Welcome…

Established, 1978 as a not for profit social enterprise, delivering Training For Success, ApprenticeshipsNI, Job Assist (Lemis North West) and Engage (Learning North West).

We address social problems, improve communities, people’s quality of life & help our clients who traditionally find it hard to enter the labour market.

Our social mission is at the heart of everything we do and we support local businesses by providing mentoring, support, up-skilling, training/retraining that matches the needs of employers for the 21st century.

What we at DYCW stand for…

Care

We care about you, talk to us and we will support you.

We care for each of our learners by building relationships, understanding learners’ needs and by providing consistent, supportive learner contact. Our learners can depend on us to deliver services that help them achieve their personal ambitions and goals. All staff endeavour to provide a caring and supportive environment tailored to meet the needs of individuals. We ask our learners to care about their well-being, surroundings, progress and personal development.

Respect

We will respect you, please respect us and respect each other.Β 

Mutual respect forms the basis of our organisation. Both staff and learners are encouraged to embrace the values of a positive, respectful learning environment. We endeavour to earn the respect of others through positive behaviour. We promote respect for our fellow tutors and learners and we communicate frequently and listen to each other regardless of level or position. We ask our learners to respect themselves, others, their facilities and their surrounding environment for the benefit of all.

Equality

Everyone will be treated equally and have the opportunity to learn, use it.

We strive to be an inclusive organisation integrating learners of different abilities, backgrounds and experiences. We promote diversity and equality in everything we do and aim to improve the quality of life for everyone working in, learning in and visiting DYCW. We ask our learners to display an openness to and tolerance of the views, beliefs and needs of others

Independence

We value and encourage your independence, make your own career choices and achieve them.

We understand and value the need to develop independence within our learners so that they can obtain the necessary skills and attributes to make a valuable contribution to the community as a whole. We strive to instil this independence by enabling learners to overcome barriers to their personal and employment progression. We ask learners to take responsibility for their own progression and to fully avail of all opportunities provided.

Success

We want you to achieve, let’s work together and succeed.

We constantly strive to improve and innovate in order to meet and exceed our learners’ expectations. We encourage each learner to maximise their performance in order to reach their full potential. We base success not only on the achievement of academic qualifications but also on how learners evolve personally and emotionally. We take pride in each learner’s personal achievement and celebrate success in a variety of ways. We ask learners to take every opportunity to achieve individual and collective excellence by striving for high personal standards.

Our Clients Love Us

Over the past 12 months all clients who started with DYCW, have been given the opportunity to participate and prove themselves in a valuable work placement, gain as much experience as possible and cultivate a range of occupational skills with a percentage securing employment.

Here at Gills Newsagents we have had a trainee from DYCW on work experience for the first time. This young person is working extremely well and has proved to be a great asset to our business. The staff and customers have great things to say about how well he can work and also enjoy his big personality. All us going well for both the client and ourselves and we like the way DYCW keep in contact to ensure this. We are now in a position to offer him some part time week-end hours.

Gills Newsagents SPAR (Park Avenue, Derry)Kevin Gill, Proprietor

I have previously managed the Poundland Store in the Waterside and was familiar with offering work placements to DYCW clients and seen how successful it was for both client and employer leading into employment. Therefore, when I became manager for GAME I made it my business to ensure this shop would be in a position to offer the same opportunities and thankfully it again has been a great success. Our trainee started out on a trial basis for one month and continues to work well. He has been a pleasure to train and also a pleasure to watch progress in all aspects of learning.

GAME, (Richmond Centre, Derry)Rory O’Connor, Manager

We at Medicare have apprenticeships based in many of our chemist all over Northern Ireland. The training they receive is really beneficial and convenient for the staff and company as the tutor is available to come to our premises to deliver and observe for the best service to all.

Medicare Pharmacy (Racecourse Rd, Derry)Richard Collins, Pharmacist

We had been contacted by DYCW in December last year about the opportunity to have a TFS Hairdressing Client on work experience with us at the salon. We took this great opportunity to give a young person starting out in hairdressing the chance to put their skills into practice and learn in a busy environment. Fortunately, things are working out well and we can see the progression in both the client’s confidence and skills. I’m amazed at how quick she picks thing up. Her curling, braids, plaits and upstyles are excellent. We hope to be in a position to offer employment on completion.

Headz & Co Salon (Glendermott Rd, Derry)Glynis Jefferson, Proprietor

We have worked with DYCW this year in different settings. They had kindly provided out staff with Autism Awareness Training which has been really invaluable with our job role and also helped us support our clients on work placement from the Engage Programme. Being involved and in a position to offer someone who is specifically interested in this field of work gives out organisation great satisfaction and makes us feel that we have contributed to the lives and development of the client and community.

Apex Housing (Butcher St, Derry)Julie Quinn, HR Manager

In Other News…

RECRUITING NOW.... School leavers we can offer you qualifications in Retail, Information Technology, Business Admin, Hairdressing, Barbering, Literacy, Numeracy and much more at all levels and at your pace, contact Joanne or sent a message for more information πŸ˜€ ... See MoreSee Less

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We were absolutely delighted this week to start welcoming our trainees back 😁😁😁 ... See MoreSee Less

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FOUR MORE SLEEPS... 😁😁😁
It's been a long 6 months but we can't wait to welcome you all back into DYCW on Monday. Don't forget your mask !
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Attention school leavers ! .....Not sure what to do next, we offer training in Retail, Information Technology, Business Admin, Hairdressing & Barbering to name just a few, why not contact Joanne on the number below or sent a DM with your telephone number and she will ring you, it's that easy πŸ˜€ ... See MoreSee Less

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Discovering a positive mindset workshop, anyone that might be interested the cost is Β£20, details to book are below. ... See MoreSee Less

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We are currently recruiting for school leavers into various areas within DYCW, gain qualifications in, Retail, Information Technology, Hairdressing and many more, while getting Β£40 per week, please contact Joanne on 71268891 or message us below. ... See MoreSee Less

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A big happy birthday to Deirdre for yesterdayπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ we all hope you had a lovely day πŸŽπŸŽˆπŸŽ‰ ... See MoreSee Less

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Get in Touch

Mon/Thur: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 2pm
Email: training@dycw.co.uk
Tel: 028 712 68 891