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Developing the Young Workforce by Mind Map: Developing the Young Workforce
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Developing the Young Workforce

Employability courses

Entire S4 cohort engage in accredited N4 Employability course

Targeted pupil work with Business Support Group to achieve accreditation in Employability

Career Ready

2 in year 2 and 9 in year 1

each pupil will undertake a 4 week paid internship over Summer holidays

each pupil is assigned a mentor from within an affiliated organisation to guide students through the 2 year programme

increase in employer engagement through Career Ready has led to excellent links with SSE& Aviva

Work experience

flexible work experience placements supported for specific pupils

work experience is offered and provided by our through school links with the Nursery and Primary

67/72 pupils in S4 had a work experience placement this session

A total of 35 placements were offered by our all through school

Employability and Enterprise

whole school audit carried out to establish areas for improvement in E&E-click on arrow to view file. FOLLOW ARROW FOR MORE INFO

opportunities for E&E are imbedded in the curriculum and continue to grow due to employer engagement

E&E opportunities are a current school priority as outlined in School Improvement Plan and interlink with DYW development

Employment opportunities in the Senior Phase

Promote modern apprenticeships and employment opportunities through various platforms

Guidance Twitter page allows new employment opportunities to be shared immediately

New 'Employment Opportunities' section on school website

Liaison with SDS to ensure job/apprenticeship opportunities are shared with pupils/parents via daily bulletin, Groupcall emails and job notice board in library

one-to-one advice and guidance provided by SDS especially in Senior Phase

Development of Career Management Skills to prepare pupils better for employment/world of work

S1 to S3 Broad General Education

S2 trip to SSE to see/experience a live place of work during apprenticeship week

During PSE pupils are supported in making their course choices in relation to future career paths

SDS group discussions to prepare pupils for making course choices

Research into career paths through promotion of My World of Work and UCAS websites

Promotion of career fayres

Take your child to work day

S3 Rural Schools Activities Day at Perth College

Employer Engagement

Outstanding links with Gleneagles Hotel which continue to grow

Career Ready affiliations


Local business links offering work experience/employment

Partnership links

Perth College

Forth Valley College

Skills Development Scotland


Auchterarder Community Partnership

Tiny Touch

Robertsons Construction

Positive destinations


97% success rate in ensuring positive destinations for young people last session

Areas for improvement

each department to identify one area for improvement by end of summer term

continue to promote employment opportunities via plethora of platforms

continue to expand our work experience employers and seek further engagement

Seek pupil feedback on E&E using Career Management evaluation wheel for further improvement