A Fairer Economy: Enabling Scotland's skills for the future

Jan 18, 2019

"this year will see us bringing forward a range of measures designed to further upskill our workers and to help Scotland be the best performing ...   [ Read more ... ]

Partnership that really does 'Open Doors'

Jan 16, 2019

Working with partners, Dumfries JobCentre Plus (DWP), DYW DG presented the second 'Open Doors' event in Dumfries on January 16th 2019. 'Open ...   [ Read more ... ]

Apprentice Engineer vacancy with Alan Young Engineering

Jan 14, 2019

DG Engineering and Manufacturing sector forum members, Alan Young Engineering have informed DYW DG that they are currently recruiting for an ...   [ Read more ... ]

Are you ready..?

Jan 10, 2019

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Can you 'Teen Talk' on Alive 107.3fm?

Jan 8, 2019

ARE YOU 16-24 and interested in a career in broadcasting and Media? 'Teen Talk' is a show broadcast on community radio station Alive ...   [ Read more ... ]

Regions hospitality sector to recieve new 5star hotel and spa

Jan 8, 2019

Dumfries and Galloway's hospitality sector is set to receive a huge boost with the news of a significant investment set to transform Crichton ...   [ Read more ... ]

SPEN launch latest Apprenticeship recruitment

Dec 20, 2018

DYW DG partners, Scottish Power Energy Network (SPEN) have announced details of their latest Apprenticeship recruitment drive across Scotland ...   [ Read more ... ]

Big Bang DG renamed for 2019

Dec 20, 2018

Following the huge success of the inaugural Big Bang STEM event into Dumfries and Galloway in 2018, plans are well underway for the 2019 event ...   [ Read more ... ]

We're Hiring!

Dec 18, 2018

Developing the Young Workforce DG is looking for a new Project Director. This post is an exciting opportunity to head up and lead the project ...   [ Read more ... ]

2019 - the year to 'OPEN DOORS'

Dec 18, 2018

DYW DG is once again delighted to be working with Dumfries JobCentre Plus to offer businesses the opportunity to meet their potential workforce ...   [ Read more ... ]

Forestry business branches into sustainable future

Dec 18, 2018

DYW DG friends JAS P WILSON, suppliers of forestry equipment and machinery, is positioning itself for growth by investing in new sustainable ...   [ Read more ... ]

Launch of new DYW Scotland website

Sep 19, 2018

The new national DYW Scotland website has been launched, showcasing the work of each DYW regional group. The new website provides information ...   [ Read more ... ]

More Scots 'favouring apprenticeships'

Sep 17, 2018

With thousands of Scottish students setting off to university this week, a survey from Lloyds Banking group and The Bank of Scotland shows that ...   [ Read more ... ]

STEM ambassadors in Dumfries and Galloway

Sep 5, 2018

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) skills are vital to enable everyone to participate successfully in society as well as ...   [ Read more ... ]

Celebrating Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight 2018

Sep 5, 2018

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight 2018 takes place between 1st and 16th September. It provides the perfect opportunity for everyone to get ...   [ Read more ... ]

DG Business Awards 2018: A celebration of business success from across the region

Aug 13, 2018

The Developing the Young Workforce Dumfries and Galloway team was delighted to join businesses from across the region at Easterbrook Hall in ...   [ Read more ... ]

Launch Day!

Jun 13, 2018

After months of planning, and with the team crisscrossing the region to get the best photos and videos to accompany their work, the DYW DG ...   [ Read more ... ]

Photo Competition 2018

Jun 12, 2018

The DYW DG team is proud to live and work in Dumfries and Galloway, and is keen for the new DYW DG website to showcase the best of the region. ...   [ Read more ... ]

The Big Bang DG

Apr 20, 2018

Following a year of meetings and planning, the Big Bang STEM fair finally reached Dumfries and Galloway on April 20th 2018. The event was held ...   [ Read more ... ]


Before DYW approached us, we didn’t have the confidence to consider employing a young person straight from school. We didn’t know quite what to expect, or even where to start looking for the right young person. But with DYW’s help, it became a quick and easy process. DYW put in the time – they came to visit us, were always there with help and support, and their enthusiasm for the young people who came to visit us really shone through and helped us engage with them.

Murray Farm Care


At Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES), we are committed to advancing equality of opportunity. The partnership we have established with DWY DG will allow us to reach out to more young people, including young women. We want to highlight the variety of roles and careers in the industry and encourage young people to consider an apprenticeship with FES as a pathway into a career in forestry, and DYW DG are important and valued partners in this process.

Ashley Woodhouse, Forest Enterprise Scotland

When recruiting our new trainees, DYW DG's input and co-ordination between agencies helped invaluably in guiding us through what assistance was available and the processes therein. We would certainly use DYW’s contacts and again, especially accessing young talent.

Susan Sutherland, Crichton Executive Officer

DYW DG has helped Morrisons to make Stranraer's young workforce in aware of the good career options in supermarket retail, as well as opportunities for career progression. With DYW’s help, we created a schools' presentation to highlight the opportunities available within Morrisons to school leavers and the young workforce, which gave local pupils a better understanding of how the food retail sector operates. I would definitely recommend a partnership with DYW DG and I look forward to working on other projects with the DYW D&G team.

Eleanor, People Manager, Morrisons, Stranraer


The feedback from the pupils was fantastic and we were over the moon with how our first site visit went  – it was so exciting to hear how enthusiastic the young people were about a future career with the industry and how our different team members had inspired them to look at certain roles that they hadn’t necessarily thought about before.

Emma Porteous, Marketing Manager, Robinsons, Lockerbie