For Employers

What DYW can do for employers

The DYW DG team helps employers in the region to engage with young people, shape their skills and inspire them to be the workforce of the future.

We can help you:

  • identify skills gap in potential candidates and offer solutions to address this
  • access new ideas from young people
  • raise the profile of your business in your local community

Our Services

The services we can offer include:

  • Work Ready, for example our CITB Work Ready programme
  • Sector based work academies, such as Step into Care

Find out more about DYW Services.

Foundation and Modern Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships help young people gain the experience and skills they need for the workplace.

There are three different types of apprenticeship, so you can choose one that fits your needs as an employer.

Read more about apprenticeships.

Find out more from Skills Development Scotland how apprenticeships could benefit your business.

Partnerships with schools

DYW DG can help you form partnerships with schools and colleges. Working together, you can:

  • inspire and encourage young people to work for you
  • offer work-related learning experiences
  • help young people develop the skills and knowledge you need in the workplace
  • gain from the skills and fresh perspective of a new young workforce 
  • give back to your community
  • promote a positive awareness of your business in your local community

Find out more about school and employer partnerships.

Contact us

Want to find out more about how DYW DG can help? Contact us for more information.


At Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES), we are committed to advancing equality of opportunity. The partnership we have established with DWY DG will allow us to reach out to more young people, including young women. We want to highlight the variety of roles and careers in the industry and encourage young people to consider an apprenticeship with FES as a pathway into a career in forestry, and DYW DG are important and valued partners in this process.

Ashley Woodhouse, Forest Enterprise Scotland

DYW DG has helped Morrisons to make Stranraer's young workforce in aware of the good career options in supermarket retail, as well as opportunities for career progression. With DYW’s help, we created a schools' presentation to highlight the opportunities available within Morrisons to school leavers and the young workforce, which gave local pupils a better understanding of how the food retail sector operates. I would definitely recommend a partnership with DYW DG and I look forward to working on other projects with the DYW D&G team.

Eleanor, People Manager, Morrisons, Stranraer


When recruiting our new trainees, DYW DG's input and co-ordination between agencies helped invaluably in guiding us through what assistance was available and the processes therein. We would certainly use DYW’s contacts and again, especially accessing young talent.

Susan Sutherland, Crichton Executive Officer

Before DYW approached us, we didn’t have the confidence to consider employing a young person straight from school. We didn’t know quite what to expect, or even where to start looking for the right young person. But with DYW’s help, it became a quick and easy process. DYW put in the time – they came to visit us, were always there with help and support, and their enthusiasm for the young people who came to visit us really shone through and helped us engage with them.

Murray Farm Care


As part of our School visit programme, working with DYW DG, we had the pleasure of attending Stranraer Academy. We received a very warm welcome and had a lovely day with the teachers and children. The children were so engaging and excited about the prospect of employment within the rail industry and we found the whole experience to be a humbling one. A huge thank you to DYW DG for organising!

Sandra Cahill, Project Manager, Scot Rail HR