DYW Fife makes it easy for you to connect with employers so young people develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed as they move from education into the world of work.

 Why is DYW Fife important?

  • Raise attainment and achievement to improve positive destinations for your young people
  • Bring the curriculum to life in your classroom to motivate and inspire all young people
  • Engage young people by delivering diverse and personalised pathways and experiences
  • Re-engage young people through contextualised learning experiences
  • Save time and find it easier to develop local employer partnerships
  • Feel confident in delivering the Curriculum for Excellence and Career Education Standard 3-18
  • Achieve your development goals and increase your understanding of the labour market, skills in demand, pathways and jobs of the future

 How can you get involved?

  • Receive support to connect with employers through your DYW School Coordinator and Regional Team
  • Access online tools, like Marketplace, to easily find and book employer led face to face and virtual activity
  • Tap into employer and education partnerships at a local and national level
  • Experience employer led industry insights, to support CPD, linked to the curriculum and Career Education Standard

How can we help you?

Find online tools and resources

Find online support and resources to assist you in all aspects of the Developing the Young Workforce programme

Discover E-DYW

Connect with employers on Marketplace

Marketplace helps bring the curriculum to life by connecting schools and colleges with businesses

Visit the Marketplace

Explore Apprenticeship opportunities

Do you think one of your pupils would benefit from an apprenticeship? Help them find one on Apprenticeships Scotland

Explore Apprenticeships Scotland

Use Founders4Schools

Connecting educators with a network of inspirational business leaders

Find out about Founders4Schools

Find teaching resources

Barclays Life Skills is a resource which aims to support learners, parents and educators

Visit Barclays Life Skills

Explore our work with schools

Discover how we work with schools like yours and how we’re igniting opportunities for young people across Fife

“In Fife we have many multinational companies on our doorstep and when our pupils hear from local business leaders on their career and how they got there, I regularly see a tangible change in how the young people then see themselves and the opportunities available to them. Meeting real people with real experiences from our local area helps them to see that their career aspirations are achievable. From this exchange, many are encouraged to have higher expectations of themselves and what they can achieve in their careers, some of them for the very first time. It is seeing that increase in ambition, direction and drive as a result of the information they have gained from DYW activities within school that is undoubtedly one of the best parts of my job.”

Hannah Burgess, DYW Coordinator, Glenwood High School

Case Studies



Visit Scotland and SDS: Pathways into Tourism

We sat down with DYW Board Member and Senior Tourism Insight Manager at Visit Scotland, Chris Greenwood, and Lawrence Durden, Tourism Industry Manager at Skills Development Scotland, to discuss careers for young people in the tourism sector and why this is important for the future of Fife.

Get in touch with the DYW (Fife) team to find out how we can ignite opportunities for your school or educational organisation!

Get in touch with the DYW (Fife) team to find out how we can ignite opportunities for your school or educational organisation!