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.
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.
Last October young people at Stirling High School took part in 'Design Your Future', a collaborative week of inspiring activities aimed at raising awareness of how numerous industries use digital skills.
Read on below for a brief insight into the event, partners involved and how young people benefited from these activities. You can also click on the case study for a printable PDF.
During this challenging time all of Codebase' digital skills workshops have moved online. Have a look at their website to see how you can boost your own digital skills for free!
As part of ‘Tomorrow’s Engineers Week’ there will be a chance for schools to take part in ‘The Big Assembly’ at 10:30am on the 7th of November 2018.
This is an excellent opportunity for young people who have ideas and passions about engineering to turn them into careers.
Big Assembly is a live video stream to thousands of students across the UK wanting to find out how engineering impacts on the issues they care about, such as saving the environment, animal welfare, staying safe, health and entertainment.
The live stream will be a mix of short inspirational films interspersed with live discussion, which will include the opportunity to take questions from viewers. The films examine exciting engineering career options, including more information on the panel. During the discussion, there will be experts on hands to answer questions sent ‘real time’ using email, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Schools can register for free now and be part of the biggest career webinar.
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.
In November we are looking forward to facilitating the first ever DYW Forth Valley Conference bringing businesses, educators and young people in Forth Valley together to:
Inspire innovative partnerships by showcasing DYW best practice examples; consider challenges, opportunities and what success looks like.
Support learning and change through engagement in meaningful interactions with best practice exhibitors and bite size focus sessions
Support new quality engagements and connections between business and education.