Language and Business Events with Monifieth High School and St John's RC High School

DYW Dundee & Angus has worked closely with two schools to help deliver successful Language and Business events for S3 pupils. In October 161 pupils attended Monifieth High School’s event, and in January 98 pupils took part in the workshops at St John’s RC High School.

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Interview with Foundation Apprentice, Glen Kelly

Glen is a Foundation Apprentice with Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce and a pupil at Monifieth High School.

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Introduction to Social Enterprise

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.

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Life After a Modern Apprenticeship

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.

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Scotland's Biggest Parent's Evening

This year's Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Evening (SBPE) took place on 30th January. This is a national campaign designed to increase parental engagement around Developing the Young Workforce (DYW). This year’s focus was on #JobsoftheFuture and apprenticeships.

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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

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