Recruitment for Session 2020/21 is now open!

We are accepting applications for Session 2020/21 - please come along to one of our drop-in sessions during our Open Day on Friday 7 February to find out more about Project SEARCH University of Aberdeen or if you need help in completing an application form.

The following information is available to help you:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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December 2013

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.

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