Transition in Scotland Progress – Recommendation 9

Invest in Young People Groups

The Scottish Government should utilise Regional Invest in Young People Groups across Scotland to promote young Service Leavers amongst prospective employers.

2019 SVC evaluation of status:

Not implemented

2019 update provided by the Scottish Government:

There are now 21 Regional Invest in Young People Groups across Scotland. Amongst other things, the Groups encourage employers to engage with young people.

2020 SVC evaluation of status:

Not implemented

2020 update provided by the Scottish Government:

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the nature of how the Scottish Government and its partner agencies and network engage with young people has had to adapt to the current circumstances. We continue to have industry-led regional Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) networks in place, who are tasked with making the link with employers and education to give all young people insight into available opportunities for their future career prospects.  Young People can also access DYW’s digital services on http://www.dyw.scot which can support their entry into the labour market and access employers.


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