February 2017 Newsletter
Renfrewshire Council Logistics Programme

DYW West have been working in partnership with Renfrewshire Council to support and expand their logistics programme. We have been working with West College Scotland who are delivering qualifications in vehicle maintenance and two local logistics employers, The Russell Group and The Malcolm Group who are kindly offering work experience placements.

The ten participants have all successfully achieved their forklift qualification and are currently completing their additional qualifications at West College Scotland alongside their work experience placement which the pupils are thoroughly enjoying and asking if there is the potential for them to complete additional hours!

We would like to thank all of our partners involved in the development of the Logistics Programme and well done to all of the participants for their achievements thus far!
Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2017
Scottish Apprenticeship Week, which takes place between the 6th - 10th of March 2017, provides employers with the opportunity to raise awareness of apprenticeship routes within their organisation. We're currently in the process of organising a calendar of events which will take place throughout the course of the week across all of our regions.

Stay tuned for more information coming soon!
Apprenticeship Opportunities

Are you interested in earning whilst you learn? An apprenticeship provides the opportunity to gain work experience whilst achieving qualifications. 

If you are interested in learning more about apprenticeships, visit
Apprenticeship.Scot for further information and current vacancies for Modern Apprenticeships across the West region!
DYW West Helpful Tips

Handy one page document for pupils and parents / carers, providing information on what employers are looking for plus tips for CV's, cover letters, application forms, interviews and more! Open the document here > Hints and Tips  

Visit our website at and follow us on our social media channels to stay up to date with opportunities and vacancies across a range of sectors.

Are you requiring support to help you get into work? Or are you an employer looking for recruitment support?
There are a range of services available for both organisations looking to recruit and individuals who are currently looking for work;

Renfrewshire                                Inverclyde
Invest in Renfrewshire                     The Trust

West Dunbartonshire            East Renfrewshire
Working4Business                       WorkEastRen
DYW West
Helping employers to shape their future workforce

Through Developing the Young Workforce West, employers will be able to engage with local young people, allowing insight into their industry and the opportunity to develop and source their future workforce. If you would like to learn more about our work and how we can support your organisation then you can find out more here.
Our Partners

We are proud to work in partnership with Investors in Young People and Skills Development Scotland; both of whom offer a range of support for organisations who are wanting to recruit young people or develop their existing young talent.
Would you like support in your school to engage with industry?

If you are looking for employers to attend career events running in your school and would like support with this, please contact us with event details and we'll get back to you!
Would you like the opportunity to speak directly with your future workforce?

The following secondary schools would like to invite you to attend their upcoming careers information evenings which gives employers the opportunity to advise young people about the skills required to work in your industry. 

Mary Russell School
3rd February 2017; Employability Event; 10am - 12noon

Paisley Grammar School
8th February 2017; Careers Event

Our Lady and St Patricks High School
9th February 2017; Transitions Evening

Gleniffer High School
16th February 2017; Employability Event; 8.30am - 4pm

St Ninian's High School
23rd February 2017; Careers Convention;
6pm - 9pm

Inverclyde Academy
Date TBC
Mock Interviews as part of Languages into Work 

If you would like more information or would like to support either of the above events then please contact us.

Don't panic, we're here to support you every step of the way! We've created some
'Top Tips' for engaging with young people.
Our mailing address is:
Developing the Young Workforce West RE114,
West College Scotland,
Renfrew Road,

Telephone: 0141 581 2352

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