What is the SNP doing to help youth employment?

Before the pandemic, we had established a strong track record of tackling youth unemployment and had fulfilled our commitment to reduce youth unemployment by 40% four years ahead of schedule.

We know that young adults are disproportionately employed in the sectors most affected by the economic shutdown, and so face heightened exposure to job loss or furlough.

To help our young people into good jobs at a time when they are most vulnerable we will deliver our Youth Guarantee – ensuring that every young person aged between 16 and 24 in Scotland has the opportunity, based on their own personal circumstances and ambitions, to go to university or college, get a place on an apprenticeship, training or work experience programme, secure a job or participate in a formal volunteering programme.