Parents and Carers

If you are a parent or carer looking to help your child understand what career, job and training opportunities will be available for them when they leave school and what they can do to build their skills, confidence and experience to make that transition - the DYWICH Team are here to help you.

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We have a DYW School Coordinator in every secondary school in the Inverness and Central Highland area – our aim is to strengthen links between employers and education to provide young people with relevant career information and an opportunity to develop the confidence and skills they need to be successful in their chosen career including:

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• The opportunity to learn from employers about the skills they will require for work

• Confidence building with CV preparation and interview practice

• Meaningful work experience / placements

• Informing and inspiring career choices

• Developing and achieving recognised qualifications

• Providing information to help you find a job and a career

To find out more about how DYW supports young people have a look at our News & Inspiration page.

Want to know more?

Here are some useful sources of information and support

Young Person’s Guarantee

The Young Person’s Guarantee is a commitment to bring together employers, partners and young people. It aims to connect every 16 to 24 year old in Scotland to an opportunity. This could be a job, apprenticeship, further or higher education, training programme or volunteering

National Parent Forum of Scotland

The Forum works in partnership with national and local government and other organisations involved in education and child wellbeing issues to ensure that parents play a full and equal role in education. The overall aim is to help every child to maximise their potential through their school life.

Planning your career

My World of Work is an online account to help you discover careers which match your skills, interests, education and experience

Developing your skills & experience

Skills Development Scotland provide careers information, advice and guidance, as well as work-based training programmes aimed at building your career management skills.

Developing your skills & experience is an online resource giving lots of information on what’s out there for young people, including work experience opportunities, which you can apply for in your local area.

Finding a job

HiJobs is an online resource for job seekers and recruiters, including details of services and dedicated pages for each area in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Finding an apprenticeship promotes working, learning and earning to get the skills you need for a successful career through a variety of opportunities available through Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships.

Setting up a business

Young Enterprise Scotland offers a wide variety of enterprise & financial education programmes and development opportunities for young people across all of Scotland.

Going to college

Inverness College UHI is a partner college of the University of the Highlands and Islands. They offer access to a wide range of full and part-time courses from access level through to degree and post-graduate level at a college centre near you.