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University of Aberdeen - King's College, King's College, Aberdeen, UK

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Employability programmes work a little differently from other courses, especially when it comes to eligibility. For example, someone from Glasgow wouldn't be eligible for a programme taking place in North Ayrshire, and vice versa. Check the Postcode Eligibility tab in the Things to Know section to make sure this programme is open to you.


  • All Industries
  • Industry
  • 28/08/2023
  • Start Date
  • 16-24
  • Eligible Age Range

About this programme

Project SEARCH is an international transition to work programme committed to transforming the lives of young people.  It provides real-life work experience, combined with training in employability and independent-living skills, to young people with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum conditions who want to go on to find paid employment.

You will undertake 3 work placements within the University and our partner organisations in a variety of roles e.g. administration, grounds maintenance, portering, IT/media services, childcare, catering and retail.

By the time you leave the programme, you will have around 800 hours of work experience on your CV and a City & Guilds Certificate in Employability Skills.  You will then receive support to enter paid employment and to date, 68% of our graduates are in work – nearly 10 times the average employability rate for those with a learning disability who do not enter any type of post-school programme.


Where you'll be

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  • Address University of Aberdeen - King's College, King's College, Aberdeen, UK
  • City Aberdeen
  • Post Code AB24 3FX
  • Area Aberdeen
  • Country United Kingdom

Things to know

Updated on October 19, 2022 at 12:16 pm
  • Industry: All Industries
  • Programme Type: Course
  • Eligible Age Range: 16-24
  • Qualification Gained: City & Guilds Certificate in Employability Skills
  • Course Length: 9 months
  • Start Date: 28/08/2023
  • Course Capacity: 12
  • Eligible Groups: Not in Full Time Education, In Receipt of Benefit, Disabled Person, Lone Parent, Homeless / At Risk of Homelessness, Care Experienced, Refugee, Ex-Offender, LGBT+, BME Groups, Substance Misuse, Health Conditions
  • Attendance Pattern: 9am - 4.30pm, Monday-Friday
  • Travel Expenses Covered: Yes
  • Postcode Eligibility: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

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