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.
When we think of Canon we think of cameras right? Well, Canon UK have been working with DYW Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian and our thoughts have broadened to think of employability, skills and investment in young people.
I left Lasswade High School in the summer of 2015 in 5th year with 2 Highers in Art and Graphic Communication. At school I studied art and graphics because drawing was already a hobby of mine and I really enjoyed it. However, I wanted to be an Egyptologist, an archaeologist who specializes in Egyptology and had planned to go into a career in history but I was struggling with the workload in Higher history alongside my other subjects and was informed I couldn’t sit the final exam.
The team at Developing the Young Workforce have been working in partnership with Hjorring Municipality in the North of Denmark to share best practice and inspire the creation of their youth strategy which was successfully launched in May 2019.
‘Work Readiness’ is one of the top key drivers of employer engagement with young people in education. However; young people, employers and educators are not all on the same page when they talk about this which impacts on the preparation and recruitment for work readiness. Understanding this led to a research piece which aimed to highlight the disparity of perceptions and find out what needs to change.