Did you know, 90% of young people in school in Edinburgh and the Lothian’s with additional support needs want to work. However, by the time they are 26 young people with a disability are four times as likely to be unemployed as their non-disabled peers?
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have seen many changes to our working lives and a significant portion of the workforce moving their desks from the office to the living room. The shift to remote working has seen many employers faced with the challenge of on-boarding new members of staff remotely rather than in person. The induction of a new recruit, particularly of a young person moving into their first job, can make or break their experience with the organisation.
Whether you’re mentoring young people through work placements, apprenticeships or jobs this free training webinar offers practical insights and guidance to hone the skills required. During the session you will explore key mentoring skills and will also receive a detailed guide to mentoring that is packed full of practical hints and tips as well as sources of reference for further self-directed learning.
At DYW we have seen the positive impact of when businesses are involved in informing and inspiring young people while they are still in education. For employers, engagement in schools and colleges supports talent attraction and can build industry and brand awareness. This engagement helps to build young people’s skills for both work and life, adds relevance to their academic work and raises their career aspirations.
Youth unemployment has decreased, however; there is a complex picture underneath this, and one in which it is apparent that some groups of young people are particularly disadvantaged.
Did you know, over 5000 work placements are required each year for young people in our region? This free webinar will give you valuable advice, guidance and a best practice toolkit to support you to deliver meaningful work placements for young people that offer the best value for your business.
At Standard Life Aberdeen, our early careers programs form a vital part of our talent strategy, bringing fresh thinking and new skills to our business as well as helping us build the next generation of leaders. This autumn we were delighted to welcome 29 new graduates and 22 new trainees across all many functions within the SLA business.
In the skills-based role play, the learners can experience through play, a variety of industries. This role play begins a short input initiated by the teacher, which quickly becomes a brief discussion about the skills and jobs that might be involved in the profession that has been set up.
Our Programme Manager, Michelle Fenwick and our Business Support and Communications Officer, Emma Lacey have been running an induction for a group of Business Skills Foundation Apprentices who will be completing the work placement element of the qualification with the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce.