Are you a local West Lothian employer?
Would you like an opportunity to "Influence the Influencers"?
Do you want to increase understanding of your business, sector and the career opportunities available?
This is a great opportunity for your business to be involved in hosting a work placement for a teacher, Careers Advisor or lecturer.
Teaching staff are some of the biggest influencers in a young person's life, and yet many educators may not have spent a significant amount of time in industry. Providing a teacher placement has the potential to better prepare young people for the world of work, by increasing awareness of your company amongst those who are educating and preparing our young people for their futures.
Suitable for any size or type of business, offering a placement for a teacher is a low cost investment with potential for wide spread impact.
The DYW Team would work with you to agree a placement date and time to fit with your business. The placements would take place during 1 of 2 windows:
1. August, September or October 2018
2. May or June 2019
If you are interested in providing a placement or want further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01506 414 808.
Are you a local West Lothian employer? Does your workforce include any of the following: Foundation Apprentices, Modern Apprentices, Graduate Apprentices? Do you want to empower your Apprentices to lead and deliver a project which benefits the local community? If so then this challenge could be for you!
The Scottish Apprenticeship Challenge recognises the skills and creativity of apprentices and allows them to showcase their contribution to the local community.
Individual apprentices or teams of apprentices (up to 8 apprentices in a team) can participate, depending upon the project being undertaken. More information about last year's winners can be found here: https://www.apprenticeships.scot/take-on-an-apprentice/apprenticeship-challenge/
Registration closes on Friday 25th May 2018. Keen to get involved or to find out more? Please contact the DYW Team on 01506 414 808 or email email@example.com for a fact sheet and registration form.
Previous projects which have been undertaken include:
* Upgrading of nursery school play equipment
* Creating environmental educational tours of business facilities for school teachers
* Make a sensory table for care home residents suffering with dementia and Alzheimer’s
* Refurbishing the entrance to a city farm
* Holding a music event to raise money for a local homeless charity
Benefits for employers
* Supports the local community and delivers on Corporate Social Responsibility
* Helps raise the profile of the business
* Enables the business to improve the skills of each apprentice e.g. soft skills such as team work and learning about different aspects of delivering a project
* Can be incorporated into existing partnership with a local charity or organisation, to build on the relationship and support.
Date and Time: Monday 4th June 2018, 11.30am - 1.15pm
Location: The Terrace Restaurant, West Lothian College
We would like to invite local employers to attend the joint business informational lunch with West Lothian Chamber and West Lothian College.
West Lothian College are hosting this free event on the 4th June, 11:30am-1:15pm at The Terrace Restaurant, West Lothian College, Almondvale Crescent, Livingston.
Attendees will be given time to network while hearing a short presentation on the vocational pipeline and how an apprenticeship scheme like the ‘Foundation Apprenticeship’ alongside ‘Modern and Graduate Apprenticeship’ could benefit your business.
This is a great opportunity to see what is available for your business while having a chance to speak with the college staff as they answer your questions.
As this is a free event please be advised there is a limit of two attendees per company.
To confirm your attendance or if you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Date and Time: Monday 14th June, 10am - 3pm
Location: Armadale Academy, EH48 3LY
Target Audience: Secondary
Type of Opportunity: Careers Event
If you are a local West Lothian employer who is keen to raise awareness of your industry and engage with your future workforce, why not represent your business at the Armadale Careers Fair on the 14th June. This is a great chance to have a presence and speak to young people - and their parents - about your company and the career pathways on offer.
If you would like to support, please contact Arlene Nicol on email@example.com or call 01506 414 808 to speak to one of the DYW Team.