Young people and employers have been some of the hardest hit by the pandemic.

As part of Scotland’s response to COVID-19 economic recovery, 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 .

For employers, there is 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 can get involved with Young Person’s Guarantee in up to 5 ways:

  • Prepare young people for the world of work

  • Create opportunities for young people who face the greatest barriers to work

  • Invest in a skilled workforce through apprenticeships, training and upskilling opportunities

  • Create jobs and opportunities suitable for 16-24 year olds

  • Ensure a work environment which supports all young people and provides fair work

    A range of funding and support is available to help employers create opportunities. More information is available at youngpersonsguarantee.scot.

If you are an employer who wants to find out more about getting involved, please get in touch at info@dyw.org.uk and one of the team will be in touch.