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.
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.
Mentoring a young person can not only have a life-changing impact for the individual but is also an invaluable way for young people to develop the skills, confidence and aspirations they need for their future success.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Promoting STEM careers at Lochgelly High School 120 of Lochgelly High School’s young people recently took part in the Fife STEM Connectability Festival which focused on promoting STEM as a career choice for our young ... Read More
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
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.
Linking the worlds of school and work with Balwearie pupils A group of six S3 pupils at Balwearie High School recently had a visit from Allan Ferguson Bespoke Carpentry and Joinery. Allan is a key ... Read More
F.I.F.E Fife Industry Facilitates Educators Businesses from across Fife and beyond hosted secondary school teachers recently as part of F.I.F.E - Fife Industry Facilitates Educators. The initiative was developed in recognition that educators are one ... Read More
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.
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
Author Visit Funding from the Scottish Book Trust's Live Literature Programme enabled Queen Anne High School to invite author Chris Brookmyre to the school to speak to Advanced Higher English pupils. To obtain the funding, ... Read More
Aspiring Archaeologists Volunteers from Queen Anne High School were invited to join Northlight Heritage to carry out a standing building survey of the Friary in Inverkeithing. The detailed survey would uncover many tantalising clues to ... Read More
Army Apprenticeships Sgt Derek Vaughan, an Armed Forces Career Advisor recently visited Madras College to share information on the range of apprenticeships available through the Army. The session was attended by a total of 20 ... Read More
Getting Crafty with Dunfermline High School Kirsty Struthers, a graphic designer, and Thirst Craft, a drinks packaging design company in Glasgow, recently briefed our S3 art and design pupils with a live graphic design project. ... Read More
Future Assets Investment Competition Six of Dunfermline High School’s S6 pupils recently took part in the Future Assets Investment Competition run by Future Asset and supported by Rathbone Investment Management Limited. The competition focuses on ... Read More
Auchmuty Bakers The Home Economics department at Auchmuty High School deliver a NPA bakery and one of the units within this course is breadmaking. The students must produce certain bread Items that would be sellable, ... Read More
Working with Fife College, Waid Academy currently has five pupils studying a Level 4 Practical Cookery Foundation Apprenticeship (FA). This course enables those with a real talent and passion for cooking to learn the practical, ... Read More
On Tuesday 8th March 2022, 15 female pupils from Beath High School travelled to Babcock (Rosyth) to take part in an Insight Day visit as a showcase for International Women's Day. The pupils were treated ... Read More
The East Neuk coastal villages surrounding Waid Academy are a haven for tourists and foodies, with our local produce world renowned. The many cafés, hotels and restaurants in the area rely heavily on school pupils ... Read More
Women’s Engineering Society (WES) hosted a virtual apprentice showcase event at Balwearie High School where they featured panels of current engineering apprentices from some of the biggest and best-known companies in the UK, including BAE ... Read More
Case Study: ‘Best of You’ mentoring for seven Beath High School pupils Mark Brown from MB Programmes recently attended Beath High School in December 2021 to deliver a series of workshops, talks, group challenges and ... Read More
Developing the Young Workforce in Fife is proudly supporting Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2022 (7 - 11 March) to demonstrate the value apprenticeships bring to young people, teams, employers and the economy. The theme of this ... Read More
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.
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
Fife Historic Building Trust (FHBT) is delivering the Inverkeithing Heritage Regeneration project and offering employers two private sector modern apprenticeships in traditional skills can be funded at up to 50% in year one.
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
Developing the Young Workforce in Fife is supporting Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2021 (1 – 5 March), co-ordinated by Skills Development Scotland, to demonstrate the value apprenticeships bring to individuals, employers and the economy. The DYW ... Read More
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
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
Location: Fife College Dates: Feb 2021 NEW SUITE OF COURSES LAUNCHED TO START 2021 ON A NEW PATH Fife College has launched a range of new courses to help individuals who have been impacted ... Read More
Location: Online (link to register below) Dates: 5 November from 2 - 3pm Heriot Watt University is now offering January start dates for our Construction and the Built Environment Graduate Apprenticeships programme. We're now ... Read More
Location: Online (link to register below) Dates: 4 November from 1 - 2pm Heriot Watt University is now offering January start dates for our Data Science Graduate Apprenticeships programme. This webinar is an ideal ... Read More
Location: Online (link to register below) Dates: 3 November Heriot Watt University is now offering January start dates for its Civil Engineering Graduate Apprenticeships programme. This webinar is an ideal opportunity to hear about ... Read More
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
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
#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
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
This Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills will give candidates the opportunity to gain valuable business skills to aid them on their career journey. Candidates will learn about the different types of business, and the ... Read More
Location: Online Date: Saturday 3rd October 2020 Title: Young People's Guarantee Workshop Jam #YSHive is working with The Scottish Government to run this one day digital jam event for young people to influence the Young ... Read More
Location: Online Date: 22 and 23 September 2020 Title: Workplace Equality Fund Learning Festival Impact Funding Partners is pleased to announce our 2020 Workplace Equality Fund Learning Festival will take place from Tuesday 22nd ... Read More
Thirteen Foundation Apprentices have been honoured at a Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Fife Foundation Apprenticeship Virtual Award Ceremony this week (8 September). Delivered in partnership with Fife College, Fife Council and Skills Development ... Read More
Location: Online Date: Multiple Dates and topics available Title: Peer support for Education Practitioners Share, explore and develop social enterprise activity in schools within the current climate. Join our group session supported by one ... Read More
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
Enable Scotland: The Co-operative (ad)Venture Project The Co-operative (ad)Venture Project is returning to Fife. However, this time, it wont be town specific like in previous cohorts. We are opening the project up to a ... Read More
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
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
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
For the past nine years Patrick has worked within the engineering sector as a CNC Setter/Operator and Training Instructor with Glenrothes based manufacturer of precision metal work Fife Fabrication (FiFab). His initial attraction to ... Read More
Apprentice Welder, Stuart Bowman, is among the key workers at Babcock’s Rosyth site during the COVID-19 pandemic. For the last three years, the 26-year-old from Cowdenbeath has been training as a Coded Welder in ... Read More
For the past 10 years Viv has been an Advanced Healthcare Support Worker with NHS Fife, based at the Victoria Hospital in Fife within the Acute Medical Admissions Unit. Viv is the first port ... Read More
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
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
Kirkcaldy High School (KHS) in Fife has worked hard to embrace the full spectrum of options out there for young people moving into the world of work from school, and its team of passionate ... Read More
Working through the Employability Team at Fife Council, DYW (Fife) has been part of a new and innovative pilot programme, based in Levenmouth, which aims to increase the rate of targeted pupils staying on ... Read More
Ryan Hepburn is the Developing Young Workforce (Fife) Lead within Education and Children’s Services at Fife Council, leading on the DYW (Fife) agenda across Schools in the region. “We work with a number of ... Read More
Bob Garmory, Director of Purvis Group, has many years of experience in both championing and supporting employability programmes in Fife, from Purvis Group’s involvement in an employability programme at Lochgelly High School over the ... Read More
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
John Penman, Managing Director at Fife Fabrications and Board Member at DYW (Fife) takes some time to explain how Developing Young Workforce is building a better future for businesses and young people in Fife.Like many ... Read More
On 30 January DYW (Fife) was proud to have held a ‘Scotland’s Biggest Parent’s Evening’ event at St Brycedale Campus in Kirkcaldy. The evening was created in partnership with Skills Development Scotland, Fife College ... 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!