Young people’s experience of precarious and flexible work

Conditions include zero hours contracts and low wages.


Welcome to your vote

Campaign and resources to support 16+ register and use their vote.


Youth Guarantee – No-one Left Behind: initial report

The report sets out recommendations and actions on how a youth guarantee can be taken forward. It outlines challenges and what actions can be taken.

Employment, unemployment and inactivity for young people

Statistics from the Annual Population Survey.

Youth unemployment in Scotland

Rates are falling, with a commitment to do more.

Work placements and work related learning

This Education Scotland DYW resource illustrates the progress required to meet the recommendations for the Work Placements Standard.

Bridging the gap between education and the world of work

Founders4Schools is an award winning charity that connects educators with a network of inspirational business leaders to improve the employment chances of young people.

Developing the Young Workforce: Embedding equality in resources for learning

Guiding principles for developing and selecting resources that promote equality and diversity.

School leaver statistics

The number and percentage of school leavers for each of the past five years, broken down by secondary school, and their ‘leaver destinations’.

The 16+ ESOL Routes to Learning handbook

The Programme is a specialist education programme for separated children between the ages of 16-19.

Implementing Developing the Young Workforce programme in North East Scotland

Local employers are taking the lead in developing and strengthening relationships between education and the business community.

DYW at Lochend Community High School

The school opens up opportunities regardless of ability or background, with a strong focus on Developing the Young Workforce across the whole school and through their links with colleges, universities, employers, local business and other organisations.