January 2021 Update

Your monthly update from the DYW West team.
#DYWVirtual Careers Resources

The DYW network are delighted to be welcoming the new year with our new Virtual Careers campaign 'New Year First Career'!


We had initially planned to launch virtual careers events on the week beginning 25th January. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have decided to delay the launch of these until pupils are back in school and can receive the full benefits of the events. With that in mind, we made the accompanying resources available for educators on Monday, 25th January to support them during the lockdown period. These resources are focused around 'Tasty Careers', 'Healthy Careers' and 'Energising Careers'.

Educators can access a series of career inspiration films which will be hosted on the DYW Scot website. These films will be complementary to the resources and toolkits and would serve as the basis of school activity, with local content such as class projects and live Q&A sessions being added in, for example.

What are the aims for the New Year First Career campaign?

  • To raise awareness of the diversity of careers in the food & drink, healthcare and energy sectors as well as how to access them
  • To enable young people to think about their subject choices in relation to pathways and make informed decisions
  • To support educators and parents to understand how to support their young people on their journeys

Visit for various career insight videos and resources!

West Dunbartonshire Careers Fair

The West Dunbartonshire Careers Fair started on the 25th January and runs for 2 weeks. In partnership with West Dunbartonshire Council, Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce, Skills Development Scotland and DYW West, schools in West Dunbartonshire are learning about various aspects of careers such as interview skills, apprenticeships, pathways, employability, personal statements and more!

Diodes Summer Paid Internships

Diodes Inc in Greenock have openings for summer paid internships for students studying Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering! This is an excellent opportunity for a young person looking to gain STEM experience.

Know someone who might be Interested? Email with the subject line: Gfab Interns 2021.

BAE Systems Apprenticeships

Know a young person looking for an apprenticeship? BAE Systems are currently hiring for 17 apprenticeships in Glasgow! From joinery to engineering, there's plenty of opportunities in various disciplines.

"At BAE Systems you’ll be working on exciting, world-leading engineering and business projects from day one, whether you join us for work experience, an internship or apprentice role, or through one of our graduate or undergraduate schemes."

Full list of apprenticeships

Children's Hearings Scotland Volunteer Panel Member

Become a volunteer Children’s Panel Member!

The qualities you use every day are exactly what Scotland’s infants, children and young people look for in a Panel Member.

Children’s Hearings Scotland is looking for people who care about making a difference in the lives of children attending hearings in Scotland.

A Panel Member’s role is to listen and make legal decisions with and for infants, children and young people, and to ensure that the young person is at the heart of every decision taken. As a volunteer, you can make a real difference in your local community.

Find out more and apply at:

Stemettes February Explore

Registration is now open for Stemettes and The Department for Transport February Explore free sessions! These sessions explore STEM careers, advice and opportunities.

The theme for these sessions will be preparation and focus and they aim to bring together young women, nonbinary young people and folks from across STEM academia, industry and entrepreneurship.

Learn more

Call to New Employers

DYW West are always looking to create new relationships with employers and find new ways of building links between Education and Industry.

If you'd like to work with us to help develop the future workforce, please get in touch at!

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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