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 Edinburgh Guarantee 

The Edinburgh Guarantee new websitenew 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.


10 May 2022

You Can Be A Doctor S1 Program

There is an upcoming S1 program with events designed to be run by medical students or doctors, online or in person. 

Booking is possible through the SDS marketplace or directly through 


10 May 2022

IT Sales Admin Apprentices Opportunity

Icelantic, a dynamic and expanding IT company in central Edinburgh, are looking to recruit an IT Sales Admin Junior, to join their busy sales team.

This would be ideal for a local school leaver wanting to move into an admin/office/sales based role with opportunity to develop longer term.


NHS Allied Work Experience Programme

We are delighted to announce that the NHS Allied Work Experience Programme is in full swing and available for S3-S6 students to participate in.

Students who wish to participate in the session on 5th February still have time to register and can register individual spaces or you can register them as a group online on the following link:

All students will be awarded with a Work Experience Certificate for participating in the day. This is something that they can include in their UCAS and Apprenticeship Applications. The next Work Experience day is on the Sunday 6th February and will cover the following healthcare careers:

- Nursing
- Midwifery
- Paramedicine
- Physiotherapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Dietetics
- Radiography
- Prosthetics and Orthotics
- Speech and language therapy
- Pharmacy!

The virtual work experience day will take place through an online portal and run LIVE from 10am-5pm, following 2 patients from their initial accidents through to recovery. Students will see them interact with a variety of healthcare professionals listed above so that they develop an understanding of the multidisciplinary team as well as insights into their own chosen career.

Students will also have the opportunity to interact with the healthcare professionals via a LIVE Chat function and polls throughout the day!

The cost to attend is £10/student per session, which is just an administrative cost to cover the set-up of individual portals, personalised certificates, safeguarding, the technology on the day, such as our servers and chat functions.

If you have any questions about the programme, please complete the following contact form: or give our team a call on 01530 417299 and we will happily get back to you with a swift response.

We look forward to welcoming all potential healthcare students onto this national virtual work experience programme!
Best wishes
The Allied Healthcare Team


Russell Group Universities Virtual Fair

Meet the Russell Group Virtual Fair is taking place this Wednesday 29 September. Teachers, parents and students in Years S6 and S5 can join the live event anytime between 12:00 - 19:00 (BST), where they can speak directly with all 24 members of the Russell Group.  Find out more details and register at:

Please see the email herehere 

The event features 13 vital webinars including Accessing Russell Group Universities, Study in Scotland, Study in Wales and Northern Ireland, Applying to Study Medicine, Veterinary Sciences and Dentistry, and a special Parents' Talk to help those supporting students as they apply to Russell Group Universities. 


Brand New Zoo Studies Online Course

Take part in our new online course!

Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park are looking for senior students (16–18 years of age) to take part in our brand-new Zoo Studies online courseour brand-new Zoo Studies online course.

Through entirely remote learning techniques, the Zoo Studies course aims to give your students real-world experience of ethology from the comfort of their own home, through a whole week of course materials (from Monday to Friday), and to expose them to the wider world of conservation, animal welfare and zoo design. We'll also guide them virtually to conduct real-time observational behavioural research projects via Edinburgh Zoo's live webcams. 

Successful completion of the course assessment will lead to students receiving a Zoo Environment Behavioural Research Award (ZEBRA) courtesy of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.

Book a place on the Zoo Studies courseBook a place on the Zoo Studies course

The details

In times where it has been so difficult for senior pupils to build their CVs and enhance their UCAS applications, this is a fantastic opportunity for the students in your school. The course also fosters many other transferrable skills through our programme's coursework.

  • This blended delivery approach stimulates interdisciplinary learning and will include a wide range of cross-curricular individual study, social groupwork, interactive live digital workshops, formative assessment, and creative project work
  • Zoo Studies will run during the Easter school holidays on the week beginning Monday 5 April and all live content will conclude by Friday 9 April 2021
  • Students will retain access to our online learning platform ZOOdle for a further three weeks to support flexible learning and ensure extensive time for completion of course assessment
  • To cover the costs of this week-long experience, participation on the course is set at discounted rate of £50.00 per student for those in full-time education

This is a single course fee with no hidden charges, giving them access to the extensive course content online whilst also covering the post-completion administration relating to issuing their ZEBRA award upon successful completion.

If you are concerned that this discounted price represents a financial barrier to a specific learner at your school, please contact us as we have a limited number of free places reserved for students who need them most which will be issued on a first come first served basis so please recommend students at your discretion.


Over 19 and interested in similar opportunities? We are offering an adult Zoo Studies course that would be perfect for you and your own professional development.

Discover our adult Zoo Studies courseDiscover our adult Zoo Studies course






Royal Navy Apprenticeship Showcase

The Royal Navy is hosting an Apprenticeship Showcase on 23 March at 18.30 for pupils interested in RN Careers.  This will be good for pupils who have indicated an interest in careers either directly in the Royal Navy or industries such as STEM or Engineering.  Further information on the RN Apprenticeship Scheme is available at


Science Insights Online Science Insights

The University of Edinburgh's cross-college work experience week, "Science Insights Online", will take place again this summer during the last week of July.

"Science Insights Online" is an exciting work experience programme created for current S5 secondary school students who may be interested in studying biological, biomedical and animal sciences at university. (who will be entering S6 in August 2021). Successful applicants will spend five days (Monday 26 to Friday 30 July inclusive) following a varied programme of online activities hosted by staff and students from 4 different College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine campuses, gaining a real insight into research and work in many different areas of biological, biomedical and animal sciences. 

Activities include: 

  • Virtual tours of a range of scientific facilities 
  • Presentations, workshops and discussions on topics including research ethics, the use of animals in research and careers in science 
  • Opportunities for online group chats with current University of Edinburgh PhD students and researchers 
  • Skills session to help with future university applications 

Applications to Science Insights are welcome if pupils are: 

  • Currently in 5th year of High School and will be staying on for S6 
  • Able to attend all five days of the online programme: One full week 26-30 July 2021 from 11.30am to 5.00pm daily (with scheduled breaks).
  • Enthusiastic and interested in biological, biomedical and animal science, or biochemistry 
  • Curious, keen to learn and ask questions 

There are only 60 places available for Science Insights Online and it is being promoted to all schools in Scotland. Any current S5 pupils interested in science (especially those planning to apply to Biology / Biomedical Sciences / Animal Sciences at university) are welcome to apply.   

Applications from any S5 pupils are welcome, but pupils who fulfil one or more of the following Widening Participation criteria will be prioritised for places: 

  • • Attending a school of below-average attainment and/or progression to higher education 
  • • Residing in an area of low progression to higher education, as defined by the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) 
  • • Is/has been Care experienced 
  • • Is estranged 
  • • Is a carer 
  • • Is/will be in receipt of Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA) or Free School Meals 
  • • Is/has been an asylum seeker or refugee 

To apply for a place, pupils need to complete an online application form, which they can find on the Science Insights website:  Applications opened on Friday 26 February 2021.

The closing date for applications is Monday 26th April 2021 and places will be assigned on the basis of the applications received as well as the Widening Participation criteria above - NOT on a "first come, first served" basis - by early May.  

As part of Science Insights Online, two webinars will run on Monday 26th and Friday 30th of July.  All pupils who apply will be offered the chance to attend both webinars.  The proposed webinar themes are ‘Science is for Everyone’ and ‘All about Vaccines’, subject to speaker availability.  

It is understood that not everyone has the same ability to access online content and support is being looked at into ways to support pupils who may have difficulties accessing Science Insights Online. There are questions about online access in the application form, and if pupils do not have a reliable way to get online, please let the organisers know.  It will not count against them in their application


Law Virtual Work Experience in the Easter Holidays

Browne Jacobson are a top 50 law firm with offices all over the UK and revenues of £50million. These two days in the Easter Holidays are going to provide students with a really great insight into how a law firm works and makes money, the different departments they have, and an opportunity to talk with lots of different solicitors.  

Law Virtual Work Experience: 

·  Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th April, 9am - 4pm each day Browne Jacobson Law Work Experience

·  Partner welcome talk 

·  An insight to law, their different departments and areas of work (including non law routes) 

·  Breakout rooms with solicitors in talking about different areas of law 

·  Workshops & interactive sessions 

·  Open to all  S4, S5, S6  students

·  FREE opportunity but limited spaces.

Application Link:


Scottish Apprenticeship Week:  1 - 4 March 2021

During Scottish Apprenticeship Week Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) will be running Apprenticeships Roadshow 2021, a series of four live webinars.

The webinars are targeted at parents, carers and young people and will be profiling the Apprenticeship Family and three sectors where they know there is an interest from pupils and where (post-COVID) it is anticipated the sector will recover and be offering apprenticeships and opportunities.

Each webinar will be broadcast live on their YouTube channel.  They will then launch the recording of the sessions for those that cannot attend live.  Parents, carers and young people are asked to register in advance of the live sessions so DYW can send you the link to the webinar.

Click on the title of the event title below to register your space.

What Is An Apprenticeship?What Is An Apprenticeship? - 1 March 2021 (6:30-7:20pm)  
Retail & HospitalityRetail & Hospitality - 2 March 2021 (1-1:50pm)
Sport & LeisureSport & Leisure - 3 March 2021 (9:30-10:20am)
ConstructionConstruction - 4 March 2021 (11:50am-12:40pm)

If you have any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What Is An ApprenticeshipRetail HospitalityConstructionSport Leisure


Engineering the Future for Girls - Virtual Programme - University of Strathclyde:  7 – 9 June 2021

Following the success of the virtual Engineering the Future for Girls programme in June 2020, the University of Strathclyde are delighted to be offering the virtual programme again in 2021 for school pupils in S3, particularly those that have a talent for mathematics of physical sciences.

The University, BP and BAM Nuttall recognize the challenges school pupils have faced this year and it’s important to them that the current S3 cohort are given the same opportunity to engage with them as those who have attended the programme in previous years. They have developed an online offering which is designed to inspire female pupils to discover the excitement and personal satisfaction that comes from a career in engineering. 

Virtual sessions will run over three mornings on Monday 7th,, Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th June 2021 from 10am – 12.30pm each day.  Participants will hear from staff and students at the University and colleagues from BP and BAM who will provide an insight into studying and working in the field of engineering.  Participants will also take part in a group project throughout the week. There are 100 places available on the programme and participants must be able to commit to attending all sessions as listed above.

Further information and the online application form are available on the Engineering the Future for Girls website:

The deadline for applications is Monday 15 March 2021. The selection panel will meet in late-March and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by Friday 9 April 2021. In the application form, pupils are asked to supply the name and contact details for a teacher who can provide a statement in support of their application. Teachers will receive an automated email which will include a designated link to the online application in order to submit their statement. Teachers are asked to have their statements submitted online by Monday 22 March 2021, in order for the application to be considered.


Scottish Space School Summer Programme

Strathclyde University has opened applications for their Scottish Space School Summer Programme which will run virtually from 14 - 18 June 2021.  This programme is targeted at S5 pupils who are studying in a Scottish Secondary and is an ideal summer activity for pupils who are interested in STEM subjects.


Vital information for S5 about University and College

Important information for S5 students and their parents/carers, if you are considering going to university or college.  This was shared in the Teams Call on Wednesday morning so if you've seen that and filled in the LEAPS forms then you don't need to do anything further.  Any questions please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or speak to your Guidance Teacher. 


EY 2021 Apprenticeship and Business Academy Programmes

Hi there!

We wanted to get in touch to let you know that applications to EY 2021 Apprenticeship and Business Academy Programmes are still open! If you're considering an alternative to University, this might be the opportunity for you, so we hope the below information is useful and if you have any questions we'll be happy to help.

Who are we?

As a professional services organisation, we help companies make better decisions about business, finance and technology. 

What do we offer? 

We offer work experience, apprenticeships, undergraduate and graduate programmes, where you’ll explore your interests while creating your own exceptional experience. You’ll work with clients from day one. And, because we’re at the forefront of business, a career with us means you’ll continually be learning.

Are we right for you?

If you’re curious, adaptable, resilient and collaborative, and you want to make a real impact on the working world, one of our programmes could be right for you.  Find out moremore.

Come and learn more at our upcoming events 

Find out all there is to know about our apprenticeship and work experience programmes by signing up to join an event with us:

Apprenticeship Event for Students

When: Wednesday 10 February, 4 - 5:15pm

Where: Online (link shared seperately)

Why: Learn about why an apprenticeship might be a great option for you by hearing from some current apprentices and getting involved with some interactive activities.   RegisterRegister now.


Apprenticeship Event for Parents and Carers

When: Thursday 11 February, 5:30 - 6:15pm

Where: Online (link shared seperately)

Why: Get the opportunity to ask EY your questions and learn more about why an apprenticeship is now an excellent alternative to university.  RegisterRegister now.

Want to know more?

If you have any questions, please do get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Best wishes,

EY Student Recruitment Team


HSBC Work Experience

Opportunities across the whole of the UK, in financial services, investment banking, marketing, digital, compliance and HR.   The Work Experience opportunities will be available through June to August 2021 and will be 1-week long.    Open to all secondary school or college students in S3 to S6 applications close on 21 February!   If you have any questions about applying, please get in contact.

Application Link:


Marks & Spencer's Webinar

2020 has proven how much retail means to our communities, so why not be a part of transforming it at one of the UK’s most iconic brands?  M&S are recruiting Retail Management and Fashion apprentices across the UK, giving you the ultimate fast track to managing your own department and looking after multi million pound budgets, all while being coached and mentored by their retail management experts.

If you'd like to consider applying for a M&S apprenticeship program and are interested in Business, Retail, Management or Fashion then you can find your unique sign up application link below to this webinar!

Key Details: 

  • Thursday 28 January, 5- 6pm 
  • Insight to M&S (one of the UK's most iconic brands) 
  • Open to all S5 and S6 students 
  • Great opportunity for students looking to get into business, management, retail or fashion! 

Webinar Application Link:


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January courses now open for application at Edinburgh College

If you're thinking of leaving school this winter and going to college, Edinburgh College is there to support you during this uncertain time. They offer a range of full-time courses to help prepare you for your next steps, whether it's further study with us, moving on to university or heading into the world of work. 


University of Glasgow Software Engineering Graduate Apprenticeship (GA) BSc degree online information session

University lecturers, employer partners and graduate apprentices already on the programme will be taking part in this event, and representatives from Barclays, BBC and Student Loans Company will be on the panel.

The event will run at 1630 on Thursday 10 December. Find out more and sign up hereFind out more and sign up here

The (GA) programme is an alternative route for students attaining a degree and employers gaining valuable, new talent for their workforce. Their Software Engineering degree programme has been designed in partnership with industry and draws upon global research on work-based learning best practice.  Key features:

  • benefit from a job, a salary and a fully funded degree at the same time.
  • apply directly to employer partners, therefore not impacting UCAS submissions.
  • The GA is 4 years with the time split between the employer and the university 80/20.
  • Graduate Apprentices have access to the full range of student services and facilities, including help with accommodation
  • Practical learning is front loaded in years 1 and 2 with options to specialise in years 3 and 4
  • Entry requirement is 4 x Highers B (by S6), including Maths *

* please visit their webpage for full entry requirements

This is a fantastic opportunity for students for whom Maths, Sciences and ICT related subjects are their strong point.

You can sign up to the information session herehere
Find out more on their university webpageon their university webpage


Napier Event for Aspiring Biomedical Students 201120

Career opportunity hosted by Napier University with S5/6 pupils and parents taking place this Friday afternoon, 20 November.

What: This exciting event for aspiring Biomedical Sciences students in S5 and S6, is an afternoon of interactive sessions designed to provide an insight into the varied career opportunities available to Biomedical Scientists.   It will include a Q&A session with people from a variety of careers, a chance to hear from academic staff and advice on the application process.

This is an excellent career exploration opportunity and as such is a fantastic event to reflect upon in your UCAS personal statement.

When: Friday 20 November, 13:30-15:30

Where: Online using the university's Blackboard collaborate platform, sign up via Eventbrite:


Webinar for Students Looking to Get into STEM-related career

Young Professionals have teamed up with one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies GSK to put on a very exclusive webinar for school students looking to get into a STEM related career. The webinar is taking place on 26 November, 5-6pm and is open to all students across the UK who would like to find a bit more about what a career at GSK could look like. 

GSK Webinar Details: 

  • Insight to GSK - 26 November, 5-6pm
  • GSK are a £34 billion global pharmaceutical company
  • GSK have been behind some of the trials and testing for the Covid Vaccine
  • Hear from some of their scientists, recruitment teams and current graduates / apprentices
  • Opportunities to work at GSK and work experience summer placements 
  • We are encouraging you to bring your parents along to this webinar

Registration Link:


Virtual Undergraduate Open Day - 14 November

The Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde have organised a Virtual Undergraduate Open Day taking place this Saturday 14 November, with staff online and ready to answer any queries from 10am-2.30pm.  The live Chemistry presentation will take place from 10.15am-10.35am.

Students can register to attend the event here:

The Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry has recently been rated Number 1 in Scotland and Number 3 in the UK for Chemistry (Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide).   You can find out more about their 5 undergraduate chemistry courses by visiting theirr departmental web pages

You can also follow them on Facebook Facebook and TwitterTwitter @StrathChem and view many of their informative videos, including a Virtual Open Day Tour on their YouTube ChannelYouTube Channel ‘Strathclyde Chemistry’.

They would normally have an array of brochures for students to peruse at the on-campus open days.  Here are the links to pdf copies of those brochures that may be of use:

MChem ChemistryMChem Chemistry

MChem Forensic and Analytical ChemistryMChem Forensic and Analytical Chemistry

MChem Chemistry with Drug DiscoveryMChem Chemistry with Drug Discovery

MChem Chemistry with TeachingMChem Chemistry with Teaching

MSc Applied Chemistry with Chemical EngineeringMSc Applied Chemistry with Chemical Engineering

Chemistry Careers BrochureChemistry Careers Brochure

Chemistry Industrial Placement BrochureChemistry Industrial Placement Brochure


UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual FairNorth

The UK University & Apprenticeship Search virtual fair takes place  on Wednesday 11 November, and students are encouraged to register soon. They can sign up and find out more here: https://uku 

Information is available in this YouTube guideguide to the virtual event.  This Activity Sheet will help students engage with exhibitors and find answers to questions they have.   There is also a letter for Parents/Carers with further information.

With students unable to visit events and open days this is an unmissable opportunity for them to meet over 90 universities and apprenticeship providers. They can also gain vital advice from 10 webinarswebinarsthroughout the day, on topics such as taking an apprenticeship and UCAS applications.   By registering soon students will receive an online guide to the event and making the right post 18 choices.

The free virtual interactive fair is for years S5,S6 and S4, as well as teachers and parents.   


Graduate Apprentice Success for S6 Student

S6 student, Lucy Marin-Curtoud, has secured a Graduate Apprenticeship with Nat West / RBS.  Read more about her success here


Medicine Webinar

There is an upcoming webinar which might be useful for students on the medicine pathway. The webinar is completely free and is for students aged 15+ who are thinking about or currently applying to medical school. 

Title: The Medical School Personal Statement
Host: Dr April Diviney
Date: Wednesday 30 September
Time: 7pm


Gresham College Free Public Lectures

Gresham College’s free public lectures (running since 1597) are delivered by world-class experts in fields ranging across the arts and sciences.  For students they are a resource for careers advice, EPQ projects and UCAS statements. They are currently held online, and they have a searchable back catalogue of 2,500 free digital lectures on their website (ordered by school subject at

2020-21 LECTURES:

A series called Cosmic VisionCosmic Vision by Astronomy Professor Katherine Blundell, and another by Visiting Professor Roberto Trotta, The Unexpected UniverseThe Unexpected Universe.

A series on The Psychology of FinanceThe Psychology of Finance by Business Professor Alex Edmans; a series on Intergenerational JusticeIntergenerational Justice by Visiting Professor Martin Daunton.

A three part series on Great ThinkersGreat Thinkers by Visiting Professor Edith Hall.

The Powers of the NovelPowers of the Novel by Visiting Professor John Mullan, a one-off lecture on Offensive ShakespeareOffensive Shakespeare, a series on ‘classic’ film, Exploding the Film CanonExploding the Film Canon by Visiting Professor Ian Christie.

Two short series about the environment, Our Connected WorldOur Connected World, and How to Build a Just and Prosperous PlanetHow to Build a Just and Prosperous Planet, by Professor Jacqueline McGlade.

A fascinating series on Evil WomenEvil Women in history by Professor Joanna Bourke; a series on England’s ReformationsEngland’s Reformations by Professor Alec Ryrie; a Black History MonthBlack History Month series; a series about DarwinDarwin and his impact by Visiting Professor Jim Endersby and lots of one-off lecturesone-off lectures.

Great Ideas From Computer ScienceGreat Ideas From Computer Science by Professor Richard Harvey, which includes algorithms, data, programs and networks; a lecture on AI and HumourAI and Humour by Visiting Professor Yorick Wilks.

Death, the State and Human RightsDeath, the State and Human Rights by Professor Leslie Thomas QC will discuss police restraint and inquests into deaths in custody (Black Lives Matter); The Politics of the CourtroomThe Politics of the Courtroom by Visiting Professor Thomas Grant will weigh the balance between politicians and the courts.

Gresham Professor Sarah Hart will look at Mathematics in Music and WritingMathematics in Music and Writing, Professor Kevin Buzzard will ask Will Computers Outsmart MathematiciansWill Computers Outsmart Mathematicians, Dr Kit Yates discusses The Maths of Life and DeathThe Maths of Life and Death.

Major Debates in Public HealthMajor Debates in Public Health by the Chief Medical Officer for England Professor Chris Whitty, and Performing MedicinePerforming Medicine by Visiting Professor Roger Kneebone includes a lecture on knife crime.

Russian Piano MasterpiecesRussian Piano Masterpieces by Music Professor Marina Frolova-Walker; 100 years of BBC Radio100 years of BBC Radio by Visiting Professor Jeremy Summerly; Dr Xenia Pestova-Bennett will look at Toy and Cyborg PianosToy and Cyborg Pianos.


Get into Accountancy & Tech with Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young has arranged an online event for 16 September, from 4-5pm for all S5 and S6 students. 

EY Webinar Details: 

  • £40 billion accountancy and professional services firm 
  • Fast Track offers for all attendees on the webinar when you select Young Professionals on your application under the partnerships tab!
  • S5 paid Summer 2021 Work Experience / S6 Degree Apprenticeship Opportunities 
  • Bring your parents along too so they can find out what it could be like for you working in one of the biggest companies in the world! 
  • Starting salaries for apprentices are in the region of £20,000

Please follow the link to book on and confirm your spot!


In addiction to this, EY Apprenticeships and Work Experience Programs are NOW OPEN!

Some really exciting news, EY have opened up their apprenticeships and their paid work experience  applications and are the first huge global brand to do so in the school leaver space. 

They are the first Big 4 firm to get going for their 2021 job opportunities and are the only company that allows for re-applications within 6 months so you can technically apply 2 times in the same academic year if unsuccessful the first time! 

First assessment centres are taking place in early October and offers could be with you by Christmas time. When students apply it's really important they select Young Professionals in their applications when promoted to under the partnerships tab as they have some really great fast tracks in place as well as a continued support and help system to all students who enter in the application process. 

Link is here below for you to apply


Young Professionals are putting together a 3-day work experience program for 6th form students during the October Half Term. They have teamed up with some of the biggest brands on the planet such as IBM, EY and PwC to deliver an amazing 3 day program for students to get involved with. 

As many work experience places this summer got cancelled due to Covid-19 they wanted to make sure students are able to get an opportunity to engage with some huge bands, learn new things and begin to build their own professional network for when they enter into the work place. 

Key Details:

  • October Half Term 26th - 28th 
  • 9am - 4pm each day (times may vary)
  • Open to all S5 and S6 students 
  • Specifically for students looking to get into Technology, Business, Accounting & Finance 
  • Online webinars and workshops with group exercises + prizes to stand out students 
  • Digital log books will be sent out for them to complete during their experience
  • All sessions will be taking place on Zoom (so a laptop, tablet or phone will be needed) 

This work experience program is FREE and places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis (ONLY 300 PLACES)

To book on, students will need to register their interest following this link:


The Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh welcomes you all to this year’s School Lectures in Medicine. 

These are aimed at any pupils in S4, S5, S6 or equivalent who are interested in pursuing a Medical career. These lectures are free.

This year, due to Government guidance on Covid-19 and for everyone’s health and safety, their lectures will be online.

There will be three lectures this year, two of which students will have an opportunity to ask questions beforehand. The most frequently asked questions will be allocated to one of their speakers to answer.

Please click on the links below to register for any or all of the lectures you would like. By doing so,  you can be updated on any changes, how to access all Lectures and also ensure you have the opportunity to ask questions on Lectures 2 & 3.

Lecture 1:  Becoming a Doctor (available from 29 September 2020 from 7pm) This was recorded last year and was hugely successful. This lecture features the following speakers and will focus on how to prepare best for application to medical school, including personal statements and work experience opportunities. 

Lecture 2:  Impact of Covid-19 (available from 15 October 2020 from 7pm) Dr Adelina McLeod, Chair of the College’s Trainees and Members’ Committee will lead this lecture and take a closer look at the impact of this year’s global pandemic. There will be an opportunity to ask questions ahead of this lecture. 

Lecture 3:  Ethical Dilemmas in Medicine (available from 3 November 2020 from 7pm) Professor Kenneth Boyd, Professor of Medical Ethics at the University of Edinburgh together with Consultants in Psychiatry, Acute Medicine & Obstetrics & Gynaecology will explore some of the challenging moral and ethical decisions taken by doctors today. There will be an opportunity to ask questions ahead of this lecture.


Edinburgh Napier Clearing & Support

Edinburgh Napier University has put together a checkllist for students regarding their clearing process.


Pathways App

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 

STEM Academy

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. here. 


RBS Opportunity

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.

Pupils about to start S6 can complete this FA as a 1 year option – the theory is delivered on Tuesday/Thursday afternoons, while the practical SVQ element (work placement) can be arranged at other times in the week.  This FA would therefore count as 2 columns minimum for these S6 pupils.   New S5 pupils would complete the FA as a 2 year option.  Applications should be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Free Webinar for prospective medical/dental students

MedSpace are presenting a free, informative webinar for any S5-S6 students considering a career in medicine or dentistry. The webinar will take place from 19:00 – 20:00 on Wednesday 6 May 2020.

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.



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 advertjob 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 -
  • Co-op/Scotmid - visit your nearest store
  • Morrisons - or visit your nearest store
  • Asda – visit your nearest store with your passport and your National Insurance number
  • Tesco -
  • Sainsbury's – Apply herehere
  • B&M – visit your nearest store 
  • Aldi - check out their vacancies herehere
  • Lidl - Edinburgh and West Lothian. Apply herehere
  • Sainsbury’s Bank - Customer Service Advisors – Applications for Edinburgh Gyle herehere. Applications for West Lothian at
  • Production Warehouse Workers - The company is based just of the M8 - due to the location and shift patterns it is essential you can drive. Email your details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • 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:

There is also an S5 Parents’ & Carers’ Information evening taking place a week after the S5 Conference, on Wednesday 25 March 2020 ( – 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 Opportunities

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. 

Apprenticeship scheme

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 seminarfree 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:





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.

Business Insight WeekBusiness Insight Week

Accounting Insight WeekAccounting Insight Week

Digital Insight Week Digital Insight Week 

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

⌨ Sign Up HereSign Up Here



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://


Sky Apprenticeships

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:


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

30 Universities

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 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

Teachers should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or download an application form from

The deadline for submitting the event application form is Friday 20 December 2019 at 5pm. 

A special travel allowance is available for any school that is unable to attend the event without financial assistance. For information on how to access that funding, please contact Katrina Muir at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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

TITLE:    From Scouse to Mouse: Vascular injury and repair – a research journeyFrom Scouse to Mouse: Vascular injury and repair – a research journey

DATE:    Monday 18 November, 2019

VENUE: Shirley Hall, Chancellor's Building, Edinburgh EH16 4SB

TIME:     5.30pm

And afterwards for refreshments in the Sophia Jex Blake suite.

We would be very grateful if you could confirm your attendance via Eventbrite 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!


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: 


Annual Christmas Lecture


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: **

The evening will be chaired by Professor Mona Siddiqui, Chair in Islamic and Interreligious Studies at the University of Edinburgh

Speakers include:
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:


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.

To arrange registration at the lectures or to arrange to view them via web-stream please contact Liz Smith or Hannah Burns on 0131 247 3605, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see more details at


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
  • Finance
  • Marketing, communication and membership
  • Retail
  • Events and hospitality
  • Education
  • IT
  • Fundraising

We will also provide an insight into:

  • The role of zookeepers
  • Veterinary staff
  • Geneticists
  • 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.



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 -  And Goodmoves -

Please note the closing dates are being extended.


Interested in a job in Childcare? The Childcare Academy could be for you:               


  • 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

If you would like to find out more, please contact Audrey O’Neill (our Communications & Compliance Officer) on 0131 311 6931 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or: Liam Moffat, Training Administrator on 0131 311 6929 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


'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. 

Please note that places are limited to 150 school pupils from Edinburgh and the Lothians and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Students can register via the College website here: or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  



Hospitality Apprenticeship Open Evening

An Apprenticeship Open Evening is taking place on 7 May, from 5.30pm – 7pm at the Apex Grassmarket Hotel, Edinburgh, for anyone interested in an Apprenticeship in Hospitality to come along. If you are interested or want to find out more, please RSVP to Danielle Ramsay at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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:


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

Edinburgh Project SEARCH are now recruiting for their programme, beginning in August 2019.  Applications can be made through the Edinburgh College Website, using this link:

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

Apprenticeship Edinburgh College

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 and


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.  

The closing date is 14 March 2019 and pupils can apply by submitting a cover letter and CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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:


Apprenticeship Roadshow

Information is now available about an ApprenticeshipApprenticeship 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.

Information Seminars

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 websiteUniversity 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 websitestudent 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:

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:

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

Any questions about the application and/or the programme, can be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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 StrathclydeUniversity 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.

HearHear 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

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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

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

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


Careers Event

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:


ScotjobsnetScotjobsnet 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:    Applications close on the 16th of November.


Dragons' Den

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:

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 [1] electic cars [2] renewable energy and [3] 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:


For S5 Pupils Interested In Science, Engineeering or Maths

Science InsightsScience 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 eventscareers 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:

  • Marketing
  • Enterprise
  • Fine Art
  • Design
  • Digital

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.

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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.


Reception/Admin Apprenticeship

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 apprenticeshipapprenticeship 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

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:

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 LecturesSchool 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.

To book free spaces at the lectures, or to view them via web-stream please contact Liz Smith or Steph Sinclair on 0131 247 3605, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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

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.

If you would like to pre book a place at this event please do so early as places are limited, please contact by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please title your email East of Scotland Schools.   All bookings must be made before Friday 17 August 2018.


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  websitewebsite. 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

ContacThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information and on how to apply.