Connecting employers, education & young people.

There are many resources to help educators deliver work based learning in the classroom. We have listed some ideas below to get you started. There is a DYW Co-ordinator in every secondary school who can help you plan and deliver work based learning and career inspiration activity, and both the Co-ordinators and the regional team can help put you in touch with businesses that can help give an increased understanding of industry and the local labour market.

Marketplace – connects schools and colleges with businesses. Employers post offers such as skills sessions, inspiration events and career insights to support young people which can then be booked directly.

Founders4Schools – Connects educators with a network of inspirational business leaders. Educators can invite registered professionals to take part in their career inspiration activities.

Speakers 4 Schools – Offers nationwide virtual work experience opportunities and talks by influential figures through an inspiration programme.

DYW Live – This partnership between employers and organisation from around Scotland is delivered by e-Sgoil and Education Scotland. DYW provides live sessions that support learners’ development or employability skills , career pathways and industry connections.

DYW Skills Academy – Available for young people who are leaving or have just left school, the Skills Academy includes video industry insights and e-learning modules to develop work readiness skills. There is also the option of having a CV check and/or a mock interview with a local employer.

Education Scotland – Education Scotland has developed a number of policies linked to DYW, including the Career Education Standard, Work Placements Standard, and School/Employer Partnerships guidance.

For a fully searchable list of DYW-related resources which can be accessed by young people, educators, parents or employers, please visit the E-DYW Digital Resource Hub. In the Hub you can find educational resources, employability support, online courses, and advice on finances and mental & physical wellbeing.

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