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 through providing
opportunities to apply your skills in a work environment through work experience/work placements
develop your confidence in writing CVs, preparing for interviews prior to entering the world of work
identify essential skills for your career choice
enhance your potential for job opportunities through developing and achieving recognised qualifications
The Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) initiative was launched in September 2015 with one of its key aims being to bring together employers and education providers, and develop a work experience system that offers the best opportunities for our young people.
Work experience will provide you with an insight into the world of work and the opportunity to learn from this experience. You will learn about:
Time Management – Prompt arrival at the workplace
A working day – Experience of the length of a working day
Rules and Regulations – To be adhered to within a workplace
Fear factor – Remove any fears of the “unknown” for the young person
Team working – Meeting new people and working within a team
These things we take for granted – an everyday routine – to a school or college student the prospect of entering the world of work is new, exciting but can sometimes be scary.
Identify what careers options are available to you and where there may be skills shortages in industry in the near future.
Your skills, interests and personal qualities both in and outwith school
How you prefer to learn. Through further education or one of the apprenticeship schemes. Foundation, Modern or Graduate.
Foundation Apprenticeship – work-based learning working towards an industry based qualification whilst still in education for S5/S6 pupils
Modern Apprenticeship – work-based learning where you earn and learn – work towards a qualification and get paid once you have left education
Graduate Apprenticeship – work-based learning up to Masters Degree level
Apprenticeships – Work, Earn and Learn
Foundation Apprenticeships – Information for Pupils & Students
Work Experience – How to apply for a work experience placement through the Hi-Hope Website