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Developing the Young Workforce

What is the DYW Initiative?
Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is providing our young people with the toolset and pathways either through vocational or further education so that they can achieve meaningful employment.

DYW at Dalziel is all about preparing our young people for the world of work. This is done through a variety of activities which build on key skills and many of these activities are supported by our business partnerships.

What is DYW at Dalziel High School?
Opportunities are available for our young people to develop key skills required for the world of work. This is delivered in:

  • Skills developed through PSE (Personal & Social Education) and enterprise programme
  • Skills developed in STEM programme of activities
  • Business partner events
  • Vocational courses pathways
  • Work Experience programme
  • Careers events at schools
  • Enterprise days
  • Key skills and qualification requirements for employment embedded within lessons across the curriculum.

Education Business Partnership
At Dalziel High School we have created strong partnerships with both the multinational financial institute Morgan Stanley and the global energy company Worley.

Our partnership with Morgan Stanley has being growing from strength to strength for over 6 years now. Morgan Stanley is now a well-known name in Dalziel High with the amount of time and resources they have provided for the school and our young people. The company offers our young people work experience placements, insight weeks and provides them with apprenticeship opportunities. They have also developed bespoke CV preparation workshops and mock interview sessions to help further prepare our young people for the world of work. Their support and guidance over the years have been invaluable for both our young people and staff.

Our partnership with Worley has now been running for over 7 years and again is further strengthening every year. The main purpose of the partnership was to enhance knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths and encourage young people to pursue employment using these skills through the vocational and higher education routes. Worley supports the STEM activities within the school in addition to mentoring pupils in our senior school. The company also offers our young people paid and non-paid work placements in their facilities in Aberdeen and Glasgow – this again is an invaluable experience for our young people.

We have also very recently secured a new partnership with the construction company Balfour Beatty. Balfour Beatty have already helped to support our employability events within the school and we look forward to working with the business to further enhance our young people’s experiences and opportunities within industry.