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IN SCOTLAND, we have thousands of young people not in work and not in education.
They are waking up each morning wondering if their community has any need for them. To help address this groups including Developing the Young Workforce (DYW), the Highland Council, Skills Development Scotland, schools and colleges are working in partnership to develop and increase work-related learning opportunities for young people.
A number of employers in Scotland currently offer work experience, but we need more employers in all types of industries to offer this.
Offering meaningful work experience to young people comes in various forms and there are many ways employers can help schools and colleges.
They all help increase self- esteem and social confidence or help provide that ‘light bulb’ moment that encourages a young person to seek a positive destination after they leave education.
Your help ensures future employees have the right work experience for your industry.
For more information about offering a young person work experience, contact your local DYW West Highland team on 01397 705765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.