Name, new job title and schools you are going to be covering:
Margo Milne, Employer School Coordinator.
Cults, Harlaw, Lochside and Orchard Brae.
As a young person, what was your aspirations growing up?
I always wanted to be a teacher and regularly played “schoolies” in my bedroom. My guidance teacher advised me that there was plenty of teachers and that I should become a chiropodist!
What pathway did you follow when you left school?
Because I was discouraged from following my dream, I went straight into employment as a Receptionist for Expro.
What are you most excited about getting stuck into in your new role?
I am most excited about engaging and forming sustainable relationships with employers and schools to deliver successful outcomes which help and support our young people on their career path. The breadth of skills, experience and knowledge we have in the team is inspiring and we can all work together to share our vast library for the good of our young people.
How crucial do you think the link is between schools and employers?
It is vital in ensuring our young people learn about different industries and the opportunities they can provide alongside possible pathways in the hope of leading them to their dream job.
What do you think is the greatest benefit to employers that are involved with DYW?
There are many benefits such as CSR, employer staff development, curriculum learning and how schools operate, however the greatest benefit is having access to the talent pool of our young people in school allowing employers to find their next stars.
Do you have a motto or personal mantra that you live by?
Don’t dream it, do it
What would be your one piece of advice to 12-year old you?
Never give up on your dreams – you may take different paths to get there, and try different things, but you will get there.