How we can help young people into work


Get help from a 16+ support worker

If you are aged 15 to 19 and not in further education, training or employment, you can get help from a 16+ support worker.

Support can begin six months before the statutory leaving date for school.

We'll help you gain the skills and confidence you need to prepare for employment, training, education and/or volunteering.

This support is particularly suitable if you are experiencing barriers such as:

  • no or limited work experience
  • low skilled
  • disability (such as ADHD, ASD, hearing or visual impairment)
  • care experienced
  • poor mental health
  • young carer
  • low-income household

What can 16+ offer?

A 16+ support worker will help you access all that is on offer to best suit your needs. They will work with you to:

  • recognise your skills, attributes and assets which will help you progress towards employment
  • break down the barriers stopping you from accessing further learning, training, and employment
  • offer personalised support and signposting where necessary
  • maintain regular contact to ensure the service is meeting your needs
  • keep in touch with you to make sure everything is going well, and to answer any questions you might have

You will get:

  • dedicated support from a 16+ support worker
  • an individual plan to help reach agreed goals

An individual plan explores your needs and interests. It includes activities to prepare you for further learning and employment. Your plan might include:

  • taster sessions with college
  • sessions with training providers
  • work placements
  • innovative group projects such as:
    • music sessions/courses
    • construction taster sessions/courses
    • rural skills session/course
    • outdoor learning sessions

Financial support

We can offer financial support to help you find or take up a job or training place. This can include help with:

  • travel costs
  • costs of training to help secure a job
  • specialist tools or other equipment

You may be eligible for Education Maintenance Allowance of £30 per week.

Activity through 16+ as part of NOLB/Young Person's Guarantee will count as approved education and training in relation to a claim for Child Tax Credits or Child Benefit. For further information visit the website.

Drop in sessions

These give you a chance to:

  • meet with your 16+ support worker
  • get more information
  • access computers for supported job search
  • help you to progress towards education, training, or employment
Mohub, MontroseTuesday12noon - 3pm
ForfarTuesday and Thursday1.30pm - 4.30pm
Carnoustie HubWednesday2pm – 4pm
The Crickety, BrechinThursday12.30pm – 4.30pm
3-5 Catherine Street, Arbroath Friday1pm - 3.30pm


For further information please use our online form:

16+ referral form