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DYW D&A Business Newsletter
October 2020


Welcome

Welcome to the October DYW Dundee and Angus Business Newsletter.
In this update: 
If you have an interest in supporting a school with some virtual activities please get in touch with our team by emailing contact@dywda.co.uk

Click here to read our Business Booklet for inspiration!

School requests

Arbroath High School have started a 10 week Creative Study Skills Course for S3's. This course runs 2 periods a week. The teacher running this course is really keen to get some real life input from people working in the Creative Industry.

If you or anyone you know works for one of the following industries and would be willing to spare half an hour to take part in a virtual chat with this Creative Study Skills Class please get in touch with Marthe (marthe@dywda.co.uk)
  • advertising
  • architecture
  • visual art
  • crafts
  • fashion and textiles
  • design
  • performing arts
  • music
  • photography
  • film and video
  • computer games
  • radio and TV
  • writing and publishing
  • software/electronic publishing

Career Inspiration Series

Last month we launched an online Career Inspiration Series of short career films and case studies. Our hope is that these videos will used within schools and other organisations that support young people to help them gain an insight into the different careers out there. Click here to find out more.

If you would like to support this project and submit a video or case study please get in touch with Marthe (marthe@dywda.co.uk)

Right Skills, Right Job

We are also working on developing an employability programme that can be used in schools or by training providers and includes 6 modules looking at different aspects of work readiness. On completion, this can be used as evidence for the SQA Employability Award.
We would like each module to be accompanied by a 5-10 minute film with an employer giving help and advice on the topic, which will help the pupils complete the tasks.

We are currently looking for an employer to cover:
  • Responsibilities of employment - what will be expected of you in the workplace, and what are the young person's rights as an employee?
We are working with Dylan Drummond from Son of the Sea who will be responsible for (physically distanced) filming and editing the films. 

If you would like more information about supporting this project please contact the DYW team (contact@dywda.co.uk)

Be a DYW Digital Donator!

We have been delighted to be involved in a recent partnership between Waracle and Braeview Academy. As part of this partnership, Waracle is donating old hardware to the school. The pupils can either use the hardware, or if it is out of date can take it apart to see how all the components work. This is proving to be a huge success and is enhancing the pupil's digital skills and learning experience.
We would love to have a similar partnership between businesses and all secondary schools in the area, so if you could help with any donation large or small, please get in touch with us!

Kickstart Scheme

Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce (DACC) have been confirmed under the UK Government scheme as a Kickstart Intermediary. Businesses looking to take on under 30 new employees under the scheme can do so through DACC.

The Scheme, launched earlier this month, is encouraging businesses to provide opportunities for 16 – 24 year olds. Along with support towards the young person’s salary for a six-month period the scheme will also provide financial assistance to help with training.

Any business looking to support a young person into employment should contact DACC direct on kickstart@dundeeandanguschamber.co.uk or by calling 01382 228545.

Skills for Growth Programme

The Skills for Growth programme is a free skills diagnostic service for your business. It helps businesses achieve their objectives by combining free consultancy from Remarkable and Skills Development Scotland (SDS). You can find out more information by clicking here.
The skills and knowledge of your employees are key to your growth strategy, that's why they work with Remarkable* (previously Investors in People Scotland) to deliver Skills for Growth. It works like a skills diagnostic service for your business. Skills for Growth will work to understand your skills needs, create a detailed people plan and guide you to the right support. This service is available to businesses in Scotland with over 5 employees completely fully funded.

If anyone has any questions please get in touch with Katheryn Hill, Employer Engagement Advisor, Kathryn.Hill@sds.co.uk

Street League looking for Work Placements

Street League are the UK’s largest Sport for employment charity and are very excited to have recently expanded our Dundee team to now deliver within Angus.

At Street League a large part of their programme involves setting up work placements for young people in order to help them gain some hands on experience in the work place.  As they are just starting out in Angus they are very keen to establish positive relationships here and provide work ready young people to those businesses which have a direct positive impact on the local economy.

Street League would welcome the opportunity to engage with employers in Angus and look forward to a positive future within the region.

For more information contact Cheryl Jenkins, cheryl.jenkins@streetleague.co.uk, 07826518462 or visit www.streetleague.co.uk

Contact DYW

DYW Dundee & Angus
37 City Quay
Camperdown Street
Dundee DD1 3JA

e: contact@dywda.co.uk
t: 01382 443409

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