Smart Futures is a 10 month programme which is aimed at bright students who are considered to be from less advantaged backgrounds (either in receipt of free school meals or are first in family to go to university). The programme will involve a 3 week paid placement, including two weeks of skills sessions, business activities and working with charities held at our offices, and one week of work experience. This will be followed by 10 months of mentoring. It is designed to improve teamwork, networking and communication skills, boost confidence, provide valuable CV, application, and interview advice, and encourage students to achieve their full potential.
Ernst & Young, Accountants Smart Futures Programme for S5 Pupils
The programme has recently been featured in The Times, see the link below:
Please see the links below for more information on our website and our YouTube video which shows one of the Smart Futures London Alumni’s story.
The programme will run from 23 June 2014 to 11 July 2014.
Applications are now open online and close on 23 March 2014. If anyone is interested come and speak to Mrs Oates in the Business Education Department.
Due to the huge interest in these apprenticeships , it is important that all candidates meet the minimum criteria before applying for these apprenticeships to avoid receiving that disappointing letter once the selection process has been made. Please see below for information and application form which can be forwarded to Linda Reid (details below) electronically or by post, whichever is easier.
If you have any questions, please contact me on the details below.
Depot Support HR Interface
East Coast Main Line Company
167 Mountcastle Crescent
Tel: +44(0) 845 059 3443
Fax: +44(0) 131 550 2587
A reminder that the Computer Club for Girls starts on Monday 24 February at lunchtime in Miss Webster’s room (C27). Come along to find out more. Bring your lunch.
Meeting for Silver DofE in Mr Kidd’s room Thursday 27th February at 13:15 (lunchtime).
All pupils going on the Paris trip in June
Please come along to a trip meeting in Mrs Fitzpatrick’s room on Thursday 27 February at 1.15 sharp….bring your lunch and arrive sooner, if you like.
Vacancies are advertised on www.edubuzz.org/midandeastvacancies. Vacancies range from modern apprenticeships to full time and part time jobs.
It is important you start checking for suitable job vacancies immediately.
There is a workshop at the University of Edinburgh for S5 pupils who will be LEAPS eligible and who are planning to apply to university through UCAS during S6.
Event title: The UCAS Process: Workshop for LEAPS eligible S5 Pupils
Date and time: Friday 14th March (2pm – 4pm)
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, 7 Bristo Square, The University of Edinburgh, EH8 9AL
As you are fully aware, with competition for university places higher than ever, it’s really important the pupils make the right decisions about which universities / courses they apply to, in order to have the best chance of a successful application. This workshop will help pupils to think about the research they need to do to start their UCAS journey and will give hints and tips about understanding entrance requirements – as well as giving important advice about S6 school course choice. The workshop is suitable for those applying to any subject at any university – although we will focus especially on applying to highly competitive universities, such as the University of Edinburgh. The session is open ONLY to LEAPS eligible pupils, so all S5 pupils from your school who are planning to apply to UCAS and who are likely to be eligible for LEAPS are welcome to attend. Of course, it’s completely free, but they must register in order to attend!
To register for a place, pupils can complete the Event Brite registration form online:
Alternatively, they can phone me on 0131 651 1755 to book their place, or email their name and school to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the inservice day on Monday 17 February the school timetable on Thursday 20 February will be a MONDAY timetable. Please ensure that you bring the correct textbooks/kit with you.
Could all members of the Young Engineers Club please remember we are meeting after school on Thursdays now. This Thursday (20 February) we have Mr Craig the Regional Co-ordinator Edinburgh & West Lothian Young Engineers and Science Clubs Scotland coming to discuss the Junior Saltire Challenge. Attendance is a MUST!!
Leaving school in May 2014?
Looking for a job?
Work Club drop in at the Pennypit 1.45 – 3.45pm Thursdays in February (including Feb holiday) is available to anyone seeking employment The drop in continues every Thursday between 24th April – 19th June.
The Pea Green Boat is a young and exciting artisan food business. We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic person to join our small, hard-working team, initially on a part-time basis.
No specific qualifications are required. A certificate in Food Hygiene would be desirable but not essential as would a keen interest in good food.
If you are interested, please email: email@example.com and we will send you a full job description.
Local Job opportunity
The Real Food Source is looking to recruit and participate in the Employer Recruitment Incentive. They are a small family food business based in East Lothian specialising in healthy organic foods.
Clients who wish to apply can send their CV’s by email to ELworks@eastlothian.gov.uk or by post to East Lothian Works, 9 – 11 Lodge Street, Haddington, EH41 3DX.
Closing date – Tues 18th Feb
The School for Social Entrepreneurs Scotland, is currently taking applications for the third year of Lloyds Bank /Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Start Up Programme. The programme provides a fully funded year of learning and a grant to all successful applicants. This is open for recruitment for Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme between 3rd Feb- 3rd April. Successful applicants will receive a year of practical support, a mentor from Lloyds Bank and a financial grant of £4,000 or £15,000.
Please check out the website – www.yourideastartshere.co.uk
Taster sessions are taking place Edinburgh, Perth and Glasgow as detailed on the website.