November 2021 Update

Your regular update from the DYW West team.

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

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

International Chefs Day

International Chefs day is celebrated every year to honour the profession and educate people about the sector. We partnered up to host an event with West College Scotland and the Scottish Chefs Federation.

The event was held over two days where 28 schools attended West College Scotland's Paisley, Clydebank and Clydebank campuses. Pupils took part in multiple activities with guest chefs and mocktail mixologists to help inspire them to think about a career in the Hospitality sector and promote heathy eating.

The events at each campus were very successful and everyone seemed to have a great day overall.

Here's to next year!


STEM West 2021

STEM West our annual STEM event - where organisations involved in STEM help to inspire young people to choose STEM subjects at school and showcase early careers in their industry - is planned for  22nd-23rd November 2021. We have decided to have the event online again due to Covid - and seeking industry STEM related video content that can be shown in school. If you are interested in supporting please get in touch via

Inverclyde Chamber Seminar

Bob Davidson, Programme Director of DYW West, was invited to speak to Inverclyde Chamber members recently giving an update on DYW / the Young Person's Guarantee, how members can get involved and also how DYW can support them.

CCG Scotland and OLSP High School

CCG have partnered with OLSP to create a 4 week construction programme that kicked off on the 21st October. The programme will cover a variety of topics such as career talks about the site based apprenticeships and office based roles, along with work readiness and employer expectations from their HR department. Pupils will also be able to build on their employability skills by completing Cv/ Cover letters and interview techniques with CCG.

Pupils have the opportunity for site visit, at a local site, to hear from the Site Manager and to meet the apprentices on site. At the end of the programme, Pupils interested in work experience on site, have the  chance to apply for a 2 week work experience onsite working with plumbing, joinery and electrical trades on site.

 We had 18 pupils take part in the first 2 webinars. Pupils have really enjoyed the sessions and are looking forward to the next steps.

Scotland's Biggest Parent's Event (SBPE) 2021

Scotland's Biggest Parent's Event is back for another year!

This year Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Events (SBPE) will take place over the week of 15–19 November 2021 which coincides with a new national week ‘Scottish Careers Week’ developed by Skills Development Scotland.

SBPE's National Launch Event, will take place on Monday 15th November at 7pm, along with a series of more local events and activities across the rest of the week and social media activity.

We aim to deliver some key messages about jobs and skills of the future and how employers and wider partners are involved in guaranteeing our young people in Scotland a positive step after school. We will feature information on the Scottish Careers Service with our partners Skills Development Scotland and you will hear about how Developing the Young Workforce is bringing the curriculum to life through employer experiences in schools. All of this in a jam packed 30 minute video!

The SBPE National Launch Event is being played through DYW social media channels. By booking today you can access the link to this and watch either on the night or at a time that works for you. 

Click here to book tickets

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.
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