News & Events
This past weekend saw many people around the world hosting events to celebrate International Coffee Day (1st October). It is apt then that our first Barista School graduates from Grove Academy had their first experience of professional work on Friday.
The whole DYW Dundee & Angus team were out in force at Dundee’s annual Jobs Fair yesterday, Thursday 28th September. This was a great opportunity for local people to come and find out about the huge range of careers, jobs and training opportunities that are currently available in Dundee.
Administrative Modern Apprentice The ideal candidate should have strong oral and written communication skills and be able to organise their work using tools, like MS Excel, MS Word and office equipment. Ultimately, a successful Admin Assistant should ensure the efficient and smooth day-to-day operation of our office. As a modern apprentice support and training would be provided in many aspects of the role. However a candidate must show potential of the requirements and be willing to learn.
On Monday this week, World Tourism Day, Melissa from the team had the great pleasure of meeting with Neil Christison from VisitScotland to discuss all things tourism. Also, keep a look out for the summer round up video from VisitScotland, to read the full interview please read on….
Last week Melissa from the team had the great pleasure of meeting Lucie Maupetit, a teacher based at Tayview Primary school in Dundee. Melissa asked Lucie about speaking other languages and how important this has been for her personally and professionally. Please read on for the full interview…
The Scottish Learning Festival (SLF) took place in Glasgow on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st September this year. The SLF is an opportunity for those who work in and with education to come together and share best practice, new ideas and exciting opportunities. This year there were representatives from all over the world in attendance to take Scottish ideas and lessons home.
On Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 September the DYW team along with Tom McConnachie, Dundee University School of Nursing and Health Sciences and a team of his student nurses descended on Webster’s High School in Kirriemuir to take part in a two day event, called Team Spirit. The event involved all
An absolutely incredible event at Dundee & Angus College for all pupils studying Travel & Tourism in Dundee. The day kicked of with talks illustrating the huge range of careers and opportunities available in the Travel & Tourism, both internationally and locally due to the huge changes happening at Dundee’s Waterfront.
We have all sat through the incredibly long credits at the end of Marvel movies, just waiting for that extra minute and a half of footage. But have you ever stopped to think what all those titles and names actually mean? Those are all jobs that are vital to creating a film and they are careers waiting to happen for anyone willing to go for them.
Next week on 8 August the DYW team, partners, board members and friends will be taking part in the social media campaign #nowrongpath to highlight to all young people that there is no wrong path in getting to where you want to be. The campaign has been devised by our DYW colleagues in Glasgow, and will use the hashtag #nowrongpath. We want to promote the message that people in interesting jobs across Scotland may not have taken a straight, obvious or traditional path to get there. We’d like people from a variety of sectors and professions to share a snippet of their story – what they did when they left school and where they are now. We want young people to know that there are a variety of ways to get into a variety of jobs – that there is #nowrongpath.
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.
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.
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.
Rachel had a very insightful and interesting night at the Mix In on Thursday 15th. Run by Creative Dundee and Scottish Enterprise and hosted by Hospitalfield. This was an opportunity for local companies, individuals, and organisations to come together to learn more about cultural tourism and the potential sitting dormant in Dundee and Angus and the surrounding area.
Some of the team attended excellent event last Wednesday morning promoting the Shared Apprenticeship Scheme at Dundee and Angus College, Kingsway Campus. the event brought together partners from Angus Council, Dundee City Council and Dundee and Angus College.
Questions for the Voluntary Action Angus Interview Interview with Gary Malone who is very passionate about volunteering and everything a person can gain from the whole experience. There are currently 6,800 active volunteers within Angus right now: out of a 28,500 population that’s 32%, making Angus the 4th highest area in Scotland for volunteering.
This week saw DYW and Dundee and Angus College joint host an afternoon tea at the Training Restaurant within D&A College, the idea behind this was to create a passion and enthusiasm for hospitality within schools, to inform people of the career opportunities available within the Hospitality industry and to look at how to create a parity of esteem between careers within hospitality and other industries.
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