20 August 2018
Overview: Pupils from Dundee’s Rockwell Learning Centre recently linked up with sustainable energy solutions company Vital Energi, where they visited Vital Energi’s Biomass Energy Centre in Guardbridge, Fife. This educational site visit was facilitated through Marketplace, a new online platform which provides an opportunity for employers and education to link more easily together. Employers can register and post ‘offers’ to schools such as site visits to their workplace, staff coming out to schools to deliver class talks, practical sessions on CV writing and Interview Preparation, and a whole host of other ‘offers’ that a business may want to post that is relevant and of interest to them as business. Schools can then log in to Marketplace and book these offers on a first come first served basis, making the process simple and easy to use.
19 July 2018
Name: Erica Taylor Type of Apprenticeship: Agriculture Apprentice (1st Year) Company: JG Orr – Milton of Blebo Farm, Cupar, Fife Sector: Agriculture Overview Erica Taylor is currently in her first year of her Modern Apprenticeship in Agriculture with JG Orr near Cupar, Fife. Erica has loved her first year of her apprenticeship and has learned so much throughout her short time working in the #agriculture sector! As part of #foodanddrink & #agriculture week for our #DYWSummerSectors campaign, Ross from the DYW Team was delighted to be able to have a chat with Erica about her career journey so far, the experiences she has gained and her plans for the future:
13 July 2018
Overview: Before the end of term in June, pupils from 3 High Schools in Dundee had the opportunity to spend two days at Dundee Port and learn first-hand about how the Marine & Logistics sector operates. Organised in conjunction with the DYW Dundee & Angus Team and Dundee City Council, twelve 6th year pupils from Craigie High, Morgan Academy and St Pauls Academy in Dundee spent two days at the port as part of Forth Ports annual ‘Discovery Week’. Forth Ports Ltd’s ‘Discovery week’ has also taken place their Leith and Grangemouth facilities, with pupils from across Scotland benefitting from this fantastic industry insight. Each day is structured to provide a varied and interesting look at what the industry is all about and also what skills/attributes people working in the sector need to have.
12 July 2018
Name: Ellie Stephen Type of Apprenticeship: Lab Technician Apprentice (2nd Year) Company: GSK Montrose Sector: Pharmaceuticals Overview Eillie Stephen is currently undertaking a Laboratory Technician Modern Apprenticeship with GSK in Montrose. Currently in her second year of a 3-year apprenticeship. Ellie’s outstanding work ethic and attitude has been recognised more widely having recently won an SQA award for ‘High Achievement & Development’ and another for “Outstanding Endeavour”. Ellie collected both awards from Dundee & Angus College at an end of year awards event and her achievement has given her an extra confidence boost as she progresses through her Modern Apprenticeship.
15 May 2018
01 May 2018
Saturday 2nd June, 10.00 – 14:00, Arbroath Academy Funded by Dundee and Angus Developing the Young Workforce The Angus STEM Festival is a free, family event with fantastic science and STEM shows from Aberdeen Science Centre, Dundee Science Centre and Generation Science as well as interactive workshops and stalls presented by local colleges, universities and STEM employers. Angus schools are also invited to sign-up for a stall and showcase their great STEM learning.
02 April 2018
Last week, pupils from Craigie High School’ Electronics class had the opportunity to learn directly from experienced professionals from McGill Electrical in Dundee. As part of the formal Partnership between the business and the School, McGill staff and Craigie High Teachers designed a practical Electronics lesson which helped support the curriculum.