Developing the Young Workforce; Scotland’s Youth Employment Strategy asks business to be more involved in shaping and recruiting youth talent. Educators and business working together as co-investors and to create a skilled workforce for Scotland’s future. This ask makes business sense.

DYW is about delivering a step change in employer engagement, making it easier for businesses to engage in a meaningful, appropriate and outcome driven way to help shape and recruit young talent. To find out more please email

We are delighted to report that DYW Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian have referred 7 volunteers to us and that 3 of these volunteers have already accepted invitations from educators to meet with students.

Together Founders4Schools and DYW Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian have facilitated 1,500 student-employer encounters, with educators having brought business leaders into contact with 725 students so they are better prepared for the world of work. Below you can see a map of the schools these educators are employed by.


Click below to invite leaders of local businesses that are available to inspire your students.


Click here if you wish to share your career experiences with students in schools.

Click on the markers to see more details about the events prompted by DYW Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian.