- Population: (c) 222,370
- Location: North of Scotland
- Size: 10,085 square kilometres
Local Employability Website
The hi-hope noticeboard is an online
resource listing what's out there for young people leaving school
in the Highlands. It is aimed at the 14+ to 24 age group. It will
also be of relevance to anyone who supports young people at this
stage in their life. This resource is in four sections:
The directory is sub-divided into six categories
containing information about choices, opportunities and services
available in Highland and beyond, to support transition for all
young people from school into adulthood.
An easy read section is included to enable understanding and to
promote discussion of the content of the Directory for young people
with additional support needs.
Learning Choices has five categories to enable
research of opportunities whether you are staying on at school post
16 or considering opportunities such as further education, higher
education, training, volunteering or employment.
It also contains information about other topics that could help
Spotlight has been developed to highlight training
opportunities relating to employability skills. It will help you to
consider your options at the point of leaving school, and beyond,
up to the age of 24. Skills Spotlight will help you to research
what is available in your area and to plan for further learning or
All opportunities are categorised by age, Stages 1 to 5 on the
skills spotlight, skills on offer and area. You can also:
Take the self-assessment quiz to help you decide which level is
best for you
Read each stage description, then select the best level for
Go directly into the stage and select your area to find out what
Choose opportunities by the skills on offer
The noticeboard section is updated on a daily
basis and offers information about jobs for young people,
volunteering opportunities, events, updates, courses and news
items. It also lists wider training opportunities and has a
calendar of events.
Searches can be conducted by topic, area or A-Z. A search box
for key words appears at the top of each page.
Community Planning Partnership Aims
Details of these can be found within the Highland Single Outcome Agreement.
Employability Strategies / Action Plans /
Highland Works Employability Development Plan provides
background information to the development of Highland Works, and
their vision to ensure the connection of employability services and
specialised services in a coherant framework which supports the
progression of individuals into sustained employment.
In November 2011 Highland Council agreed a Six Point Commitment
to Youth Employment. On 18 Jan 2012 the
Commitment was launched and the Council approved an
setting out how it would deliver on the commitments made.
Highland Youth Employment Activity Plan
Related strategies / frameworks
To be updated…
NOMIS Local Authority Labour Market Profiles
Highland Labour Market 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)
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.
Community Health Partnership Profile
Here you can read case studies giving details of different
programmes and success stories in the area:
to be added…
Here you can find documents and news
stories about initiatives that have taken place in
the local area.
For more information about events, jobs, volunteering
opportunities, updates and courses for young people, check the hi-hope
will appear here.