Developing the Young Workforce

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW)

A focus on gradually preparing children and young people for employment forms a core element of our curriculum in Broomhill Primary School.

  • P1-3 children develop knowledge of work through playful learning and enquiry
  • P4-7 children develop skills for enterprise and employability.
  • P5-7 use the My World of Work online resource to explore their strengths, goals and career options.
  • P6-7 were recently involved in a successful pilot of the Primary Engagement Programme, aimed at increasing young people’s awareness of different jobs, career pathways and their own learning journey; whether that is moving into employment, college, university, apprenticeships or whatever.
  • Parents are signposted to the My Kid’s Career website to help them engage with their children about career options.
  • Staff work with a wide range of business partners/employers to co-design and deliver DYW opportunities throughout the session. 
  • The school hosts an annual DYW/STEM focus week to help P1-7 children learn about careers in Science -Technology- Engineering and Maths, whilst building their skills. We benefit from a number of parent volunteers, who come into school to share their work experience with the children during DYW/STEM week.