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EACEA National Policies Platform


3. Employment & Entrepreneurship

Last update: 25 January 2021

LAST MODIFIED ON: 10/11/2020

The UK is a large, open and competitive economy with low levels of regulation in its product and labour markets. There are no specific arrangements for the governance of youth employment: conditions are set by general employment legislation and the health of the labour market. Specific employment programmes for young people exist.

Young Enterprise Scotland leads the Enterprising Schools project. Its primary focus is empowering educators through continuing professional development, to build enterprising skills in their schools. Education Scotland, the national agency for quality and improvement in education, has also worked together with third sector partners in the 'Enterprising Schools' project to produce member resources to support teachers in making learning more enterprising and entrepreneurial.