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Employability Week

Employability Week Programme details for 13-17 November. 2017.

Apprentice Recruitment Open Day

As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, GTG Training is holding an Apprentice Recruitment Open Day on Thursday 9 March 2017 from 10am until 3pm.  You are invited to attend a showcase of Modern Apprenticeship opportunities, giving pupils an insight into careers in Mechanics, Vehicle Body Repair, Vehicle Spray Paint, Vehicle Parts, Business Administration, Customer Service, Alarm and Garage Engineering.

This is a fantastic opportunity to view leading-edge training facilities, meet current apprentices and speak with various companies that employ apprentices and find out more about what they have to offer.   Apprenticeship programmes offer people aged 16 and over a way to earn while they learn, as they work towards a recognised qualification, skilled employment and greater career prospects.

Strathclyde University - Engineering the Future for Girls

Engineering the Future for Girls is being delivered in collaboration with BP and BAM Nuttall and is designed to engage girls in S3, going into S4, in a wide range of engineering challenges that will inspire them to become the next generation of engineers. The summer school is fully-funded by BP and BAM Nuttall and all student costs, including travel, will be covered. Strathclyde will accept applications from girls with any range of subject choices at National 5.

The summer school is non-residential and therefore pupils should be able to make their way each day to the University of Strathclyde campus in the heart of Glasgow City Centre. Teachers are not required to accompany pupils during the week. For the pupils’ convenience, mentors have been arranged to accompany pupils from and to Queen Street train station, Glasgow Central train station and Buchanan Bus Station at the start and end of each day.

Pupils should apply at using the online application form. The deadline for applications is 10 March 2017. A confirmation email is sent upon receipt of application. The selection panel will meet in late March/early April to review the applications received and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by 7 April 2017. An automated email is sent to teachers informing them of the application submitted and requesting a supporting statement. The supporting statement for each student should be submitted online using a designated link by 17 March 2017, for the application to be considered.

If you would like any further information on the Summer School then please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


                             Focus on Employability Week    
                             November 13-17 2017  
  Future-proof your Employability Skills:  a look at the skills needed to succeed in areas of employment when there is increasing automation.
                                              BGE                                       SENIOR PHASE  
Broughton's own My World of Work Ambassadors join forces with Skills Development Scotland to provide an interactive careers event for S2 students.  Josh Littlejohn, founder of Social Bite will speak to students in S5/6 about his career journey, his social enterprise, his vision for eradicating homelessness and The Sleep in the Park event.            
Barclays Lifeskills will work with S3 students to explore the skills that employers are looking for through three interactive activities Scottish Government apprentices will visit classes to talk about career progression through Modern Apprenticeships and how students can learn and earn through this route. 
S2 are working on an Italian Café project looking at the roles of different people in a café and design dishes to be served. Our BRO enterprise group  is getting ready to launch the social café and BRO bookbairns workshop event on 24th November. Frantic planning is underway.
Highlights across curriculum areas
BGE students will learn about employment opportunities in Art, Music and Drama. Artists Rob Fairley and founder of Room 13, will spend a day with art and design students talking about his career journey and his ideas.  A visiting designer will talk to S2 students about textiles design. 
 Edinburgh College visit for students wanting to find out more about careers in the Hospitality sector
 S3 students working towards the Languages for Life and Work group award will begin their business language champions project in partnership with The Balmoral Hotel. Students visit the hotel and find out about the languages spoken by the staff, the cultural preferences of guests and the skills needed to work at The Balmoral.  They will also take part in a workshop on application/CV writing.  The pupils, in return, will produce a piece of work for the Balmoral. 
In SfL there will be a work etiquette quiz explaining what to do and what not to do in the work place!
1,00 girls - 1,000 futures - promoting STEM for girls across all age groups.
Across the curriculum, there will be a focus on employability during this week.