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Young Professionals Edinburgh Conference

We would like to invite you to the Young Professionals Edinburgh Conference on Monday 5th December from 5:00pm – 8:00pm where we will be running our careers in Business, Finance, Accounting & Technology Conference at the Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel in central Edinburgh with us some of the world’s most prestigious employers.

On the Business side we have global Accounting, Finance and Professional Services giants KPMG, CIMA and Grant Thornton joining us to give talks on business, the future of finance and to share more information on their fantastic graduate apprenticeships and work experience opportunities. If you’re interested in Technology and the business / consulting side of technology we have something for you too. BT and Capgemini will be there as well, two huge global multi-billion pound businesses. British Airways will also be part of the line up for this incredible evening we have planned.

This event is designed to give you some fantastic industry knowledge, an opportunity to hear from business leaders and help give you a network of contacts which you can utilize for your future career ambitions. This is a unique opportunity to hear from and network with industry experts from not just one or two but several global organisations all under one roof! It’s a completely free event all you need to do is sign up using the registration link below. All students who complete the event will receive a certificate which can be used on any future university or job applications.

Key Details:

· Monday 5th December, 5pm – 8pm (please arrive from 5pm for a prompt 5:30pm start)

· Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, 38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, EH2 4HQ

· Smart casual dress code (please no hoodies, caps, tracksuits or sportswear)

· Please feel free to bring your parents / guardians along with you for this careers event

· Pizza and soft drinks will be served during the networking session between 7:15pm – 8pm

· All students that take part in this event will receive a certificate and reference for their CV’s / achievement records

Application Link:

Share this excellent opportunity with your friends and we look forward to seeing you there!

Once you sign up, we will share with you further information in the coming days.

Any questions do let us know.

Kind Regards,

Dan / Young Professionals

Dan Miller

Founder and CEO |


M: 07540 953560

Instagram: @youngprouk Twitter: @youngprouk


University of Glasgow – Computing Graduate Apprenticeships event

The School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow are delighted to invite you and your students to an online event about the benefits of studying a Software Engineering Graduate Apprenticeship on Tuesday 29th November, 5-6pm.

The online event will be led by employers Barclays, BBC, Morgan Stanley, Leidos and Smarter Grid Solutions, and they will all be sharing 2023 opportunities and application advice during the session. Everyone is welcome: pupils, parent/carers, teachers, lecturers, careers advisors.

You can access further event details and sign up here –

If you have any questions relating to this event, please contact Claire and Anna –

Applying for college 2023

Hello and welcome to this presentation.
Mick Burns and Dearbhla Gallagher – Careers Advisers
Emma Veitch – Work Coach

Please note this page will be updated so keep a note of the link
This session:
Applying to College
Resources to help you
Next steps and who helps

More resources at MWOW here

Edinburgh College website here

Progression routes at Edinburgh College here

Other Scottish Colleges here

Scottish Colleges

Some thoughts on going or not going to college here

You need to be aware of funding via SAAS if applying for HNC/D/Degree courses.

SQA qualifications framework

College courses:
Can be vocational, that is, what you study will link to a career area or non-vocational, such as highers etc. that do not link directly to a specific career
It is important that you check the level of entry, is it National or Higher National, that you can meet the entry requirements (if in doubt, check with the course as soon as possible) and you have checked where they can lead to
Get ready, these courses will be available very soon
You apply direct to each college
Higher National level courses fees are applied for via
If you are planning to link a Higher National course to a degree course you could check with the university and ask if the course is recognised for entry

Try this website which gives links between HN and degree courses

Interview preparation notes

A former NBHS student tells us why he chose college as a degree route here
The second part which takes us to his degree and employment here

Please complete the form below with as much detail as you can.

Personal Statement:
You will need to make a statement on why you want to apply for the course so remember to make it relevant, personal, highlighting the points about you, your qualifications and interests or career plans. Remember, places on the course you want could be limited so take this section seriously and please check your spelling and grammar.

More information here

More information on writing a Personal Statement here

SAAS funding sessions for parents and carers

I would like to take the opportunity to tell you about our upcoming events we will be offering for parents and carers of a child who is considering entering higher education in Autumn 2023.

We would be very extremely grateful if you could please help us to raise awareness of these sessions by sharing the details with any of your stakeholders you feel would benefit from attending. This could be via a newsletter or social media or any other channels you use to share information.

These sessions will explain the funding packages available from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for those planning to undertake higher education courses(HNC/HND/Degree courses) as well as how and when to apply and an opportunity to ask any questions.

These sessions will be online and will take place in the evening during December. Parents and carers can check the available dates and times a and book a place on these talks here

Once booked, they will receive a booking confirmation with a link that will allow them to access the meeting.

If you have any questions relating to this offer, please email and we will get back to you asap.

Kind Regards,

Michael Scott

Scot JCB Limited vacancy Haddington

We are currently looking for our next intake of Apprentices for next year. We are looking to take on someone in our Haddington depot.

I have attached the brochure with more information regarding the Apprenticeship we have to offer.

Would you be able to forward this onto any pupils you think might benefits from it, or the Careers Advisor?

If anyone has any questions about the Apprenticeship, please give them my contact details:

Jenna Murray

SJCB Prospectus 2022 v6_spreads