Local employers can make a huge difference by creating opportunities for young people.

At Developing the Young Workforce, we connect businesses with young people throughout Inverness and Central Highland, helping to create a positive future for both employers and young people.

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“Talent is nothing without opportunity.”

Get involved with some of the Highlands best young talent by engaging with Developing the Young Workforce and find out how you might benefit from the opportunities you provide.

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Your business can benefit from DYW and develop young talent by:

Recruiting an Apprentice

The benefits of an apprenticeship are as much for the business and its staff as the apprentices themselves.

Contact Us to find out how DYWICH and our partners can help you reap the benefits of recruiting and supporting an apprentice.

Supporting the Young Persons Guarantee

The Young Person's Guarantee aims to give all young people, aged 16-24 in Scotland, the chance to succeed.

For employers, it offers help to develop a future pipeline of skills and experience. Young people bring organisations a wealth of talent, creativity, and enthusiasm, critical now and for future success.

Download our guide or Contact Us to start your journey.

Support or Offer a Work-Related Project

Work-related learning and projects can inspire young minds and influence future employees. Could you host a work-place visit or add value to a schools curriculum?

Got an idea, then contact us or your local school co-ordinator. Or why not explore our Case Studies.

Become a School Partner

Sharing your knowledge and understanding with a school/college helps support and develop the skills, attributes and experiences needed for the World of Work. Discover your potential by reading some of our Case Studies with Education and Contact Us.

Offering a Work Experience Placement

Could you offer a meaningful opportunity for a young person to experience the World of Work?

A work placement is a vital tool in developing essential skills and shaping young minds as they become the next-generation workforce.

Contact Us or your local school coordinator to make a difference to a young person.

Promote your Industry

Are you passionate about your industry? DYWICH provides a range of opportunities to increase awareness of industries and job roles to our talented young people.

Contact us to see how we can raise your profile with the employees of tomorrow. See our latest News & Events.

What does the employer get out of it?


* Access to the Highlands emerging talent pool

* Develops and energises existing staff

* Supports succession planning

* Future proof your business

* Creates a talent pipeline into the industry

* Streamlines recruitment

* Brings fresh ideas

* Raises the profile of company and industry

* Because it is just the right thing to do

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The Young Person’s Guarantee is a commitment to bring together employers, partners and young people. It aims to connect every 16 to 24 year old in Scotland to an opportunity. This could be a job, apprenticeship, further or higher education, training programme or volunteering.

Need to know more?

Why not try these links for more specific information and if you still have not got what you were looking for, contact us - we would love to help