Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) North East has announced three key appointments to support its goal of encouraging as many employers in the region to connect with and recruit young people.
Aimee Maitland and Alan Mitchell have been promoted to Regional Lead roles, while Hannah Mutch returns from maternity leave to the newly-created position of Programme Lead. In her new role Hannah will focus on the creation of sector frameworks, with the aim of making it easier for employers to engage with young people.
The appointments come at a busy time for DYW North East as the group continues to support organisations across all sectors to become part of the Young Person’s Guarantee. The Young Person’s Guarantee brings together employers, partners and young people with the aim of connecting every 16-24 year old in Scotland to an opportunity.
Commenting on the appointments DYW North East Director, Margo Milne, said: “These changes reflect the experience, knowledge and commitment to our values that Aimee, Alan and Hannah have demonstrated during their time with us.
“The positions will be key in supporting our drive to provide more of the region’s employers with the assistance they need to engage with, and recruit, young people.
“We have ambitious plans and I am very much looking forward to working with all our team to progress and deliver these.”
DYW North East is one of 20 regional DYW groups in Scotland. It aims to bridge the gap between industry and education by helping employers play an active role in preparing young people for life beyond school.