Developing the Young Workforce West (DYW West) regional group has been established to help employers to shape their future workforce. We are hosted within the Paisley Campus of West College Scotland and cover Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde and West Dunbartonshire.



  • Based at West College Scotland, Paisley Campus RE114
  • phone : 0141 581 2352
  • Email : info@dywwest.co.uk




As part of Scotland’s response to COVID-19 economic recovery, the Young Person’s Guarantee was launched in November 2020. It aims to give all young people, aged 16-24 in Scotland, the chance to succeed through the opportunity of a job, apprenticeship, education, training or volunteering.

For employers, it offers help to develop a future pipeline of skills and experience, with young people at the heart of the workforce. Young people bring organisations a wealth of talent, creativity, and enthusiasm, critical now and for future success.

DYW regional groups have been tasked by the Scottish Government to get employers of all sizes and across all sectors involved with Young Person’s Guarantee in up to 5 ways: 

·         Prepare young people for the world of work

·         Create opportunities for young people who face the greatest barriers to work

·         Invest in a skilled workforce through apprenticeships, training and upskilling opportunities

·         Create jobs and opportunities suitable for 16-24 year olds

·         Ensure a work environment which supports all young people and provides fair work

View the guide to the YPG - here

View the YPG proforma, where employers can sign up to the asks - here

To discuss how your organisation can support the YPG please contact us at info@dywwest.co.uk

To view the Scot Gov YPG website and see the employers that have signed up please visit here