Apply for #YSNext

#YSNext is our next steps to employment package of support for young people not in education, training or employment. It’s designed to support you to develop new skills, make everyday living easier, and promote health and wellbeing.

Who is #YSNext for?

#YSNext is designed to support those who are looking for work to take their next steps towards employment. The package is available to those in Scotland aged 16-25 inclusive who are not in education (including school, college or university), ongoing training (for example, an apprenticeship) or employment.

Maybe you've just left school and are looking for your first job, or you've just finished college or university and are navigating the graduate job market. Maybe you've been affected by redundancies and are looking for your next opportunity. Regardless of your situation, if you're not in employment, work or education, #YSNext is for you.

What's included in #YSNext?

#YSNext is designed to support you while you take your next steps. The package is delivered digitally, so no matter where in Scotland you live, you can take advantage of some great exclusive rewards.

Rewards featured in #YSNext will change regularly, so it's worth keeping an eye on Young Scot Membership to see what's currently available. Some example of rewards include access to online training, digital vouchers to help with the costs of applying for jobs and to help with every day living, as well as access to wellbeing resources like the Headspace meditation app.

Sounds great, how do I apply?

Applying for #YSNext is easy!

All you need is your own personal details (your name, age and email address) and the contact details of someone who can verify that you're not in education, training or employment. This might be a parent/guardian, a work coach, a Careers Advisor, or any other professional person who knows you.

To get started, visit fill out the application form.

Apply for Young Scot's #YSNext Employment Package

Want to find out more about signing up? Check out our easy #YSNext sign-up guide!

Once you've been approved, you'll need to sign up for Young Scot Membership, if you haven't already.

More information

Find out more about Young Scot's Employment Package, #YSNext on our campaign page.