Create your Own Future

Anne is a student at Largs Academy who recently spent some time with The Drama Box in Dundonald for her work experience placement. Read below what Anne has to say about her time at The Drama Box.  I thought I would share with you a wee summary of what I’ve been doing with The Drama…

My Apprenticeship with Ashleigh Scotland

Ashleigh Building is committed to the investment in skills and abilities of their workforce. They encourage and support all personnel to develop and reach their potential. They have built up a strong and loyal team of personnel, including Contract Managers, Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Estimators, Business Development, Human Resource, Account and Administrative staff.  They also…

Architect of your own future

Gavin Smith, S4 pupil at Belmont Academy, completed his weeks work experience placement at LMA Architects in Ayr which lead to a summer placement. Here’s what he has to say! My name is Gavin Smith and I have just moved into 5th year at Belmont Academy. In my earlier years at secondary I had, and…

My Work Placement at Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce

Charlotte Robb is an S5 student at Wellington School in Ayr who recently spent some time with the Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce on work experience. Charlotte has written this post for us, which discusses her time on placement. My name is Charlotte Robb, I am a student in S5 at Wellington School in Ayr and…

Developing OUR young workforce with Modern Apprentices

  We recently visited S+C Engineering Ltd in Kilmarnock to gain a better understanding of what Modern Apprentice’s mean to their business. S+C Engineering Ltd provide a wide range of services to every Industry including Energy, Rail, Defence, Food Processing, Textile Manufacturing, Local Authority, Health Boards, Environmental Waste Management, Plant Hire, Transport, Printing, Construction, Agriculture,…

Meet the apprentice – Ryan Mulraney, Microtech Group

“Young people can bring fresh ideas, diversity and an element of fun into your business” Microtech Group To celebrate Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018, we are introducing a number of apprentices. First up is 17-year-old Ryan Mulraney who is an Apprentice Service Desk Analyst with Microtech Group. Microtech Group are an award-winning organisation based in Kilmarnock…

Bike in a Box #YOYP2018

The Year of Young People 2018 aims to inspire Scotland through its young people, celebrating their achievements, valuing their contribution to communities and creating new opportunities for them to shine locally, nationally and globally. To celebrate Ayrshire’s young people, DYW Ayrshire will host a guest blog which will showcase our young people’s ideas and talents….

By Sea, By Land: The Royal Marines Commandos

“I can’t give you a rational explanation.” These are the words of a fresh-faced 23-year-old when I asked why he wanted to join the Royal Marines. The previous day, I had watched this incredibly fit young man go through a multi-stage fitness test, where 3 of his fellow potential recruits dropped out. Sitting in the…

Here’s Jonny

Jonny Faulkner, S4 pupil at Belmont Academy, completes his weeks work experience placement at the Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce in Prestwick. Here’s what he has to say! My Name is Jonny Faulkner and I am in S4 at Belmont Academy. I really enjoy business at school and wanted to go the Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce…

Work Placement Pupil Shares Her Experience

Faye Ronald, S4 pupil at Stewarton Academy, completed her weeks work experience placement at UTC in Prestwick. Here’s what she has to say. My name is Faye Ronald and I am in S4 at Stewarton Academy.  I had an interest in the Engineering and Physics fields before I attended my work experience at UTC but…

Trading Places

National Tradesperson Day 2017 To celebrate National Tradesperson Day, we visited two of Ashleigh Building’s project sites in Ardrossan and Saltcoats to get a better understanding of a day in the life of a tradesman. Ashleigh Building is a private Limited construction company established in 2001 and their principal business activity is construction.  They are…

A Career in Hospitality

Hospitality is a growing industry, especially in Ayrshire. Those who work in the industry have an important part to play making sure that visitors have a tremendous experience. We recently visited Garfield’s Tapas and Wine Bar in Ardrossan to meet with Chef Darren Fisher and General Catering Assistant’s Jodie McNamaraa and Chloe Mcgovern. We met…