DFN Project SEARCH
DFN Project SEARCH took responsibility for Project SEARCH licences for sites in the UK, Ireland and Iberia with effect from July 2019.
DFN Project SEARCH has been set up as a not-for-profit company with the sole aim of supporting more young people with learning disabilities and Autism specturm conditions into paid employment, transforming their lives for the better.
We are looking forward to working with DFN Project SEARCH in the years to come.
- Gold Accreditation for Project SEARCH
The Project SEARCH University of Aberdeen team is the first organisation in the North East of Scotland to be awarded Developing Young Workforce Quality Assurance accreditation at gold level.
- Project SEARCH International Conference, Arizona, USA
The project was named as achieving the highest employment rate of all Project SEARCH sites in Europe for session 2013/14.
- Green Gown Awards 2014
The project was shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious national Green Gown Awards 2014, which recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK.
- Project SEARCH European Conference
Project SEARCH Aberdeen was named as the foremost ‘up and coming’ new Project SEARCH site in Europe at the European Conference which took place in Glasgow in June 2014.
June 2014 - Aberdeen City Council Children's and Young People's Services Awards
The project received the 'Raising Achievement' Award at the Aberdeen Children's and Young People's Services Awards in June 2014 in recognition of work to raise achievement and support integrated working within the city.
- North East Scotland College Student Achievement Awards
Five Interns were nominated to receive a Student Achievement Award through the North East Scotland College, of which two were successful. These Awards are intended to recognise students who have overcome adversity and/or who have shown outstanding innovation in their approach to their studies and work.
- SURF Award
In December 2013, the Project SEARCH programme within Scotland (including the Aberdeen programme) won a SURF Award. SURF is Scotland’s independent regeneration network, with an overall objective to improve the health and wellbeing of residents in Scotland’s disadvantaged communities. Each year, a competition is run to highlight, celebrate and share some of the best examples of regeneration initiatives across Scotland. Project SEARCH was recognised in the Support to Work category.