Interview with Melissa Craig - Employer Liaison Administrator with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Dundee and Angus

Melissa Craig is the Employer Liaison Administrator with the Developing the Young Workforce team Dundee & Angus.  We interviewed Melissa to show one persons journey to a career in Administration.Read more

Agriculture Apprentice Erica Taylor speaks to the DYW Team!

Name: Erica Taylor

Type of Apprenticeship: Agriculture Apprentice (1st Year)

Company: JG Orr – Milton of Blebo Farm, Cupar, Fife

Sector: Agriculture


Erica Taylor is currently in her first year of her Modern Apprenticeship in Agriculture with JG Orr near Cupar, Fife. Erica has loved her first year of her apprenticeship and has learned so much throughout her short time working in the #agriculture sector!

As part of #foodanddrink & #agriculture week for our #DYWSummerSectors campaign, Ross from the DYW Team was delighted to be able to have a chat with Erica about her career journey so far, the experiences she has gained and her plans for the future:

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Dundee Pupils ‘Discover’ the Shipping Industry


Before the end of term in June, pupils from 3 High Schools in Dundee had the opportunity to spend two days at Dundee Port and learn first-hand about how the Marine & Logistics sector operates.

Organised in conjunction with the DYW Dundee & Angus Team and Dundee City Council, twelve 6th year pupils from Craigie High, Morgan Academy and St Pauls Academy in Dundee spent two days at the port as part of Forth Ports annual ‘Discovery Week’.

Forth Ports Ltd’s ‘Discovery week’ has also taken place their Leith and Grangemouth facilities, with pupils from across Scotland benefitting from this fantastic industry insight.

Each day is structured to provide a varied and interesting look at what the industry is all about and also what skills/attributes people working in the sector need to have.

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GSK Lab Technician Apprentice Recognised with Awards!

Name: Ellie Stephen

Type of Apprenticeship: Lab Technician Apprentice (2nd Year)

Company: GSK Montrose

Sector: Pharmaceuticals


Eillie Stephen is currently undertaking a Laboratory Technician Modern Apprenticeship with GSK in Montrose. Currently in her second year of a 3-year apprenticeship. Ellie’s outstanding work ethic and attitude has been recognised more widely having recently won an SQA award for ‘High Achievement & Development’ and another for “Outstanding Endeavour”. Ellie collected both awards from Dundee & Angus College at an end of year awards event and her achievement has given her an extra confidence boost as she progresses through her Modern Apprenticeship.

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Creative Industries Interview

As part of the DYW Summer Sectors Campaign Rachel from the team took the chance to interview Lisa Williamson at Dundee Rep.

Dundee Rep is often taken for granted by us locals, and we can forget that we are lucky enough to have the only repertory theatre in Scotland, an internationally renowned centre of creative energy and an award winning company, on our doorsteps. Dundee Rep also have a strong educational ethos and is a regular host for practitioners learning and honing their talents, alongside their many youth theatre and community groups which play a vital role in the lives of many local people. So as part of Creative Week here at DYW Dundee & Angus Rachel from the team took the time to interview one of the Reps many members of staff to find out more about what a career in the creative industries is like.Read more