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Half of young feel career prospects harmed by Covid

James Gillespie's High School

School leavers have been given assurances

Young people have been given assurances on the validity of their qualifications as research reveals nearly half  feel the pandemic has harmed their long-term career prospects.

Ahead of results day this week, Scottish business leaders have signed an open letter to school leavers backing a scheme offering a job or training for all 16 to 24 year olds. 

Abrdn, Aviva, BAE Systems and ScottishPower are among more than 100 firms now supporting the Young Person’s Guarantee.

The open letter reassures young Scots that their qualifications are just as respected by employers as in previous years and congratulates them for overcoming a unique set of hurdles.

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