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…


Glachbeg Croft - Stages 1+2

What do we offer at Stages 1 + 2? We will work with you to design a programme to meet your needs, using the context of the 14 acre croft and its resources - which includes, livestock, growing areas, woodland, kitchen and classroom. Most work is hands-on and practical, though a… read more…


Job Search Websites

Useful Websites for Highland Jobseekers: General Job Websites: www.Jobseekers.direct.gov.uk www.hijobs.net www.gumtree.com/inverness www.jobrapido.co.uk www.S1jobs.co.uk www.topjobs.co.uk www.stvjobs.tv www.peopleperhour.com www.scotcareers.co.uk www.jobsite.co.uk www.fish4jobs… read more…


Day 1 Mentoring

We do we offer? Day1 is a Scottish based charity providing young people between the ages of 14 to 17, with a year long one-to-one befriending and mentoring service, the aim of which is not only to help them discover a positive direction in their lives, but also to move into work.… read more…


Do you want to become a Young Ambassador for RASASH?

RASASH is a service that supports people aged 13+ who have been affected by sexual violence; we also work to change attitudes in order to stop sexual violence from happening. We are looking for committed young volunteers between the ages of 13-25 who are interested in standing up against sexual violence.… 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.