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LNER opportunities

Do you want to work in rail?
Do you have little or no experience in the rail industry?
Are you aged 16-19 years old?

LNER’s Summer Academy can give you the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attitude you’ll need to work in the rail industry. You’ll also be able to interview for live roles at LNER.

The Summer Academy can give you an insight into how we deliver our legendary customer experience and how the wider industry operates.

You’ll become familiar with different roles, from train driving to innovation, and understand the various pathways into these careers.

You’ll also develop employability skills like speaking in front of audiences, solving problems creatively, and working well within a team.

We are looking for people who have a positive attitude, enjoy working with others and have a strong interest in rail and/or customer service.

If you would like to apply for one of the 30 places available, please email for an application form. Deadline for applications is Friday 19th July 2019 at 5pm.
*LNER will cover the cost of travel for all participants.

MA Registers of Scotland

Modern Apprenticeship Opportunities

We have a number of opportunities for self-motivated individuals with good interpersonal skills to join our Modern Apprenticeship (MA) Programme for 16-19 year olds. Our MA Programme offers paid employment together with relevant occupational training and the additional opportunity to gain a nationally-recognised qualification. We have several apprenticeship opportunities in Business and Administration (SCQF Level 6), with roles available in a variety of departments.

Closing date: Monday 08 July at 23:59.

More details here

Fringe by the Sea event

Former North Berwick High student will be hosting this event:
The Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell has had a rollercoaster career in politics. For twelve years, he was Scotland’s only Conservative MP. The Scottish Secretary is in Westminster trying to guide the country through an at times mind-boggling Brexit process. He joins the Spectator’s Katy Balls (North Berwick High Alumni) for a lively conversation looking back at his career highs and lows and what the future has in store for Scotland at a time of seismic change.

More details here

Office Junior – North Berwick

Marketing/Customer Support
Job Title: Office Junior
Reports To: Head of Marketing/Head of Customer Support
Location: North Berwick
One Year No Beer are looking for an Office Junior to join our passionate, fast-paced and energetic team. This isn’t your typical office job, we are really passionate about having fun whilst working hard to transform the worlds relationship with alcohol.

This is a new entry-level role, perfect for a candidate who is perhaps leaving school and is ready to jump into the world of work as all training will be provided.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual to bring lots of personality and a willingness to complete their regular responsibilities, as well as taking on ad-hoc projects.


· Manage community access to the Facebook group and Slack community
· Manage community removal tasks on a daily basis
· Action account deletion requests
· Action direct debit fail process
· Support the Customer Service team in responding to customer enquiries
· Research and collate information
· Assist the Head of Marketing and marketing team
· Mail duties, including scanning, logging, tracking and filing
· Photocopying, printing and indexing documents
· Data entry

Who you might be

· Outgoing and a real team-player. We are proud of our dedicated team, so we’d really like you to come along and get along with everyone!
· Hard-working, as we are a start-up in our early years

To apply for this job please follow this link:

S6 Careers Talk June 2019


S6 North Berwick

Opening music here
More here
Longer session here

Good morning S6!
Mick Burns and Jennifer Jones, Careers Advisers, NBHS

Welcome to S6 at North Berwick High.

This talk is about:
What’s important for S6.
What’s important when thinking about your future.
Getting ready for S6.
What you need to do and when you need to do it.
What resources are there to help you.
Timescales involved.

S6 Careers Book MB updated July 2019

S6 NBHS Newsletter 2019

University rankings 2020 here

Make sure you are registered at My World of Work here you may find the Profiling Tool particularly useful at this stage.

Kahoot here