Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Orkney is one of 21 regional groups across Scotland who have been introduced by the Scottish Government to help produce better qualified, work ready and motivated young people with the skills relevant to modern employment opportunities, both as employees and entrepreneurs of the future.

The DYW Orkney Regional Group Board was established in early 2017 and they, along with the programme team, are responsible for improving links between education and work and increasing opportunities for local young people.

We have a particular focus on developing the right skills for Orkney’s employment market, paying particular attention to the needs of emerging sectors. The work we undertake will help young people in Orkney explore all of the options available to them and prepare them for the world of work both in Orkney and beyond.

We are delighted to report that DYW Orkney have referred 3 volunteers to us and that 1 of these volunteers have already accepted invitations from educators to meet with students.

Together Founders4Schools and DYW Orkney have facilitated 150 student-employer encounters, with an educator having brought business leader into contact with 150 students so they are better prepared for the world of work. Below you can see a map of the schools these educators are employed by.


Click below to invite leaders of local businesses that are available to inspire your students.


Click here if you wish to share your career experiences with students in schools.

Click on the marker to see more details about the event prompted by DYW Orkney.

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