Developing the Young Workforce

Who we are what we do

DYW Fife facilitates meaningful partnerships between business and education to ignite opportunities for young people in Fife and better prepare them for the world of work.

To help develop these relationships Amanda Liddell has joined Fife Chamber as DYW Business Engagement Executive.

What can DYW do for you?

  • Raise your local profile
  • Share your experiences
  • Understand the next generation of workers
  • Unearth local talent

Young Person's Guarantee


We already have great Fife businesses who have signed up to the Young Person's Guarantee and are looking for more. If you are providing opportunities mentioned or engaging with Young people through work experience, mentoring or industry insight then you are already supporting the YPG, so why not pledge your support?

Are you interested in joining the YPG and pledging support? If so, please have a look at the guide and proforma. DYW Fife and the Young people of Fife would really appreciate your support.

To discuss how your organisation can support the YPG further please contact Amanda.

You can download the guide to the YPG and the YPG proforma at the end of this article.

Amanda's Diary

13th October

I’ve been busy lately meeting Fife Schools’ DYW Co-ordinators and a whole range of local businesses.

One highlight was a fab meeting with Andrew from Peachykeen. Andrew was very interested in DYW and the opportunities he can offer schools and young people.

Our new DYW Fife banner has had a couple of outings lately, at Fife Chamber’s President’s Lunch and their Golf Challenge. These events offered a great opportunity to raise the profile of the work of DYW Fife.

I’m looking forward to meeting more potential employers looking to support DYW, so watch this space!

DYW Banner


29th September:

DYW Fife are backing the Young Person’s Guarantee and need more businesses and organisations in Fife to pledge their support. The YPG is a commitment to bring together employers, partners, and young people. Young people aged 16-24 in Scotland will be provided with the opportunity of a job, placement, training, or volunteering with employers.

Look out for upcoming Employer Webinars which offer training and support for all Fife businesses who employ young people.

14th September:

Following a recent Fife Chamber Maximise Your Benefits event, Tracy Watt of charity Held in our Hearts got in touch. Tracy and I had a fruitful virtual meeting, after which Tracy has come back with a couple of fantastic opportunities for local schools to get involved in the charity’s work.

I continue to virtually meet Fife school DYW coordinators, who are keen to develop closer and stronger links with local employers.

Local employer The Purvis Group are taking part in the DYW Fife initiative Business Insights Films. You can watch their video here.

  • Building better links into local schools and communities to raise your business profile
  • Creating a clear pipeline of talent for businesses and access to positive career experiences for young people
  • Develop relationships and insight which offer added value, cost savings and maximised efficiency across your business

Employer Webinars

Young Person’s Guarantee Employer Webinar for Tourism and Hospitality

Friday, 22 October 2021 10.00 to 11.00

DYW Employer Workshop: Mentoring Young People

Thursday, 11 November 2021 13:30 to 16:00

DYW Employer Workshop: Steps to Inspiring Young People with Additional Support Needs

Wednesday, 24 November 2021 09:00 to 12:30

DYW Employer Workshop: Delivering Meaningful Work Placements

Wednesday, 2 February 2022 09.30 to 12.00