HMS Unicorn Sign up to the Young Person's Guarantee

HMS Unicorn is the latest organisation in the Dundee and Angus area to sign up to the Scottish Government initiative The Young Person's Guarantee. The Young Person’s Guarantee commits to bringing together employers, partners and young people. It aims to connect all 16-24 year olds to a job, placement, training or volunteer opportunity to tackle youth unemployment and provide young people with the right skills.

Matthew Moran, HMS Unicorn Museum Manager said, “We are delighted to sign up to the Young Person’s Guarantee. At HMS Unicorn we pride ourselves on the opportunities and experiences we can provide to young people through volunteering and employment, and the Guarantee is a confirmation our commitment to continuously supporting our young people to grow and develop.

We have 2 placements through the Kickstart program and we work with colleges and schools to offer placements and internships. We will be continuing to work on partnership projects with PAMIS (Promoting a More Inclusive Society) and Kingspark School to help improve The Unicorn Preservation Society and HMS Unicorn as a more inclusive and accessible workplace.

As a local museum it is essential that we provide a social good for everyone, and the YPG gives us the framework to continue to do so for young people.”

The initiative has five ways employers can show their support to young people – by preparing young people for the world of work, creating opportunities for young people who face the greatest barriers to work, investing in a skilled workforce, creating jobs and apprenticeships, and developing an inclusive and fair workplace. The HMS Unicorn aims to support the Young Person's Guarantee by creating various paid developmental roles for young people, taking part in work inspiration events, developing youth-specific volunteering positions, supporting job creation programmes and participating in partnership projects to continue to create an inclusive workplace. To find out more about the Young Person's Guarantee get in touch with Developing the Young Workforce Dundee and Angus at contact@dywda.co.uk