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North Ayrshire's Young Persons Guarantee
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North Ayrshire’s Young Persons Guarantee

What is it?

The Young Person’s Guarantee provides 16-24 year olds with an offer of employment, training, education, or volunteering.

North Ayrshire’s young person guarantee will work with a range of partners to ensure that young people in North Ayrshire are connected to opportunities and signposted to people and information that can help, depending on the route that’s best for the young person based on interests, goals and ambitions.

What help does it provide?

The Young Person's Guarantee will provide help with the following:

Jobs: helping you find the right jobs and work placement 

Employability Services CEIS Ayrshire
Local support in Scotland - Job help (
My World of Work

Education: helping find the right college or university course for you

Young Person's Guarantee (
Universities in Scotland
Distance Learning Courses and Adult Education - The Open University

Apprenticeships: helping you find the right apprenticeship for you

Foundation apprenticeships 
Pathway apprenticeships
Modern apprenticeships
North Ayrshire Council Modern apprenticeship programme

Training: helping you find the right training and upskilling opportunities for you

Find out about specific training available locally for the following sectors and many more:

  • Construction
  • Care
  • Customer service
  • Retail
  • Admin
  • Logistics/ warehousing


Find out about the right volunteering opportunity for you with The Ayrshire Community Trust's (TACT) Saltire Awards 

Not exactly sure what to do next?

If you’re an employer: we can help you develop your workforce by helping you recruit talented, skilled and motivated youngsters to help your business. If you require further information, please contact:

If you’re a young person: We are working with various partners which means, there are lots of options available. Whatever path you choose we can support you to access these opportunities. Email:

Leaving School

North Ayrshire Council are committed to helping young people make a positive transition from school.

Usually, the options are:

  • Go to university or college
  • Get a job
  • Go into a training programme
  • Get an apprenticeship

If you are not sure what the best choice is for you there is lots of support available to help you make the right choice.

Young Scot

To get information on things that affect youngsters in North Ayrshire. Visit Young Scot to learn about relationships, exams, health, rights, money and more.

Support Agencies and links:

Skills Development Scotland careers advisers support you to make confident and informed decisions about your future career aspirations. Support is also available to help you apply for jobs, complete application forms, prepare for interviews and create your CV.

My World of Work - provides expert information and advice with activities and tools to help you identify opportunities open to you. 

Find out about Apprenticeships, what they are, the different types, and opportunities in your area. There are also Modern Apprenticeship opportunities within the Council. 

If you think you're not quite ready for work, or not sure what type of work you'd like, why don't you try volunteering? Find out about local opportunities. 

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) work with you to help identify and progress your career goals and can also offer work experience with local organisations and businesses. 

Kickstart is a programme for young people aged between 16 and 24, who are claiming Universal Credit. We have an excellent Kickstart Programme in North Ayrshire with many vacancies available across a broad range of disciplines. For more information contact your DWP work coach or

Information for Businesses

If you are a North Ayrshire business interested or considering employing a young person, please contact: