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Connecting you with young people across the North East of Scotland

There are lots of different ways to support young people - and lots of great reasons for doing so.

Every employer is encouraged to get involved, whether you’re a sole trader with only an hour to spare, or a large corporation with a team of volunteers who wish to provide regular, structured support.

Our role? To make it easier for you to connect with your future workforce.

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Do you have a vacancy for a young person?

Do you recruit young people? Perhaps you've already tried and the response has been disappointing?

If you have a position that's suitable for a school leaver, DYW North East can help you spread the word - for free.

Read on to learn more about the support on offer. Our team will work with you to get your apprenticeship or entry-level position in front of a young audience.

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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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Support your local school

Two of the most popular requests from schools are for support with careers fairs and mock interviews.

Both of these activities can help to raise awareness of your organisation and any entry-level positions, such as apprenticeships, that you can offer young people.

Our coordinators help with all the arrangements. This means that the process is as smooth and enjoyable for you as possible.

Steve
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Aberdeen Training Centre

"This was the first careers fair that we have attended; Kevin made the whole process very straightforward and enjoyable. We will definitely be back!"

How you can get involved

Below are just some of the ways you can support young people. DYW North East will work with you to find the activities that best suit your schedule, your team and your organisational goals. Get in touch with our team to find out more.

Class talks

Class talks

Careers events

Careers events

Teacher collaboration

Teacher collaboration

Skills sessions

Skills sessions

Site visits

Site visits

Teacher CPD

Teacher CPD

CV checks

CV checks

Work experience

Work experience

Curriculum development

Curriculum development

Mock interviews

Mock interviews

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

Teacher workplace visits

Teacher workplace visits

List your vacancy

Do you have a job opportunity for a school leaver? Drop us a note with the details for our jobs portal. You can also list it for free on the new sites below.

New guidance for employers

Finance can act as a barrier to employment for young people, especially with the current cost of living crisis. Download our Financial Wellbeing Toolkit for guidance on how to support the recruitment and retention of young people within your business.

Why DYW?

In this video, Nicola Fraser, director at KR Group, talks about her organisation's experience of working with DYW North East.

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