Journey to Work Partnership Event

In December 2023, over 70 young people attended our Journey to Work partnership event hosted at YMCA Tayside.

This event was aimed at young people 16 plus or for those wanting to leave high school soon, to help them prepare for the world of work. They discovered the art of dressing to impress for interviews, sharpened interview skills with mock interviews, found out about the apprenticeship route, took part in employer-led presentations & workshops that will enhance their work-ready skills, and connected with local employers at the career’s carousel/mini jobs fair, who can kick start their future careers.

The impactful workshops and presentations played a significant role in making this event so beneficial for young people. Sessions such as “Motivational Speaking with Euan Dear,” “Volunteering Presentation by PKAVS Carers Hub,” “Communication Skills Mastery with Steven Stewart,” and “Understanding Employer Expectations with Hillcrest” added inspirational, educational, and practical dimensions. They empowered young people to think about diverse career paths, refine communication skills, understand employer expectations, and explore volunteering opportunities. This will help them be well-equipped for applying for jobs and entering the workforce