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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Last week's #AJobForEverybody campaign saw partners from across Scotland sharing images and sign-posting resources across social media to raise awareness of, and promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Across Forth Valley we brought you blogs from our partners LinkLiving and Dyslexia Scotland and shone the spotlight on how volunteering can help anyone develop their skills.
You can revisit these blogs by clicking the images below:
We were delighted that across Forth Valley, a number of our partners were keen to share incredible stories from young people they support to highlight where there is inspiring activity happening and to reinforce that there is indeed #AJobForEverybody.
Below you will find all the case studies that were shared on our social media and DYW Scotland's website and twitter account. Hover over the thumbnail below to find out more or click the image to open the PDF.
We are the young people of Forth Valley and we want to tell everyone how our local employers have inspired us:
Have a look at the film below which shows how our amazing local employers make a difference to us.
We hope you enjoy it.
To talk to us about how you can continue to engage with young people please get in touch here.
Alternatively if you have an opportunity in mind that you would like to offer to education you can register on Marketplace.
This platform supports our key stakeholders to build young people’s job readiness and increases their career options. At the same time, you can help shape young talent, address skills gaps and source your future workforce.
Come and be inspired to make a difference to young people and your business!
Please join us for a showcase of DYW best practice across Forth Valley; hear directly from young people, employers and educators about how they are benefiting from being involved.
You will hear from inspirational leaders in education and business who understand and recognise the value and impact of developing the young workforce and are leading by example through innovating change to engage, inspire and develop the talent of the future.
Have you ever worked with education? Would you like to? It is easier than you think.
If you can give up an hour or two of your time then all we need is for you to “Do one thing!”
By getting involved you can motivate, inspire and stimulate a pupil by giving them an opportunity to benefit from your knowledge and on the job practical skills.
You can also help them develop their soft skills such as self-confidence, assertiveness, communication, inquisitiveness and creativity.
Can you make your 'one thing' a work placement?
Nationally only 27% of employers offer work placements however development of career management skills in young people at this stage is crucial.
"54% of 18 year olds in forth valley are in higher or further education"