Joined Up for Young People

The Joined Up for Young People (JUfYP) strategy launched in 2021 led by Capital City Partnership to develop collaboration across youth provision in direct response to the Scottish Government’s Young Person's Guarantee Activity Plan(this will open in a new window).
The Young Person’s Guarantee

The Young Person's Guarantee is a Scottish Government initiative to improve opportunities for 16 to 24 year olds in the wake of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The overall goal of the Young Person's Guarantee is to ensure that every young person has access to higher/further education, formal volunteering, training, an apprenticeship or fair employment.

In Edinburgh, the Young Person's Guarantee is coordinated by a dedicated team at Capital City Partnership in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council. Edinburgh's Young Person's Guarantee is based on the development of the existing Edinburgh Guarantee(this will open in a new window) and is delivered locally through the creation of Joined Up for Young People (JUfYP) Strategy, with three key strands:

  1. Strategic leadership and commissioning of new services - Monitor and coordinate activity across the Youth Employability Partnership and Joined Up for Young People Network.
  2. Stakeholder partnerships through JUfYP network - Work with partner organisations to develop, support, and coordinate opportunities (employment, volunteering, training, and higher/further education) for young people across Edinburgh.
  3. Young person referral service - Work directly with young people, supporting them to access the JUFYP Network and Labour Market opportunities.

The Young Person's Guarantee team additionally map and monitor existing and newly commissioned youth provision across Edinburgh. The Young Person's Guarantee team coordinate the Youth Employment Action Plan (YEAP), tracking all opportunities for young people in one place and making it easier for referral partners to source the most suitable destination for their young people. Additionally, the YPG team review the Youth Strategic Skills Pipeline on a quarterly basis, ensuring provision is aligned to the needs of Edinburgh's young people.

Employers or organisations seeking to hire young people in Edinburgh can hire via the Joined Up for Young People network and can access support through the Young Person's Guarantee team. The Recruitment Incentives Overview above covers existing funding incentives, with more detail and further information available in the Employer Guide to Creating Fair Work for Edinburgh's Young People. To access this guide, contact the Young Person Guarantee Employment and Volunteering Officer.

As JUfYP is a provider-led network, we ask that organisations ensure their information is available and up to date on the JUfJs Directory and Noticeboard.

Alternative Routes for Construction Learners

If you are working with a young person impacted by the cancelled college provision and are looking for additional support, please review the options in this Information Sheet(this will open in a new window). If you would like support or advice around these opportunities, please contact the Young Person’s Guarantee Edinburgh team on

JUfYP Forum and Steering Group

The JUfYP forum is an independent network of youth providers – run by and for providers through a steering group. The forum is held quarterly and brings together youth employability, education, and training partners to share best practice, keep up to date with the latest policy, and build relationships.

Name Organisation Role
Susie McIntyre Canongate Youth Chair
Adele Hill Access to Industry Co-Chair
Lucy Pearson Capital City Partnership Steering Group Member
Claire Gibson Developing the Young Workforce Steering Group Member
Gavin Edmonds Dunedin Canmore Steering Group Member
Stuart McMillan ENABLE Steering Group Member
Caroline McGhee Impact Arts Steering Group Member
Marianne Sellers Move On Steering Group Member
Fraser Taylor Venture Trust Steering Group Member

For interest in being part of the Steering Group, please get in touch with Susie McIntyre, JUfYP Chair,

Upcoming Forum dates:
  • Wednesday 9 November 2022

All youth providers are invited to attend the forum. Please register for the November forum on Eventbrite here(this will open in a new window).

Previous Forums
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JUfYP Newsletter

JUfYP’s monthly newsletter shares the latest updates on youth employability in Edinburgh, including network news, funding opportunities and youth opportunities in employment, training, education, and volunteering.

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Get in touch with the YPG team (email if you would like to refer a young person, update the YEAP, or find out more about JUfYP.

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No-one Left Behind – Activity Agreements

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Parental Employment Support Fund

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Barclay’s 100x100 Funding

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Vocational Training Framework

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