January 2022 Update

Your regular update from the DYW West team.

Our Year In Review

We would like to start off by saying a huge thank you to everyone that supported DYW in 2021!

We put together a video of some of our 2021 Highlights.

Help us do more in 2022 & beyond by getting involved 

Young Person's Guarantee

If your organisation is taking on apprentices, utilising kickstart or supporting schools now or you plan to in the future, then please sign up to the Young Person’s Guarantee. The YPG is a commitment to bring together employers, partners and young people.  We already have a great list of employers who have joined the YPG and each of them are doing 1 or more of the following 5 asks:

What are the aims of Young Person’s Guarantee?

  • To prepare young people for the world of work through engaging with education, work experience and work-based learning opportunities
  • Engage with and provide opportunities to young people who face barriers to work
  • Create apprenticeships, training and upskilling opportunities for young people
  • Create jobs and opportunities for young people
  • Create an inclusive workplace to enable young people to meet their potential
Are you interested in joining the YPG?

View the guide to the YPG - here
View the YPG proforma, where employers can sign up - here

To discuss how your organisation can support the YPG please contact us at

#YPG | #YPGuarantee | #YoungPersonsGuarantee

YPG Employer Webinar - Creative Sector

Diversifying your workforce through young talent has never been more important. Join an employer webinar, hosted by Creative & Cultural Skills for Creative Industry Employers on 10 Feb, 10.30am. 

Find out about the Young Person’s Guarantee, its benefits to you and how to get involved  > register for the event at #YPGuarantee

My Climate Path

We're still looking for Climate Heroes! 

My Climate Path is an education legacy initiative for Scotland's young people led by DYW Glasgow and supported by DYW West & DYW LED. Designed to maximise #COP26 it supports the Scottish Government's Young Person's Guarantee commitment to every 16-24 year old in Scotland of an opportunity that will positively impact their future.

DYW are looking for "climate heroes" (industry partners and passionate individuals) to help influence and inspire our young people on the career pathways to enter the new green economy. We want various industries to demonstrate to young people that all sectors of Scotland’s economy are needed to come together to support Scotland’s ambitious climate goals.

Click here for more info

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 22
Scottish Apprenticeship Week is back on the 7th-11th March 2022

Scottish Apprenticeship Week shines a light on the vital role apprenticeships play in supporting people, employers and the economy.

This year’s theme is Apprenticeships Work, with the aim to highlight how apprenticeships are providing the skills employers need now and for the future.

Want to get involved?
  • Use #ScotAppWeek22 and #ApprenticeshipsWork to show your support for apprenticeships, sharing photos, films and stories
  • Post your apprenticeship vacancies on on
ROCCO 2021 Winner

The ROCCOs, the Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce's annual business awards ceremony, were back for another year in November, with the DYW West team in attendance!

We were delighted to be sponsoring the ROCCO Award for Developing the Young Workforce. Our Programme Director, Bob Davidson, along with Career Ready pupil Robert, presented the award to winners Rolls-Royce.

Congratulations to Rolls-Royce and all of the other winners and nominees on the evening!

STEM Ambassadors In Scotland Week

STEM Ambassador in Scotland Week 2022 is a celebration of all things STEM
Ambassador from 31st Jan - 6th Feb.

During the week STEM Ambassadors will cover a range of topics from careers and skills to innovation in Scotland. This includes the opportunity to work with STEM Ambassadors through Careers Carnival sessions, partner/STEM Ambassador workshops, blogs and other resources.

Interested in finding out more? Register here

DYW Virtual Careers

Your Year, Your Career is a social media signposting campaign to a range of sector specific virtual resources for S1s, S2s and S3s. The resources are for educators to be able to use within their classrooms or for young people and parents to learn about the world of work at home.

Resources for the following sectors have been developed:

Food and Drink (Tasty Careers)
Healthcare (Healthy Careers)
Energy (Energising Careers)
Construction (Build Your Future)
Creative Industries (Discover Creative)

The content for each sector is available on the DYW Scot website.

Reminder to our E-News readers that we post lots of apprenticeship opportunities across our social media channels. So please make sure you follow us, our links are at the bottom of this newsletter.
Useful Links:
Request a STEM Ambassador:
DYW West team are still working from home


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