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Quick find tool

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

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

Inspire. Inform. Invest

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

At the same time source your future workforce, address skills gaps and shape young talent.

Quick to use

All you need to do is fill out a form to 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 get in touch with you. It’s that simple.

Get started by heading to Marketplace

   

Opportunities you can offer

Skills session

Pupils and students learn a range of skills around employability, enterprise and confidence building including tips on how to find and keep a job. Outline what is required to work in your industry and the options available to them.

Inspiration event

Bring industries to life. Offer site visits to your workplace, deliver workshops on specific jobs, run a competition or talk about a typical day in your sector. Young people will be inspired to explore their career options and raise their aspirations.

Career Insight

Explain job opportunities and routes into your sector at career events. Offer work placements to provide real-life experience of a 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.

Need help? Got a question about Marketplace? Contact our team at marketplace@sds.co.uk

 

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.