All posts by Mick Burns

S5 Career Talk October 2021

Welcome to your S5 careers talk.
The main aims of this session are:
To introduce your Career Advisers
Remind you of Career Management Skills, resources to help your career planning and completing the Buzz Personality Test (which is fun!)
Get some information about you



SDS Buzz Groupwork S5 Oct 2021

SDS Buzz Groupwork S5 Oct 2021

Link to the Buzz Personality Test here or

Careers Newsletter – please download
S5-Newsletter-Oct 2021

Please complete the form below and give as much information as possible.

Springpod – October Virtual Work Experience programmes

At Springpod our October Virtual Work Experience programmes are closing for applications next week. The latest deadline is 20th October but many close sooner so please let your students know they need to take action soon if they want to guarantee a place.

We have a wide variety of programmes on offer so whether they’re keen on medicine, engineering, TV & film or business we’ve got them covered.

All our programmes are on this pdf to share.

We hope these experiences will be a great supplement to your careers programme.

All the best,

Oscar Crickmer
Marketing Executive

+44 203 637 8665 x 203
5 Lloyds Wharf, 2 Mill Street, London, SE1 1BD

60,000 free travel passes for young people in EU and UK

Young people aged between 18 and 20 living in the European Union and the United Kingdom will be given the chance to receive one of 60,000 free travel passes to discover the EU by train.

DiscoverEU, a European Commission initiative offering young people the opportunity to travel Europe through learning experiences, will open up applications for the pass, which aims to encourage young people to “broaden their horizons and meet fellow Europeans.”

Full article here

Skills Development Scotland – S1 parents webinar

We are delighted to inform you that our ‘Introduction to SDS for S1 parents and carers’ webinar is now available for parents and carers to watch via My World of Work. Please find below a message that can be shared on school websites/ newsletters etc.

S1 parents webinar

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) offers a range of in-school services to support your child from first year onward.

Watch this webinar to find out more about SDS and what our careers advisers can do to support your child’s career development and planning:

Leith School of Art

Foundation Course 2022/2023.
If any of your students are thinking of full-time study in the visual arts, then Leith School of Art’s Foundation Course is an excellent starting point. Unique in Scotland, the course is diagnostic, helping each student find their own direction. Guided by our artist tutors, students build up a specialised portfolio for application to higher education art schools and colleges in the UK and internationally. With a high staff/student ratio of about 1:15, the course delivers personal, high quality tuition to each student.

Open Days

Our Open Days are a great chance to get firsthand experience of what life in an art school is really like. We are absolutely delighted to resume our in-person Open Days for this academic year. Our Foundation Course Open Days will be:

Tuesday 26 October – 10am till 3pm
Thursday 18 November – 10am till 3pm

See the Foundation Course in action – our October Open Day will see the students working on their Illustration week and our Open Day in November covers our Options week where students have the opportunity to choose a discipline – body adornment, lens based work or mixed media painting
Speak with students about their experience on the course so far
Option of scheduling one-to-one discussions with a member of the team and have your portfolio reviewed ahead of making an application.
Student Registrar & Welfare Officer will also be available to answer any questions regarding the application process, finance and studying and living in Edinburgh

If any students are not able to come on this date please encourage them to get in touch with us to arrange an alternative date. If you would like to arrange a group visit with your staff and students please let us know and we can arrange this.

The School offers a Bursary Scheme that is funded by our supporters and a wide range of trusts and foundations. This allows us to offer financial support to prospective students who would not otherwise be able to study here. Funding is limited and allocated on a means-tested basis, and is usually up to a maximum of 50% of the course fees.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us by email, telephone, or in person.

Best wishes,

Ashley C Murray

Student Registrar and Welfare Officer

Introduction to Mazars Evening Event

Mazars; a global audit, accounting and consulting firm employing more than 40,000 professionals in 90 countries worldwide. With over £1.5billion in revenue last year they are amongst the top 10 largest professional services firms in the world.

Looking for some work experience, want a graduate job or an apprenticeship then look no further! They have 16 offices all over the UK and offer some of the very best student opportunities, so no matter where you are based, there will be a Mazars office not too far away!

We are hosting a special Introduction to Mazars Evening Event on Monday 18th October from 5:00pm – 6:00pm to give you an insight into the firm and their excellent and varied student programmes.

They will be bringing some of their senior audit and advisory professionals to guide us through an open interactive session designed to give you a hands on practical experience on what it’s like to work in the profession. We will be sending out some pre materials and literature prior to this event so you can prepare in advance!

Registration Link:
We’re really excited for their opening event and can’t wait to showcase to you a completely new international business.

We look forward to welcoming you on the evening!

If you have any questions please let us know.

Kind Regards,

Josh / Young Professionals
Josh Elder
Head of Marketing

S4 Careers Talk October 2021

Hello S4
Mick Burns and Wendy Malcolm
Careers Advisers

Today we will cover 3 things:
Career Management Skills
Resources to help you career plan
Collect some information about your ideas

Career Management Skills explained – quickly!

S4 Newsletter – download and keep a copy
S4-Newsletter-October 2021

This may help when you complete the form

If we have time, then a Kahoot is in order!