Category Archives: Careers Advice

NBHS Careers Event 28 September 2022

Our annual, and very popular, NBHS Career Evening returns. This is a whole school event where we welcome all year groups (S1-S6) to attend. We will have over 30 employers from a variety of industries willing to provide advice for applications, ideas, opportunities and much more!

Wednesday 28th September.

S1-S3 6:30-7:30

S4-S6 7:30-8:30

Below is a list of exhibitors for your information.
BROCHURE of exhibitors – 2022 Careers evening

We would appreciate it if you could complete the short questionnaire below to help us plan future events

Direct Line online careers event

I’m proud to announce that on Tuesday 27th September from 5:00pm – 6:00pm we’ll be joined by the Chief Chairwoman of one of the most successful businesses in the country, FTSE insurance company Direct Line Group for their opening virtual Insight Event with us.

Danuta Gray has been Chair of the Board at Direct Line Group since August 2020. Danuta was Chair of Telefónica in Ireland until 2012 having previously been its Chief Executive between 2001 and 2010. Danuta also held a variety of senior positions within the BT Group between 1984 and 2001 and has been Senior Independent Director of the Aldermore Group, Non-Executive Chair of St Modwen Properties and a Non-Executive member of the Ministry of Defence Board.

As Chair of the Board, she leads the board of directors at the company. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear from a C-level speaker with vast experience at the top of a number of billion-pound turnover organisations. We’ll hear all about her experiences in the corporate world as a top businesswoman as she looks to inspire the next generation of young talent to set out on their own careers in business.

We’ll also get to hear all about the careers at one of the top insurance brokers in the country and let me tell you, insurance is a very lucrative industry. Some of the most profitable firms in the world are in the insurance business. Join us virtually to hear from and ask your questions to the leader of a multi-billion turnover organisation and find out how you could one day become the Chairperson of a global company.

Sign up here:

Any questions do let me know.

Kind regards,
Josh / Young Professionals / @youngprouk

S4 Careers Talk 2022

Hello S4
Mick Burns
Careers Adviser

Today we will cover 3 things:
Career Management Skills
Resources to help you career plan
Collect some information about your ideas

Career Management Skills explained – quickly!

S4 Newsletter – download and keep a copy

This may help when you complete the form

If we have time, then a Kahoot is in order!

BFI Film Academy Edinburgh & South East Scotland


BFI Film Academy offers opportunities for ambitious 16 to 19-year olds aiming to know more about film and how to make a career in the screen industries. This hands-on filmmaking course builds knowledge and skills and shows the pathways into the industry for talented and committed young people, with an excellent track record of inspiring the next generation of filmmakers and crew.

If you have a passion for film, this high quality course develops your understanding of screenwriting, cinematography, sound, directing, production and editing, make short films, learn from top talent working on feature films and high end tv through industry masterclasses, supports you towards studying on Scotland’s best university film courses, or make your first steps into the film, tv and creative industries workplace, and gain the BFI/Screen Skills NCFE ‘Preparing to Work in the Film Industry’ qualification.

Details here

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 website.

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

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



Workforce Development Administration Assistant
Corporate Education & Training
Education Centre
St John’s Hospital
EH54 6PP

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 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:
Best Regards

Dan / Young Professionals
Dan Miller
Founder and CEO |
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