The DYW Evaluation Report was published on the 13th March 2023. A big thankyou to all who were involved in the process. We look forward to working with all connected to DYW to consider the recommendations.
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Are you interested in an Apprenticeship?
Places to look for Opportunities are:
On the Social Media pages and Website of the company you are interested in working for
On the Shetland Times or the Shetland News Websites job section and their Facebook pages
UHI Shetland website who share information on Apprenticeships and share vacancies https://www.shetland.uhi.ac.uk/.../apprentice-vacancies/
Apprenticeship.Scot Website who list a wealth of information about Apprenticeships, including Frameworks available and Apprenticeship vacancies across Scotland. https://www.apprenticeships.scot/
If you are interested in an Apprenticeship these are all good places to start!
Click on each photo to read about why each of the Apprentices would recommend this route into a career
SSE Renewables provided an opportunity for Shetland Schools to take part in an Onshore Wind Farm: design and build VR model workshop with 3DW. We have been fortunate to have this offer delivered twice this year – once in March where Brae High School attended, and again in November where Sandwick Junior High School and Whalsay School took part. We were delighted that UHI Shetland were able to offer their premises as a venue to enable the workshop to take place in Shetland, as well as share what future academic routes pupils could take with UHI Shetland as they progress through their education.
The aim of the day was for the pupils to work in project development teams, selecting a site and working within specified constraints and rules regarding the placement of wind turbines. They then needed to connect their virtual wind farms to the national grid by planning an underground cable route sensitive to the environment. Working together using 3D technology the pupils had the opportunity to design and visualise their proposed wind farms and cable routes.
Once the farms were finalised the teams had to calculate the revenue and expenditure associated with their design to ensure it was financially viable and would make a profit. The final part of the day involved the teams pitching their project against the other teams in the class, with the best design group winning a prize.
The goal of this project was to provide a fun, interactive and engaging educational experience in which young people were able to explore the diversity of STEM related careers whilst building on their personal and academic skills. Through participating in this workshop, the pupils were able to access the following:
● Working in a project team to develop employability skills such as collaboration, leadership, problem-solving, organisation, self-motivation, communication, presentation and public speaking whilst boosting their confidence.
● Gaining more of an understanding of the diverse jobs and career opportunities with STEM related industries and the onshore wind industry through hands on experience and discussion.
● Development of computer literacy skills using 3DW’s bespoke software, Powerpoint and Excel and numeracy skills to work out the financial viability of their wind farms. Also, an insight into the different uses of virtual reality technology other than for entertainment purposes.
● Creating connections between the subjects and skills they are learning at school and their uses within different job industries and other potential life projects.
● A more inclusive space for young women to explore their interests in STEM subjects whilst being in the presence of women who work in technical jobs in the technology industry.
We were delighted to be able to support these events and very much hope SSE Renewables will have the ability to offer this again next year, as the benefit for our pupils learning about the sector, gaining transferable skills and putting these skills into practice is invaluable. The opportunity for our young people to have access to a wide range of employers within and out with Shetland will bring forward knowledge and opportunities that will help them as they explore potential career paths.
A huge thank you to SSE Renewables, 3DW and UHI Shetland for making this Workshop possible in Shetland.
#NoWrongPath is back and, in a year with significant disruption to education, the messaging of the campaign is more important than ever.
Inspiration and reassurance to young people receiving their exam results and with the continued uncertainty, it’s vital that Scotland’s young people are aware of the options that are available to them. Developing the Young Workforce is inviting businesses, organisations and professionals from all over Scotland to help share this message of reassurance, help educate young people about the options that are available to them and demonstrate that there is #NoWrongPath to success.
Make sure your industry is represented by getting involved on social media this Exam Results Day (Tuesday 9 August 2022).
For information on how you can get involved, visit https://www.dyw.scot/nowrongpath or contact your local Developing the Young Workforce group at DYWShetland@shetland.gov.uk