For Employers

We help businesses to partner with Education.

DYW seek to engage Employers from across the Argyll region so that they can work with us, our schools and college to help inspire and shape the region’s future workforce.

Working with DYW can help you to discover the benefits of connecting with schools and young people in Argyll. DYW offer support and guidance to help find a level of engagement that is right for your business.

To be able to succeed in developing Argyll’s future workforce, we need businesses to partner with local schools and college to improve employability skills.



Apprenticeships help employers to develop their workforce by training new staff and upskilling existing employees. For individuals, an Apprenticeship is a job which allows them to earn a wage and gain an industry-recognised qualification at the same time.

Types of Apprenticeships:

Foundation Apprenticeships – a taste of an apprenticeship while still at school.

Modern Apprenticeships – get a job, get paid, get qualified.

Graduate Apprenticeships – a new way to work, learn and earn and get a degree.

The documents below outline everything you, as an employer, need to know when it comes to taking on a Modern Apprentice.