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Young Person's Guarantee

Young Person's Guarantee

As part of Scotland’s response to COVID-19 economic recovery, the Young Person’s Guarantee was launched in November 2020. It aims to give all young people, aged 16-24 in Scotland, the chance to succeed through the opportunity of a job, apprenticeship, education, training or volunteering.

For employers, it offers help to develop a future pipeline of skills and experience, with young people at the heart of the workforce. Young people bring organisations a wealth of talent, creativity, and enthusiasm, critical now and for future success.

DYW regional groups have been tasked by the Scottish Government to get employers of all sizes and across all sectors involved with Young Person’s Guarantee. Your pledge is built around areas of support and creating opportunities for young people. You can get involved in different ways.

  • Prepare young people for the world of work
  • Invest in a skilled workforce
  • Create an inclusive and fair workplace
  • Be a Champion for Young People

Find out more here

To discuss how your organisation can support the YPG please contact us at info@dywwest.co.uk

To view the YPG website and see the employers that have signed up please visit here

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Inspiring Young Minds Webinar

Inspiring Young Minds Webinar

Are you interested in working with young people but don't know where to start?

DYW's free employer training sessions can help increase your confidence in communicating with young people in schools and colleges.

The next session, Inspiring Young Minds, takes place on Friday 24th November, 10am

Register here

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Get Into...Screen Industries: Scottish Careers Week

Get Into...Screen Industries: Scottish Careers Week

Find out about the latest trends in the sector and inspire students to pursue a career in the screen industries.

This session from Skills Development Scotland equips you with all the information you need to raise awareness of the screen industries among students aged 11-19.

They'll challenge common myths about the sector and showcase the variety of roles that are within the reach of young people regardless of their skills and interests.

You’ll come away with up-to-date information and the confidence to inspire your students to set their sights on a career in the screen industries.

Click here to register

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Scottish Careers Week 2023

Scottish Careers Week 2023

#ScotCareersWeek23 is back from 13-17 November!

Scotland has world class career services available for everyone, in every community. #ScotCareersWeek23 helps highlight them to people of all ages across Scotland.

We love to see career journeys and origin stories – that’s what really inspires people. Get involved with DYW's social campaign and share career journeys from you and your colleagues, and have a bit of fun with showing ‘how it started’ and ‘how it’s going’.

It’s easy to join in, simply post two photos which best sum up the start of your career journey and where you are now.

We also have free, easy to use templates for you to use to make your post really stand out. Remember to tag #DYWScot & #DYWWest and use the hashtag #ScotCareersWeek23

Click here to find out more

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Mentoring Young People: Good Practice For Employers

Mentoring Young People: Good Practice For Employers

Have you signed up to DYW's free training session on 24th October?

Whether you’re mentoring young people through work placements, apprenticeships or jobs this free training workshop offers practical insights and guidance to hone the skills required.

During the session you will explore key mentoring skills and tools, including the GROW model, and have an opportunity to practice these skills with guidance and support from an expert facilitator.

This workshop is designed for individuals responsible for supporting young people on work placements as well as individuals responsible for managing apprentices or young employees within their organisation.

Tuesday 24th October from 14:00 - 16:30

Click here to register

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Taylor Wimpey West Teacher Insight Day

Taylor Wimpey West Teacher Insight Day

What a fantastic day we had at Taylor Wimpey West Teacher Insight Day

Teachers were provided with an opportunity to:

  • Gain an understanding of what Taylor Wimpey do
  • Hear from some of their employees, including Managing Director, about what it is like to work for Taylor Wimpey along with the variety of roles, career pathways and projects they work on
  • Understand the various work opportunities that Taylor Wimpey could offer young people 
  • Gather insight on how Taylor Wimpey can help to inspire the next generation of young people to consider a career in STEM
  • Opportunity to network with the team and share ideas on how to help work with your school.

A massive thank you to everyone at Taylor Wimpey for giving insightful talks & for hosting and thank you to all of the teachers who made it along!

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STEM West 23

STEM West 23

Our STEM West event is back!

Our flagship 2023 STEM West event will return on 20th & 21st November at West College Scotland, Clydebank campus.

The aim of the event is to inspire young people to choose STEM subjects at school and have employers showcase their company/industry

If you're an employer who is interested in showcasing at this event please complete this quick form ➡️ https://buff.ly/3PBa4Qb

For any more info please email info@dywwest.co.uk

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Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Have a look at this list of upcoming September webinars that may be beneficial to you or someone you may know.

Click each webinar to find out how to register


Get The Gen: Reverse Mentoring

Developing Meaningful Work Placements

How to use the F4S platform

STEM in Food & Drink

Butchery Careers: Employer Information Session

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Creative Careers Week 23

Creative Careers Week 23

Good news, once again, in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and Creative & Cultural Skills (CCSkills), Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is delighted to deliver Creative Careers Week 2023.

This year. Creative Careers Week 2023 will run from 2nd-6th October, with 3 key aims and 4 main strands of activity. We very much hope your organisation can get involved in any of the strands. To register your interest, complete this FORM and read on to find out more about the programme. 


  • Raise awareness amongst young people, educators, parents/carers and careers' influencers of the breadth of roles and range of pathways available within the creative and cultural industries.
  • Inspire young people to consider a career in the creative and cultural industries by highlighting the breadth of roles and range of pathways available
  • Encourage and support employers across the creative and cultural industries to engage with young people and education through Creative Careers Week 2023.


  1. Local employer-led activity (DYW Regional Groups): build new and develop existing relationships between DYW regional groups and local creative industries’ employers for the delivery of employer-led activity in/for local schools.
  2. Creative Careers Week 2022 social media campaign: raise awareness amongst young people, educators, parents/carers and career influencers of the breadth of roles and range of pathways available within the creative and cultural industries by: celebrating the sector and the opportunities available; sharing content digitally including e.g. case studies, videos; signposting to supporter organisations; encouraging participation from employers and wider partners; creating a campaign toolkit to support partner participation using hashtags #CreativeCareersWeek23 and #NoWrongPath.
  3. Signposting to partners and supporter resources and activities.
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West Dunbartonshire Employer Engagement Event

West Dunbartonshire Employer Engagement Event

Please find below information on our upcoming employer engagement event – aimed at employers of all sizes and sectors from West Dunbartonshire and the surrounding area.

Taking place on the 10th October at 9am at West College Scotland, Clydebank Campus. This event will help employers understand how DYW can support them in developing their future workforce

To book your free place please click here

More info:

Aimed at employers of all sizes & sectors in and around West Dunbartonshire who wish to learn more about DYW / re-engage with us.

This free event will showcase how DYW West can help your organisation:

  • Develop your future workforce by engaging with education and how to go about it, e.g. via talks / tours / careers events / work experience & placements / mentoring / competitions etc.
  • Learn more about apprenticeships and how to promote them
  • Learn more about the Young Person's Guarantee (YPG)
  • Meet the DYW team

Tea / coffee / pastries available

Free parking available

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