• Slide 1
    - Bridging -
    THE GAP
    Between Employers and Young People
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    - Building -
    THE LINK
    Between Employers and Young People
  • Slide 3
    - Creating -
    THE BOND
    Between Employers and Young People
  • Slide 4
    - Enhancing the -
    EXPERIENCE
    Between Employers and Young People

Developing the Young Workforce Dumfries & Galloway

SEPTEMBER 2019
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EMPLOYERS

DYW DG helps employers to engage with young people and shape their skills.

With DYW’s help, employers can identify skills gaps, help make young people work ready, access new ideas from young people, and raise the profile of their business in their local schools and community.

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SCHOOLS

DYW DG helps schools and colleges build partnerships with local employers.

We help schools and colleges enhance the learning and career opportunities for young people, promote work experience opportunities and apprenticeships, and help pupils obtain skills and knowledge needed for the world of work.

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YOUNG PEOPLE

DYW DG helps young people be ready for the world of work.

We help them learn more about sectors in the region with job and career opportunities and the skills needed to enter in the workplace, and we can help develop young people’s confidence, skills and experience.

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PARENTS & CARERS

DYW DG helps parents and carers support young people to make informed choices.

We help parents and carers to find out about sectors with job and career opportunities, the benefits of apprenticeships, andhow your child's school or college can help.

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WE ARE VERY PROUD TO WORK WITH:

Working in partnership with DYW DG, we have had great success in targeting potential future candidates in areas to suit our operational activities within Dumfries and Galloway. Since our involvement with DYW D&G, we have successfully recruited 11 trainees within Dumfries Galloway over the last 18 months and discussed our various training programmes with around 2,500 of our young people at a number of events.

Kenny Bowie, Head of Planning and Design, SPEN, Dumfries.

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SRUC’s Barony Campus students were given a unique entrepreneur opportunity thanks to DYW DG and Chamber of Commerce partnership working and support for the introduction of the ‘Entrepreneur Aspire’ Award. SRUC looks forward to offering this entrepreneur opportunity next academic year, with a possible option to include other regions within Scotland. It is a pleasure to work with DYW DG, who are so enthusiastic and supportive of our students and their business aspirations for the future.

Julie Parker, Senior Tutor, SRUC Barony Campus

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

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As part of our School visit programme, working with DYW DG, we had the pleasure of attending Stranraer Academy. We received a very warm welcome and had a lovely day with the teachers and children. The children were so engaging and excited about the prospect of employment within the rail industry and we found the whole experience to be a humbling one. A huge thank you to DYW DG for organising!

Sandra Cahill, Project Manager, Scot Rail HR

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