Speakers for Schools was founded in 2010 by ITV’s Political Editor Robert Peston with a mission to help level the playing field for young people of all backgrounds. The charity’s aim is to end educational inequality by giving all young people access to the same prestigious networks available to the top fee-paying schools in the UK. It provides talks from influential figures as well as work experiences linking state school students to industry-leading companies and networked s
We are delighted to introduce to you a programme of free, online courses which will allow young people from across the country to participate in a range of live, interactive learning sessions. "A founding principle of e-Sgoil, is to provide a wider, more equitable choice of learning experiences for the young people of Scotland. We firmly believe DYW Live contributes to this and we are committed to growing the provision in the months and years ahead" - Angus Maclennan, Head T
The National e-Learning Offer provides a range of information, resources and materials to complement the online learning already being provided by schools, local authorities and RICs across Scotland. As part of the National e-Learning Offer, e-Sgoil is supporting schools' own arrangements for remote learning and teaching by providing live interactive learning sessions to support children and young people having to work from home. e-Sgoil has extended its provision to include
DYW Outer Hebrides is supporting Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2021, co-ordinated by Skills Development Scotland, to demonstrate the value apprenticeships bring to individuals, employers and the economy. This year’s theme is Business Backing Talent, with the aim to demonstrate how businesses in the Outer Hebrides benefit when they back talent through apprenticeships. Businesses have adapted to challenging times. Employers and learning providers have innovated so apprentices ca
PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) are running a Back to Schools Tour virtually between 25 January and 12 February 2021. These live sessions, open to Years 10-13, offer an insight into the world of business and awareness of their entry routes. The sessions will last approximately 45 minutes, including time for questions, and will be delivered by PwC employees. These sessions will be held virtually using Google Meet. You’ll have the flexibility to sign up to a session slot (morning
Recently, young people have certainly shown everyone in Scotland how resilient and creative they are in times of hardship. So – now’s the time to nominate the most inspirational young people in your lives and local areas for the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2021! The Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards is Scotland’s biggest celebration of young people and shine a spotlight on the outstanding contribution of those aged 11-26, who have made a real difference to the lives of others.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced two new incentives to increase apprenticeships and create opportunities for young people The Apprenticeship Employer Grant will support employers them taking on young people and apprenticeship opportunities. The grant will provide: £5,000 for employers taking on or upskilling a 16 to 24-year old apprentice, and for those aged up to 29 years who are disabled, care leavers and Minority Ethnic £3,500 for employers taking on or upskill