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Be part of the solution to youth employment

The Commission for Developing the Young Workforce, led by Sir Ian Wood, called for the formation of employer-led regional groups across Scotland to help set the skills and employment agenda for the nation's young. Why not join one of these groups and put yourself at the heart of preparing the next generation of workers for the world of work?

Employer boards

The work of these regional Developing the Young Workforce Groups has two main objectives:

  • Better engagement between industry and education
  • Supporting more young people into work.

The groups also have a clear commitment to target micro and small employers.

Modern Apprenticeships

Part of their remit is to increase the number of employers with Modern Apprentices.

How this works will differ from area to area but could include regular briefings to provide employers with information on what taking on an MA involves – and the benefits. 

Visit apprenticeships.scot to learn more about Modern Apprenticeships.

“These regional groups will lead and drive the change in employers' engagement with schools and colleges and challenge and support employers to recruit more young people in their workforce.”
Commission for Developing Scotland's Young Workforce, 2014