|Qualification Type:||PhD, Integrated Masters / Doctorate|
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students|
|Funding amount:||£15,009 - please see advert|
|Placed On:||4th February 2020|
|Closes:||14th April 2020|
Key contact name: Jay Wiggan
Key contact email: email@example.com
The Scottish Government has rolled out a variety of employability initiatives intended to facilitate young people’s transition from school to employment. Despite recent progress in lowering youth unemployment, including in areas of high unemployment, challenges remain in sustaining transitions. Scottish Government employability services are often supplemented by employability support from third-sector organisations. It is not clear, however, whether Scotland’s multi-layered, multi-sectoral employability offer provides complementary support, addressing the different aspects of employability, or manifests as unnecessary and/or ineffective duplication. Nor is it clear how young people navigate options and services or how these feature in the decisions they make around preparing for work. There is a need for a better understanding of the variety and interactions of informal/formal (employability) provision, of the conceptualisation of employability that underpin services, and how the mosaic of provision is experienced by young people themselves.
Through a longitudinal qualitative case study of young people’s engagement with employability services in Clackmannanshire, this project will cast light on these issues. The findings will feed into a knowledge-exchange workshop with stakeholders to facilitate collaborative reflection on future employability provision in Clackmannanshire and Scotland.
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria
Students must meet ESRC eligibility criteria. ESRC eligibility information can be found here*: esrc.ukri.org/skills-and-careers/doctoral-training/prospective-students
The scholarship is available as a +3 (PhD only) or a 1+3 (MSc and PhD) programme depending on prior research training. This will be assessed as part of the recruitment process. The programme will commence in September 2020.
The award includes:
Application and Selection
How to apply
Interviews will take place on Tuesday 5 May 2020.
All scholarship awards are subject to candidates successfully securing admission to a PhD programme within the University of Edinburgh’s Social Policy subject area in the School of Social and Political Science.
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