Skills Development Scotland
Type 3 - Virtual Work Placements
Business and Enterprise, Technology and Engineering, Science
S3, S4, S5, S6
Term 1: 7th, 9th & 23rd Sep; 5th, 7th & 26th Oct; 2nd, 4th & 23rd Nov; & 14th & 16th Dec
Term 2: TBD between 1st Jan – 31st Mar 2022 (expected employers inc. Gleneagles and Coca Cola)
Term 3: TBD between 1st Apr – 31st Jul 2022
Tuesdays (11:30-12:30am) & Thursdays (2-3pm)
Number of Sessions:
Once per term
This course will provide a unique opportunity for young people to access virtual work experience with leading Food & Drink companies including Baxters, Coca Cola, Inverhouse Distilleries and Mackies. You will learn about their brands, new product development, sustainability, marketing and exporting, and the sessions will include challenges set by the employer which participants will be invited to respond to. At the end of each term, there will be a Dragons Den style opportunity by each participant to these leading employers. Aimed originally at delivery of the Foundation Apprenticeship in Food & Drink Technologies, this will be open to anyone interested in being involved in work experience with leading manufacturers, whether they have a direct interest in the Food & Drink industry or not.
These sessions have so far been supported by the following leading employers: Baxters, Brown Bros, Coca Cola, Dawnfresh, Highland Spring, Inver House Distilleries, Mackies Crisps, MacPhie of Glenbervie, Walkers Shortbread. More will be added throughout the year.
Breakdown of the four sessions:
Each employer has committed to four sessions each, two at the start of each month and two at the end, plus two end of term sessions.
The format typically for each session will be:
These sessions will run on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons.
Dates for term 1:
This is directly associated with DYW, providing fantastic and unique opportunities:
This course will be organised, attendance confirmed and questions answered within the Team, however actual delivery of the sessions is planned to be via Vimeo. Can you please check before registering that you are able to watch Vimeo by using the link below (which contains a previous session from Skills Development Scotland). If you are unable to view the link below, this is likely because Vimeo is blocked in your Local Authority and you will need to contact the relevant person in your Local Authority to request Vimeo be added to the ‘whitelist’.
Work Experience, Food, Drink, Technology, Manufacturing, Engineering, Product Design, Entrepreneurship, Creativity, Sustainability
Please register your interest here!