About Us

About Us

About Us

Part of a national Scottish Government initiative – Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is the Scottish Government’s Youth Employment strategy, operating across 21 regional groups in Scotland.

DYW Fife is an employer led, regional group, set up to build local connections between businesses and education to ignite opportunities for Fife’s young people and help prepare them for the world of work.

Supported by DYW Fife, Fife’s schools and local College are already working collaboratively with both national and local businesses across a broad range of sectors, to deliver mentoring, careers sessions, skills development sessions, CV support, work placements, site visits, apprenticeships and much more to Fife’s young people.

Although there is no ‘one size fits all’ for business engagement, the DYW programme allows organisations to work flexibly with schools and find ways to engage which suit their business needs. Similarly, educational organisations work with businesses to support students in a way which meets their individual needs and aspirations.

In the academic session 2020/21:

Interactions with businesses in Fife
Secondary schools & 1 college working with DYW Fife
Young people supported by DYW Fife

Our aims:

  • To facilitate meaningful engagement between employers and education, building relationships with our partners and networks to positively impact and engage wider communities in Fife

  • To develop employability skills, support those furthest from positive career destinations or career pathways and ignite opportunities for all of Fife’s young people to flourish in the world of work

  • To engage with stakeholders to add value to the national employability programme through DYW Scotland and improve employability for Scotland’s young people

  • Support employers to generate a sustainable pipeline of talent and skills, get closer to the next generation of Fife talent and recruit apprenticeships and trainees – all whilst building relationships in their local community

“At DYW (Fife), we remain focused on igniting opportunities for schools, businesses and young people. The insight and added value on offer for those who engage with the programme combines to connect people across the region and build a brighter future for everyone involved.

John Penman, Managing Director, Fife Fabrications

Businesses we work with:

Our partner network

Through our vital work with partners, we bring together education and business to create positive career destinations and opportunities for young people in Fife.