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

Construction apprenticeships in Joinery, Bricklaying and Roofing

At P&M Sinclair have apprentice opportunities in bricklaying, joinery and roofing for programmes starting in August 2022.

Our candidate preference would be S5/6 year leavers with minimum six passes at National 4.  We may also consider 4th year leavers with predicted achievement, based on teacher estimates and recommendations, of minimum six passes at National 4.

Please see below a link to give further information and find attached an application form.

Closing date is Friday 13th May.

Celebrating Achievement – Ava Marko, 1L1

Congratulations to Ava Marko, 1L1, who competed over five days at Tollcross swimming pool at the Scottish national age group swimming championships with her swim team, East Lothian.  Ava made several finals placing 5th, 9th, 10th and in one event won silver making Ava the 2nd fastest 12 year old in 50m butterfly in Scotland.  Ava along with Anna Lawson competed in a relay and secured gold making them the fastest relay in the age 12-13 year old in Scotland. Ava works very hard, training six days a week and several mornings before she starts school.


Supporting the wellbeing of neurodivergent C&YP

A new service supporting the wellbeing of neurodivergent C&YP in Edinburgh has been introduced. It is a partnership project between Barnardo’s, Tailor Ed Foundation (5-16) and Number 6 (16-24) and CAMHS. There will be groups and some individual support on developing awareness/understanding, insight, and identity, and looking after wellbeing. This has been funded by the City of Edinburgh Council Community Mental Health Funding

Families who feel they may benefit from the service should be encouraged to self refer:

Barnardo’s are operating a triage service, providing emotional support, practical strategies and signposting to help get C&YP to the right service for them. Young people and/or their parents can simply get in touch by email or come along to one of their community drop ins (see website for dates).