DYW Skills Academy: Get Industry Ready

Wednesday, 7th July 2021

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our 2021 Summer Leavers Programme! If you have just left school and are trying to make a decision around education or your career ... Read more

WE ARE HIRING - Administrator

Friday, 11th June 2021

Job Title: Administrator Reports to: DYW Programme Manager Hours: 37.5 per week Salary: £20,000 PA Location: Inverness Start Date: July/August Job Description The role is primarily focused on the operational delivery ... Read more

Job Vacancies – The Kickstart Scheme

Thursday, 3rd June 2021

There are a number of vacancies currently available through the Kickstart Scheme in Inverness and Ross-shire. The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new jobs for 16–24-year-olds who are at risk ... Read more

Working in the Construction Industry

Tuesday, 25th May 2021

Scotland has a reputation internationally for architecture and design - just think of the Scott Monument in Edinburgh, the Forth Road Bridge or the Falkirk Wheel, still standing strong after all ... Read more

Becki MacLeod's Early Year Practitioner Apprenticeship

Tuesday, 25th May 2021

Becki’s Modern Apprenticeship as an Early Years Practitioner has given her the opportunity to build her skills in a supportive work environment. Teamwork, problem-solving, and hands-on experience have all helped her ... Read more

Calling All Construction Heroes – Applications Open for The Trades Awards 2021!

Friday, 21st May 2021

Applications are now open for the Trades Awards 2021 Apprentice of the Year! Celebrating excellence within Scotland’s North East construction industry, the Awards commend talented individuals, reward team efforts, and allow ... Read more

WE ARE HIRING - Operations Manager

Saturday, 20th February 2021

DYW Operations Manager - Job Description Purpose - Manage the operational delivery of the Developing Young Workforce (DYW) programme within the Inverness & Central Highlands. Main Accountabilities The focus of the ... Read more

WE ARE HIRING - SCHOOL COORDINATOR

Tuesday, 16th February 2021

DYW School Coordinator - Job Description Purpose - Work to embed the Developing Young Workforce Strategy into schools in conjunction with the local DYW lead and the school senior management ... Read more

Make adventure your Highland career

Wednesday, 15th July 2020

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) West Highland is delighted to deliver our second virtual event in a series of employer-led online events to showcase the employment opportunities that are on offer ... Read more

DYW - Skills Academy

Wednesday, 1st July 2020

DYW Skills Academy: Get Industry Ready DYW have made a commitment to deliver a DYW Skills Academy: Get Industry Ready experiences over the month of July and August which includes delivering ... Read more

Job Vacancy - Administration Assistant - Nairn BID

Friday, 26th June 2020

Hours: 2 days per week - flexible, part time Salary: £8.50 - 9.25 per hour Nairn BID is looking for an administrative assistant to provide support to the BID manager. A ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - James Logie - Scottish Water

Thursday, 4th June 2020

Name: James Logie Job Title: Multi-functional modern apprentice, water treatment and waste water treatment operator, technical analyst and Technical Adviser Company: Scottish Water Hometown: Maryburgh What attracted you to the industry ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - Leah Smedley - HR - Scottish Ambulance Service

Thursday, 4th June 2020

Name: Leah Smedley Job Title: HR at the Scottish Ambulance Service Company: NHS What attracted you to the industry you are in? I previously worked in the private sector but felt ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - Sam Butler - Radiology

Thursday, 4th June 2020

Name: Sam Butler Job Title: Radiology Manager Reporting Radiographer Lead Radiographer Mammographer Senior Radiographer Radiographer Company: NHS Hometown: Fort William What attracted you to the industry you are in? Hands on ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - Sandy Mackenzie - Scottish Water

Thursday, 4th June 2020

Name: Sandy Mackenzie Job Title: Networks Operative Company: Scottish Water Hometown: Gairloch What attracted you to the industry you are in? Job security and I enjoy working outdoors. How long have ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - John Williamson - Port of Cromarty Firth

Tuesday, 2nd June 2020

Name: John Williamson Job Title: Marine assistant Deckhand Coxswain Company: Port of Cromarty Firth Hometown: Invergordon What attracted you to the industry you are in? Industry that requires a wide range ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - Hamish Hardie - Port of Cromarty Firth

Tuesday, 2nd June 2020

Name: Hamish Hardie Job Title: Marine Assistant, Base Foreman, Facilities Foreman,Facilities Supervisor Company: Port of Cromarty Firth Hometown: Alness What attracted you to the industry you are in? I came ashore ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - Emily Wood - Midwife

Tuesday, 2nd June 2020

Name: Emily Wood Job Title: Staff Midwife Company: NHS Hometown: Inverness What attracted you to the industry you are in? When I was considering in Secondary school which career I wanted ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - Scott McLennan - Santander

Tuesday, 2nd June 2020

Name: Scott McLennan Job Title: Regional Manager Santander (UK) Previously Divisional Commercial Manager (San UK) Senior Analyst – Wealth (CYBG) Regional Financial Planning Manager (CYBG) Financial Planner (CYBG) Branch Manager (CYBG) ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - Eilidh Brown

Tuesday, 2nd June 2020

Name: Eilidh Brown Job Title: Duration of employment – almost 10 years. Initially Physiotherapist (bank) - Arbroath– temporary for 6 months Then Rotational Physiotherapist (Perth) for around 2.5 years, Senior Physiotherapist ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - Claire Dunn - Speech & Language Therapist

Tuesday, 2nd June 2020

Name: Claire Dunn Job Title: Speech & Language Therapist Company:NHS Hometown: Hamilton, South Lanarkshire What attracted you to the industry you are in? My grandmother had a severe stroke when I ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - Daniel Skinner - Port of Cromarty Firth

Friday, 29th May 2020

Name: Daniel Skinner Job Title: Base Operative- September 2018-April 2019 Operations Coordinator- April 2019-Present Company: Port of Cromarty Firth Hometown: Tain What attracted you to the industry you are in? I ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - Adam McMaster - Loch Ness Clansman Hotel

Friday, 29th May 2020

Name: Adam McMaster Job Title:Now: General Manager / Director Started as: Kitchen Porter/ Waiter Almost everything in between! Company: Cobbs - Loch Ness Clansman Hotel Hometown: Inverness What attracted you to ... Read more

#DYWkeyworker - Cheryl Campbell - HIAL

Friday, 29th May 2020

Name: Cheryl Campbell Job Title: Airport Services Manager at Inverness Airport Company: Inverness Airport Hometown: Airdrie What attracted you to the industry you are in? I have always had such an ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - -Amanda Galleitch - Royal Mail

Friday, 29th May 2020

Name: Amanda Galleitch Job Title:Post Woman Company: Royal Mail Hometown: Nairn What attracted you to the industry you are in? I spent 10 years, working at The Highlanders Museum at Fort ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - Skye Wardrop - Highland Hospice

Friday, 29th May 2020

Name: Skye Wardrop Job Title: House Keeper Company: Highland Hospice Hometown: Inverness What attracted you to the industry you are in? My granny was once a patient at the hospice. So ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - Charlie Bloe - Senior Charge Nurse - NHS

Friday, 29th May 2020

Name: Charlie Bloe Job Title: Clinical Ward Manager in the Coronary Care Unit, Raigmore Hospital. Also Clinical Lead for Charles Bloe Training Limited Company: NHS Highlands Hometown: from Falkirk, Stirlingshire What ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - John Scott - Fearn Farm

Friday, 29th May 2020

Name: John Scott Job Title: Farmer/Land Manager (encompasses many things Company: Fearn Farm Hometown: Fearn, TAIN What attracted you to the industry you are in? It’s all I have ever wanted ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - Tasmin Maclennan - Crown Vets

Friday, 29th May 2020

Name: Tasmin Maclenna Job Title: Registered Veterinary Nurs Company: Crown Vets Hometown: Inverness What attracted you to the industry you are in? Love of animals from a young age How long ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - Gavin Daschofsky - SFRS

Friday, 29th May 2020

Name: Gavin Daschofsky Job Title: Whole-time Firefighter (working on shift in Inverness fire station). Retained Firefighter (on call at Beauly fire station). Company: Scottish Fire & Rescue Service Hometown: Inverness What ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - Emma MacFarlane - CALA

Friday, 29th May 2020

Name: Emma MacFarlane Job Title: Assistant Childcare Practitioner, Company: Care and Learning Alliance Hometown: Inverness What attracted you to the industry you are in? I have always wanted to work with ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - Matt - Crown Vets

Friday, 29th May 2020

Name: Matt Job Title: Registered Veterinary Nurse Company: Crown Vets Hometown: Inverness What attracted you to the industry you are in? I grew up in a family of animal lovers with ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - Frank Nicol - Frank Nicol Farm & Garden Machinery

Wednesday, 27th May 2020

Name: Frank Nicol Job Title: Director, Frank Nicol Farm & Garden Machinery Ltd Company: Frank Nicol Farm & Garden Machinery Ltd Hometown: Originally Forfar, now Dingwall What attracted you to the ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - Scott Johnston-Cliens - Santander

Wednesday, 27th May 2020

Name: Scott Johnston-Cliens Job Title:Currently: Community Branch Director Previously: Branch Manager Customer Service Manager Personal Banker Customer Service Advisor Company: Santander Hometown: Forres What attracted you to the industry you are ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - Hilary Wilson - Occupational Therapy Support Practitioner

Wednesday, 27th May 2020

Name: Hilary Wilson Job Title: Occupational Therapy Support Practitioner Company: Highland Council Hometown: Nairn What attracted you to the industry you are in? I have always found it rewarding to work ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - Chris Alves - Scottish Ambulance Service

Wednesday, 27th May 2020

Name: Chris Alves Job Title: Previous – IT Technician Patient Transport service High Dependency Service Emergency Medical Technician Airwave Radio System Trainer Senior Advanced EMT Rapid Response Unit – EMT Current ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - Niamh Murray - Lifescan

Wednesday, 27th May 2020

Name: Niamh Murray Job Title: Apprentice Engineer Company: Lifescan Hometown: Tain What attracted you to the industry you are in? I originally wanted to go to university to study mechanical engineering ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker - Cameron Fortey - Lifescan

Wednesday, 27th May 2020

Name: Cameron Fortey Job Title: Apprentice Mechanical & Electrical EngineerCompany: Lifescan Hometown: Inverness What attracted you to the industry you are in? I was interested in Engineering when I was younger ... Read more

#DYWKeyworker Jordon Munro - Highland Hospice

Monday, 25th May 2020

Name: Jordon Munro Job Title: House Keeper Company: Highland Hospice Hometown: Inverness What attracted you to the industry you are in? Working at the hospice was a new experience and an ... Read more

Confidence in the future – your questions answered!

Tuesday, 14th April 2020

Are you a young person or parent of a young person who is finding it hard to make sense of these difficult times? Join us on this Zoom webinar, where our ... Read more

Scottish Apprenticeship Extravaganza Showcase

Monday, 6th April 2020

People from across the Highland business community gathered at Eastgate Shopping Centre on Saturday 7th March for a fun filled Apprenticeship Extravaganza promoting vocational learning to round off Scottish Apprenticeship Week ... Read more

"Planting Seeds" - An Employers Celebration

Thursday, 27th February 2020

On Thursday 13th February 2020 we were delighted to welcome over 120 employers to the Kingsmills Hotel to join the DYWICH board and team for our four-year anniversary celebration. Over the ... Read more

Ben McMorran - Video Producer - Calico (Work Experience)

Thursday, 10th October 2019

Name Ben McMorran Age 17 Hometown Kilcoy Job title (list all job titles for duration of employment) Video Producer How long have you been with the company? Every Friday for ... Read more

​​Success of pilot agriculture programme brings new opportunities to Highland schools

Monday, 26th August 2019

Nairn Academy welcomed Deputy First Minister John Swinney today (Wednesday 21 August) to share how efforts to promote Scotland’s food and drink industry have led to far-reaching opportunities for the ... Read more

Nicole Macdonald - Cyber Security Apprentice, The Apprentice Store

Tuesday, 13th August 2019

Name – Nicole Macdonald Age – 21 Hometown – Inverness Job Title – Cyber Security Apprentice Length of Service – 17 months Day-to-day job role – “I provide support to our ... Read more

Catherine MacDonald - Event First Aid Volunteer, British Red Cross

Wednesday, 29th May 2019

Twenty-five year old Catherine MacDonald from Inverness volunteered with the British Red Cross from ages fifteen to twenty. "In this time, I was able to attend training for a large variety ... Read more

S3 Water Supply Challenge Workshops – 13th to 15th May 2019

Wednesday, 22nd May 2019

From Scottish Water (Click for video) Pupils at Millburn Academy in Inverness took on a Water Supply Challenge to help develop vital skills they will need for entering the job market ... Read more

William-Murdo MacRitchie - Driver, MacRitchie Highland Distribution

Wednesday, 17th April 2019

William-Murdo MacRitchie, 22 from Inverness, has wanted to pursue a career in the Logistics industry for as long as he can remember. His journey began 16 months ago as a yardman ... Read more

Sine Sozska - Modern Apprenticeship in Agriculture, Fearn Farm

Monday, 8th April 2019

Nineteen-year-old Dornoch resident Sine Soszka has a job most people wouldn’t even think was a possibility. She works as a Shepherd at Fearn Farm near Tain and more than that, she’s ... Read more

cdmm - Modern Apprentice in Occupation Heath and Safety

Monday, 1st April 2019

From cdmm: "As cdmm enters its 21st year of business Our First Modern Apprentice in Occupation Heath and Safety has joined us. As part of our commitment to both develop people ... Read more

PRIME - Teachers Event

Friday, 15th March 2019

Teachers from across Inverness met with leading figures from Scotland's food & drink industry to discuss the growing need for new talent in the hospitality sector. The event at PRIME restaurant ... Read more

Scott Duff - Trainee Quantity Surveyor, Robertson

Wednesday, 13th March 2019

Scott Duff, 28 from Dingwall, is approaching his fourth year with Robertson. His role involves assisting the senior Quantity Surveryors with day to day activities, which include remeasuring works, valuating sub-contractors monthly ... Read more

Becky Slapp - Hospitality Staff, The Kitchen

Monday, 11th March 2019

Becky Slapp, 18, from Muir of Ord is ten months into her new job in the hospitality industry and is already enjoying it far more than she could have imagined. Her ... Read more

Aiden Grant - Gael Force Trainee IT Administrator

Friday, 8th March 2019

Inverness local Aiden Grant (18) works at local company GaelForce as a Trainee IT Administrator, joining at the end of 2018. After studying for two years towards his SCQF Level ... Read more

Becki MacLeod - Modern Apprentice Early Years Practitioner, Kilcoy Kindergarten

Friday, 8th March 2019

Twenty-year-old Dingwall resident Becki MacLeod works at Kilcoy Kindergarten, a leading child care provider based on the Black Isle with a focus on offering a stimulating environment to aid children’s development ... Read more

Beth Simco, Graduate Apprenticeship in Business Management - Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust

Monday, 4th March 2019

Nineteen-year-old Beth Simco, who lives in the Scottish Highlands, works at Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust (KoSDT), which supports the sustainable development of the region through community projects, windfarm and renewable ... Read more

Daniel Smith, Business and Administration Modern Apprentice - Gael Force

Monday, 4th March 2019

Twenty-year-old Daniel Smith, who lives in Inverness, works at GaelForce, which supplies equipment, technology and services to aquaculture, marinas, commercial fishing and leisure marine markets worldwide.    Daniel had always been ... Read more

Reece Musgrave, Modern Apprentice IT Technician - Cairngorms National Park

Thursday, 28th February 2019

Nineteen year old Reece Musgrave started as an Apprentice IT Technician six months ago at Cairngorms National Park in Grantown on Spey. Reece told us that he had no training prior to his ... Read more

Grab-a-Granny - Journey Into Hospitality

Friday, 1st February 2019

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Journey Into Construction 2018

Thursday, 29th November 2018

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Monstersfest: Inspiring Creative Careers in the Music Industry

Tuesday, 13th November 2018

Rocking out in school isn’t my usual kind of Friday morning but in this case, it was all about highlighting careers in the creative industries in a very practical and enjoyable ... Read more

Highland Business Awards 2018 DYWICH Finalists

Wednesday, 17th October 2018

Ankerville Nurseries As a provider of Modern Apprenticeships for over 10 years and with a 100% success rate, Ankerville is truly a leader in developing the Highland workforce. By consistently investing ... Read more

Representing the voice of young people – Developing the Young Workforce Inverness & Central Highlands board (DYWICH)

Monday, 20th August 2018

Are you aged between 16 & 25? Are you willing to share your experience & ideas to help more young people gain great careers? Do you want an experience that will ... Read more

My Experience at Developing the Young Workforce – Rowan Morrison

Monday, 23rd July 2018

I started working for Developing the Young Workforce on the 7th of August 2017 - this year has flown by and what a year it has been. I have been able ... Read more

Liam Wood and Shannon Bremner, Accountancy Apprenticeship - Johnston Carmichael

Friday, 16th March 2018

Nineteen-year-old Liam Wood, from Buckie, is on an accountancy apprenticeship with Johnston Carmichael Chartered Accountants (JCCA), working as a Tax Assistant in the firm’s Inverness office. As his title suggests, Liam’s ... Read more

Cheryl Duff, MA in Administration - Cairngorm Group

Tuesday, 6th March 2018

Cheryl Duff (22) from Beauly is in the early stages of a one-year administration modern apprenticeship in the Inverness Glass division of Cairngorm Group – one of the Highlands’ leading ... Read more

Emily Stoddard, Highland Hospice

Tuesday, 6th March 2018

Twenty one year-old Muir of Ord native Emily Stoddart is currently halfway through her yearlong apprenticeship with Highland Hospice in Inverness. With a background in retail and admin, Emily decided ... Read more

Denis Pisarenco, Food and Beverage Apprentice - Macdonald Aviemore Resort

Tuesday, 6th March 2018

The hospitality sector in the Scottish Highlands is booming. There’s never been a better time to work in the region’s hospitality industry as tourists continue to be attracted by the beautiful ... Read more

Nuala McInnes, Apprentice Chef - Macdonald Aviemore Resort

Tuesday, 6th March 2018

Originally from Perth, eighteen-year old Nuala McInnes moved north to take up a 12-month Hospitality and Chef Apprenticeship with Macdonald Aviemore Resort. With a passion for the hospitality industry, Nuala first ... Read more

Stephen Tarr, Apprentice Technician - Arnold Clark

Tuesday, 6th March 2018

18-year-old Stephen Tarr joined Harry Fairbairn BMW Inverness as an Apprentice Technician in September 2017. Stephen learned the ropes while he was still at school, enjoying work experience and getting to ... Read more

Michael Munro, MA in Engineering - LifeScan

Tuesday, 6th March 2018

  Michael Munro (24) from Culbokie is currently in his penultimate year of a four-year apprenticeship in engineering with LifeScan Scotland in Inverness, after being attracted by the high-level training provided ... Read more

Anna MacFadyen, MA in Engineering - LifeScan

Tuesday, 6th March 2018

Anna MacFadyen (19) from the Black Isle is currently on a four-year apprenticeship in engineering with LifeScan Scotland in Inverness.   She spent the first year of her apprenticeship in college ... Read more

Fraser Wallace – Foundation Apprenticeship case study

Wednesday, 22nd November 2017

An Irvine teenager went to the Skills Development Scotland careers adviser at his school to get some help with writing his CV and became a Foundation Apprentice. Greenwood Academy pupil Fraser ... Read more

Rebecca McClymont - Foundation Apprenticeship case study

Wednesday, 22nd November 2017

Alness Academy pupil Rebecca McClymont was working on the timetable for her next school year when she heard about Foundation Apprenticeships. The 17-year-old admits she was “instantly hooked” on how the ... Read more

Developing the Young Workforce Inverness and Central Highland team welcome two modern apprentices

Wednesday, 13th September 2017

A Scottish Government programme which aims to reduce youth unemployment and youth migration from the Highland region has welcomed the addition of two new modern apprentices. Developing the Young Workforce ... Read more

Aimee McCormick, MA business administration

Tuesday, 12th September 2017

Nineteen-year-old Inverness native Aimee McCormick joined the DYW Inverness & Central Highland as a business administration modern apprentice in August 2017, coming from a background in retail and hospitality, including ... Read more

Rowan Morrison, MA business administration

Monday, 11th September 2017

Eighteen year-old Rowan Morrison hails from Drumnadrochit and joined DYW Inverness & Central Highland as a business administration modern apprentice straight from school. She does admit that going from school ... Read more

Highland Heroes Awards 2017

Friday, 25th August 2017

The Scottish Provincial Press are launching the first Highland Heroes Awards. The awards were designed to recognise the people in the Highlands who make a real difference to our communities, healthcare ... Read more

My week with DYW Inverness

Tuesday, 4th July 2017

I currently work for Skills Development Scotland (SDS) as a Trainee Careers Adviser in Inverness. As part of my training I had to spend a week learning from another organisation ... Read more

​ Journey into Construction

Friday, 23rd June 2017

Journey into Construction Seven budding constructors aged 16-23 from across the Highlands recently forged their first steps into the industry by taking part in our first ever Journey into Construction scheme ... Read more

My MA Journey - Stephanie Lambie

Wednesday, 17th May 2017

I started working with Developing the Young Workforce within Inverness Chamber of Commerce on the 1st of August 2016.  It was a new experience for me because I’d never worked in ... Read more

Hands up if you’d like to attend canal college?!

Thursday, 13th April 2017

What a great idea; a college that is based on one of our most valuable outdoor assets - the Caledonian Canal. Launched in Inverness on Monday 10th April, in partnership ... Read more

The BIG Apprenticeship Event

Tuesday, 28th March 2017

The BIG apprenticeship event was not just big in terms of size; it was big in ambition. Delivered by a partnership including Developing the Young Workforce Inverness & Central Highland, Skills ... Read more