Developing the Young Workforce Roadshow 2022

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian are delighted to launch our very first DYW Roadshow.  

Following on from the success of previous years’ Jobs Roadshow’s we decided to reimagine how we could bring together employers, further education, higher education, and training providers with the young people in our region to help them find their next step.

DYW Roadshow is set to take place on Thursday 16th June 2022, from 9am-6pm. Venue is still to be confirmed but will most likely be in Edinburgh.  DYW may be able to arrange transport for the pupils but again this is still to be confirmed.  The event will feature a range of organisations from the key sectors across the region and is free for young people, parents, and carers.

You can find out more here:  Find Out More
The event is free to attend. Please speak to myself or your Pupil Support Leader if you would like to attend.

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator

Recruitment Opportunity – 5th and 6th Year Pupils

Please see Apprenticeship opportunity below from Emperor, if you are interested in applying please let either your Guidance Teacher or myself know. #dywedinmideast #scottishapprenticeshipweek

DYW Coordinator


I work at Emperor, a creative agency in Edinburgh, and last year we recruited a school leaver to work with us an Account Executive.  She has been an amazing addition to the team, and we’d like to do this again this year, but I’m getting in touch now – nice and early and before uni decisions are finalised.

The role this year is for another Account Executive, starting in July 2022.

It’s a paid position and, as we’re a living wage employer, it will be a proper starting salary. But, depending on where you are based, it could involve a move to Edinburgh as it will be full time, Monday to Friday.

This role involves working as part of a bigger team, dealing with clients on a variety of different projects. The right person will be organised and responsive and interested in learning about clients and business. This is a great opportunity to fast track a career in marketing / an agency and is a great alternative to a business or marketing qualification.

Anyone interested should email<> with 300 words on why they’d be perfect for the role (we don’t want CV’s so it can be as blind a process as possible).

I’m happy to answer any questions anyone might have – as is Emma who applied and got the role via this process last year. I’ve also attached a poster below.

Download: Account Executive 2022

Jennie Robertson
Client Director

Celebrating Earning and Learning with Modern Apprenticeships

With Scottish Apprenticeship Week kicking off on Monday, we would like to let you know about upcoming virtual Modern Apprenticeship event.

Celebrating Earning and Learning with Modern Apprenticeships

When? Tuesday 8th March from 1pm-1.20pm

It’s a free virtual event open to anyone looking to find out how our Modern Apprenticeships work from start to finish. Our apprentices work across a wide variety of sectors from legal firms to GP surgeries to opticians to museums, so there is a range of fantastic opportunities. You’ll hear from some of our apprentices and why a Modern Apprenticeship is a great alternative to university. There will also be the opportunity to ask us any questions you may have.


You can register for this event below at:

Many thanks.

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator

Police Recruitment Events

The following events are taking place through the months of Jan & Feb. The first few have passed but still 3 to go. The events focus on the recruitment process, training and what life as a police officer is really like. More info below and if you are interested can you let me know and I can book you a place.  I have added to the Google Classrooms

Many thanks.


Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) online open events February 2022

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is holding a week of online open events during the week beginning 21st February to provide information on all our HNC, HND and Degree courses.

To attend an event, simply register at and a joining link will be emailed to the attendee. The events are subject specific and provide all information about the courses and what it is like to study at SRUC. 

University Hospitals Birmingham Trust Work Experience Programme

Students have 1 month to complete each session, and once they have completed the programme they will receive a certificate from Medic Mentor and UHB as evidence of their participation. Medical Schools are accepting virtual work experience as an alternative to in-person work experience in light of the pandemic and reduced access to placements.

Participation in the virtual work experience will also provide students (and their parents) with several opportunities to speak to doctors, dentists and vets continuously throughout the academic year. They will be able to do this on Tuesday evenings and most weekends, for free.


Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator