Sport Aberdeen Proudly Commits to Young Person’s Guarantee 

Published on: August 4th 2023

Award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen is proud to commit to the Young Person’s Guarantee, joining employers across Scotland in creating the best prospects it can for young people. 

The Young Person’s Guarantee is a shared commitment to provide opportunities for all 16-24-year olds in Scotland through jobs, apprenticeships, further and higher education, training programmes and volunteering.   

With the support of its local Developing the Youth Workforce (DYW) North East partner, Sport Aberdeen will focus on a number of initiatives for the rest of the year. 

These include mentoring young people through the Career Ready programme, Modern Apprenticeship and work experience opportunities across different departments, and empowering young females through the Active Girls Committee to increase their participation in sport and physical activity and develop valuable leadership and team building skills. 

Through this partnership, Sport Aberdeen will also engage with local schools to create work experience opportunities and encourage more young people to consider a career in the sport and leisure industry. 

Nickie Scorgie, Head of HR and Organisational Development, said: “We are delighted to announce our commitment to the Young Person’s Guarantee.

“As a charity, we believe in supporting young people to reach their full potential and hope to inspire them to pursue a career in the sport and leisure sector.  

“We are always open and willing to provide work experience – recently we had two S5 pupils complete one week in our marketing and commercial development team, and at present we have two S5 pupils working in our community sport team for a four-week period. 

“Our casual leisure attendant workforce comprises of many young people and we also provide volunteering roles through our Active Schools extracurricular programme.”  

Thalia Lyness, Employer School Coordinator at DYW North East, said: “We are pleased to be working more closely with Sport Aberdeen.  

“Sport and physical activity will always have a strong place in my heart, and I am a firm believer that sport lays the foundation for an inherent understanding and development of essential meta skills in children and young adults. 

“I think the Active Girls Committee is a brilliant piece of work, tackling a huge problem many schools face with reference to the self-esteem of young women. 

“It was great to hear about all the fantastic work Sport Aberdeen does and I look forward to hearing about its new and ongoing activity.”