Interview Skills Training With The Prince’s Trust

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.Read more

Meaningful Work Experience Award – James Pirie & Son Butcher

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.Read more

DYW Champion – Angus Award – Roger McGill, J&D Wilkie

How was the partnership formed?


Building on the partnership developed over the past 5 or 6 years, Webster’s High School worked closely with J&D Wilkie again this session to enhance and expand the partnership. Webster’s High School link contact within J&D Wilkie is now Roger McGill, Financial Director, and Roger has really helped to drive the partnership forward this session.Read more

DYW Champion – Dundee - John Alexander, Alexander Decorators Limited

Journey to this point


John Alexander has been running his own company since 2002. John started by himself and now has over 20 staff on the payroll including young and adult apprentices.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

Montrose Academy Tourism & Hospitality Employability Event

March is a busy month, with lots of opportunities.

Scottish Tourism Month takes place in March, an opportunity to celebrate the incredible, thriving and diverse industry that forms a major part of Scotland’s workforce and a key aspect of our national economy. Large and small events occur all over the country to share best practice, promote new opportunities and encourage us to be bigger and better.

The first week of March is also Apprenticeship Week, dedicated time to nationally and locally recognise the extraordinary opportunities that apprenticeships offer to young people, employees, businesses and Scotland as a whole. As well as the invaluable contribution that the apprentices themselves make.Read more

We Matter Networking Event

It all starts with a conversation. Rachel from the DYW Dundee & Angus team arranged an informal meeting with the new Learning & Engagement Officer for the HMS Frigate Unicorn, Andrea, to hear about how she was settling into the role and before either knew it, there was a plan to DYW-ify Andrea’s flagship event.Read more

DigiTay 2018

Digital and Tech are the fastest growing industry in Scotland. They have the fastest growing starting salaries in Scotland. Every single industry requires digital roles. There are very few careers that do not require a minimum digital ability.Read more

A Day in the Life of a Jobcentre Work Coach

As part of our work with Developing Young Workforce,  Jobcentre Plus offered to have Work Coaches go into schools and talk about ‘A day in the Life’ with students. We wanted to help break down the misconceptions and fears of what goes on in a Jobcentre and promote a more positive image of the office.Read more

DYW Road Trip to Aldi Headquarters

Members of the Developing the Young Workforce Dundee and Angus team got to go on a bit of road trip recently.

On Friday 10th August Ross, Rachel and Lottie from the team had the opportunity to present to the second year Aldi apprentices from across Scotland at their Enrichment Day at the Scottish headquarters in Bathgate.Read more