Project SEARCH

Everyone deserves the right to aspire to the very best future, yet only 4.1% of people in Scotland, with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) go on to secure full-time paid employment.

We are proud to support young adults with a learning disability or autism spectrum conditions, or both, to take positive first steps into the world of work.




Location: Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
Starts: 28 August 2023

Delivered in partnership with NHS Tayside and DHSCP, DFN Project Search is a transition-to-work programme committed to transforming the lives of young people with a learning disability or autism spectrum conditions, or both.

This full-time programme provides real-life work experience combined with training in employability and independent-living skills to help young people make successful transitions to productive adult life.

There are no formal entry requirements although learners must have the desire to be in full-time employment.

The application process includes an information session and applicants will be invited to a practical interview assessment day.

Apply for DFN Project SEARCH


DFN Project SEARCH Dundee information sheet

For an informal chat, please contact Louise Henderson on 01382 834829 or email

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