Developing the Young Workforce,  DYW

Welcome to the school's dedicated DYW page. This is the place to keep an eye on for all work related news and activities happening at Fortrose Academy.

Job Spot

A number of employers contact the school with job opportunities before they are advertised by other means. Click the button below to take you to the latest job opportunities. 

 An online resource listing what's out there for young people leaving school in the Highlands.
Hi-hope  advertises all job and volunteering opportunities on its Noticeboard tab and is updated daily.
Work-related learning can provide you with skills and knowledge to help you consider your future career choices. Activities such as work placements, sector talks, mentoring, mock interviews, workplace visits, and enterprise activities at school, to name a few, will develop your employability skills and will allow you to put your existing skills into practice.
Log on to  Hi-Hope : 
username: fortrose
password: wexp108                           to find out more.

Click the link above to take you to DYWICH facebook page - a great place for news about jobs (including summer & temporary work) & work experience . 

— Our SDS Advisor is Clark Ellis.
‘I am in Fortrose Academy every Wednesday & Thursday during term time. All pupils can request a careers appointment. Ask your  Guidance Teacher to arrange this.  There are also lunch time drop-in sessions both days in room 29B.

Parents and pupils can contact me via email clark.ellis@sds.co.uk or by phone 07342058494. Outwith term time careers information, advice and guidance are available at SDS Inverness Career Centre, 1 -5 Church Street, Inverness. IV1 1DY T: 0300 0133826 .

I’d encourage everyone (pupils, parents and partners) to register and make use of My World of Work. There is something for everyone.’

NHS Volunteers

NHS Highland are offering volunteer opportunities for S5 & S6 pupils.
Click here for more details.. 

  • What subjects/qualifications do I need to
    be a  . . . . . . .  ?

  • What can I do if I'm good at . . . . . ?

  • How do I put together a CV ?

  • Skills ? Qualities ? Qualifications ? 
    What's what ?  What's important ?
     

  • All these questions & more can be answered by visitng the above site.

  • All our pupils open an account & start using MyWow from S2 onwards.

Velocity Bike Academy

Last session 4 of our S4 pupils attended 6 weeks training at the Velocity Cafe in Inverness developing employability skills whilst earning a qualification in bike maintenance. 2 are now well on their way to apprenticeships, & 1 will be starting college this session.
Unfortunately, Velocity Cafe has lost their funding, but still wish to offer these courses. If anyone knows of any sources of sponsorship, please get in touch with Mr Ferns at school.

Subject Knowledge ? Employability Skills ?

Click below to see what our pupils say about careers, skills & inspiration.

Skills for Work

The school has added a new "Skills for Work" course for session 2018-19 - Preparation for the Uniformed & Emergency Services.
Click here to find out more.