13 March 2019
March is a busy month, with lots of opportunities. Scottish Tourism Month takes place in March, an opportunity to celebrate the incredible, thriving and diverse industry that forms a major part of Scotland’s workforce and a key aspect of our national economy. Large and small events occur all over the country to share best practice, promote new opportunities and encourage us to be bigger and better. The first week of March is also Apprenticeship Week, dedicated time to nationally and locally recognise the extraordinary opportunities that apprenticeships offer to young people, employees, businesses and Scotland as a whole. As well as the invaluable contribution that the apprentices themselves make.
12 February 2019
It all starts with a conversation. Rachel from the DYW Dundee & Angus team arranged an informal meeting with the new Learning & Engagement Officer for the HMS Frigate Unicorn, Andrea, to hear about how she was settling into the role and before either knew it, there was a plan to DYW-ify Andrea’s flagship event.
06 December 2018
Digital and Tech are the fastest growing industry in Scotland. They have the fastest growing starting salaries in Scotland. Every single industry requires digital roles. There are very few careers that do not require a minimum digital ability.
01 November 2018
Dundee is not just a city undergoing a renaissance, it is also a cultural hub, whose renown continues to grow.
26 October 2018
As part of our work with Developing Young Workforce, Jobcentre Plus offered to have Work Coaches go into schools and talk about ‘A day in the Life’ with students. We wanted to help break down the misconceptions and fears of what goes on in a Jobcentre and promote a more positive image of the office.
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