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.

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Ross-shire Women’s Aid

Provides information, support and temporary accommodation to women, children and young people experiencing domestic abuse across the Ross-shire. Skye and Lochalsh area. A range of support is provided from a one-off phone call to long-term support on a one to one, or group basis. All support is confidential and can… read more…


UCAS - Thinking About University?

If you are considering going to University, a good starting point is to visit the UCAS website. UCAS manages more than two million applications for full-time undergraduate courses every year and they also help students to find the right course.  They provide innovative online tools which make it easier… read more…


Lochaber Hope - Personal Development Programme

Lochaber Hope offers Hope, we provide a service that supports Lochaber people (and outlying areas) to cope with a wide range of sensitive, personal and challenging issue, as well as gaining key skills to be able to move on successfully. We enjoy a relaxed and informal learning environment based… read more…


Trainee Investment Manager - Redmayne Bentley

Trainee Investment Manager A fantastic entry level opportunity has arisen for a Trainee Investment Manager to join Redmayne Bentley’s Highland office. What you will be doing Managing and reviewing private client portfolios, introducing new clients, and upgrading of existing accounts. Drafting suitability reports and semi-annual reviews, while providing… read more…
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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.