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Careers Advice survey

Giving your child careers advice
How do you speak to and advise your children about careers? Do you have the right support and information to speak to your children about their future career path? Please take five minutes to take part in this survey, to help Skills Development Scotland give parents the right support.

In this survey we would like to find out how aware you are of careers information, how you advise your child/children that you care for around careers and what support and information would help you do this effectively.

STEM Careers event North Berwick High School

Monday 27 November 2017 7pm-8:30pm, at NBHS.

This will be a Careers Evening where various businesses and further education providers will be hosting stalls for parents and pupils to discuss career paths and opportunities. The focus is on science, technologies, engineering and mathematics (STEM). We have been able to secure some great, large businesses to come to the school including EDF, EY and Morrison Construction to name a few.

More details here

CGI school leaver vacancy

You will get a debt free degree, BA orBSc (Hons) IT Management for Business (ITMB), one day a week at a University in Edinburgh, whilst spending the other four days a week developing your career on real-life projects at CGI. No one day is the same at CGI, meaning you can shape and develop your career throughout the course of the programme then continue with us after graduation.

This course will take four years to complete and, with our sponsorship, you won’t have to pay a single penny in tuition fees. We’ll even provide the course resources and materials required, so there’s no need to worry about textbooks either. You can also use your laptop you are given when you join CGI to use at University. Individuals who participate in the scheme are able to access the same learning opportunities as those who go down the traditional route of direct entry into college or university.
More details here

NHS Taster Day

NHS-Taster-Day
We wish to offer the opportunity for your school students to attend a Work
Experience Programme on Saturday the 4th November 2017 at the Western General
Hospital, Edinburgh
The NHS Career Insight Programme Day, organised by Vision In KidS(VIKS) and
supported by Lothian Health, aims to provide an insight into the varied careers and
working opportunities for pupils from the secondary school years who wish
to experience the world of work in the Health Service. This all day programme aims
to provide a broad outline of many of the potential careers in the Health Service, as
outlined in the attached provisional programme for the day.