Welcome to hi-hope.org

This is an online resource listing what's out there for young people leaving school in the Highlands. It is aimed at the 14+ to 24 age group. It will also be of relevance to anyone who supports young people at this stage in their life. This resource is in four sections:


The directory is sub-divided into six categories containing information about choices, opportunities and services available in Highland and beyond, to support transition for all young people from school into adulthood.

An easy read section is included to enable understanding and to promote discussion of the content of the Directory for young people with additional support needs.

Learning Choices

Learning Choices has five categories to enable research of opportunities whether you are staying on at school post 16 or considering opportunities such as further education, higher education, training, volunteering or employment.

It also contains information about other topics that could help you.

Skills Spotlight

Skills Spotlight has been developed to highlight training opportunities relating to employability skills. It will help you to consider your options at the point of leaving school, and beyond, up to the age of 24. Skills Spotlight will help you to research what is available in your area and to plan for further learning or eventual employment.

All opportunities are categorised by age, Stages 1 to 5 on the skills spotlight, skills on offer and area. You can also:

  • Take the self-assessment quiz to help you decide which level is best for you
  • Read each stage description, then select the best level for you
  • Go directly into the stage and select your area to find out what is available
  • Choose opportunities by the skills on offer


This section is updated on a daily basis and offers information about jobs for young people, volunteering opportunities, events, updates, courses and news items. It also lists wider training opportunities and has a calendar of events.


Searches can be conducted by topic, area or A-Z. A search box for key words appears at the top of each page.

All entries can be saved as a PDF document to a personal folder.

hi-hope.org is compatible with any device with internet access.

Find out about…


Highland Visual Arts & Crafts Award Scheme

In order to advance the Highland Culture Strategic Board’s cultural strategy ‘Highland Culture: take part, take pride’ High Life Highland in partnership with emergents and Creative Scotland have established a scheme of funding that addresses current gaps in resources available to individual artists/makers. The Highland… read more…


Data Consent

Your school and the Education Service need to keep information about you so that we can:  keep in touch with you and let you know about the services Highland Council provide for young adults make sure you get the right help, advice and support when you need it work… read more…


Made in Tain

What do we offer at Stage 1 and 2? Made in Tain is a young person's Social Enterprise company manufacturing and retailing a variety of craft and handmade products including scented candles, an aromatherapy range, cards and soaps, to name just a few.  We have a shop in the… read more…


NHS Decontamination Technician x2

Department: Decontamination Services   Location: Raigmore Hospital   Post Title: Decontamination Technician x 2 posts   Part time 30hpw, fixed term – 6 months   Grade: Band 2  Salary Scale:  £17460 - £19470 pro rata   We require enthusiastic and hard working individuals to join our team who are responsible for… read more…
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Work Experience
Please Note: There will be some instances where funding will be required to access a service listed in this directory. Application for this requires to be made following appropriate Highland Council and/or NHS assessment for Adult Services and consequent resource allocation procedures. Further information on accessing services can be obtained from your local Adult Services Team.