20 November 2017
The Apprentice Ambassador Programme is now well under way after a successful first visit to Webster’s High School in Kirriemuir last week. Apprentices representing various organisations including; D&A College, Michelin, Interplex, Angus Council, Dundee City Council and Robertson Construction visited Webster’s High School over two days and spoke to 7 classes of 3rd year pupils. Fresh from their storytelling and presentation skills training session the previous week, the Apprentice Ambassadors delivered presentations and spoke to pupils in small groups about their own personal experience of undertaking an apprenticeship. The pupils were extremely engaged in the sessions and were asking a lot of really insightful questions, with feedback suggesting that they are now more aware of what an apprenticeship is, what is involved, how you go about finding and applying for one. Feedback also showed that many pupils who had not have previously considered doing an apprenticeship would now look at it as a viable option for them when they leave school. Raising awareness to young people about the benefits of apprenticeships is the main aim of the Apprentice Ambassador Programme and this was definitely achieved by the Ambassadors who all did a fantastic job. For many of the Apprentice Ambassadors this was their first experience of public speaking and being involved in a session with school pupils. Despite understandable nerves beforehand every Ambassador did brilliantly and were praised by the teachers and staff who were present in the sessions. This experience has allowed the Apprentice Ambassadors to develop their own skills and confidence of public speaking which will be invaluable for them as they progress through their own careers. The next Apprentice Ambassador School visit will be at Harris Academy, Dundee in January, so look out for updates into the New Year about how the programme continues to grow and develop. It is going to be an exciting 2018!
19 November 2017
As part of International Men’s Day on 19 November we are highlighting the work we are doing to encourage more men in to the health and social care industries. The diversity that men can give to this growing industry is an untapped resource and we are working with the University of Dundee, NHS and private care providers to help address the gender imbalance.
13 November 2017
16 October 2017
29 September 2017
The whole DYW Dundee & Angus team were out in force at Dundee’s annual Jobs Fair yesterday, Thursday 28th September. This was a great opportunity for local people to come and find out about the huge range of careers, jobs and training opportunities that are currently available in Dundee.
29 September 2017
Administrative Modern Apprentice The ideal candidate should have strong oral and written communication skills and be able to organise their work using tools, like MS Excel, MS Word and office equipment. Ultimately, a successful Admin Assistant should ensure the efficient and smooth day-to-day operation of our office. As a modern apprentice support and training would be provided in many aspects of the role. However a candidate must show potential of the requirements and be willing to learn.
29 September 2017
22 September 2017
The Scottish Learning Festival (SLF) took place in Glasgow on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st September this year. The SLF is an opportunity for those who work in and with education to come together and share best practice, new ideas and exciting opportunities. This year there were representatives from all over the world in attendance to take Scottish ideas and lessons home.
05 September 2017
We have all sat through the incredibly long credits at the end of Marvel movies, just waiting for that extra minute and a half of footage. But have you ever stopped to think what all those titles and names actually mean? Those are all jobs that are vital to creating a film and they are careers waiting to happen for anyone willing to go for them.