Social enterprise experience works out for Renfrewshire recruits

  • Community Jobs Scotland help for YES Works
  • Two new positions created by YES Works

Two determined Renfrewshire men have secured employment with a social enterprise after impressing the team with their dedication to training and development within the organisation.

Young Enterprise Scotland's YES Works - an award-winning social enterprise which provides landscaping gardening services for local authorities, housing associations, businesses and private homes - has recruited Cameron Laidlaw and Cameron Smith as YES Works assistants.

In the Community Job Scotland funded posts, the men will assist the YES Works team in delivering gardening work across the west of Scotland.

Cameron Laidlaw (21) from Barrhead progressed through the YES Pathways Programme before gaining the permanent position at YES Works' headquarters at Rouken Glen.

And Cameron Smith (18) from Erskine was offered the role when his six-month YES secondment from Linstone Housing Association came to an end.


We are very pleased to welcome both Camerons to our small but very successful team here at YES Works. These appointments demonstrate the effectiveness of our training and secondment initiatives as both recruits have secured the jobs after spending time with our team.

They're both very dedicated young lads and I am sure they will be a fantastic addition to the team. We all wish them the best of luck in their new roles.

YES Works aims to provide sustainable employment opportunities and training for and to young people from less advantaged backgrounds.

YES Works manager Colin Higgins

About Us

Our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start
their journey.

Our Mission is to inspire & equip all young people to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise.

In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration

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YES Works
Rouken Glen Centre
Rouken Glen Park
Thornliebank
Glasgow
G46 7UG
Scotland
United Kingdom

+44 (0)141 638 3576
colin.higgins@yes.org.uk

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