Marketplace is an online tool connecting schools and colleges with business. Marketplace helps build young people’s job readiness and increases their career options. At the same time, employers can help shape young talent, address skills gaps and source their future workforce.

How it works

Employers register using our Employer Page and start passing on knowledge of their sector through workshops, talks, workplace visits or placements.

Schools and colleges use Marketplace to bring industry insight into the classroom. Using the dedicated Marketplace area on My World of Work, teachers search for opportunities posted by employers or use Founders4Schools to find and invite local business leaders to an event.

What’s available?

Employers can meet young people at a school, college or invite them to their business. The opportunities on offer include:

Work inspiration and preparation

Be inspired and prepared for the world of work through activities or resources offered by employers. It could be a class talk or challenge, workplace visit, career and apprenticeship event, skills session or mock interviews.

Work experience and placements

You’ll find opportunities from employers to experience what it’s really like in the workplace. Placements are available during the school holidays or any time of year if you’re not in education.

Work placements for school pupils in Highland are offered through the hi-hope website.

Influence the influencer

These events are for parents and carers, educators, careers advisers and other practitioners. You’ll find activities or resources from employers about their role, company or sector to help inspire young people.


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