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Be Fit For the Future – Develop Your Young Talent Workshop

Posted: 11th May 2016

In partnership with Investors in Young People, the Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian are running a funded workshop to help organisations to think about the role young people play in your business and to develop a strategy for young people.


Many organisations face challenges with increasing operating costs, reducing profits, a loss of customers, a need to understand future customer needs and a requirement for knowledge to enter new markets.

You may also have internal people challenges with skills gaps and skill shortages, unfilled vacancies, an ageing workforce and a lack of succession plans for key positions.

The support and advice provided through Investors in Young People will help you with these challenges and opportunities – and many more!

Investors in Young People offers recognition and support to employers in recruiting, retaining and developing their young workforce and recognises organisations as an employer of choice for young people.

In partnership with Investors in Young People, the DYW Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian are running a funded, interactive workshop available to organisations with under 249 employees.

If you are…

Thinking about employing YOUNG PEOPLE?  – The workshop will help you develop plans around your business needs.

Employing some YOUNG PEOPLE – The workshop will help you to evaluate your current approach and work on continuous improvement.

The session will also enable you to network, share ideas and learn best practice and excellence in developing youth talent.

Guest speakers include Michelle Fenwick, Regional Developing Young Workforce Programme Manager and Colin Gilchrist, Social Tailor Founder. Michelle will provide insight into the comprehensive support and opportunities DYW groups offer to employers. Colin will discuss social media and young people in the workplace – the ways in which social media can attract young people and best practice on the use of social media in the workplace.

Book your place on the workshop on 8th June at the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce.

Please note – there will be a £25 administration cost for all attendees to cover event costs.

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