• Slide 1
    - Bridging -
    THE GAP
    Between Employers and Young People
  • Slide 2
    - 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

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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:

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

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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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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

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

DYW DG has helped Bank of Scotland give young people in Stranraer new avenues in which to explore opportunities locally and in the wider region. Our talk at Stranraer Academy, arranged by DYW, gave students and parents the opportunity to understand the options available in the local area. With DYW's help and support, Bank of Scotland have been able to reach out to the local community and give young people in the area an idea of what retail banking involves.

Craig Daniel, Manager, Bank of Scotland, Stranraer branch