national butchers week

National Butchers Week

To celebrate #NationalButchersWeek DYW Dundee and Angus took the opportunity to interview one of Dundee’s longest established butchers and a local institution, Scott Brothers, specifically co-owner Scott Jarron.

Scott is the third generation in his family to work as a butcher, the original shop was opened in 1935 by his grandfather George Jarron and the family have been involved in the local community ever since.

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Scottish Apprenticeships

Scottish Apprenticeship Week

Scottish Apprenticeship Week is now almost over and it has been a great success! We have seen Education, Partners and Employers all across the country from every industry sector promote the value of vocational learning and the range of opportunities that Modern Apprenticeships can provide.

Our Developing the Young Workforce Team has been involved in various events over the week and we are hugely encouraged by the fantastic work that is going on to encourage young people that undertaking an apprenticeship is a great way to start their career!

Think an apprenticeship might be for you?! Find out more info here.

women in science

Women in Science Week

To celebrate Women in Science week Rachel took the opportunity to interview internationally renowned, local scientist/artist, Dr Mhairi Towler. Dr. Mhairi Towler originally studied Biochemistry at Dundee University. She went on to develop further skills and knowledge as a postdoctoral scientist in San Francisco before returning to Dundee.

Back in Dundee she became involved in projects which mixed science, art and community together. Mhairi also began lecturing undergraduate students in Dundee.
Through all of these experiences Mhairi saw that animation and science can work together to engage an audience and illustrate complex scientific processes.Read more