Developing the Young Workforce North Highland

Developing the Young Workforce North Highland

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Many companies in both Caithness and Sutherland are keen to establish working relationships with schools and colleges in order to create strong career awareness by:-

By supporting young people through mentoring, work experience, work-based learning or simply by sharing valued advice and knowledge, employers can make a valuable contribution in preparing our young people for their working life.

The DYW team aim to make a major difference in boosting the career prospects of our young people and ensuring North Highland businesses are provided with a future workforce ready and eager to meet upcoming industry needs.

Work experience

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 which is accessible to schools, pupils, parents and employers.

Business Ambassadors

Do you want to inspire young people and help them prior to entering the world of work?  Help us improve the link between local employers and the workforce of tomorrow.

As an Ambassador you could:-

Help us invest in our future workforce

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