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 (YPG) team aim to:

  • Work to develop, support and coordinate employment, training and educational activities for young people across Edinburgh.
  • Review, map, monitor and coordinate activity across the Youth Employability Partnership and Joined Up for Young People Network.
  • Work directly with young people supporting them to access the JUfYP network and labour market opportunities including the YPG care-experienced Maximise! Futures project.

As part of the Scottish Government's commitment to supporting all young people to access employment, volunteering, training or education, Edinburgh's YPG team coordinate the Youth Employment Action Plan (YEAP) and JUfYP. The YEAP tracks all opportunities for young people (aged 16-24 or 26 if care-experienced) in one place, making it easier for referral partners to source the most suitable destination for their young people. Additionally, Edinburgh's YPG team review the Youth Strategic Skills Pipeline on a quarterly basis, ensuring provision is aligned to the needs of Edinburgh's young people.

As JUfYP is provider-led, we ask that organisations ensure their information is available and up to date on the directory and noticeboard.


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

For interest in being part of the steering group, please get in touch with Lucy Pearson, Young Person Guarantee Manager.

Upcoming forum dates

The inaugural JUfYP forum will take place on Wednesday 4 August 2021, 10:00 - 12:00. If you wish to attend the forum, RSVP to

Agenda to follow.

Get in touch

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

JUfJ provider forum

Past minutes, agendas, future dates, general information about the Joined Up for Jobs forum.

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Working Capital magazine

Working Capital is the magazine for Edinburgh's Strategic Skills Pipeline and Joined Up for Jobs.

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Customer charter

The Customer Charter Award encourages services to share best practice and work together to ensure the needs of all stakeholders are met.

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The Network of Employability Support and Training (NEST) is a programme of grant-funded providers supporting clients in Edinburgh with employability.

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JUfJ training bank

Training available from partners within the Joined Up for Jobs network.

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No-one Left Behind – Activity Agreements

Information on the new No-one Left Behind – Activity Agreement hubs in Edinburgh.

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