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Engage with young people through Marketplace

Work with young talent and make connections in your community.

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Why use Marketplace?

Marketplace connects your business with local schools and colleges. By engaging with young people, you’ll raise awareness of who you are and what you do. You can organise workshops, talks, workplace visits or placements.

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Attract young talent

Use Marketplace to shape young talent. While doing so, you'll address skills gaps and source your future workforce.

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Inspire the future workforce

Give young people a good experience and they'll want to come back for more. You'll then have the pick of local talent once they enter the job market.

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Do it when it suits you

Dedicate as little or as much time as you want. Sessions can be done in person or online.

Marketplace gives me an easier route into schools and colleges to meet with young people.

Graham Blaikie

Mercat Grill

Here's how Marketplace works

Connect with local, talented young people in three simple steps.

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Add a listing

It's easy! Complete the listing form, saying what you'd like to offer.

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Reviewed and approved

Our team will then aim to review and approve your listing within 48 hours.

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Listing success

Your listing will appear on a listings page. This can be seen by teachers, pupils and students.

Ready to inspire the future workforce?

Join hundreds of employers across Scotland.

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Been asked to deliver a Marketplace session?

It’s normal to be a little nervous, especially if you’ve never spoken in front of a group of students. But you're an industry professional, not a teacher. You've been asked to do this because you have valuable experience in the world of work.

Here are our top tips to help you prepare.

  • Bring your industry to life. The chance to interact with a successful professional like you is invaluable to students.
  • Paint the full picture. As well as chatting about your own job, mention some of the other people and roles you work alongside.
  • Put yourself in their shoes. Think about what you'd have loved someone to tell you about a career when you were at their stage. What's the best way in? Are there any challenging parts? What are the perks?
  • Don't worry if this is your first time presenting to students. Chat with our team to pull together the perfect session.
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