DYW School Coordinator Development Day

DYW School Coordinator Development Day

On the 10th of May our DYW School Coordinator Development Day at V&A Dundee took place.

At this event we discussed the benefits of Modern Apprenticeships and had the great opportunity to listen to one of our DYW Administrators Natalia Greszta, who is completing her Modern Apprenticeship in Business Admin.

This was an opportunity to inform the School Coordinators about the new and updated KPIs. We also introduced our SharePoint idea to ensure School Coordinators are able to access all DYW resources.

We had the pleasure of welcoming Klaus Mayer, Senior Education Officer at Education Scotland, who explained the benefits of DYW Live and how School Coordinators can utilise the programme in schools.

Thank you Julie Degnam, Project Manager at Scotland’s Enterprising Schools, for encouraging our school coordinators to embed Enterprise in schools.

Thank you Gary Jamieson from V&A who spoke about the V&A NCR STEM Challenge and offers for local schools.

We finished the event off with our Apprentice Ambassadors (Lucy Jobson & Zeinab Bakir) who delivered a talk about their apprenticeship journey.

SDS Apprenticeship Evening

SDS Apprenticeship Evening

On the 8th of March, DYW Tay Cities attended an Apprenticeship Evening organisied by Skills Development Scotland. This event was organised to promote apprenticeships during Scottish Apprenticeship Week. Between 6pm-8pm, young people aged 16-24 were invited to come along to learn about apprenticeships and talk to local employers about apprenticeship vacancies. Over 100 young people was in attendance at this event



The Apprentice Ambassadors attended to present about what the Apprentice Ambassador project involved, and a couple of the Apprentice Ambassadors spoke about their own apprenticeship journeys and why they have succeeded in their career through choosing an apprenticeship. In attendance was: Lucy Jobson - Business Management Graduate Apprentice (project manager), Zeinab Bakir - Business Management Graduate Apprentice, Neave Doig - Learning and Development Modern Apprentice and Klaudia Filipiak - Business Admin Foundation Apprentice. This showed that there is good news stories from each of the apprenticeship frameworks in the apprenticeship family.



The young people was given the opportunity to engage with the employers at the event. They could ask them questions about careers or what an apprenticeship would be like with the company. The young people could hand the employer their CV and fill out application forms if they found the right vacancy for them. They also had the opportunity to talk to the Apprentice Ambassadors about the reality of being an apprentice and answer any questions they may have.