Getting to the right role for you – what support have you received?


About the Inquiry

If you are 15-24 and live in Scotland please fill out our survey.

Click here to start the survey*


The survey is open for a month, the closing date for the survey and submissions is 23rd April. Hard copies are available on request.

*A BIG THANK YOU to YoungScot, YouthLink Scotland and the Scottish Youth Parliament for producing the survey with us.

Please find below an easy read version of the survey.

Want to tell us more?

If you did not get the chance to say all that you wanted to say in the survey, please send us an email about your experiences. We will always check whether you want your name to be used when you send us comments. Please don't name other people or say anything that could not be published as we will put all responses online and discuss them in public in Committee. But apart from that feel free tell us all about your experience or your views.

Why are we asking you these questions?  

The survey is aiming to learn more about why young people follow certain routes, what helps them and what hinders them, and whether they get to where they want to be. This includes the support and information available to help them know, at school and beyond, what the available options are. It will also explore how young people made decisions about their future.

The decision about what you want to do with your life can come at one of the most challenging times in life. Between 15 and 24 you’re trying to decide where you want to go or what you want to do and this can be hard without the right support.

There are so many options, whether you go to a job, into an apprenticeship or head to college or university. Unless young people know these options exist and, more importantly, are supported in getting to the right role for them, young people cannot fulfil their potential. 

During the Year of Young People, the Committee has decided to be led by the voices of young people from the survey results before deciding what issues to drill down into in evidence sessions in June.

More about us

More about what the Committee does, and why, is available here

And here is the link to our full guide on how to submit information to the Committee.

If you have any questions about this work, please contact the clerks on 0131 348 5204. 

If you would like to comment further, please email the Committee on

If you prefer, you could send a letter to:

Education and Skills Committee
Scottish Parliament
EH99 1SP

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