Angus Works is an extended work placements programme, open to all S4-S6 pupils across Angus. The programme has been developed by the Education Business Liaison Offers in collaboration with the DYW strategic group and employers across the authority and is implemented by the council’s ‘Skills for Work’ coordinators. The programme runs for 22 weeks (August – April) and forms part of the pupils’ timetable. Each young person is engaged one-day a week within an identified role within Angus Council, supported by a mentor. All young people engaged with the programme have the opportunity to undertake an accredited Personal Development Unit, delivered and supported by Angus Council’s Skills Team
Angus Works is an important way to help all young people to enhance their learning and develop as confident individuals, successful learners, responsible citizens and effective contributors. It will provide them with skills they will use throughout their lives in learning, life and work. It is key to the programme that young people are involved in “real-life” meaningful tasks and projects during their placement, supporting skills development and giving them an accurate insight into that role/career.
- Angus Council’s commitment to developing the young workforce.
- Providing meaningful opportunities for work experience.
- Preparing our young people for their future in our community.
Read more about the Angus Works programme in the Interesting Practice in Skills DYW – Angus Works summary. also available in support of the information sheet is the following PowerPoint presentation: Angus Works