The latest jobs on offer from The Edinburgh Guarantee are available to view now, or you can see them here:
The Edinburgh Guarantee new website has a Jobs Board, shared with Developing the Young Workforce: Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian.
The job application process has been simplified:
- Young people will no longer require to register on the website or set up a Member Profile to apply for opportunities.
- Applications submitted through the Edinburgh Guarantee website will no longer be made using their online application form. On the new website, applicants will be asked to email their CV and cover letter to the employer/training provider’s email address.
- Applications which are directed to the employer/training provider’s website or recruitment portal will remain unchanged.
- There will also be the facility to register for job alerts.
Edinburgh Napier Clearing & Support
Edinburgh Napier University has put together a checkllist for students regarding their clearing process.
Pathways is a new app created in collaboration with Edinburgh Napier, QMU, Fife College & Edinburgh College. It will allow users to explore current articulation routes between college & university in the Fife, Edinburgh, Lothian, Borders, Stirling and Falkirk areas.
It offically launches on the 2 July and when launched, you can access it via pathways.ac.uk.
A online resource has been created in partnership between ENU & Glasgow University to promote STEM related careers through various workshops. The resource is for all ages and free to access. You can find it here.
RBS has launched an initiative to recruit bright young people from diverse backgrounds in Edinburgh.
Working with social mobility charity Leadership Through Sport & Business (LTSB), RBS is expanding a successful pilot it launched in 2019. The bank is seeking diverse young people to help make sure it represents the communities it serves.
The latest apprenticeships will go live on the Guarantee/Edinburgh Guarantee Jobs Board early this week, so young people who are signed up for alerts will be able to see these opportunities. The levels noted on the flyer relate to SCQF levels. As you can see the Financial Services opportunity is at
level 6 and the highest level is a graduate level apprenticeship.
Childcare Foundation Apprenticeship Opportunity
Information on Childcare Foundation Apprenticeships is available here. The initial deadline for applications is 30 April 2020, however this can be extended. Some applications have already been received. It may be that for some young people who had indicated a desire to leave, that this could be a valuable pathway if their training/job offers have been withdrawn.
Free Webinar for prospective medical/dental students
As University of Dundee medical and dental students, collectively, MedSpace have over 5 years’ experience of helping applicants achieve their place at university. They have designed and delivered more than 50 workshops for UCAT, personal statement and interview preparation, supporting over 100 students. Their proposed webinar would consist of an overview of the UCAT, personal statement, and the interview. They would also touch on what resources are currently on the market and what services they can offer. Deciding which resource to invest in is not a straightforward decision, which is why they encourage parents to also be present, if available.
M&G 2020 Apprenticeship Programme
The M&G 2020 Apprenticeship Programme is now open. Full information is here.
SUPERMARKET, WAREHOUSE, CALL CENTRE STAFF URGENTLY REQUIRED
As a result of the effects of Coronavirus, there is an increase in job vacancies for supermarket and warehouse workers and call centre staff to start immediately. The job advert is also available on our Jobs Board and will be updated with new vacancies as they become available. Please share as widely as possible.
Contract: All types of temporary contracts available immediately
Salary: Dependent on employer
Employer: Various employers across Edinburgh and the Lothians
See below for the full list of current vacancies and how to apply:
- Iceland - www.icelandcareers.co.uk
- Co-op/Scotmid - visit your nearest store
- Morrisons - https://www.morrisons.jobs/ or visit your nearest store
- Asda – visit your nearest store with your passport and your National Insurance number
- Tesco - https://www.tesco-careers.com/
- Sainsbury's – Apply here
- B&M – visit your nearest store
- Aldi - check out their vacancies here
- Lidl - Edinburgh and West Lothian. Apply here
- Sainsbury’s Bank - Customer Service Advisors – Applications for Edinburgh Gyle here. Applications for West Lothian at http://bit.ly/2xB3gwd
- Recruitment agency, Cordant People, are recruiting immediate starts in Food Production, Stock Replenishment and Cleaning in Edinburgh, Livingston and Dunfermline. Call 0131 285 0550.
Scottish Apprenticeship Week News
S6 Broughton student, Harris Deas' achievements are being celebrated as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week from 2-6 March, after choosing a Business Skills Foundation Apprenticeship alongside other school subjects. You can read more about this here:
LEAPS Conference - 18 March
Leaps have an upcoming S5 conference on 18 March, from 5 - 8pm at Edinburgh University. You can find out more about this event here: www.leapsonline.org/s5conference.
There is also an S5 Parents’ & Carers’ Information evening taking place a week after the S5 Conference, on Wednesday 25 March 2020 (www.leapsonline.org/parents) – S5 LEAPS-eligible students are encouraged to tell their parents and carers about this.
This month promotional emails will be sent to students. In addition, the cost of public transport to and from the event can be covered, and snacks will be provided. It is hoped that this will allow all those who want to attend to do so.
Edinburgh College Schools Bulletin
The Edinburgh College schools bulletin is available now.
The bulletin has links to the SCP Senior Phase Prospectus and FA Student Guide.
- SCP courses live applications
- Notification of selection process
- June Transition dates and requirement for pupil attendance
- Applications Tracker System access
- FA course list
- PPE Costs for SCP courses
- Full Time Courses open message and Open Day dates
- College SCP Contacts
Apprenticeship recruitment is open at TechnipFMC in Dunfermline and they are recruiting 14 apprentices this year.
TechnipFMC is a global oil and gas leader, specialized in subsea, onshore, offshore, and surface technologies. Our mission: to enhance the performance of world’s energy industry. How we do it: by constantly challenging conventions and investing in our 37 000+ employees, across 48 countries. At TechnipFMC, we aim to offer an inspiring working experience: tackling some of the most complex technical and engineering challenges in the world in collaboration with a truly global team.
An Apprenticeship with us is the perfect way to continue your education at the same time as enjoying a competitive salary. When you successfully complete your TechnipFMC Apprenticeship, you will achieve an NC and HNC in your chosen field and you will normally become a full-time employee of TechnipFMC.
Details can be found at
Free event in Edinburgh for students interested in studying in the US
Interested in going to university in the United States? The US-UK Fulbright Commission can help! They are running a free seminar in Edinburgh on Monday 24 February. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the US application process and talk to one of their expert advisers face to face.
Sutton Trust Summer School 28 June to 3 July 2020
There are only two weeks left for students to apply - applications close on 3 March 2020.
The Sutton Trust Summer School at the University of St Andrews is held each year in order to give pupils in S5 the chance to experience a week in the life of a university student. It has been proven that this experience, aimed at pupils who fulfil most of the criteria set out in the information material, is of great benefit when applying to competitive universities.
The residential week includes study within academic areas of interest, social activities and advice on UCAS related topics. The week is free of charge and pupils are only required to bring spending money for their personal use.
Further information can be found online at: www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/access/projects/sutton-trust
Only 3 weeks left to apply – Deadline 14 February 2020!
These paid week-long work experience programmes for S5 students are a fantastic opportunity for young people to learn more about the world of Business, Accounting or Technology. This year, for the first time, a Business Insight Week, a Digital Insight Week and an Accounting Insight Week are on offer to help students gain a real insight and excellent coaching and advice.
Entry criteria varies across the programmes, full details are on the PwC website.
· Business Insight Week is open to students from state schools who fulfil our social mobility criteria. You'll need to be on course for a 96 UCAS tariff from up to five Highers
· Accounting Insight Week has higher entry requirements as it is a fast-track programme to their Accounting partnership degrees - You’ll need to be on track for AAABB (or equivalent) at Higher Grade, or 136 UCAS points from your Higher.
· Digital Insight Week also has Higher entry requirements as it is a fast-track programme to the fully funded Computer Science Degrees - students need to be on track for AAAB from your top 5 Highers.
Please see below the link to all Insight Week opportunities taking place in our Edinburgh office in 2020.
Edinburgh Office Open Event:
Further to the Insight weeks an office open evening is takintg place at the Edinburgh Office on 12 February. This is a great opportunity for Students, Teachers and Parents to discover more about life at PwC. During this interactive presentation, you'll find out more about PwC, their apprenticeships, degree programmes and work experience, and you'll hear from their people. You'll pick up lots of information about their work and the application process, to help you to decide which of the career options interests you most and how to get there.
Join in the welcoming environment to discover where a career with PwC could take you – and how far you could go. You won't be disappointed and will build useful connections and insights for taking the next step in your career.
Edinburgh Office Open Event:
📅 12th February 2020 ⌚5.00pm-7.00pm 📍 PwC Edinburgh, Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, EH3 8EX
Insight Evening - 11 February 2020
Sky Software Engineering Team are holding an Insight Evening on Tuesday 11 Feb where potential applicants can come in, talk to current apprentices, learn about the application process and meet their electronic buddies Marty and Micro. You must register to attend this evening here; ttps://careers.sky.com/earlycareers/insightdays/#toggle-id-6
Applications are now open for apprenticeships in Livingston technology (there are many jobs as well as programming!) – you can apply from 16 up and they are looking for problem solvers and team players more than anything. There is a qualification at the end of the 2-year programme and young people who have completed their apprenticeship are encouraged to do a degree on a day a week work release whilst still getting full pay. Applications can be made here: https://careers.sky.com/earlycareers/apprenticeships/#toggle-id-5
Fettes College Careers Day
The Fettes College Careers Day, takes place at Fettes on 7 February. They are offering a wider agenda to visiting schools this year to enable you to benefit from speaker sessions as well as the Careers Fair. The day will start at 9am prompt.
Highlights of the day include:
- Welcome from the Head of Fettes College, Helen Harrison
- Keynote speech by President and CEO of the Glenmorangie Company, Thomas Moradpour
- Talk on the ability to re-invent by Head of Emerging Opportunities and Partnerships at The Scottish Government, Alexander Holt
- Choosing the right course at University by Jack O’Toole, Student Recruitment Manager, Newcastle University
- The Higher Education, GAP and Graduate Level Apprenticeship Fair
8 GAP organisations
6 Graduate Level Apprenticeship firms / employers
- Meet the Experts room – chat to professionals informally about careers
There are 120 places available for pupils from Edinburgh High Schools. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Pupils should be with at Fettes for a 9am start, finishing at 1pm. Please note the entrance to Fettes College has changed, access is now via Crewe Road South (opposite the Western General).
Any students interested in attending should contact Ms Milazzo.
NHS Youth Volunteer Programme
The first ever dedicated Youth Volunteer Programme designed for 16 – 25 year olds launches in January 2020.
This fixed term summer placement is designed to open up the NHS to young people that would otherwise never thought of it as an option (there’s more the NHS than being a doctor or nurse!).
Successful completion of this placement, will act like a stepping stone towards a NHS Lothian Apprenticeship, so it is definitely a good option for those young people finishing school who are looking to go to on the job training.
S5-S6 STUDENTS: MEDICAL RESEARCH SCOTLAND - MEET THE RESEARCHER SHOWCASE
S5 and S6 pupils interested in a career in science or considering studying a STEM subject are invited to Medical Research Scotland’s acclaimed Meet the Researcher Showcase in February 2020.
S5 and S6 pupils of all abilities are invited to attend the free events at the University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow on Thursday 27 February 2020 and Dundee Science Centre on Friday 28 February 2020.
Known to be the most comprehensive medical research careers event in Scotland, the event will allow pupils to meet inspiring young PhD students who conduct cutting-edge research into the diagnosis and treatment of disease. They’ll explain the science behind their work and their journey into medical research. The young scientists all study at Scottish universities thanks to funding from Medical Research Scotland.
At the exciting and interactive event, pupils will meet lecturers from leading Scottish universities and industry leaders who will talk about careers in medical research. They’ll also put their science skills to the test using fun, hands-on science demonstrations provided by experts from the country’s leading research companies and medical science institutions.
To RSVP for the event
The deadline for submitting the event application form is Friday 20 December 2019 at 5pm.
On behalf of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, you are warmly invited to attend the next in our inaugural lecture series.
The Inaugural Lecture to be given by:
Professor Andy Baker
Head of Centre for Cardiovascular Science, Gustav Born Chair of Vascular Biology
DATE: Monday 18 November, 2019
VENUE: Shirley Hall, Chancellor's Building, Edinburgh EH16 4SB
And afterwards for refreshments in the Sophia Jex Blake suite.
We would be very grateful if you could confirm your attendance via Eventbrite as we expect this lecture to be busy.
An Information Evening about Project Trust is being held on Friday 22 November. Information Evenings are a brilliant opportunity for interested S5 students to find out more about what Project Trust can offer them.
It is also a chance for students to bring their parents along, who will certainly have questions!
- ·Date: Friday 22 November 2019.
- ·Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm.
- ·Location: Foundation Scotland, 15 Calton Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8DL.
- ·For further information: https://projecttrust.org.uk/information-evenings-2019/
S1-S3 Vet Medicine Information Evening – Wednesday 27 November 2019
This Vet Medicine Information Evening is aimed at S1-S3 pupils and their parents/guardians and will take place on Wednesday 27 November from 19:00 – 20:30 at the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at Easter Bush, Midlothian.
The event aims to give pupils and their guests an idea of what it involves being a vet and a vet student as well as what it takes to become a vet. By the end of the session, pupils and their parents/guardians should be able to:
- Identify some of the variety of areas vets can work in once qualified
- Discuss some of the main roles/tasks carried out by vets
- Discuss the some of the main aspects of a vet medicine degree & student life
- List all the universities in the UK that currently offer Vet Medicine degrees
- List the main subjects pupils need to take when they get to S4, S5 and S6
- Discuss some of the basics of the application & selection process for Vet Medicine
This is an exciting new event being runn for the first time this year. It is hoped as many pupils as possible will benefit from finding out more about what it takes to become a vet at this early stage in school and help prepare them for what will be require in their later years in school should they want to pursue a career as a vet.
Pupils and their parents can get more information and sign up at the following link: https://vet-info-evening.eventbrite.co.uk
2019 Edinburgh Medical Debate
Does gender inequality still exist in the medical profession?
Edinburgh Medical Students Council and Edinburgh Medical School would like to invite you to a panel discussion for the 2019 Edinburgh Medical Debate.
Wednesday 6 November
McEwan Hall, The University of Edinburgh
Doors at 6.30pm for 7pm
**Free tickets: https://edmeddeb19.eventbrite.co.uk **
The evening will be chaired by Professor Mona Siddiqui, Chair in Islamic and Interreligious Studies at the University of Edinburgh
Dr Fizzah Ali, Neurology Registrar and Editor, Medical Woman Magazine
Professor Lorna Marson, Professor of Transplant Surgery (University of Edinburgh) and Honorary Consultant Transplant Surgeon.
Dr Elizabeth Pollitzer, Director of Portia
Dr Ellen McCourt, Former Chair, BMA Junior Doctors Committee
Dr Richard Weller, Honorary NHS Consultant Dermatologist and Principal Investigator
Wesley McLoughlin, Year 3 MBChB student, Edinburgh Medical School.
There will be breaks for Q&A throughout the evening and a vote will be taken at the beginning and end of the evening.
There will be a reception after the debate to which everyone is welcome. This event is free and open to all.
The Landscape Architects' Knowledge Exchange 2019
A fantastic opportunity for any young people considering a career in landscape architecture to explore the profession, including learning design principals, hearing from recently graduated landscape architects and being able to ask any questions they might have.
This event is on Saturday 19 October at Evolution House in Edinburgh from 9:30am till 5pm and is free to attend. Lunch will be provided to all attendees.
While this event is free to attend, anyone hoping to attend is asked to book a ticket so the organisers can check numbers of attendees. Tickets and full details of the event can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/landscape-architects-knowledge-exchange-and-design-charette-2019-tickets-64236512137
Canonmills Newsagents located at 3 Howard Street, Edinburgh, currently has a vacancy for a paperboy/girl. They have had a lot of pupils from Broughton working there in the past and they have been more than excellent. The work is in the morning and hours are short and can be altered to suit the student. If any further information is required then please do not hesitate to contact the manager, Mr Anwar, 0131 556 1461.
Free Medical Lectures
We are delighted to announce the programme for the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 2019 free School Lectures, geared towards S4-S6 students considering a career in medicine. In line with Education Scotland’s ‘Developing Scotland's Young Workforce’ programme we aim to better prepare young people for the world of work and bridge the gap between employers and education. The lectures will take place in our Auditorium within the college.
In order to reach as many young people as possible the lectures will also be available via a live web-stream.
Topical Medical Issues: Monday 23 September : 4.30 - 5.30pm. Chair: Professor Derek Bell OBE, RCPE President/Chair in Acute Medicine at Imperial College, London. (Aimed at S4, S5 and S6 pupils).
Professor Bell will discuss the importance of medicine to society and the key topics you will study at medical school, with a question and answer session.
Becoming a Doctor: Part 1: Tuesday 1 October: 3 - 5pm. Chair: Dr Anna Olsson-Brown, Chair of RCPE Trainees and Members Committee. (Aimed at S4, S5 and S6 pupils)
Current medical students and newly qualified doctors will focus on how to prepare best for application to medical school, including personal statements and work experience opportunities.
Becoming a Doctor: Part 2: Wednesday 2 October: 3 - 5pm. Chair: Dr Anna Olsson-Brown, Chair of RCPE Trainees and Members Committee. (Aimed at S6 or those who are applying to Medical School in 2020)
Current medical students and newly qualifiued doctors will focus on interview techniques and mock interviews. There will be a session on managing anxiety and tips on how to stay calm in preparation for interviews.
Ethical Dilemmas in Medicine: Wednesday 6 November: 4 - 5.30pm. Chair: Professor Kenneth Boyd, Professor of Medical Ethics at the University of Edinburgh. (Aimed at S4, S5 and S6 pupils)
An interactive panel discussion will examine some of the challenging moral and ethical decisions take by patients and doctors today.
S4/S5/S6 Students - Conservation Careers Day at Edinburgh Zoo
Are you interested in a career in conservation? Would you like to find out more about the work we do here at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland? If so then save the date – 26th September 2019!
Every year we receive many requests from people interested in working here at Edinburgh Zoo, so this year we are launching a brand new Zoo Careers Day. This day is suitable for those at secondary school looking to make decisions about career paths, as well as tertiary students looking to find out more about the world of work. We will host representatives from all departments in the zoo, meaning you will find out about some of the less obvious roles within the zoo such as:
- Human resources
- Building maintenance, joiners, blacksmiths, painters and gardeners
- Marketing, communication and membership
- Events and hospitality
We will also provide an insight into:
- The role of zookeepers
- Veterinary staff
- Field conservation work
Furthermore there will be information available from a host of colleges and universities highlighting routes into your chosen career.
Meet the people behind the roles at Edinburgh Zoo, ask the questions you always wanted to and start planning your career now.
The day will commence at 10:30am with short introductions from each of the departments, followed by time to browse the stalls (providing more information from each department) and further and higher education providers. The rest of your day can be spent enjoying the many animals onsite and finding out more about our vital conservation work.
Please give your name to your Guidance teacher if you are interested in taking part in this opportunity.
MODERN APPRENTICE VACANCY
People Know How are looking for a Modern Apprentice - Office Administrator (16-19) to join their team. They are seeking candidates with minimum of 3 x Level 4 National Highers including English and Mathematics and are happy to consider anyone who is on track to achieve these.
Full details are on the Edinburgh Guarantee website - https://www.theguarantee.org/young-people/find-a-job/17266-people-know-how-office-administrator-16-19-modern-apprenticeship/. And Goodmoves - https://bit.ly/2wdl906
Please note the closing dates are being extended.
Interested in a job in Childcare? The Childcare Academy could be for you:
THE CHILDCARE ACADEMY IS AN EMPLOYABILITY FUND STAGE 3 PROGRAMME WHICH WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO:
- Undertake free training requiring attendance of up to 30 hours weekly within a safe, friendly environment
- Gain significant experience of working with children by undertaking a quality supported work experience placement within an early years care and education setting or an out of school care setting
- Gain 2 Accredited SQA Units from the Social Services (Children and Young People) SVQ Level 2 Award
- Gain employment in the childcare sector
- Access a Young Persons Allowance of £55 per week for eligible 16 to 18 year olds (for a max of 26 weeks)
- Progression onto our Modern Apprenticeship programme to gain the SVQ Level 3 Social Services Children and Young People Award
The next Childcare Academy starts on MONDAY 2 September 2019.
Why not come along to our Childcare Academy information session. This will last approx. 1 hour and will give you the opportunity to find out what is involved in our Academy programme, ask any questions and take away an application pack.
- Thursday 30 May 2019 @ 1pm
'Getting into Medical School’ Information Day – Saturday 31 August 2019, 9.30am – 4pm
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is once again hosting a ‘Getting into Medical School’ information day for local school pupils interested in a career in medicine. S4 – S6 students are invited to participate.
As well as representatives from medical school admissions teams, Doctors, surgeons and current medical students have been invited to speak about their own experiences. The event will provide a fantastic opportunity for pupils to learn about making a successful application and the options open to them beyond this.
Hospitality Apprenticeship Open Evening
Apprenticeship opportunities are available in Housekeeping, Restaurant, Kitchen and Reception. The event will be a great opportunity to find out what the Apprenticeships involve and for you to meet current Apprentices and learn about their amazing journeys since joining the Apex family. The event is open to candidates, students, parents/carers and teachers.
For more information on the Apprenticeship opportunities Apex Hotels offer, visit: https://careers.apexhotels.co.uk/pages/apprenticeships
Multi Cultural Family Base Group
Currently on a Friday afternoon Multi-Cultural Family Base offer a group for young female Black Minority Ethnic carers and they are looking to get more girls involved. Caring responsibilities might be having to look after a younger siblings, looking after an ill parent or having to be a translator for a parent. If there any more questions in regards to caring responsibilities get in touch on 0131 229 4466.
Edinburgh Napier Event - Wednesday 27 March 2-6pm
Please see details of an event to be held at Edinburgh Napier on Wednesday. All students interested in coming to Napier, either this September - or even in a few years time are welcome. Location: School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Edinburgh Project SEARCH Recruiting Now
Applications will close 12 noon on Tuesday 23 April 2019. Applicants are advised to be available on Thursday 9 May 2019, as this is when the recruitment day will be taking place.
Foundation Apprenticeships Information
Lorna Sweeney, Service Manager, Schools and Lifelong Learning has prepared a letter In partnership with Skills Development Scotland - the national skills agency – for parents and carers of young people going into S5 and S6 about a new qualification open to school pupils in this age range.
Oxford & Cambridge Student Conference
There will be a combined Oxford and Cambridge Student Conference as part of the Schools Outreach Programme at the Corn Exchange, Edinburgh on Friday 15th March at 9.30am.
Designed as Open Days on the road, the conferences bring experienced admissions staff, subject specialists and current students from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
The events are aimed at S5 students who are studying for their Scottish Highers (or equivalent) and are beginning to consider their options for study beyond sixth form. These full day events provide up to date information about their courses, clearly outline the admissions process and provide students with the opportunity to hear first-hand how current undergraduate students find life at Oxford and Cambridge. The aim is for students to leave having explored the breadth of subjects on offer to them, gained a deeper insight into what courses involve and an understanding of how both universities assess applications.
Specific sessions include:
- Subject specific sessions for many of the courses available at Oxford and Cambridge
- Applying to Oxford and Cambridge, including Student Life
- Making a competitive application
- Student finance and careers
- Teachers and HE Advisors forum
Admission is FREE but by ticket only and all bookings should be made online through a teacher. Any S5 student considering an Oxbridge Application should see Ms Cumming asap.
Scottish Apprenticeship Week - Edinburgh College Granton Campus
Edinburgh College, DYW and SDS are planning 2 events on 7 March in Granton Campus.
In the afternoon (2-3.30pm) there will be 2x45min sessions for S3/4 school pupils to provide information on the Apprenticeship Family. Focus for this session will be Foundation Apprenticeships, but there will also be representation from MAs and Graduate Apprenticeships.
In the evening there will be an event for Parents of S4 Pupils from 6-7.30pm, again, to promote Work Based Learning and the Apprenticeship Family.
In both events SDS will have a stand in the “exhibition area” with the Virtual Reality Kit booked for use.
Sutton Trust Summer School, University of St Andrews - 30 June to 5 July 2019
The Sutton Trust Summer School at the University of St Andrews is held each year in order to give pupils in S5 the chance to experience a week in the life of a university student. It has been proved that this experience, aimed at pupils who fulfil most of the criteria set out in the information material, is of great benefit when applying to competitive universities.
The residential week includes study within academic areas of interest, social activities and advice on UCAS related topics. The week is free of charge and pupils are only required to bring spending money for their personal use.
Applications are now open and pupils are encouraged to apply early. Applications close on 28 February 2019.
Further information can be found online at https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/study/access/projects/sutton-trust/ and https://summerschools.suttontrust.com/
University College London’s free Residential Summer Schools!
University College London's Residential Summer Schools allow students to experience university life, explore academic study and receive support and guidance around personal statement writing and applying to university. Deadlines for applications are 28 February and 18 March.
Vision in Kids (VIKS) NURSING Insight Day
Vision in Kids (VIKS) offers the opportunity for school students to attend a Work Experience Programme on Saturday 30 March 2019 at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
The NHS Nursing Insight Programme Day, organised by Vision In KidS(VIKS) and supported by Lothian Health, aims to provide an insight into the varied nursing careers and working opportunities for pupils from the secondary school years who wish to experience the world of work in the Health Service. This programme aims to provide a broad outline of Nursing in the Health Service. Please see Mrs Milazzo if you are interested in applying.
Nuffield Research Placements 2019 (opportunity for S5 pupils) – Application deadline - 27 February
The Nuffield Research Placement Scheme is aimed at the current 5th year pupils who will be sitting their Highers in 2019 and who are studying any Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Maths (STEM) subjects at that level. Students are also now being placed into Social Science placements where there is an aspect of analysis, statistical investigation and mathematics involved, so the placements are very wide ranging. The placements help increase confidence and improve key skills including practical, communication, report-writing and presentation skills. They also provide students with excellent experiences & skills to include on CVs and personal statements. By working with professional scientists and engineers in a real-life environment, students gain an invaluable insight into a wide variety of careers. Students should speak to their Science teacher if interested.
Career Opportunity for S5 & S6 School Leavers
Johnston Carmichael, Scotland’s largest Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, have an excellent career opportunity for S5 and S6 school leavers in their Edinburgh office, starting in summer 2019.
Medic Insight Week 17 - 21 June and 24 - 28 June
The Medic Insight Week event this year is on Monday 17 June till Friday 21 June 2019 (Week 1) and Monday 24- 28 June 2019 (Week 2).
Applications are now open and spaces are allocated based on the submission of a successful application, so any interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The deadline is Wednesday 20 February.
Dundee Dental Insight Programme 3 - 5 June
After three successful years, Dundee Dental School are opening their doors again to potential undergraduate applicants who are hoping to gain further insight and experience into the world of DENTISTRY.
What is Dundee Dental Insight?
This unique 3 day programme gives S5 school pupils the opportunity to shadow current dentistry students within the dental hospital, gain hands on experience in the phantom head room and labs and receive talks about the application process with current students reflecting on their experiences of applying to dental school. In this current academic year the programme will be running from 3-5 June 2019.
University of Glasgow Sutton Trust Summer School - 7-12 July
The University of Glasgow is running a new free one-week Summer School this year, in partnership with the Sutton Trust. It will run from 7-12 July 2019 and is open to pupils who have just completed S5 and are continuing on to S6. It is a residential Summer School, with pupils living in University accommodation for the week. All meals will be provided and taken in University refectories and the Students’ Unions. Applications are now open and will close at 5pm on Thursday 28 February. Pupils must apply via the Sutton Trust website at: summerschools.suttontrust.com
Information is now available about an Apprenticeship Roadshow in March. There are 25 spaces available for S4-S6 students. See Ms Cumming if you wish to attend.
Oxford & Cambridge Information Seminars in Scottish Schools
The Universities of Cambridge and Oxford are delighted to be visiting Scottish schools in February and March 2019, to deliver a series of information seminars and other events for students who may be considering applying to Oxford, Cambridge, or other highly competitive Universities. Below are details of the opportunities available.
Aberdeen - 27th February – Aberdeen Grammar School
Glasgow - 28th February – Lourdes Secondary School
Edinburgh - 1st March – Tynecastle High School
The Oxford & Cambridge Information Seminars are half-day events designed to inform prospective applicants in S4 and S5 about the two universities. They aim to:
- Provide an insight into the universities, so students get an idea if they might be the place for them
- Include information about personal statements, interviews, and super-curricular activities, enabling students to maximise their chances of applying successfully
- Enable teachers to gain a deeper understanding of how to support their students through Teacher References, with a separate session delivered by an Admissions Tutor (only available at specific events)
Students may register individually, or a school may register a number of students as a group. To book, please visit the University of Oxford website.
Edinburgh Student Conference
15th March – Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Designed as Open Days on the road, the conferences bring experienced admissions staff, subject specialists and current students from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge to students at venues around the UK. These full-day events are aimed at S5 students who are studying for their Highers and are beginning to consider their options for study beyond sixth form.
For more information or to book, please see the student conference website.
March Schools Tour
6th - 14th March – various locations
Confirmed talks for S4 and S5 which other local schools are invited to attend:
- 8th March – Madras College, St Andrew’s
- 12th March – Culloden Academy, Inverness
National Healthcare Weekend
MedicMentor is a social enterprise which mentors aspiring medics, dentists and vets from schools nationwide. With their help many have successfully gained university offers.
Doctors, dentists and vets will provide invaluable insight and network with students during the National Healthcare Weekend.
Day 1: Insight into Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary
14 unique talks for each specialty looking at experiences from A Levels, throughout university and leading to life as a fully qualified professional.
Day 2: Medicine only UCAS Lectures
A full day of lectures covering work experience, personal statements, interview techniques, etc. led by a team of doctors.
Dates: 23rd-24th March - Stirling
Registration starts at £25. Students from low-income backgrounds and teachers can attend for free. Students can register and find out more information here: https://medicmentor.co.uk/national-healthcare-weekend/
All proceeds are used to support healthcare students with scholarships, elective bursaries, free training and educational initiatives.
Medic Insight Day - 9 March 2019
Applications are now open for a Medic Insight Day event on 9 March, which is being held in Chancellor’s Building within the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Applications are now open and spaces are allocated on a first come-first serve basis. In order to attend the programme students must fill out a simple online form. All students who sign up are accepted to attend the day, until spaces are full.
The link for the Day event application is: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1yS69LavbA2hQUUpAXoaVCMdPzjRCp6SuXbdWue7H5AU/edit
The day will follow a similar set up to the previous years and all current S4 students who may be potentially interested in Medicine are encouraged to attend. The programme is jam-packed with talks, workshops, and Q & A sessions, and further details about the talks and topics covered can be found at https://medicinsightedinburgh.wordpress.com/medic-insight-day-2019/.
Scottish Space School @ Strathclyde 2019
The 2019 Scottish Space School @ Strathclyde residential summer school will be held at the University of Strathclyde from 9-14 June 2019 and applications are now being invited via the online application system.
Now in its 16th year at the University, the Scottish Space School continues to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists and is aimed at S5 pupils in Scotland currently studying Maths and Science subjects at Higher level.
Applications must be made online and further information and the online application form is available at:
The closing date for applications is Sunday 20 January.
A School Leaver's Guide to Getting a Job in Scotland
Engineering the Future for Girls
Engineering the Future for Girls, hosted by the Faculty of Engineering in the University of Strathclyde is designed to engage S3 girls in a wide range of engineering challenges that will inspire them to become the next generation of engineers. The deadline for applications is Monday 26 November.
KPMG360º Apprenticeship Programmes
KPMG360° Apprenticeship programmes offer apprentices the opportunity to work with a variety of clients across different industries, whilst being supported to achieve a professional qualification and earning a salary.
Their range of programmes has been designed to support students with the transition from school to the workplace, offering a practical way to build an exciting career.
Apprentices will gain broad work experience, be supported to build professional skills grow their confidence, and build exceptional futures too.
Hear what it’s like to be an Apprentice at KPMG, from KPMG360° Apprentices Emma, Ihsan, Mark and Precious.
What's On during Employability Week
Broughton Employability Week 12th- 18th November 2018
Robert Gordon University Workshops
Robert Gordon University have three workshops coming up before Christmas for S5 and S6 students.
Engineering and Computing Sessions – 14 November 2018 – 09:30 – 14:45 – RGU Campus, Aberdeen
This is a day of interactive sessions to provide pupils with an insight into courses and careers on offer in Engineering and Computing. Led by experts in the subjects and supported by current RGU students, these workshops are suitable for any 5th and 6th year students current studying any of the following subjects; Maths, Physics, Computing, Engineering.
Further information and details on how to register are available at https://www3.rgu.ac.uk/events/engineering-and-computing-session.
Scott Sutherland School of Architecture Sessions – 21 November – 12:00 – 15:00 – RGU Campus, Aberdeen
This is an afternoon of interactive sessions to provide pupils with an insight into courses and careers on offer Architecture and Built Environment. Led by experts in Architecture, Construction, Surveying and Architectural Technology, this event is suitable for any 5th and 6th year student who would like to find out more about their options in these industries.
Further information and details on how to register are available at https://www3.rgu.ac.uk/events/scott-s-sessions.
A Day in the Life of an Occupational Therapist – 18 December – 10:00 – 15:00 – Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
This interactive session has been designed to provide an overview of what occupational therapists do in their daily work whilst exploring the key skills involved in being an occupational therapist. This event is open to any 5th or 6th year students who are considering a career in occupational therapy.
Further information and details on how to register are available at https://www3.rgu.ac.uk/events/a-day-in-the-life-of-an-occupational-therapist-dundee/.
Senior Phase Careers event for S4-S6: Friday 16 November 2018. Parents welcome from 11.30am.
Edinburgh College Open Days
Anyone interested in starting a course at Edinburgh College in 2019, can go along to their campus open days in November and December to meet with staff and find the right course.
For further information on presentations for curriculum areas being held at each campus please check on the website for further details at:
Scotjobsnet have jobs across Scotland, as well as a job blog on career news, stories and job finding tips.
IT and Digital Apprenticeships Open Days
Tech is the fastest-growing industry in the world (with exciting, challenging, fun and well-paid career prospects!) and there’s never been a better time to get a foot in the door. We’re calling all young tech industry hopefuls to join us on 16–17 October for QA Apprenticeships Open Days on 16 & 17 October in partnership with Microsoft.
Cambridge University Students' Union (CUSU) Shadowing Scheme
The Cambridge University Students' Union (CUSU) Shadowing Scheme is a great opportunity for young people to experience university life at Cambridge, and has run successfully now for a number of years. If any students may be interested please visit the CUSU Shadowing Scheme website: https://www.applytocambridge.com/shadowing/apply/. Applications close on the 16th of November.
If you think you could be a successful business person and could run your own business, or have ideas that could make money, then this opportunity could be for you. The BRO Directors are looking for young entrepreneurs to take part in our very own Dragons’ Den event in November.
Napier University Open Day
2018 is the UK Year of Engineering - and it is all about getting young people involved in the different aspects of engineering: mechanical, electrical, renewables, energy etc: https://www.yearofengineering.gov.uk/
Come along and see the courses on offer at Napier’s Open Day
Saturday 13th October
Energy & environmental
Electrical & Electronic
The day Includes lab demos, a chance to chat your options over with academic experts and also go on a student led Campus tour. That’s not to mention our interactive displays on  electic cars  renewable energy and  exercise bikes. Come along and you might win a prize.
Paid Job opportunities for School leavers - EDT's, The Year in Industry (YINI) scheme
What is YINI?
A paid job opportunity for School leavers to:
• Test-drive a potential career
• Add relevant skills and work experience to their CV
• Make informed decisions on which Education/Career path is right for them
• Build links with Employers
• Gain an Industrial Accreditation
• Go into the world of work with the support from the YINI scheme
Who is YINI for?
YINI is open to any student with the Right to Work in the UK, who might be considering either:
• An Apprenticeship
• Studying a Degree at University (completing YINI before University as a paid Gap Year )
• Or maybe unsure whether to continue into higher education or go straight into employment
Most of our placements are in: Science, Engineering, Technology or Maths. Smaller number in: Business, Finance, IT, HR or Marketing
When & How can Students Register?
Current Year S6 students: Registrations are Open Now and will close on 31st May 2019
Students register online here: http://www.etrust.org.uk/the-year-in-industry/apply-now
For S5 Pupils Interested In Science, Engineeering or Maths
Science Insights S5 pupils Work Experience week 2019. Science Insights is an exciting work experience programme from the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) and the Roslin Institute and Royal School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Sign up in Spring 2019 for Work Experience in 3rd Week of July 2019.
University of Edinburgh - Career Exploration Events 2018
The university careers insight events are open to local state school (S5 and S6) pupils and college students.
Each event includes practical interactive activities, talks specifically about applying to these subjects and opportunities to meet current students and practitioners in the subject / career areas. They are completely free to attend and take place in October.
So you want to work in Creative Industries?
What? A career exploration and insight day introducing school students, teachers, parents and carers to a range of careers within the creative visual arts. Interactive talks and sessions will allow pupils to explore their future pathways and engage with professionals from a range of areas, including but not limited to:
- Fine Art
This event will be run in partnership with Edinburgh City Council’s Arts and Learning Department, the National Galleries of Scotland and the University of Edinburgh.
Where? The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
When? Friday 16th November: 10:15 – 15:00, and Saturday 17th November: 13:00 – 17:00
Who’s invited? School pupils in S4 – 6 keen to explore a range of creative careers, their teachers , parents, carers and advisers.
How do I get involved? At this stage, we would ask you to note your interest with an indication of:
- Your preferred date
- Your preferred time (AM / PM / all day)
Please note that space at this event will be limited, and therefore we cannot guarantee that everyone who notes their interest will receive a place.
Edinburgh Maths Circle Event
The Edinburgh Maths Circle is a free drop-in session where children aged 5 to 16 and their families can join in with exciting mathematical activities, games and puzzles. Students and members of staff from the School of Mathematics will be on hand to help out, and tea, coffee and juice will be provided. The session takes place on Saturday 15 September from 1-4pm.
Working for this internationally acclaimed accountancy firm, your role will be varied but will involve all aspects of reception work, providing an exceptional front of house to all callers and visitors to the firm. You will also be responsible for a range of business support duties including outgoing mail, dealing with incoming post, typing, filing, shredding, room bookings, parking arrangements, refreshments and lunch orders.
Over the course of this apprenticeship you will receive expert training and gain valuable experience, developing a range of skills that will help set you up for a successful career.
Graduate Apprenticeships are work based programmes that enable students to study their degree while they are in employment, so they can work, learn and earn. The scheme is very flexible and is open to both individuals who are currently employed, and those who want to go straight into work after leaving school.
For additional information, please visit: www.apprenticeships.scot/become-an-apprentice/graduate-apprenticeships
Please note that over the summer period there are likely to be a number of opportunities for Graduate Apprenticeships posted on university websites and at https://www.apprenticeships.scot
Considering a Career in Medicine?
The Royal College of Physicians has announced a programme of free School Lectures, geared towards S4-S6 students considering a career in medicine.
In order to reach as many young people as possible, the lectures will also be available via a live web-stream for the first time.
Financial Services Modern Apprenticeship
Balmoral Asset Management are offering an amazing opportunity for students who are interested in financial services as well as becoming a modern apprentice. They will gain a SVQ3 Business Administration qualification, and hopefully their career path will open.
Interested students can apply through Apprenticeship.scot: https://www.apprenticeships.scot/vacancy-details/?refCode=115744
The closing date is 26/06/2018, but that could change.
Seminar on Organ Donation and Medical Careers
A Seminar on Organ Donation and Medical Careers for senior students is taking place on Wednesday 29 August 2018 at Edinburgh Napier University - Sighthill Campus. This event is free and will be open to selected S6 pupils from schools across the East of Scotland. The day will be particularly useful for up to three of our students considering a career in Medicine, Nursing, Life Sciences or undertaking Advanced Higher Modules in Medical Ethics as they will get the opportunity to speak directly to a wide range of health care professionals.
Potentially the students will be given access to Specialist Nurses in Organ Donation, Doctors in Intensive Care and Emergency Departments, Transplant Surgeons, Paediatrics, Laboratory Staff and donor and recipient families all at separate workstations. The professionals will give short talks / interactive and practical demonstrations/ discussions on their roles/ stories and answer any questions generated before rotating students to another workshop. Students attending are encouraged to prepare questions prior to the event.
Certificates of attendance will be provided to students for their Personal Development Files.
BFI Residential Film Academy
Screen Education Edinburgh are hosting a BFI Residential Film Academy this summer in Edinburgh. It is open to 16-19 year olds who are passionate about a career in film. Applications are now open. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 19 June 2018.
CMS Bursary Scheme for Scotland
The CMS Bursary Scheme for Scotland is designed for pupils hoping to go on to study law at university.
Background to CMS
CMS is the 6th largest law firm in the world and has recently been named in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2017/2018. As well as supporting students in their university applications, the Bursary Scheme offers students a chance to develop a relationship with CMS and start their journey into the legal profession.
Who can apply?
CMS are looking for an S5 (now the new S6) school pupil, hoping to go on to study law, to become their next CMS Bursary winner for Scotland. The winner will receive £2,500 per year, for each year of their law degree, together with mentoring support and paid work experience with the firm. This is now the fourth year of awarding the bursary in Scotland and previous winners have gone on to study law at Aberdeen, Glasgow and Strathclyde.
How do pupils apply?
To enter the competition, they ask for a short essay and application form, which is to be submitted by Friday 29 June 2018. You can find full details of the bursary scheme and how to apply on their website. Further information is included in the Rules for the competition in Scotland.
Edinburgh Waldorf Hotel Seek Seasonal Staff
The Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh is on the lookout for fun, seasonal team players for their Housekeeping Team.
Housekeeping is the team that keeps rooms shining and guests smiling year-round.
Trainee Project Engineer Opportunity
Servest Arthur McKay is a Building Services company based in Bilston Glen Industrial Estate, Loanhead, and they have an exciting opportunity starting in September 2018.
They are looking to recruit two Trainee Project Engineers (Mechanical Division) within the office. The successful applicants will be predominantly based in their Mechanical Projects department in their office, however, they will rotate between the Projects, Design and Estimating departments for further learning. The role will require working closely with a Project Manager to allow the individuals to gain knowledge and experience to assist in the successful delivery of Mechanical and Electrical projects from the initial design and survey stage right through until client project hangover. Upon completion of their one year office learning, there will be an opportunity to further develop their learning into undertaking an HNC in Building Services Engineering.
This is a great opportunity for a pupil, either school leavers or going in to S6, who has an interest in engineering or technical services.
The job description indicates that desirable qualifications for the candidate would be:
- · Higher Maths
- · Higher English
- · Higher Physics or Technical Studies
- · Good computing skills with knowledge of Excel & Word