28 July 2017
Author: Angela Vettraino
The Shared Apprenticeship Programme (SAP) has recently expanded from Angus into Dundee. The DYW D&A team are big fans and supporters of SAP and we are delighted that more young people and employers will now benefit from this successful programme.
23 June 2017
Melissa from the team had a fantastic opportunity to speak to Karen Webster, HR Manager Tokheim UK Ltd, asking a few questions on what it’s like to be a female in the engineering sector and also getting some tips for women considering a career in the sector.
23 June 2017
Author: Rachel McEwen
Rachel was blown away this m orning by the work of St Johns Nat 5 Administration students and Greenhillock Glamping staff. A brilliant example of Developing the Young Workforce activity; students Aimee Adams, Casey Sloane and Anna McMahon delivered training to Kate and Beth of Greenhillock so that they can use social media as an effective marketing tool. The students get the invaluable experiences of engaging with a real local business, of working to a brief, of researching, of presenting and of exploring social media as a marketing tool. Greenhillock Glamping gain CPD for their staff and a new marketing opportunity as well as getting to engage with and give back to their community.
31 May 2017
13 April 2017
For Shaun Bisset, owner of Ferry Plumbing & Heating Ltd in Dundee, taking on an apprentice was something that he always wanted to do. However as a sole trader it can be challenging to find the right young person to bring into your company. Instead of the traditional advert in the paper, or online advertising, Shaun decided to take a different approach to his recruitment of a young apprentice, which involved working closely with DYW Dundee and Angus and Dundee & Angus College.
13 April 2017
The DYW team were asked by the Dundee schools skills & enterprise group to deliver a project that would support winter leavers, focusing on the skills and approaches needed to apply for and get a job. The Bank of Scotland partnered with the DYW team to deliver a two stage series of workshops to achieve this.
04 April 2017
Journeycall is an Arbroath based contact centre, providing services within the public transport and smartcard industries. An initial meeting between Claire, DYW employer liaison advisor, and the business highlighted the range of opportunities for young people in this growing industry. Journeycall wanted to communicate this to young people and felt involvement with local schools could achieve this. They wanted to partner with a local school to promote the range of jobs within Journeycall and their parent company ESP Group. It was now down to Claire to connect them with a school partner.
13 March 2017
To celebrate #NationalButchersWeek DYW Dundee and Angus took the opportunity to interview one of Dundee’s longest established butchers and a local institution, Scott Brothers, specifically co-owner Scott Jarron. Scott is the third generation in his family to work as a butcher, the original shop was opened in 1935 by his grandfather George Jarron and the family have been involved in the local community ever since.
04 March 2017
To celebrate Women in Science week Rachel took the opportunity to interview internationally renowned, local scientist/artist, Dr Mhairi Towler. Dr. Mhairi Towler originally studied Biochemistry at Dundee University. She went on to develop further skills and knowledge as a postdoctoral scientist in San Francisco before returning to Dundee. Back in Dundee she became involved in projects which mixed science, art and community together. Mhairi also began lecturing undergraduate students in Dundee. Through all of these experiences Mhairi saw that animation and science can work together to engage an audience and illustrate complex scientific processes.