Employment & Training

The current economic downturn has had a profound effect across all Scottish industries. The impact has not been equally dispersed across all age groups. Young people (aged 16-24) have suffered a huge reduction in employment opportunities.

‘While youth unemployment had improved slightly, young people are almost three times more likely to be unemployed than members of the workforce as a whole.’ John Longworth, British Chambers of Commerce, Director General, 23 Feb 2014.

Under our a Place for Growth Theme, the CSGN has created a campaign to show how the environment sector can play a positive role in enhancing employment prospects, providing meaningful work experience and support  whilst improving the local greenspace for everyone to enjoy.

More information, and 6 case study reports are available to the 'Employment for Better Greenspace and Job Opportunities' campaign page