The Edinburgh Guarantee is a vision that all sectors in the
city will work together to ensure that every young person in
Edinburgh will leave school with the choice of a job, training or
further education opportunity available to them.
By 2011 it had become more challenging for young people to find
their first opportunity on leaving school. The economic slowdown
had a major impact on young people, with reduced opportunities and
increased competition for jobs driving youth unemployment rates up.
In 2011 over 500 young people, almost 17% of the city's school
leavers, left school into unemployment, unable to secure work or a
place in further or higher education.
Without action there would have been significant implications
for our young people, economy and communities. This issue could not
be tackled by any one agency or organisation alone and it is for
this reason that the City of Edinburgh Council developed a city
wide partnership - the Edinburgh Guarantee.
What we do?
Working with the public, private and voluntary sectors, the
Edinburgh Guarantee supports organisations to get involved in
shaping and recruiting youth talent in the city.
How you can get involved?
- Help shape and prepare youth talent by engaging with schools
and employability training providers
- Recruit young people into jobs, Modern Apprenticeships and
What we've achieved so far:
- 91.4% of school leavers entering a positive destination when
leaving secondary education - a 10.1% increase compared to
- over 4,000 jobs, apprenticeships or training opportunities have
been identified; over 2,700 young people have been matched into
- over 550 employers have contributed to this success.