In November 2020 Sandy Begbie, CEO of Scottish Financial Enterprise, published the Young Person’s Guarantee, No One Left Behind, which outlined a programme to support young people and ultimately guarantee them a place in education, training or employment within the next two years.
Employers are integral to the design, delivery and success of Scotland’s Young Person Guarantee, and CIPD are working with the Scottish Government to outline how and why organisations should get involved.
CIPD are delighted that Melanie Hill, Director of Social Projectsand Sector Education and Mairi Elder, Social Projects and Sector Education Manager from ScottishPower are joining the session to explain why they invest in the young workforce and the return it brings to the business.
ScottishPower have developed exciting and innovative approaches to recruiting and supporting a diverse range of young talent. From schools based delivery, to internships for young people with learning disabilities they provide over 150 opportunities for young people each year.
The session will be an opportunity to hear more about the work they deliver and engage in conversation about why they have chosen to support Scotland's Young Person's Guarantee.