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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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Renfrewshire Employer Engagement Event

Renfrewshire Employer Engagement Event

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

Taking place on the 26/9 9am at the wonderful new NMIS facility beside Glasgow Airport, 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 Renfrewshire 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
  • Get a tour of the fantastic National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS)


Tea / coffee / pastries available

Free parking available at rear of building

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Set yourself up for a big future with a Foundation Apprenticeship

Set yourself up for a big future with a Foundation Apprenticeship

Going into S5 or S6?

Set yourself up for a big future with a Foundation Apprenticeship

Foundation Apprenticeships give senior phase pupils an inside view of Scotland’s thriving industries.

Pupils can combine a recognised qualification with valuable experience in industries where there’s a rising demand for a skilled workforce.  

If you’re going into S5 or S6, you still have time to apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship to get work experience with some of Scotland’s top employers.

Visit apprenticeships.scot/foundation to find out what’s available in your school and apply online.

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International Women in Engineering Day at Howden

International Women in Engineering Day at Howden

In partnership with Howden, we hosted an event to inspire female pupils to consider a future career in engineering. Howden invited over 50 female pupils, from 11 schools from the WEST region to their Renfrew facility.

As part of the visit pupils were provided a tour of the facility and a first hand look at the processes and technology used at Howden. They heard from accomplished female engineers and manufacturing professionals who shared their personal journeys into their career.
The students also participated in hands on demonstrations, using a VR headset, and fun engaging STEM workshops.
A massive thank you to everyone at Howden for running this brilliant event and to the students who attended.

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Mentoring Young People Webinar

Mentoring Young People Webinar

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.

You will also receive a detailed guide to mentoring that is packed full of practical hints and tips as well as sources of reference for further self-directed learning.

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

Date: 30th June 
Time: 0930-1200

Click here to register

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Young Person's Guarantee Gov report

Young Person's Guarantee Gov report

So far, 816 employers have signed up to the Young Person’s Guarantee. 

Through the Young Person’s Guarantee we can not only ensure all young people reach their full potential, but can help your business reach it too!

DYW would like to thank all employers who have signed up to the Young Person's Guarantee. The difference you make to the lives of young people is huge. Thank you for providing opportunities and investing in the future.

You can find out more about the success of the Guarantee in the newly published Gov report here

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Developing Young Workforce Strategy - Evaluations

Developing Young Workforce Strategy - Evaluations

The DYW Evaluation Reports were published this month.

These are independent evaluations of the impact of Developing the Young Workforce Strategy on education & the impact of Developing the Young Workforce Strategy on employer engagement.

A big thank you to all who were involved in the process. We look forward to working with all connected to DYW to consider the recommendations. 

You can view the reports below

Impact on Education: Evaluation

Impact on Employer Engagement: Evaluation


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SAW 23 - Talks & Tours

SAW 23 - Talks & Tours

As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week we had a number of companies hosting talks and tours for school pupils across the West Region. 
The pupils were able to find out about various routes into different industries and get an insight into life at each company.

We also held our own social media campaign in which companies participated and showed their support towards apprenticeships.

We would like to say a massive thank you to all of the below employers who held talks & tours and for participating in our campaign.

You can view all of our photos from SAW 2023 on our social media channels.

Here's to next year!

Talks & Tours -
Babcock - Our Lady & St Patricks and Vale of Leven Academy
British Airways Maintenance - West Dunbartonshire/Renfrewshire schools
Diodes - Inverclyde schools
Kier - Clydebank High School
Marine Conservation Society - Eastwood High School
Sea Life Centre (Loch Lomond) - Dumbarton Academy
Swissport - West Dunbartonshire/Renfrewshire schools
Taylor Wimpey West - Barrhead High School and St. Lukes

Social Media Campaign - 
Arnold Clark
British Airways Maintenance
Caulders Garden Centre
Ferguson Marine
Heron Bros
River Clyde Homes Group
Sea Life Centre Loch Lomond
Scottish Leather Group
Star Refrigeration
Taylor Wimpey
University Of The West of Scotland

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STEM West 2

STEM West 2

Last month we held our #STEMWest22 event at West College Scotland, Clydebank Campus

This was the first time since 2019 we have held this event in person and it was our biggest and best yet!

We put together a video showcasing the event, where you can also hear from exhibitors who attended

You can view the video on our YouTube channel ➡ https://buff.ly/3HJLTey

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Business Matters - DYW West

Business Matters - DYW West

Thank you to Bob and the team at Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce for covering #STEMWest22 & #YPGuarantee in their Winter22 edition of Business Matters.

You can view it online here > https://lnkd.in/ecdhXVs6

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