Win a £100 Amazon Voucher!

Developing the Young Workforce West Highland are running a competition to win a £100 voucher for Amazon (open to anyone who lives / works in Lochaber, Skye or Wester Rossto celebrate the launch of our new website!

All you need to do is….


1. Like DYW West Highland on Facebook.

2. Comment on the Facebook post with why you like living / working  in the West Highlands.

3. Share this post with the world.

This competition is running until 12pm, on the 12th of September; the winner will be selected at random.

Good luck and we look forward to seeing your entries!

We are delighted to launch our new website, which includes information for employers, young people, schools /colleges and parents / carers. There is also a handy ‘Events’ section, promoting events throughout the West Highlands that’s relevant to all stakeholders – and encourages everyone to get involved with DYW in some shape or form. The website is a localised solution to lead and drive the change in employers’ engagement with schools and colleges, to promote the learning, training and working opportunities that are available in the West Highlands.

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW), is a Scottish Government Youth Employment strategy, to reduce youth unemployment by 40% by 2021. The regional West Highland team are hosted by Lochaber Chamber of Commerce, and are based in Fort William, but also cover Lochaber, Skye and Wester Ross. We work collaboratively with The Highland Council, Skills Development Scotland, Partner Agencies, Secondary Schools and Colleges (West Highland College UHI and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig). By working together, they help employers shape the future workforce of the West Highlands and help better prepare young people for the world of work, making them more attractive to employers.

Here are examples of how DYW can help all stakeholders

  • Work Placements
  • Teacher experience – visit
  • Teacher experience – sector visit
  • Mock Interviews
  • Work Shadowing
  • Future Job Opportunities
  • Internships/ Modern Apprenticeships / Foundation Apprenticeships
  • Experience of Enterprise Day – In School
  • Experience of Enterprise Day – In Workplace
  • Sector Talks
  • Support Skills for Work Courses
  • Support Jobs Fairs at School
  • Mentoring

All other suggestions welcome!

For all the latest news and updates, please also visit the DYW West Highland Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

For more information and opportunities for young people and employers – contact your local DYW West Highland team on: 01397 705 765 or email info@dywwesthighland.org