£300k funding boost for Moray recruitment initiative

The Moray Employer Recruitment Incentive (MERI) has received a £300,000 funding boost from the Scottish Government to provide employment to over 40 young people. The funding, under the Young Person’s Guarantee, is to encourage employers to recruit young people aged 16 – 24 who have had their opportunities disrupted by the covid-19 pandemic. The MERI […]

Mentoring initiative expands

Mentors are being sought to support young people in Moray. The Mentoring Young Talent Programme supports young people aged 12-24-years to discover and develop their talents increasing future employment options. The initiative was launched in March 2020 and focused on young people in two Moray secondary schools with several successful mentoring relationships established. This year […]

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Investing in employability in Moray

DEDICATED employability support for young people, and low-income parents in Moray is being developed. A £120k investment is being made from the Parental Employment Support Fund (PESF), delivering intensive in and out of work support to help low-income parents progress into employment. The programme includes support for those who are not ready for other formal […]

Site visit builds future career for teenagers

Two young people with an interest in construction have been given the opportunity to visit a ‘live’ building site. Moray Pathways working with partner Moray Council arranged for Andrew and Brad (both 17) to visit the site of the new Linkwood Primary School run by Balfour Beatty. Moray Council key worker Beth Blampied who accompanied […]

Kickstart Scheme

Kickstart Scheme

If you are an employer looking to create job placements for young people, check if you can apply for funding as part of the Kickstart Scheme. How the scheme works You can use the Kickstart Scheme to create new 6-month job placements for young people who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of […]

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Young Person Guarantee

Scottish Government release Young Person Guarantee– No-one Left Behind – Initial Report Within 2 years every 16-24 year old in Scotland will either be in paid employment for a period of between 12 and 24 months, enrolled in education, actively involved on an apprenticeship or training programme, or engaged on a formal volunteering or supported […]

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Mission to create new jobs

During the pandemic so far the Scottish Government has provided £2.3 billion investment in our businesses – helping to mitigate some of the worst impacts of lockdown. As we move into the next phase of the pandemic and continue to ease lockdown we must now look to support those who may face redundancy or will […]

Annual Participation Measure for 16-19 year-olds in Scotland 2020

The 6th annual statistical publication reporting on learning, training and work activity of 16-19 year olds in Scotland has been published by Skills Development Scotland The measure is used to inform policy, planning and service delivery, and to assess progress in the delivery of the Scottish Government’s commitment to offer a place in learning or […]

Summer Programme 2020

Moray Pathways’ six-week summer offering young people the opportunity to try out a range of activities, came to an end this week with the scheme getting a thumbs up from the young people involved. Now Moray’s MSP, Richard Lochhead, has praised Moray Pathways for being one of the first to offer face-to-face learning opportunities despite […]


Are you interested in Early Learning and Childcare?

Would you like to improve your employability skills…?  Then this is the course for you.. The course is aimed at young people and adults aged 16 years and over who are interested in pursuing a career within early learning and childcare. The course focuses on childcare and early years, but we also spend time on […]

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