McCalls is one of Scotland’s leading Highlandwear specialists with a strong focus on customer service and affordability which has been developed over the last 130 years. The newest addition to the McCalls family is the Dundee branch which opened in May 2017 with a new team which included Kira Fraser who had worked in the Broughty Ferry store for almost two years.
Yesterday as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018 our DYW Apprentice Ambassadors visited St Paul’s RC Academy and chatted with S3 pupils about the fantastic opportunities apprenticeships can provide. This latest instalment of our Apprentice Ambassador programme saw Ambassadors representing Arnold Clark, Dundee City Council, and our own Modern Apprentice Lottie Reardon from our Developing the Young Workforce, Dundee and Angus Team.
Dundee & Angus College’s Games Jam took place over the 18th& 19th January. This is the third year the event has been held and it is definitely going form Good to Great, with even more students participating and more local companies supporting the event.
Building on the success of our first Apprentice Ambassador visit to Webster’s High School in Kirriemuir
in November, our Apprentice Ambassadors were back in action this week with visits to Harris Academy
in Dundee to deliver class talks and take part in group discussions with S3 pupils.
Invest in Me is a project run by DYW in conjunction with the Bank of Scotland. It is a two day programme whereby pupils are given skills, techniques and life like experiences to enable them to feel more confident when applying for jobs.
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.
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.