DYW School Leavers Programme 2020 – Deadline and Eligibility Extended
Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) regional groups have established the ‘DYW Skills Academy: Get Industry Ready’ national programme for the 2020 school leavers in Scotland. The programme is a series of virtual and online experiences which aim to build work related knowledge and skills to enhance young people’s industry readiness and capacity to compete in the labour market.
Deadline and Eligibility Extended
DYW have extended their original target audience to include young people you are working with who have left school in the last two years, this would mean those with a school leaver date of 2018, 2019 and 2020 will be able to have full access to the programme offers.
They have also extended the registration deadline to Friday 17th July.
Mock Interviews & CV Checks
As part of the programme, young people actively seeking employment will have access to a virtual mock interview and CV check from business. Mock interviews with real employers are an invaluable mechanism for preparing school leavers for employment opportunities and the world of work. Also, having valuable feedback from those in business offers a new perspective to a young person on their CV. This support will be more crucial than ever in light of current and predicted challenges in the labour market.
Midlothian Business Support
DYW are reaching out to Midlothian businesses to ask for support with the school leavers programme.
Would you and your colleagues welcome the opportunity to lead a virtual mock interview or CV check for a young person, helping them make a more successful transition to the world of work?
You can offer to support one or both experiences, taking place between 10th – 14th August. Mock interviews will take approximately 25 minutes and CV checks approximately 30 minutes. DYW have created a guide and templates to support you and will facilitate the process too.
Helping Young People
Once DYW know that you/your colleagues are on board they would send over some further details for preparation. In the first instance they would just need to know how many volunteers you may have to support the programme and the finer details can be discussed as you progress.
To take part, please let DYW know of your interest by 12th July. This is a fantastic opportunity to give back to young people who are looking to expand their knowledge and get ready for the world of work.