Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) North East makes it easier for employers to connect with young people in schools and colleges across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
It’s a team effort to support young people to prepare for the world of work. Through DYW, employers can provide inspirational opportunities for young people to help them understand and develop the skills they need.
31 January 2024
Would you like to recruit young people but don't know where to start? Perhaps you're already trying but not attracting applications?
Our free business breakfast includes practical advice and guidance to help you provide a positive recruitment experience for young people - and better results for you as an employer.
The Young Person’s Guarantee aims to connect every 16-24 year old in Scotland to an opportunity - from a job or apprenticeship, to further or higher education, training or volunteering.
For employers, the Young Person's Guarantee is a great tool for planning and structuring their activities with young people.
DYW North East plays a key part in the delivery of the Young Person’s Guarantee.
A Foundation Apprenticeship allows senior pupils to gain skills for work by combining learning with work experience. Joana Valcheva, a Creative & Digital Media Foundation Apprentice, shares her expectations about the work placement element of her apprenticeship, which she's completing with DYW North East.
Work placements involve a short-term commitment but can result in long-term benefits for both employers and young people. This was very much the case for CAN Group, a global asset integrity services provider headquartered in Aberdeen.
Business Development Manager Jana Vidis talks about her passion for technology and explodes some of the myths surrounding careers in cyber security.