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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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27 February 2024

Apprenticeship webinar for parents and carers

Are you the parent or carer of a young person who will be entering the workplace soon?

Learn about the different types of apprenticeship opportunities that are available across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire at our free webinar.

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4-8 March 2024

Scottish Apprenticeship Week

Scottish Apprenticeship Week is a Skills Development Scotland campaign.

It aims to spotlight the benefits that work-based learning brings to apprentices, employers and the economy.

This year's campaign theme is Skills Generation.

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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...

Trio of board appointments at Developing the Young Workforce North East

Trio of board appointments at Developing the Young Workforce North East

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) North East has made three new appointments to its board, extending the breadth and depth of its expertise across key sectors and disciplines.

Why we support young people - and why you should too

Why we support young people - and why you should too

Claxton Engineering Services has a history of offering opportunities for young people. Neil McKinnon, Global Resources Manager, explains why supporting the next generation is a priority from both an organisational and personal perspective.

Promotions and additions at DYW North East

Promotions and additions at DYW North East

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) North East will reinforce its support for employers and young people in 2024 after strengthening its team with the creation of a new key role and several appointments.

Get in touch with DYW North East

If you'd like to speak with the DYW North East team, please fill in this form and we'll respond as soon as possible.

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