At the age of 17, Lucia finished her 6th year at school. She had originally applied for Primary Teaching but didn’t achieve her English qualification. Lucia took a gap year and secured employment in a Bilingual pre-school in Italy. How did she get from that pre-school to Carousel Training?
Debbie Baird has a very interesting and winding path to her current role with Taranata Group. She went through School convinced a degree was the only option and that degree had to be Medicine. So, how did she end up in IT?
The nerves and excitement bubble up and collide this week as young people and their families in Scotland receive their exam results. One small tear of an envelope or beep of a text and the future that young people are planning can feel illuminated or potentially dimmed. Whichever way it goes there is always a way forward and plans for the future can progress.
Parents and Educators have a significant influence on young peoples' career choices. So it’s important to be aware of not just how things worked when we were at school, what options were available then – but what the now and the future of work looks like for our pupils.
Marketplace is the go to for industry and schools and colleges to connect. The digital tool helps build young people’s job readiness and increases their career options. At the same time, employers can help shape young talent, address skills gaps and source their future workforce.
Plans are under way to launch what is billed as Scotland’s first nationwide schools programme for financial services, which aims to support thousands of young people a year from a range of backgrounds. The move follows two years of planning and the completion of a successful pilot in Edinburgh involving companies including Baillie Gifford, Nucleus Financial and Standard Life Aberdeen.
From school to Chair of the Scottish Executive Committee at Lloyds Banking Group. A Conversation with Philip Grant.
Emma is a Business Support and Communications Officer for Team DYW. Starting in this role after completing a Modern Apprenticeship in Business Administration. Emma tells us her Work Ready story.
Jack is a young person from Lasswade High School. He has just completed a 4 week Career Ready internship here at DYW.
The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Partnership (SCQFP) has launched a campaign to encourage employers and HR departments to use SCQF levels in recruitment processes.