June 2020 Update

Your monthly update from the DYW West team.
DYW Summer Leavers Programmes

DYW are offering a range of activities for this year's summer leavers throughout July and August to help you get industry-ready.

Firstly, the DYW Skills Academy is a 5-week programme, featuring a series of virtual activities and employability experiences focused around e-learning, industry insights, applications and much more! Visit for full details.

Also, Scotlands Biggest Parents EVENTS is back! SBPE has been modified to apply to the current climate and is comprised of 4 events: Pathways to Industry, Vocational Pathways, #NoWrongPath to Industry and Pathways to Priority Industries. To find out more and register for these events, visit

#DYWKeyWorkers | Philip Briscoe, European Circuits

Thank you so much to everyone who got involved with the #DYWKeyWorkers Campaign! Check out this article to see how the week played out and check out our Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter to see what the West Region's employers had to say about the role they play on the frontline!

BAE Systems To Take On 800 Apprentices Across UK

BAE Systems have announced that there are over 2,000 candidates shortlisted for apprenticeship programmes, 800 of which will be hired including 70 at their Glasgow premises.

Charles Woodburn, BAE Systems chief executive, said: “Getting people back to work and creating new jobs, especially for younger people, is a national priority and we’re pleased to play our part in supporting the UK’s economic recovery."

Hour Crafty Clocks - Regional Young Enterprise Winners

Congratulations to Hour Crafty Clocks! The Young Enterprise Regional Winners, scooped the Best Presentation and Digital Presence Awards recently at the Scottish Virtual Finals. Visit their Twitter Page and Instagram Page top find out more about the team from St. Columba's in Gourock!


Recently we started the #DYWPledge campaign across our social media channels and we're looking for employers to get involved. We understand that this is a tough time for businesses and young people and that's why we're asking employers to make a pledge to reassure our future workforce that there will still be opportunities for them once we return to some normality.

How to get involved:

Option1: Record and post a video on social media with hashtag #DYWPledge and tag DYW West, briefly talking about your pledge to young people – e.g. apprenticeships still open or have been extended/expect to open later in the year, expected work placements to continue later in the year, access to online resources etc…

See the video our Director, Bob, made as an example

Option2: Or take a photo of you holding a template listing high-level details of your pledge(s).

Download the template and example posts

Please contact us at if you need any more information or have any questions!

Street League NTSF Academies
Street League are currently recruiting for their NTSF Academies in Inverclyde, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire. These 4-week courses start W/C 6th & 13th July and can support you with CV building, job search, application preparations and much more.

See Images for more information and contact details.
Renfrewshire Council My Future Pathway
Phone or Video Interviews - Bob Davidson
Leaving school and not sure what to do? Renfrewshire Council have you covered with their new website, My Future Pathway. Stay informed on everything you need to know from apprenticeships to college and everything in between.

Have a phone, video or in person interview coming up? See our Director, Bob, for interview tips here.
Keep an eye on the DYW West Twitter every Monday as we, and all other regional groups, bring you new opportunities from My World of Work's Marketplace. Visit and search by location to find opportunities for you!
ILF Scotland Transition Fund
Are you aged 16-25, and living with a disability in Scotland? You could be eligible for up to £7,500 in funding, for 1 year, from the ILF Scotland Transition Fund! They can support you to try new activities and experiences that will enhance your independence, confidence and help you to spend more time with other people.

Visit for more details.
RBS Dream Bigger
Dream Bigger is a fully-funded programme focused on developing transferrable entrepreneurial skills in 16-18 year old females across the UK. The aim is to drive confidence in preparation for the future world of work and impact the percentage of women who intend to start a business.

By engaging with Dream Bigger, students will:

- Broaden career horizons and develop awareness of entrepreneurship as a possible future career

-Develop future skills and capabilities in young women, leading to increased confidence and resilience

-Bridge the gap between education and the workplace, preparing young women for the future world of work

-Develop awareness, understanding and self-reflection of themselves and others

find out more about RBS Dream Bigger here.
Founders4Schools Webinars
Founders4Schools have upcoming webinars designed to keep pupils engaged while learning from home. See this calendar for future online seminars, including a Career Overview and Interview Masterclass from Nick Kuenssberg on the 13th, 15th and 19th of May!
West College Scotland Digital Manufacturing FA
West College Scotland has announced a new Foundation Apprenticeship in Digital Manufacturing, the first of it's kind in Scotland!

Are you in S4 or S5 and picking subjects for your next year? This new FA for Renfrewshire school pupils is now open for applications.  After successful completion of the programme pupils will be offered an interview for a college place or a modern apprenticeship … getting a head start on a career for the future.

This brand-new programme is only on offer in Renfrewshire and is being delivered in partnership with West College Scotland,  Renfrewshire Council, the new National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and leading Renfrewshire manufacturers.
Impact Arts Programmes
Impact Arts have a variety of programmes that are running virtually across Renfrewshire over the summer. these programmes include Creative Pathways, Cashback to the Future, Make Space & Make it Your Own. With various start dates and age ranges, Impact Arts has something creative for everyone!

Visit for a full list of their programmes.
Corps of Army Music Free Workshops
Attention Young Musicians! The Corps of Army Music have free workshops for schools or music groups running all over the country. If you want to improve your live performance, work in a range of genres and play for a range of audiences, then call 0208 744 8681/8668 or email to book your free workshop!
Diodes Apprenticeship Programme
Applications for the Diodes Inc. Engineering Apprenticeship programme are still open! Become a Trainee Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer on a 4-year Apprenticeship! Work on the service, maintenance, fault finding & repair of a range of machine tools used in the production of semiconductor products.

Select 'APPLY TO DIODES' under application options:
Reminder to our E-News readers that we post lots of apprenticeship opportunities across our social media channels. So please make sure you follow us, our links are at the bottom of this newsletter.
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West College Scotland,
Renfrew Road,

Telephone: 0141 581 2352


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