27 August 2018
Members of the Developing the Young Workforce Dundee and Angus team got to go on a bit of road trip recently. On Friday 10th August Ross, Rachel and Lottie from the team had the opportunity to present to the second year Aldi apprentices from across Scotland at their Enrichment Day at the Scottish headquarters in Bathgate.
10 August 2018
In the final week of Dundee & Angus’s DYW Summer Sectors Campaign we have been looking at the huge range of careers that are connected to working with animals and wildlife. How better to cap that off than with a visit to our local wildlife centre, Camperdown Wildlife Centre.
04 July 2018
As part of the DYW Summer Sectors Campaign Rachel from the team took the chance to interview Lisa Williamson at Dundee Rep. Dundee Rep is often taken for granted by us locals, and we can forget that we are lucky enough to have the only repertory theatre in Scotland, an internationally renowned centre of creative energy and an award winning company, on our doorsteps. Dundee Rep also have a strong educational ethos and is a regular host for practitioners learning and honing their talents, alongside their many youth theatre and community groups which play a vital role in the lives of many local people. So as part of Creative Week here at DYW Dundee & Angus Rachel from the team took the time to interview one of the Reps many members of staff to find out more about what a career in the creative industries is like.
08 June 2018
31 May 2018
Ross and Rachel from the team were delighted to be asked to engage with and help out the current Princes Trust Team and were able to invite Linda from Al-Maktoum along with them.
21 May 2018
TEACHERS! If you are looking for a project to fill the weeks before the end of term, which still relates to your subject and allows your pupils to develop invaluable soft skills. Look no further! To celebrate Maggie’s Penguin Parade Al-Maktoum College are hosting a competition which gives pupils the chance to develop their research, team working, communication and presentation skills.
16 May 2018
Rachel from the DYW team had the privilege of attending the opening of Dundee & Angus Colleges new ‘Digital Mile’ on Thursday. The Computing and Creative Media department at the college have been working in hyper-drive for the last few months to provide the best possible environment and course they can for students as well as beginning to develop talent pipe-lines for local businesses.
09 May 2018
Today saw pupils from Harris Academy and St Paul’s RC Academy spend the day at BT House, one of Dundee’s biggest employers, at the BT Skills for Work Boot Camp. This is an incredible opportunity that BT and My Kinda Future have run across Britain for several years and has now been brought to Dundee.
18 April 2018
18th April is World Heritage Day. Scotland is home to six recognised World Heritage sites, as diverse as Scotland itself. “World Heritage Sites are locations that have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Programme list of sites of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of humankind.” We have six in our tiny country. That alone is an indication of the diversity and potential inherent in Scotland and its people.