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This online tool makes it easy for you to connect with schools and colleges.

Pass on your knowledge of your sector through workshops, talks, workplace visits, or placements.

Inspire. Inform. Invest

Build young people’s job readiness, increase their career options and grow their knowledge of the world of work with Marketplace.

At the same time you’ll be raising awareness of who you are and what you do. It’s also great for staff development; your employees will gain a sense of achievement in helping young people.

Quick to use

All you need to do is register and tell us about the opportunity you want to offer.

We’ll connect you with education and post your opportunity on our online noticeboard for schools and colleges to book. You can even manage your opportunities and associated bookings on Marketplace. It’s that simple.

Opportunities you can offer

Skills session

This type of opportunity helps pupils and students learn a range of skills around employability, enterprise and soft skills like tips on how to find and keep a job. You can also outline what is required to work in your industry and the entry routes available.

Inspiration event

An inspiration event helps bring industries to life. Offer site visits to your workplace, deliver workshops on specific jobs or provide young people with a real life business challenge to solve. Inspire young people to explore their career options and raise their aspirations.

Career Insight

Explain the job opportunities and routes into your industry at career events. Offer work placements to provide real-life experience of your sector or hold sessions with parents, carers and teachers to give them more knowledge of Scotland’s job landscape.

"Marketplace gives me an easier route into schools and colleges to meet with young people. I’m looking forward to answering specific questions they have about the hospitality industry. Hopefully I will be able to help them make informed decisions on their future subject and career choices. "
Graham Blaikie. Mercat Grill

What's next?

Start adding opportunities today by logging on or registering with Marketplace.

If you're a teacher then visit My World of Work to start connecting with employers.

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Why we're doing it

Marketplace helps build young people’s job readiness and increases their career options. At the same time, employers can help shape young talent, address skills gaps and source their future workforce.

We created Marketplace to improve engagement between employers and education. It’s been developed in partnership with Scotland’s regional Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce (DYW) groups who identified the need to help young people have greater awareness of the career options available to them.

Marketplace support

We’ve created a support page with a full list of what you can offer and local contacts if you need help.