Developing the Young Workforce North Highland

Developing the Young Workforce North Highland

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Pupils & Students

Some young people know exactly what career or education route they wish to pursue but for many, this can be a very difficult decision.  DYW initiative offers advice and assistance to anyone in education under the age of 24.  We can help you:-

  • Improve your skills in a work environment through work experience
  • Develop your confidence in writing CVs, and better prepare yourself for interview
  • Identify essential skills for your career choice
  • Enhance your potential for job opportunities through developing and achieving recognised qualifications

Work experience provides you with an insight into the world of work.  We have worked in conjunction with Highland Council to ensure relevant and inspiring work experience placements are available to all young people in education from S4 upwards. You can apply for work experience placements through the Hi-Hope website.

click here to view a short video – How to apply for a Work Experience Placement

We can help you identify suitable career options including where there may be skills shortages in industry.

Things to consider:-

  • What are your skills, interests and personal qualities both in and outwith school
  • How you prefer to learn.  This could be through further education or an apprenticeship scheme. 
  • the same level as a higher (SCQF6)
  • work-based learning  whilst still in education
  • assessed as you progress so no final exam
  • open to all S5 and S6 pupils
  • a great insight into your chosen industry


  • learn and earn on the job, gaining the experience you need
  • gain a qualification accredited by the SQA

  • Build the skills and knowledge that Industry needs
  • Work, get paid and achieve a degree
  • Learn on the job whilst a student at college or university