10 September 2020
Street League are the UK’s largest Sport for employment charity and are very excited to have recently expanded our Dundee team to now deliver within Angus. We strive to support young people gain and improve their employability skills as well as enhancing their physical and mental well-being.
10 September 2020
The Kickstart Scheme, a ground-breaking initiative to support 16-24 year olds into work has been launched by the Government today. Any size and type of organisation that employs people can offer young people, claiming Universal Credit, a six-month work placement that will be paid for by government. The Kickstart Scheme will be delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions and will initially be open until December 2021, with the option of being extended.Kickstart Scheme jobs must be new and of good quality. Government will pay 100% of the age-relevant National Minimum Wage, National Insurance and pension contributions for 25 hours a week.
02 September 2020
Giving every young person the chance to succeed. The Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Fiona Hyslop MSP, has announced further details on how the Youth Guarantee will give young people the chance to succeed despite the economic impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19). Today’s announcement has confirmed additional investment for Developing the Young Workforce Regional Groups to support the delivery of the Youth Guarantee including strengthening our offer in the senior phase and ensuring those furthest from the labour market can access the appropriate support.
09 April 2020
Thursday 23rd April! With the current situation there are more parents working from home and home schooling their children, so we at Developing the Young Workforce thought we would put a different spin on this years Bring Your Child to Work Day by doing a Home Edition!
05 March 2020
Glen is a Foundation Apprentice with Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce and a pupil at Monifieth High School. To see where a Foundation Apprenticeship could take you, visit apprenticeships.scot
05 March 2020
The DYW Dundee & Angus team recently worked in partnership with the Social Enterprise Academy to deliver two workshops for teachers, giving an introduction to running a social enterprise in schools. These sessions were open to any primary or secondary teachers who wanted to find out how to set up and operate a successful social enterprise in their school.
04 March 2020
Melissa from the team recently spoke with Kelsey Orrock, former Modern Apprentice (MA) and now full-time employee of Dundee and Angus College, about her journey since completing her apprenticeship.
20 November 2019
The Princes Trust Team Programme is a 12-week course facilitated by staff seconded from Police Scotland. This is undertaken by young people who have struggled to find a job, or have faced barriers to entering the world of work. We were delighted to be asked to help Team 6 build their confidence and skills so they are better placed to get a job in the sector of their choice.
23 August 2019
How was the partnership formed? This is another partnership which was formed between a school and an employer meeting to discuss what potential there would be for partnership working. Webster’s High school recognised one of their current S4 pupils was at risk of disengaging from school, so met with James Pirie & Son Butcher to discuss further. After some discussion a work placement was created which would work around classes. The young person attended the work placement at James Pirie & Son Butcher in Newtyle every Monday and Wednesday from December 2018 as part of their blended curriculum. Prior to the start of the placement, the employer was made aware of the pupil’s needs and they have supported him accordingly.