Work Experience Week 2023

DYW Ayrshire are running a Work Experience Week campaign to highlight the importance and benefits of the school work experience programme to employers, educators and young people.

The campaign will be supported by our host organisation, Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce, and will run from Monday 4th – Friday 8th December. We will use the hashtag #WorkExperienceWeek to share stories and experiences on social media which promote, illustrate and celebrate the school work experience programme.

The campaign will provide real life examples from employers, teachers and pupils and allow you to understand the programme, share your good news story, see the benefits and encourage employers to get involved. Tell us what the programme means to you, how it benefits your business, how it helps a young person find their path and why you would recommend other employers get involved!

There are a number of benefits for employers of supporting the programme. You should get involved if you are:

-Planning on recruiting a young person

-Keen to give back to your local community

-Seeking an opportunity to make young people aware of your business’s routes and pathways

-Hoping to create a pipeline of future candidates

-Looking to invest in your future workforce

If you’d like to join the fun, have a look at our toolkit where you can find more information as well as suggested communications HERE or contact a member of our team on [email protected] #WorkExperienceWeek