DYW Fife facilitates meaningful partnerships between business and education to ignite opportunities for young people in Fife and better prepare them for the world of work.

What can DYW do for you?

Raise your local profile

Build better links into local schools, colleges and communities to raise the profile of your business

Share your experiences

Share your knowledge as an employer and offer greater understanding of your sector

Understand the next generation of workers

Find out first-hand how you can better support young people in the workplace

Unearth local talent

Get to know young people and create opportunities to develop your team as well as connect with education and local talent

How does it work?

All 18 of Fife’s secondary schools are working with DYW Fife, together with both national and local businesses across a broad range of sectors, to deliver mentoring, careers sessions, CV support, work placements, site visits, apprenticeships and much more.

Although there is no ‘one size fits all’ for support packages on offer, the DYW programme allows businesses to work flexibly with schools and find ways to engage which suit their business model. Similarly, schools and colleges can work with businesses to adapt support to students who have individual needs, desires and aspirations in your sector.

How can we help you?

Get involved

If your business would like to get involved in DYW, get in touch today!

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Pass on knowledge of your sector through workshops, talks, workplace visits, or placements

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Consider an apprenticeship

Do you think your business would benefit from an apprentice? Take your first steps into finding how to find one to suit your business on Apprenticeships Scotland

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Find out more about DYW

Discover how we are igniting opportunities for businesses in Fife

Who we have worked with

“I get a great deal of pleasure when I think we’re contributing in some small way to helping local kids to realise their potential. Whenever I talk to them about their ambitions and needs, I always think about how we can improve our society. From CR Smith or Fife Fabrications to Barclays or Dynamic Ems to JDB All Trades, we are working with a diverse range of companies, sectors and individuals who are working to help young people become more employable. The potential for DYW to ignite powerful connections from schools, to businesses, to individuals or local communities, is endless and we’re proud to be part of something which builds a better future for everyone in Fife.”

Bob Garmory, Director, Purvis Group

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Case Studies


Case Study: Balwearie High School

Through Developing the Young Workforce (Fife) and partnerships with local businesses, colleges and bodies, the team at Balwearie High School (BHS) coordinates and facilitates positive career destinations and contextualised learning opportunities to support pupils ... Read More


Helping businesses reap rewards

Developing Young Workforce (DYW) is an employer led, regional group (as part of a national initiative and the Scottish Government’s Youth Employment strategy), set up to connect local employers with schools and young people. ... Read More


Case Study: Glenwood High School

Glenwood High School in Fife has developed a strong network of local businesses, partners and bodies throughout its engagement with the Developing the Young Workforce programme in Fife. They started with a keen focus ... Read More


Get in touch with the DYW Fife team to find out how we can ignite opportunities for your business!

Get in touch with the DYW Fife team to find out how we can ignite opportunities for your business!