DYW Key Workers - Bruce Farquharson

Thank you to Bruce Farquharson, Area Commander, Local Senior Officer for Aberdeen City for sharing his career journey from Firefighter to Area Commander!

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DYW Key Workers - Lee Hastie

Next up we have Lee Hastie who has been working in Tesco for 2 years. He is going to study Applied Science at Dundee and Angus College next year and he shares with us what its like being on the front line during a global pandemic!

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DYW Key Workers - Margo Williamson

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) 21 regional groups are launching an awareness campaign across Scotland (week commencing 1st June) to showcase roles within the key sectors to make young people more aware of the types of jobs involved and what skills/qualities would be required.

We are so grateful to Margo Williamson, Chief Executive of Angus Council for taking the time to share her career journey!

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Plant the Seed!

On Thursday 27th February Developing the Young Workforce organised a Rural Career Event called Plant the Seed! The aim of this event was to give secondary pupils from Dundee and Angus the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops, meet employers and individuals who work within the sector and learn about the different career options.

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Finding your Future Event 15th January 2020

On Wednesday the 15th of January, DYW Dundee & Angus ran a “Finding your Future” event for pupils to hear more about careers in non-traditional gender career roles.  The aim of the event was to encourage young people to view different sectors with a traditional gender bias as desirable career paths at an early stage, before they have made any career decisions.  We invited Read more

Food and Drink Teacher CLPL Event

The University of Abertay and Dundee and Angus College in partnership with Food & Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland and Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) delivered a successful Career Long Professional Learning (CLPL) event to inspire educators and career influencers about the wealth of career opportunities within the Hospitality, Tourism and Food & Drink Manufacturing industries. Read more

Why Hire Young People? - Ryze

Ryze might be the new kid on the block in Dundee, opening in September 2018, but they are already a firm favourite with everyone. A large part of their success is due to their staff, the Flight Crew in particular. These are the young people who greet you at the door and help you get booked in, making your experience as stress-free as possible. They are also the young people keeping the guests safe and engaging the children and young visitors at their level, interacting with the guests and encouraging them to keep safe and have a great time.Read more

Rebecca Fraser, recent MA, Caledonia HA

Young Person Case Study

Name: Rebecca Fraser

Job Title: HR Assistant, originally Modern Apprentice – Business Administration

Company: Caledonia Housing Association (www.caledoniaha.co.uk)Read more

After the Apocalypse

Caroline Taylor, one of the Museum Officers for Angus Alive, has come up with an intriguing project to engage local young people in the Montrose Museum & Art Gallery collections while helping them develop invaluable soft skills.Read more

Men into Care with Morgan Academy, Dundee

Developing the Young Workforce Dundee & Angus delivered a successful career insight project that saw 24 S2 male pupils from Morgan Academy in Dundee attend a Men into Care event at the school where they gained a greater understanding of careers and pathways within the Health and Care sectors.Read more