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Babcock Games

Babcock Games

During Scottish Apprenticeship Week Babcock International Group invited S3 pupils from schools in the West Region to take part in their first instalment of the Babcock STEM games.

The games involved 50 pupils from each school, in teams of five, competing against each other and other schools from West Dunbartonshire, Inverclyde and Argyll and Bute. This was a full day of interactive events hoping to inspire the next generation of young people to consider a career in STEM.

A big thanks to Babcock for holding the games and to the below schools for participating.

Dumbarton Academy, Clydebank High School, Hermitage Academy, Our Lady and Saint Patrick’s High School, Port Glasgow High School, Saint Peter the apostle High School and Vale of Leven Academy.

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SAW 23 - Talks & Tours

SAW 23 - Talks & Tours

As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week we had a number of companies hosting talks and tours for school pupils across the West Region. 
The pupils were able to find out about various routes into different industries and get an insight into life at each company.

We also held our own social media campaign in which companies participated and showed their support towards apprenticeships.

We would like to say a massive thank you to all of the below employers who held talks & tours and for participating in our campaign.

You can view all of our photos from SAW 2023 on our social media channels.

Here's to next year!

Talks & Tours -
Babcock - Our Lady & St Patricks and Vale of Leven Academy
British Airways Maintenance - West Dunbartonshire/Renfrewshire schools
Diodes - Inverclyde schools
Kier - Clydebank High School
Marine Conservation Society - Eastwood High School
Sea Life Centre (Loch Lomond) - Dumbarton Academy
Swissport - West Dunbartonshire/Renfrewshire schools
Taylor Wimpey West - Barrhead High School and St. Lukes

Social Media Campaign - 
Arnold Clark
British Airways Maintenance
Caulders Garden Centre
Ferguson Marine
Heron Bros
River Clyde Homes Group
Sea Life Centre Loch Lomond
Scottish Leather Group
Star Refrigeration
Taylor Wimpey
University Of The West of Scotland

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Construction Work Tasters Launch

Construction Work Tasters Launch

The Construction Work Tasters project will officially launch on 20 March 2023

Funded by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), this project will support young people to learn more about the wealth of career opportunities in the construction and built environment sector. By working closely with employers, this project can also help to alleviate some of the recruitment challenges the sector is experiencing.

Construction Work Tasters are a short version of a work experience. Importantly, they are led by employers and take place on site or in the working environment. As the name suggests, however, they offer a taster of the industry and last between half a day and two days.

The launch week will act as a platform to reach more partners across industry, education, the third sector and local government.

Click here for more info


The Work Tasters website (www.worktasters.scot) is now live. This is the online hub for the project. Employers can post opportunities; young people can sign up to them. Educators and young people can also register their interest in attending Work Tasters. There might not be Work Tasters in your area yet, but if we know there’s interested young people then we will work with employers to create those opportunities.


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Supporting Diversity in the Public Sector

Supporting Diversity in the Public Sector

Are you interested in finding out more about creating opportunities for young people and how this could benefit your organisation?

Join "Supporting Diversity in the Public Sector" webinar, delivered by The Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland (SDS) on Tues 24th January from 12:00 – 12:45

Register now ➡️ https://buff.ly/3uZeANl

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STEM West 2

STEM West 2

Last month we held our #STEMWest22 event at West College Scotland, Clydebank Campus

This was the first time since 2019 we have held this event in person and it was our biggest and best yet!

We put together a video showcasing the event, where you can also hear from exhibitors who attended

You can view the video on our YouTube channel ➡ https://buff.ly/3HJLTey

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Business Matters - DYW West

Business Matters - DYW West

Thank you to Bob and the team at Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce for covering #STEMWest22 & #YPGuarantee in their Winter22 edition of Business Matters.

You can view it online here > https://lnkd.in/ecdhXVs6

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 Free Mentoring Employer Information Session

Free Mentoring Employer Information Session

It’s a team effort to support young people to prepare for the world of work.

At DYW we have seen the positive impact of when businesses are involved in providing inspirational opportunities for young people to help them understand and develop the skills they need to succeed.

For employers, engagement in schools and colleges provides access to a diverse pool of future talent and enables industry to take a lead role in inspiring young people and shaping the future workforce. This engagement helps to build young people skills for both work and life, adds relevance to their academic work and raises the career aspirations amongst Scotland’s future workforce. 

This free training workshop will increase your confidence to discuss your industry to a young audience and provide you with top tips to plan and deliver activities in school or college.

This workshop is designed to support individuals who currently engage with or would like to engage with young people in schools and colleges.

Come along to our free Inspiring Young Minds training workshop on *9th December to gain top tips for inspiring young people while they are still in education.

Find out more and access future dates https://bit.ly/3cyFtl3  


*Date Change



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STEM West 22

STEM West 22

What an absolutely brilliant two days we had for #STEMWest22 held at our host organisation West College Scotland on the 21st and 22nd November.

We were so excited to finally have this event back in person and we would like to say a massive thank you to every employer who supported this event and to all of the pupils & school staff who attended.

This was our biggest and best STEM West yet and we can't wait for next year!

You can check out the rest of our photos on our other social media platforms https://buff.ly/3EApP2W


Here's the list of the brilliant employers who supported this event:

Abbey Vets

Altrad - Doosan Babcock


Arnold Clark

BA maintenance

Babcock Clyde

BAE Systems


City Gate Construction


Dounreay Site Restoration


Ferguson Marine

Gardiner & Theobold

Hoare Lea






Lomond Radio

Morrison Construction


NHS Golden Jubilee



Rolls Royce


Scottish Leather

Sea Life Loch Lomond




Thermo Fisher

University of Strathclyde

University of Glasgow


West College Scotland

Wild Oysters / Clyde Porpoise



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My Climate Path Green Careers Showcase Event

My Climate Path Green Careers Showcase Event

This month we attended the My Climate Path Green Careers Showcase Event at The Studio in Glasgow.

The event hosted a number of Scotland's young people and businesses that demonstrated the green careers currently available across a range of sectors, as well as a number of brilliant guest speakers and a special appearance from First Minister For Further Education, Higher Education & Science of Scotland, Jamie Hepburn.

A group of pupils shared a short presentation on what they had been doing since COP26 in relation to Green Skills and well done to Mearns Castle who also did a showcase at the event. Each school then attended 2 interactive workshops and career talks from Climate Heroes leading the way in sustainability in their industry.

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Creative Careers Week 22

Creative Careers Week 22

Once again, in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland (HES) and Creative & Cultural Skills (CCSkills), Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is delighted to deliver Creative Careers Week 2022.
This year, Creative Careers Week 2022 will run from 21-25 November, with 3 key aims and 4 main strands of activity. We very much hope your organisation can get involved in any of the strands. To register your interest, complete this FORM and read on to find out more about the programme.

 Raise awareness among young people, educators, parents/carers and careers’ influencers of the breadth of roles and range of pathways available within the creative and cultural industries
2. Inspire young people to consider a career in the creative and cultural industries while highlighting the breadth of roles and range of pathways available
3. Encourage and support employers across the creative and cultural industries to engage with young people and education through Creative Careers Week 2022. 

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