Safe Drive Stay Alive 2016

Early notice that the annual ‘Safe Drive Stay Alive’ event will take place on Monday 31st October at the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom. Information letters and consent forms will be issued on Monday 24th October after the holidays.

This event is for the S5s to promote safe driving and to inform young drivers of potential dangers on the roads.


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YPI Finalists 2016

A huge thank you to all the groups who made today a very interesting and enjoyable semi-final. From the 12 groups who presented today, we have the following groups moving forward to compete for the £3000 grant for the their chosen charities. In no particular order :

Archie Foundation – Katie, Katie,  Kayleigh, Cara, Emira

Dates + Mates – Tabby, Liam, Lucy, Sarah, Eve

Archway – Ashlee, Kat, Laura

Calico – Kira, Erin, Catriona

Penumbra – Ellen, Angela, Elvi,  Lauren


The groups mentioned will compete again on Wednesday 9th November in the Alford Academy YPI finals 2016 (event starts at 7pm – more details to follow). The winners will secure a £3000 grant for their chosen charity! download

YPI National Event 2016

2016 YPI (Youth Philanthropy Initiative) winners Jennifer Cowe and Antonia Lawrence at the National Celebration in event at the Perth Concert Hall. One pic with guest speaker, adventurer Mark Beaumont. 2016 winners Mark Beaumont 2016 winners perth hall

The girls were successful in winning £3000 for their chosen charity Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland. A total of £3029.41 sent to the charity this year. Well done girls!

Careers in Construction


Open Doors

Marischal Square Aberdeen

17th & 18th June 2016


Inspiring people to choose a career in construction, ‘Open Doors’ is offering young people, job seekers of all ages and local communities, an exclusive opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of a fantastic ‘live’ construction site in Aberdeen.


Please note this event is free, all you have to do is register your intention of attending on


Follow us on Twitter @OpenDoorsWeek   Please send your requests or questions not answered in FAQs to


Many thanks for your support

Open Doors Project Team –

Current Apprenticeships in Aberdeenshire

Link to website with current apprenticeship vacancies in Aberdeenshire:

The website is updated daily.

IT Careers

Computing and IT careers

To promote pathways into careers related to computing, the Scottish Government, E-Skills Uk, Skills Development Scotland and Educaiton Scotland have launched ‘Scotland Big Ambition’. There is a dedicated information site for young people interested in developing careers in Medical Imaging, Gaming, Search engines, Mobile devices, Online distribution and much more. Please visit

Employment Opportunities

Moving On!

Youth Recruitment Event

Town & County Hall, Union Street, Wednesday 30 March 2016, 1pm – 7pm

Come and find out what your options are for Moving On.

There will be a range of employment, ‪#‎apprenticeship and training opportunities promoted by businesses and training providers, including: Stewart Milne, North East of Scotland College, Sport Aberdeen, Aberdeen City Council, Arnold Clark, AWPR, Sainsbury’s, SHMU, ITCA etc.

Professionals will also be on hand to give advice on training and career choices for those not ready to enter ‪#‎employment.