benefits to employers

Engaging with young people can bring fantastic benefits to your business and help support our local communities and economy. There are also many ways to get involved and offer support to young people.

What you can offer

Whether you can devote an hour, one day, a week or more, there are lots of ways businesses and employees can get involved:
  • inspire the next generation to enter your industry by giving a presentation to young people
  • host a workplace visit to show the range of roles or careers your company or organisation can offer
  • provide work shadowing or short work experience opportunities
  • offer more extended work placements
  • hire a young person directly into a role, as a trainee or modern apprentice
  • pass on tips and experience from your career by presenting to pupils
  • mentor a young person at school, college or even after they’ve started their first job
  • take part in a practical session to help with applications and mock interviews
  • work with us to develop case studies or video to showcase your industry and work with young people
  • offer sessions to support the continuing professional development of teaching staff
  • apply to become an accredited Investors in Young People organisation
Find out how you can get involved.

How you can benefit

By working with Developing the Young Workforce Perth and Kinross, we can help you:
  • access a pipeline of skilled potential future employees ready for work
  • make recruitment easier, less time consuming and more cost-effective
  • enhance the professional development of your people, particularly new managers
  • boost employee engagement, increase motivation and improve staff retention.
  • give you access to high quality candidates for work placements
  • improve schools’ and colleges’ knowledge of current jobs and career opportunities in your business or sector
  • source pre-employment training tailored to your needs
  • tap into the new ideas and creativity of young people to boost your business
  • make it simple to connect with schools, colleges and other education providers
  • enhance your reputation and profile in the community and with customers

Get involved

To find out more about Developing the Young Workforce Perth and Kinross, ask us a question or discuss how you can get involved please get in touch.