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.
And 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.
Employers of all sizes and across all sectors can get involved with Young Person’s Guarantee in up to 5 ways:
In Forth Valley, if you are already committed to supporting the development of young people then we would encourage you to sign up to the Young Person's Guarantee and as a team, we aim to be touching base with all of local our partners in the near future to discuss the Young Person's Guarantee and what it means for your business.
If you are keen to support the Young Person's Guarantee and have not yet engaged with DYW, please email us at email@example.com and we will be in touch to support you through the next steps. In the meantime take a look at the below slideshow which may answer some of the initial questions you might have about the Young Person's Guarantee.
Meet Adam Hunter, a Mechanical Engineering Modern Apprentice with Forth Ports in Grangemouth. Adam shares with us why a modern apprenticeship was the next step for him on leaving school and thanks Forth Ports for giving him the chance to gain new skills, achieve additional qualifications and earn while he learns. Click below to hear Adam's story.
Click HERE to find out how to become an apprentice, the careers available and which employers are offering them.
If you are an employer, why don't you show your support for the Young Person's Guarantee and give someone a chance through an apprenticeship. There are over 100 types of apprenticeships available in Scotland, from construction to digital media. Click HERE to find out more about how your business could benefit from an apprentice and what support is available to help you.
You can also get in touch with us directly, using the button below, to explore the many ways in which engaging with young people could benefit your business.