Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is a seven-year Government programme (2014-2021) that aims to better prepare young people for the world of work and reduce youth unemployment by 40%.

The main DYW activities intended to achieve this aim can summed up under the following key themes: 

  • Expanding the offer – increasing the route from schools into employment, or further education which is closely linked to employment
  • Promoting and shaping the offer – engaging with young people, parents, teachers and practitioners, partners and employers
  • Developing young people's learning about the world of work
  • Providing relevant, labour-market focused career advice when young people need it
  • Embedding meaningful employer involvement
  • Consolidating partnership working with colleges and other training providers
  • Providing access to vocational options during the senior phase of secondary school
  • Improving opportunities for all learners, with a focus on reducing gender imbalance on course take-up
  • Development of foundation apprenticeships in schools
  • Stronger partnerships between employers and education

In Turnbull High School we work on DYW through a range of activities and the provision of helpful advice in this area.  Below you will find further information on some of these activities and advice.

Skills for Learning, Life and Work
Workplace Rights and Responsibilities
Work Experience
Volunteering Opportunities
Pathway Advice - College
Pathway advice – Apprenticeships
Pathway advice – University
Skills Development Scotland (SDS)