

Aberdeenshire - Employability Partnership Newsletter (Autumn 2014)


NOMIS Local Authority Labour Market Profiles
The  Aberdeenshire Labour Market Profile profile brings together data from several sources, and includes information on employment/ unemployment,  economic inactivity,  employment by occupation, qualifications, earnings by residence, out-of-work benefits and jobs (total jobs/ employee jobs). 

Skills Development Scotland  
Skills Development Scotland have prepared local labour market information and intelligence for each of the unitary authorities in Scotland that includes:

Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics (SNS)
Aberdeenshire SNS Standard Area Profile covers a range of small area statistics including information on health, education, poverty, unemployment, housing, population, crime and social / community issues at the data zone level and above. The provide standard reports and more in detail reports to your own specificiations.

Community Health Partnership Profile

Assurance and improvements plans 2012-15
Assurance and Improvement Plans set out an assessment of performance risks for each council in Scotland.  AIPs are valuable at highlighting themes about which councils should be working to provide themselves - as well as their LAN - with assurance that risks to performance are being managed effectively. You can view the Aberdeenshire Assurance and Improvement Plan.

Case Studies

Here you can read case studies giving details of different programmes and success stories in the area:

Further information

Here you can find summaries of project/initiatives that have taken place in the local area.


Local Services

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