Our network of champions have committed to:

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  • Increase Modern Apprenticeship numbers to at least 1% of our workforce
  • Establish a support team to make it easy for employers to support the Guarantee
  • Champion the Guarantee to our peers and help them become involved

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  • Open any future apprenticeships suitable for school leavers to the Edinburgh Guarantee
  • Promote the Edinburgh Guarantee to clients, prospective clients and contractors
  • Maintain apprenticeship numbers at 2% of our total staff


  • Help develop the employability skills of 300 Edinburgh school students through our Work Inspiration programme
  • BT Scotland has funded an ICT suite at Edinburgh-based charity, Intowork, where over 100 people with disabilities get ICT skills training and support to prepare them for employment
  • Offer around 80 apprenticeships in Scotland for young people in 2013

JP Morgan

  • Funding from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation to develop innovative programmes that will equip young people with the skills necessary for employment
  • Enabling early intervention work within schools assisting young people to transition more effectively from education into adult life
  • Supporting our employees to volunteer their time and expertise to nurture young people to develop their skills and talents

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  • Sustainably increase the number of job opportunities targeted towards young people leaving school, and to providing development in these roles to enhance future employability
  • Work in partnership with our external skills and learning partners to provide school leavers with opportunities to secure industry-recognised qualifications
  • Champion and promote the work of the Edinburgh Guarantee to other Higher Education Institutions within the Edinburgh area, our supply chain and other organisations we work in partnership with


  • Return profits from dedicated mobile phone recycle units in public buildings to the Edinburgh Guarantee
  • Open up digital opportunities and business mentoring for children in Edinburgh schools
  • Champion the Edinburgh Guarantee to business peers to encourage more organisations to support the vision

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  • In partnership with J.P. Morgan and Forth Sector, Barnardo’s Scotland will provide support to 50 young people in their transition from school to a sustained positive destination
  • Through our Council-funded service, we will offer 10 places to young school leavers who are seeking employment by providing access to work placements in the private sector
  • Through our SDS funded Scotland’s Best programme, we will offer 10 places to support young school leavers to access a short volunteering experience and gain sustained employment

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  • Support those out of work to gain meaningful work experience that will enhance their future career prospects
  • Offer practical advice on how to write winning CVs that will help them get interviews
  • Mentor, support and prepare candidates for interviews

Standard Life

  • Demonstrate leadership across our sector and the city, bringing to life our commitment to helping our communities through employability
  • Continue to offer real, work based opportunities for young people, working with our partners and peers
  • Champion and showcase the talents of young people and the benefits they bring to the workplace


  • Working alongside our local schools to offer work experience, a mentor scheme and interview skills to prepare students for leaving school
  • Help people progress by developing skills and job-related qualifications, such as apprenticeships and first-rate, practical training at one of our seven food colleges
  • Support young people who may have previously faced barriers to employment through our You Can scheme, set up in 2008, working with partners such as Remploy and Mencap

NHS Lothian

  • Paid internships with guaranteed employment opportunities
  • Work placement opportunities to help young people enter the world of work
  • Pre-employment Academy of Clinical Support Worker roles with accredited national award and guaranteed jobs
  • Develop a joint Facilities Academy with the City of Edinburgh Council