Each calendar month, DYW Glasgow selects an Employer of the Month. This is to recognise and highlight business commitment to Developing the Young Workforce as well as inspire other businesses to get involved.

Is your business working to Develop the Young Workforce? Tell us about it! Contact jennifer.hood@glasgowchamberofcommerce.com, outlining why you think your organisation should be considered as Employer of the Month.


December 2017

iCafe is a multi-award winning coffee house and internet café chain based in Glasgow.

Recruitment is at the forefront of ensuring that iCafe consistently provides excellent service to its guests across Glasgow and Kilmarnock.

By working alongside various partners such as DYW Glasgow, Street League, The Prince’s Trust and Hospitality Hub (DWB), iCafe is able to work with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to develop skills and qualities that are necessary for the world of work.

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November 2017

Vodafone is committed to providing customers in Glasgow and across Scotland with the best service possible.  A key part of achieving this aim is recruiting the right people.  This means investment in local employment initiatives, which is why they are supporting the #nowrongpath campaign. As a leading global telecommunications company with its heart in the UK and offices in Berkeley Square in Glasgow, Vodafone supports millions of consumers and businesses with mobile and fixed communications, as well as provides the digital infrastructure needed to support many critical public sector and private services.

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October 2017

Glasgow Airport is a diverse organisation which employs 550 people directly and a further 4,500 indirectly across the airport campus. There is a wide variety of interesting job roles at the airport, from keeping passengers safe in security, to ensuring everything is operating smoothly in engineering as well as a significant number of airside operational roles, airline services, catering, retail and even the fire and police service.

Over the past two years, Glasgow Airport and its partner organisations including Jet2, World Duty Free and Starbucks, have been working with pupils at Notre Dame High School in Glasgow to contribute to the development of Scotland’s young workforce – providing an important development opportunity for key members of staff while working to support young people in the local community.

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September 2017

DYW Glasgow is delighted to announce DRG as Employer of the Month for September.  DRG | Di Maggio’s Restaurant Group which includes Amarone, Atlantic Bar and Brasserie, The Anchor Line, Barolo Grill, Café Andaluz, Di Maggio’s restaurants and most recent addition, The Citizen, in its portfolio has been a great supporter of the Developing the Young Workforce agenda.

As a thriving sector, careers within hospitality are plentiful and DRG is keen to show young people what a fantastic and rewarding career the industry can provide.   Not only to do they provide regular tours for school pupils allowing young people to learn about careers in their restaurants, they also support larger DYW events, such as jobs fairs.  They supported DYW at the Young Enterprise Awards Ceremony in June and generally get involved whenever they can.

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