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Plug skills gaps. Invigorate your workforce. Build for the future.

If youth really is wasted in the young it needn't be in your business. By working with schools, colleges and universities to offer work experience, placements and internships, you'll unearth bright talent and potential new recruits.

How to source Scotland's young talent

You can approach schools, teachers and local authorities about ways to get young people involved in your business. Or talk to them directly. Young people live online.

An advert on Facebook might work better than a traditional notice in a newspaper. Creative guerilla marketing is one way to get your message to them.

And remember to think about the language you use. When you do take on a young person, you might also want to update your social media policy.

Graduates are a ready-made workforce with skills you can mould to your business. School leavers can bring fresh and energetic approaches.
The benefits

Here's how you do it

Certificate of work readiness

Source recruits who are trained to your specific standards. You'll offer 10 weeks of work experience. We'll support you all the way through the process.

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Investors in Young People

The accreditation framework is designed to help you meet your business goals by harnessing the creativity of Scotland's younger generations.

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Adopt an Apprentice

The financial incentive helps you cover the wage and recruitment costs of taking on a Modern Apprentice who has been made redundant from another employer.

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Adopt an Intern

This not-for-profit organisation provides graduate recruitment and intern services that can match their skills up to your business needs.

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The service matches graduates to your company. Join more than 800 businesses who have already taken part since 2010.

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e-Placement Scotland

Offer flexible work placements to skilled ICT students studying at university or college in Scotland.

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