Developing the Young Workforce


Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) is a seven-year programme (2014-2021) that aims to better prepare children and young people from 3–18 for the world of work.

This programme builds on the foundations already in place as part of Curriculum for Excellence.

The headline aim of Developing the Young Workforce is to reduce youth unemployment by 40% by 2021.

In Saint Maurice’s High School, we have a working group driving this initiative forward.

Developing the Young Workforce at St Maurice’s

Aspects – Business Partnerships, Vocational Courses, Work Experience, Foundation Apprenticeships, Modern Apprenticeships.

Business Partners – we have developed a number of school/employer partnerships. Employers have brought real life context to the classroom. Mock Interviews, Careers Events, Competitions, Speakers, Work placements.

Some DYW events this year – S2 Careers Fayre, S4 Mock Interview/Careers Fayre, Subject Champions supporting S2 with their Options Choices, Familiarisation with the World of Work Website, etc.