Support getting into employment

Project SEARCH

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Project SEARCH is a one-year programme, supporting young people with additional needs to gain skills and experience aimed at helping them move into sustainable employment. The project is delivered in partnership with Shetland College UHI, Shetland Islands Council and NHS.


  • Enables 6 to 8 young people with learning disabilities or autism each year to receive support to undertake work placements across a range of work placement experiences within the local council
  • Provides access to a college lecturer, a job coach, as well as council staff and supervisors
  • Helps students to learn real job skills that will prepare them for work combined with classroom learning and support

Applications for Project SEARCH are now open and the closing date is the 6th May 2022.

Can You

  • Travel independently
  • Attend Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm
  • Achieve SQA level 3/4

To apply or find out more information, please contact: 
01595 744170

Ashley Leask
Susan Anderson
Kari Hamilton

Project Search Poster