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Would you like to help shape our region’s future workforce?

Connecting employers with young people and education.

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Get involved to influence education and help shape the future workforce

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.

How we can help...



We make it easy for you to connect with - and recruit - young people and build a pipeline of future talent


We connect schools with employers so young people can develop their skills and awareness before moving into the world of work
Young people & parents

Young people & parents

We help you meet employers and experience the real world of work both in the classroom and outside it
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31 January 2024

Business Breakfast: Recruiting & Employing Young People

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.

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30 January 2024


#PowerOfAnHour is DYW's latest national campaign, taking place on 30th January 2024.

It aims to celebrate the positive impact that mentoring has on young people and their mentors.

Find out more here.

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Discover the Young Person’s Guarantee

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.

Latest DYW North East news and insights...

Laying the foundations: Joana prepares for her Foundation Apprenticeship work placement

Laying the foundations: Joana prepares for her Foundation Apprenticeship work placement

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.

Adopting a 'CAN' do attitude to work placements

Adopting a 'CAN' do attitude to work placements

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.

Talking tech with Jana Vidis of IFB

Talking tech with Jana Vidis of IFB

Business Development Manager Jana Vidis talks about her passion for technology and explodes some of the myths surrounding careers in cyber security.

Get in touch with DYW North East

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