Young People

For some, the thought of leaving school or college can be a nerve-racking prospect, if you feel that you don’t yet have the skills and confidence required for progressing from education to the workplace. If you do feel like this, don’t worry, you’re not alone, nearly everyone has these feelings and that’s why we are here to help.  To make this happen, we work with employers, teachers, careers advisors and various other partner agencies to equip you with everything you need for successful employment options. By working together means that we are increasing work-related learning opportunities for secondary age students through employer-led engagement.

Here is what is available to you:

  • Meaningful work experience opportunities, to get a taste of what a job or a workplace is like, so you can figure out if you’re interested in that kind of career or not.
  • Getting real-life experience of a job interview scenario with a panel of local employers.
  • Visiting different workplace environments for tours of various industries.
  • Visits from employers to your school to promote the variety of career positions that they offer and the skills required for their industries.
  • To find out more information about what careers, training and further education that is available in your local area, see the following links below:
  • Hi-hope.org is an online resource giving lots of information on what’s out there for young people, including work experience opportunities, which you can apply for in your local area.
  • HiJobs is an online resource for job seekers and recruiters, including details of services and dedicated pages for each area in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.
  • My World of Work is an online account to help you discover careers which match your skills, interests, education and experience.
  • Skills Development Scotland  provide careers information, advice and guidance, as well as work-based training programmes aimed at building your career management skills.
  • Apprenticeships.scot promotes working, learning and earning to get the skills you need for a successful career through a variety of opportunities available through Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships.
  • West Highland College (UHI) is a partner college of the University of the Highlands and Islands. They offer access to a wide range of full and part-time courses from access level through to degree and post-graduate level at a college centre near you.
  • Sabhal Mòr Ostaig is internationally recognised as a National Centre for the Gaelic language and culture. The College is an academic partner within the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), and provides high quality education and research opportunities through the medium of Scottish Gaelic.

Contact us

If you would like to know more information about the opportunities available for you, let us know and we can help you.

T: info@dywwesthighland.org
E: 01397 705 765

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PH33 6DH