Social Good Connect is a purpose-led organisation, driven by doing good for others. By working with employers to help their employees find volunteering opportunities that match their skills and interests, they enrich the lives of those in need while strengthening the bonds between companies and communities.
Passionate about supporting young people, R-evolution For Good, a charitable community benefit society based in Moray, has joined a host of other employers across Scotland to commit their support to the Young Person's Guarantee.
"I can't see why employers wouldn't invest in young people. They are the future of business. Young people who come into your business can help shape it and be part of its future. I certainly see the young people we employ delivering the business eventually.” Debi Weir, Development Manager and Founder at R-evolution For Good
The UK's leading low carbon energy developer and operator, Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), has committed their support to the Young Person's Guarantee. SSE employ more than 10,000 employees across the UK and Ireland and have a mission to combat climate change and build a better world of energy. Amongst a range of youth talent programmes, SSE offer work placement opportunities to support young people across Scotland who face additional barriers to employment, in partnership with Barnardo's Works, an innovative youth employability programme.
Bringing together a collection of unique hotels on the North Coast 500 in Scotland is something of a burning ambition for the team at Highland Coast Hotels. One of their four hotels, Kylesku Hotel has recently committed their support to The Young Person’s Guarantee, and now they are looking to sign up their three other hotels this year. They believe they can offer different opportunities for partnership working with secondary schools and colleges.
Over 400 parents and carers from across Scotland joined a webinar, which was hosted by Skills Development Scotland, to hear about Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships and how work-based learning can open the door to a wide range of careers. The event was one of a number of events during Scottish Apprenticeship Week. Parents and carers can watch a recording of the session here.
As part of the Apprenticeship Family, Foundation Apprenticeships provide benefits to both young people and host employers. Find out more about how DYW West Lothian worked in partnership to inform employers about these exciting work-based learning opportunities.