Category Archives: Careers Advice

AssessmentDay Practice Test Provider

What is an aptitude test?
An aptitude test is an assessment used to determine a candidate’s cognitive ability or personality. They’re extremely common in job assessments as they can be used to predict the likelihood of a candidate’s success in a job role, whilst eliminating any bias through its standardised administration. You are likely to encounter them in selection for all job sectors; however, they will be specialised to cater for the specific job requirements of the role.

Who are AssessmentDay?

AssessmentDay is the UK’s longest-standing practice test provider who is referenced by most UK careers services and the .gov.uk website.

https://www.assessmentday.co.uk/

NHS Lothian Summer Youth Volunteering Programme

NHS Lothian is delighted to announce the launch of its Summer Youth Volunteering Programme. The programme offers young people aged 16-24 the opportunity participate in a series of taster volunteering experiences over a five-week period in one of our Acute or Community Hospitals.

The programme is designed to widen access for young people who would not otherwise be considering a career in the NHS and/or would not ordinarily consider volunteering. To help us reach young people who would gain maximum benefit from the programme we ask you to share the attached information with those young people you are in contact with who are currently at risk of no positive destination.

We are currently accepting applications. The closing date for applications is the 3rd of June. However, there is a limited number of spaces on the programme so we would encourage early applications to prevent disappointment.

If you have any queries about the Summer Youth Volunteering Programme or would like a member of the Voluntary Services Team to speak to a group of young people or to your colleagues, then please contact Head of Volunteering Jane Greenacre via jane.greenacre@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Please note that young people who are interested in a careers in Medicine, Nursing or as Allied Health professionals can participate in our regular volunteer programme which runs all year round and offers all the same benefits as the summer programme. Further information on this can be found at https://www.nhslothian.scot/GetInvolved/Volunteering/Pages/Applying-to-be-a-volunteer.aspx

Regards

Hayley

Workforce Development Administration Assistant
Corporate Education & Training
Education Centre
St John’s Hospital
Livingston
EH54 6PP
Hayley.Greig@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Occupational Health Declaration and Guidance

Summer programme application form

Women Returners Programme


A person is eligible for the Women Returners Programme if they fulfil all the criteria below:
• They are a woman
• They are aged 25 or over;
• They have been unemployed for at least the last 6 months
• They have been employed in the past
• They are able to participate fully in the Women Returners programme and attend as required by the Provider; Our training sessions will be online for the time being.
• They live in Scotland

For further information or if you think you may have someone who would benefit from the programme, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

Fiona Thomson
Employability Team Leader | ENABLE Works
Enable Works
t: 0131 220 8255 | m: 07552 277 402
Birch House 1st Floor, 10 Bankhead Crossway South Edinburgh Midlothian EH11 4EP
www.enableworks.org.uk EnableWorks Facebook page /ENABLEWorksEdinburghandLothians EnableWorks Twitter #ENABLEWorks

Females in STEM /Tech virtual evening event

We have an amazing Females in STEM / Tech virtual evening event taking place on Thursday 27th January from 5:00pm – 6:00pm with one of the biggest technology / engineering companies in the world – Siemens.

Siemens is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, mobility, and healthcare. Creating technologies for more resource-efficient factories and resilient supply chains to smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner, comfortable transportation and advanced healthcare, the company empowers customers to transform the industries that form the backbone of economies, transforming the everyday for billions of people.

In fiscal 2020, which ended on September 30, 2020, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €57.1 billion and net income of €4.2 billion. As of September 30, 2020, the company had around 293,000 employees operating in more than 200 countries.

They will be giving us a well rounded overview to the company which as you will find out has so many different operating divisions. They have a wide range of opportunities in business, engineering, finance and technology.

If you’d like to hear more about careers at one of the biggest companies in the world driving change and innovation on all levels of life this insight event is for you.
Click the link below to join us:
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Siemens-Event
Best Regards

Dan / Young Professionals
Dan Miller
Founder and CEO |
W: young-professionals.uk
Instagram: @youngprouk Twitter: @youngprouk
E: dan.miller@young-professionals.uk

S2 Careers Talk January 2022

Hello and welcome to your S2 Careers Talk.
Wendy Malcolm and Mick Burns, Careers Advisers, North Berwick High School

Main presentation
S2-careers-talk-Jan-2022

How to use the MWOW Subject Choice Tool
This link will give you resources to help you with choosing subjects

The 5 things to think about here

Find resources to help you choose here as well as the worksheet below.
MakingSubjectChoicesForS3_S4_2019

Thank you very much for attending and if you have any further questions, speak to your Guidance Teacher or email us at: wendy.malcolm@sds.co.uk or mick.burns@sds.co.uk

Please complete the form below and you will receive a copy of your responses which you can save and it will contain the link to this talk so you can access the resources as necessary. If you complete this then we can play the S2 Careers Kahoot!

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:
https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/parents/topics

STEM resources

Here are some really useful STEM resources covering a huge range of careers.

STEM careers | The Big Bang Fair

STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Careers (thebalancecareers.com)

More physics based: what careers can I do with a physics degree – Bing video

STEM Ambassadors
Find sector focused pre-recorded panel presentations below.
Each presentation is from a STEM Ambassador about their career journey and lasts around 5 minutes. Either watch the presentation that interests you or watch the whole panel here

SSC – Marine Careers
Ever wondered what sort of jobs there are that involve working with the ocean? The good news is there is a huge
variety of work out there for all types of people from all sorts of different backgrounds.
Take a look inside for information and advice from variety of experts in the field of marine science and technology.
SSC Dive In! – Marine Careers