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Scientist experience placement at the University of Edinburgh

If you are currently in S5 or moving into S5 in June and thinking of applying for this, please let Mr Burgess know via email at

Application for a scientist experience placement at the University of Edinburgh

For the first time, the Physics and Geosciences departments at the University of Edinburgh, King’s Buildings, will open their doors to S5 students who would like to discover what it is like to be a scientist. We will run a scientist experience placement programme from the morning of the Friday 16th June to the Wednesday 21st June 2023. You will have the chance to meet with research scientists from the University and work with them and other pupils during your placement.
Pupils on placement will be expected to make their own way to the King’s Building campus; we will however provide lunch as part of the placement.

The placement will start at 9am every day and finish at 4.15pm, apart from the 16th when it will finish at 1pm.
We are very excited to launch this new scheme, and we invite you to complete this application before the Tuesday 23rd April at midnight. We will get back to you about the outcome of this application by the end of April.

Mr Burgess will be the guidance contact.

We have enclosed an application form for students to complete

Law Work Experience Opportunity

Are you interested in a dynamic and thrilling career in the legal industry? Would you like to gain invaluable experience, insights, and build connections that will set you apart from other students pursuing a career in law? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you during the Easter holiday!

Young Professionals are thrilled to be hosting a full day of work experience for students looking to learn more about the legal industry and pursue a career in law! This event will be taking place virtually (live on Zoom) on Tuesday 4th April between 10am-4pm and you will be joined by some of the biggest global law firms, such as Freeths, Charles Russells Speechly’s, Fragomen, and the University of Law!

With offices all over the country (and globally!) between the firms they range from international corporate immigration law specialists, leading education providers, to multidisciplinary business law specialists, so you are bound to find out about your dream sector of law (or ‘seat’) during this work experience!

Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of exciting workshops as well as hearing all about the fantastic apprenticeship programmes and alternative routes into a career that are available with these huge firms! This is an exciting chance to interact with some of the most successful and respected employers in the law sector, who will be able to share their knowledge, experience and expertise with you.

In addition to learning more about the industry, attending this work experience will also provide you with a rare and unique experience to add to your CV! You will gain a better understanding of the skills and attributes required for a career in law, as well as a certificate of attendance and the opportunity to make valuable connections with professionals in the field.

Don’t miss out on this brilliant opportunity and sign up now to secure your place!

Application link:

We look forward to seeing you then and helping you take the first steps towards a fulfilling career in law!

Please feel free to share this opportunity with any friends who may also be interested.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards,

Bella / Young Professionals

Isobel May-Smith
Social Media Executive |
Instagram: @youngprouk Twitter: @youngprouk

Independent Living Support – Personal Assistant

Outdoor loving autistic six year old boy who stays in North Berwick, looking for a fun, playful and physically fit personal assistant. The post will involve taking the boy out to different activities in the community including swimming, going to the park, walking and some short spurts of running. The personal assistant will be expected to not only support the young person but also participate in activities with him. The post also involves supporting the boy with his toileting needs.

Some experience of working with neurodiverse children would be advantageous. The child can exhibit challenging behaviour from time to time so experience of supporting a child when they need to regulate themselves would be desirable. It is essential that the post-holder be a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme or willing to join. The employer will cover this cost. A car driver would be preferable.

The post is for seven hours per week, consisting of one or two shifts either on Friday afternoon, Saturday or Sunday. The shift pattern may be the same every week or could be flexible, dependent on both the employer and the post-holder. There may be the opportunity for some extra hours in the school holidays if this would suit the post-holder.

Apply here

Leuchie House Recruitment Day – 24 March 2023

Leuchie Recruitment Open Day March 2023

We are holding a recruitment event this Friday where you can come in and have an informal chat about what its like to work at Leuchie while enjoying some homebaking. You can have a look around our building and get information about vacancies and careers information. We will have nurses and care assistants there to talk to anyone who might be interested in this kind of career.

This is also suitable for anyone interested in taking a gap year as we offer short term temporary contracts and great experience. We also offer positions over the summer while people are waiting to go to uni and gain some incredible experience and a good wage

How to have meaningful career conversations

How to have meaningful career conversations Thursday 23 March 2023

Parents and carers can join this webinar to hear about the value and benefits of having career conversations and get some practical hints and tips on how to approach these. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions.

Parents and carers can register for our session here:

Barratt Developments: Apprentice Programme – Bricklayers and Joiners (Midlothian and Edinburgh)

What you’ll be doing?
Our apprentice programme is run in partnership with CITB, the Sector Skills Council for construction. It mixes college study with practical on-site training with experienced trade specialists, and a programme that goes well beyond the standard syllabus.

Once you’re accepted, you’ll start a four-year structured Advanced Modern Apprenticeship. You’ll learn on the job, and in a locally approved college – so you’ll be earning and learning all the time. At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll have a great amount of experience and valuable job skills, plus a technical certificate and nationally recognised apprenticeship qualification.

You will be reporting to the Site Manager, you will work towards gaining a nationally recognised apprenticeship qualification through on and off the job, trade specific training. You will be expected to: Complete the Barratt Training Manual, complete site and college work within agreed time limits and standards whilst being consistent at gathering quality work-based evidence. You will work with colleagues to learn and develop your trade skills safely. You will learn to use and maintain hand tools, portable power tools and equipment, communicate with colleagues, lecturers and customers politely.

More details and applications here