Developing the Young Workforce North Highland

Developing the Young Workforce North Highland

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Employers

Many companies in both Caithness and Sutherland have established excellent working relationships with schools and colleges creating a strong career awareness by:-

  • Inspiring young people with their career choices and providing a wider range of employment options
  • Helping young people develop attitudes, skills and knowledge required for the working world
  • Considering the views of young people within your business and its growth
  • Helping to ensure educational courses and qualifications are relevant to today’s industry demands

By supporting young people through mentoring, work experience, work-based learning or simply by sharing valued advice and knowledge, employers make a valuable contribution to their future workforce.

The Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) initiative was launched in September 2015 with one of its key aims being to bring together employers and education providers, and develop a work experience system that offers the best opportunities for our young people.

We are also working closely with the relevant departments within Highland Council, to identify the needs of all parties and to help implement a successful system that meets everyone’s requirements. The platform for this is the new hi-hope website which is accessible to schools, pupils, parents and employers.

Visit Hi-Hope.org for more information.

Could your business help inspire our young people prior to entering the world of work?  With your assistance we can continue to improve the link between local employers and our future workforce.

Becoming an Ambassador involves:-

  • Visiting schools / colleges to deliver advice on various career opportunities within your business sector
  • Host a visit to your business to enable young people to view a “real” working environment
  • Participate in mock interviews, career speed dating and CV preparation
  • Come along to careers events promoting career opportunities within your business and meet other employers who are supporting DYW

All the above are optional to you as an Ambassador.

Apprenticeships are a great way for young people to gain skills while working. They can be tailored to meet the needs of your industry whilst offering flexible and practical opportunities for our young people in a working environment. Apprenticeships are available for new employees or to up skill your existing staff.

Provide school pupils with the opportunity to experience the world of work whilst gaining a qualification and enables employers to access future talent for their business.

Enables new or existing employees to achieve a recognised qualification whilst being employed. Funding contributions towards training costs are available through Skills Development Scotland.

Enables new or existing employees to achieve a degree level qualification whilst in full-time employment. Funding contributions towards training costs are available through Skills Development Scotland.

For more information on Apprenticeships click here.

Help us invest in our future workforce