Young people across Orkney who need help applying for jobs, apprenticeships or college courses can access support from a new programme created by Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Orkney and Skills Development Scotland (SDS).
The ‘Planning for the Future’ career management programme is free and includes resources that young people can use if they need help writing a CV, applying for a college course, apprenticeship or job or preparing for an interview.
Today (Monday 25 January 2021) we launch New Year First Career, our DYW Virtual Careers resources.
Developed nationally by Developing the Young Workforce these resources are suitable for S1, S2 and S3 pupils across Scotland. They are sector specific focusing on:
Are you currently considering your next steps into education, employment or training but need some extra help? Developing the Young Workforce Orkney and Skills Development Scotland have developed an online careers event to help you make decisions about your future.
The ‘Your Next Steps’ careers event provides information and advice on Work, Support and, Education and Training. You will find a mix of videos, presentations and links to other websites to help you take your next step.
Results from this year’s school subjects will be published on Tuesday 4 August 2020, and if your results are not what you expected, don’t panic you still have options – and there are experts on hand to help you navigate the next part of your journey.
From 8am on Tuesday 4 August, a dedicated Results Helpline from Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will be running with Careers Advisers waiting to answer calls and offer advice, information and support to young people and their parents.
You can call the helpline on 0808 100 8000. It will be open from 8am-8pm on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 August. Thereafter, it will be open on weekdays between 9am-5pm between Thursday 6 and Friday 28 August 2020.
If you would rather speak to someone familiar, you can also contact Careers Advisers from the local SDS team in Kirkwall. You can get in touch with them by calling (01856) 872 460 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find them on Facebook @SDS Orkney.
You can find further advice on My World of Work.
An online game which has been designed to help close the skills gap in the engineering sector has been launched and is now available to play.
Enginuity and the Prince’s Trust have created Skills Miner, an online game that can identify people who have what it takes to power the nation’s economic recovery when the lockdown is lifted.
Following a successful event last year, NHS Orkney in partnership with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Orkney, held a ‘Day in the Life’ event at The Balfour on Friday 15 November. These events help young people learn more about the range of health and social care careers that are available with NHS Orkney.
The ‘Day in the Life’ event was open to interested pupils from S3-S6 at secondary schools throughout Orkney.