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…

DYW Ayrshire Chair… ‘we dig what you’re saying’

Last week we visited Ashleigh Scotland’s fantastic new Headquarters in Prestwick to meet with David Smith, Managing Director of Ashleigh (Scotland) Ltd and also Chair of DYW Ayrshire.  We met with David to find out how being involved with DYW has benefitted his business and as Chair why he would encourage others to get involved….

Focussing on Learning Ability not Disability

This year Learning Disability Week takes place between 15th-21st May and is the perfect opportunity for us to highlight success stories of local young people with additional support needs who have entered into the world of work. In the run up to this week we visited a number of different youngsters throughout Ayrshire to hear…

One Year On

One year ago today we set up our blog page to give an insight into some of the work the DYW Ayrshire team were carrying out and we can’t believe how much of a success this page has been. With views hitting over 4400 and 39 posts being published it sure has been a busy…