News and Insights

News and Insights

News and Insights

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2022-10-14T15:38:17+01:00

Creative Careers Week 2022

Following 2021’s successful pilot programme, Developing the Young Workforce (DYW), Creative & Cultural Skills (CCSkills), and Historic Environment Scotland (HES) will be shining a spotlight on careers in the creative and cultural industries in Creative Careers Week 2022.

2022-10-14T15:17:06+01:00

Career & Pathway Events

Schools in Fife have a number of Career and Pathways events scheduled over the coming months and are looking for local employers, apprenticeship/training providers, colleges, universities and third sector organisations to support.

2022-10-14T14:49:59+01:00

Guided Start in Construction Skills

The Community Trade Hub in Buckhaven collaborated with Waid Academy and offered a small group of Waid Academy pupils the chance to take part in their Guided Start programme in Construction Skills.

2022-10-14T14:45:50+01:00

Careers in Languages for St Andrews HS Pupils

The languages department at St Andrews High School has been keen to work with businesses to encourage pupils into a career where languages are essential, so when the event came up via Speakers for Schools on LinkedIn, it was the perfect opportunity.

2022-10-14T14:41:43+01:00

Social Enterprise at Madras College

Social Enterprise Academy came into Madras College to speak to senior pupils about what they do. The intention was that interested pupils would learn what a social enterprise is and consider starting up one themselves. It was attended by over 60 S5 and S6 pupils over two sessions.

2022-10-12T17:26:23+01:00

Dunfermline HS Careers Fayre

Dunfermline High School hosted a Careers Fayre with over 60 employers and organisations attending. Representatives from each organisation had their own stand.

2022-10-12T17:16:27+01:00

STEM Careers Evening at Balwearie HS

Balwearie High School held a STEM Careers Evening on Thursday 15 September. There was a fantastic turn out for the event, with around 180 young people, parents and carers present from various year groups.

2022-10-12T16:48:13+01:00

National DYW Skills Academy Pilot

The DYW Skills Academy provides young people with the insight, knowledge, and skills they need to build their confidence and prepare for the world of work.

2022-08-03T13:21:50+01:00

STEM Futures at Napier University

On 8th May twenty-five S3 students from Viewforth High School visited Napier University Schools of Engineering and Computing in Edinburgh to participate in Science and Technology based workshops.

2022-08-03T13:15:21+01:00

Removing barriers to gain successful work experience

Michael Phimister is a student at Rosslyn School in Kirkcaldy and since August 2021 he has been participating in an employment project specifically designed for young people with complex additional support needs. Michael has been successfully learning about different careers and developing his employability skills during weekly sessions.

2022-08-03T13:06:44+01:00

Madras Leadership Development

Madras Leadership Development The Centre for Educational Enhancement and Development (CEED) provided a leadership event at Madras college which was attended by 100 of our S6 pupils as part of a transition day. The aims ... Read More

2022-08-02T13:56:19+01:00

Gaining Valuable Work Experience

Gaining Valuable Work Experience At Kirkcaldy High School, our Pupil Support Officer got in touch with a local Salvation Army charity shop to see if one of our pupils who was becoming disengaged with school ... Read More

2022-07-29T14:27:27+01:00

Westrigg Windfarm Project

A new pilot programme, funded by Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Fife and the Interreg RIGHT project, and supported by Fife Council Employability Service and Culture of Enterprise, has been launched enabling 60 pupils from four of Fife’s high schools to gain an introduction into the construction sector.

2022-07-26T11:30:25+01:00

Reimagining Inverkeithing

12 of Inverkeithing High School’s S3 pupils recently took part in the Reimagining Inverkeithing Project in partnership with Emma Griffiths from Fife Historic Buildings Trust.

2022-07-26T11:17:10+01:00

Architect Work Experience

S6 pupil Marika Urbanksa at Dunfermline High School is currently working on building a portfolio for Art School acceptance into Architecture.

2022-06-08T13:55:50+01:00

Case Study: LET’S Go Fife

During the month of May, DYW Fife delivered a bespoke LET’S Go Fife (Leavers Employability Transitions Sessions) programme in partnership with employers and stakeholders to young people across seven of the Fife schools.

2022-10-10T16:55:13+01:00

Made in Fife is back for 2022

Made in Fife is back for 2022 Following the success of the first Made in Fife campaign last year, Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Fife are once again on the lookout for volunteers and nominations ... Read More

2022-01-28T15:38:12+00:00

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.

2021-11-02T11:47:50+00:00

Case Study: Woodmill High School

Case Study: Woodmill High School Despite having had more setbacks than most schools in a disruptive time for education across the UK, Woodmill High School has maintained its commitment to supporting its young people ... Read More

2021-08-11T16:01:08+01:00

Case Study: In The Footsteps of Kings

DYW Fife aims to promote programmes and projects that produce beneficial outcomes such as enhanced employability through skills development for young people and school leavers and businesses can tap into a wider range of recruitment ... Read More

2021-12-13T17:27:18+00:00

Case Study: Levenmouth Academy

As with many other secondary schools in Fife, Levenmouth Academy has developed a robust network of local businesses, partners and other agencies throughout its engagement with the Developing the Young Workforce programme in Fife. ... Read More

2021-02-04T09:53:57+00:00

DYW Live 2021

Location: Online Dates: Jan - March 2021 Welcome to DYW Live. e-Sgoil and Education Scotland have teamed up to work with a wide range of national partner organisations to create an exciting virtual learning ... Read More

2020-10-30T09:34:32+00:00

Amey Inspire

Amey Inspire: Chat and Learn (Age group 14-18) Looking for ideas and opportunities to help kickstart your career? Amey want to help inspire the next generation of young people. Their ‘Chat and Learn’ gives ... Read More

2020-10-30T09:17:54+00:00

Techfest 2020

Location: Online Dates: 5 - 25 November TechFest is an innovative charity which consistently provides quality STEM events and with over 35 years experience in promoting STEM subjects... and is delighted to bring you ... Read More

2020-10-29T08:57:56+00:00

DYW: A job for everybody

#Ajobforeverybody From Monday 16th November 2020 we are very excited to officially launch DYW's #ajobforeverybody campaign! Aimed at employers, parents and young people, #ajobforeverybody intends to promote, illustrate and celebrate diversity and inclusion in ... Read More

2020-10-12T23:23:08+01:00

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

2020-10-12T23:19:15+01:00

4toFortune

4 pupils, £4.00 and 4 weeks 4toFortune is a programme which is delivered by Fife Council's Economic Development team for school pupils of all ages and has been designed to allow it to be ... Read More

2020-10-12T23:17:29+01:00

Delivering the Youth Guarantee

The Youth Guarantee: Giving every young person the chance to succeed. The Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Fiona Hyslop MSP, has announced further details on how the Youth Guarantee will give young people the ... Read More

2020-10-12T23:16:57+01:00

The new Pathways web app

The New Pathways Web App allows students and school leavers to look up education options in one place. A new Web App that allows students and school leavers to look up further and higher ... Read More

2020-10-12T23:16:36+01:00

DYW End-of-Day Blether Events

Location: Online Date: Multiple Dates and topics available Title: DYW End of Day Blethers Education Scotland are holding a series of themed blethers (available to book on the EventBrite website), which aim to create ... Read More

2020-10-12T23:15:17+01:00

DYW Keyworker Campaign: Barry Smith

Graduate Mechanical Engineer and key worker, Barry Smith, is part of the Liquid Gas Equipment (LGE) mechanical team at Babcock’s Rosyth site. Originally from Crieff, the 33-year-old’s initial career was in the construction industry ... Read More

2020-10-12T23:14:58+01:00

DYW Keyworker Campaign: Gordon Reid

Gordon Reid is the Business Development Manager at Re-Employ Fife. Based in Lochgelly, Re-Employ focus on providing employment opportunities to unemployed disabled people. This inclusive approach by Gordon and his team offers support while ... Read More

2020-11-20T14:46:40+00:00

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

2020-10-12T23:09:51+01:00

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

2020-10-12T23:00:19+01:00

Case Study: Waid Academy

Waid Academy in Anstruther works to create positive pathways for its pupils whilst minimising the impact of its rural location. Through DYW (Fife) and multiple programmes and partnerships with local businesses, colleges and bodies, ... Read More

Get in touch with the DYW (Fife) team to find out how we can ignite opportunities for you!

Get in touch with the DYW (Fife) team to find out how we can ignite opportunities for you!