Edinburgh Project SEARCH

Edinburgh Project SEARCH (EPS) provides employment and learning opportunities for young people with a disability.

It is a partnership between 

  • The City of Edinburgh Council
  • Edinburgh College
  • NHS Lothian
  • Virgin Hotels

What you will do

Starting in August and lasting one college year, you will:

  • attend every Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm
  • complete three different internships 
  • complete over 600 hours of work experience and gain a college qualification
  • learn from the tailored Project SEARCH curriculum
  • gain skills needed for work

Our tutors and job coaches provide internship training room learning support. Outcome results are very high with 60 to 100% moving into paid jobs.


You must

  • be between 16 and 29 years old
  • want to secure a full time job (16+ hours)
  • live within Edinburgh and the Lothians
  • have a recognised disability
  • be able to commit full time for one year 
  • be able to travel alone or learn how to do this by the start of the programme.

Information events

We are holding information sessions for our next cohort of interns, who will begin the programme in August 2024. These sessions are for interested young people, parents/carers, support staff and employability providers and will be held at Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG. Come along join us and find out more about the programme and advice on how to apply. You can book a place here - Edinburgh Project SEARCH 2024/25 Information Sessions (office.com)  

  • Monday 19 February 2024, 6-7pm
  • Wednesday 21 Februrary 2024, 6-7pm
  • Monday 26 February 2024, 6-7pm
  • Wednesday 28 Februrary 2024, 6-7pm
  • Tuesday 5 March 2024, 6-7pm

We will also be holding an online session on Microsoft Teams on Thursday 7 March, 2-3pm. 

If you have any accessability requirements please contact us to discuss. 

Apply now

We are now accepting applications for our 2024/25 programme. Please complete the application form and return it to project.search@edinburgh.gov.uk by 12pm on Monday 22 April 2024. 

Apply now

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Telephone: 0131 529 3157