Category Archives: Careers Advice

S5 Careers Talk 2023

Welcome to your S5 careers talk.
The main aims of this session are:
To introduce your Career Advisers
Remind you of Career Management Skills, resources to help your career planning and completing the Buzz Personality Test (which is fun!)
Gather some information about you

Finish with a Kahoot!

Main presentation
SDS-Buzz-Groupwork-S5 final

Link to the Buzz Personality Test here

or here

Buzz 16 types

Careers Newsletter – please download

Please complete the form below and give as much information as possible.

S4 Careers Talk 2023

Hello S4
Mick Burns and Dearbhla Gallagher
Careers Advisers

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

Main presentation
S4 NBHS 2023

S4 Newsletter – download and keep a copy


This may help when you complete the form

Please complete this form with as much detail as you can

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

NHS Allied Healthcare Work Experience

Health Education England has recently completed a discovery report on virtual work experience programmes, which have concluded that these programmes are a valuable adjunct to in-person work experience, especially by preparing students for in-person placements and where in-person experiences are extremely limited. The NHS Allied Healthcare Work Experience successfully invited 12,000 students to participate in the last academic year, making it the largest programme for students who are specifically interested in the following careers:

Occupational Therapy
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Speech and language therapy
and Pharmacy!

Applications for this programme are now open, and they will be open throughout this academic year, with the next virtual work experience day taking place on the 5th November. Please forward these details to your interested students so they can participate in the monthly virtual work experience days. It is suitable for students in year groups S3-S6 or 10-13.

During the work experience day, students will follow 2 patients from their initial presentation to recovery. Students will observe the healthcare professionals as they interact with the patients and each other. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and gain knowledge through teaching.

This will help students to make an informed career decision as well as learn about how healthcare professionals work together as part of a multidisciplinary team. Each work experience day is completely different, and students will be able to build on their knowledge of NHS careers as they see different patient cases and healthcare professionals work in a variety of settings, such as hospital and community.

Students will also receive certificates as evidence of having participated in the work experience programme. Those that complete the entire 6-month programme will be awarded with Highly Commended References too. Students can register individually through the website link below. Places are £10 a day to cover administrative costs and run the tech on the day. Schools can also register groups online. We have also provided a poster attached to this email.

You can learn more and your students can register for the programme here:

Kind regards,
Work Experience Team
Allied Healthcare Mentor

Charles Russell Speechleys law firm virtual event

Good morning aspiring lawyers,

Have you ever imagined what it’s like to be Harvey Specter? How about coming into work each day sitting at one of the tallest buildings in the heart of London? We have got you sorted.

We have an exclusive event with the world renowned law firm, Charles Russell Speechleys, with revenues over £120 million and international offices ranging all across the globe. You do not want to miss the opportunity to speak to senior lawyers to gain an insight into this fascinating world. This infamous law firm holds a vast range of opportunities for all aspiring students wanting to develop their career into law such as in person work experience and insight events, mentoring and solicitor apprenticeship opportunities. This is an exclusive opportunity you won’t want to miss.

This kick-off virtual event will be held on Wednesday 4th October from 5pm – 6.30pm, where you will hear first hand from some of the biggest legal professionals in the industry whilst taking part in fun and practical workshops to really give you a sense of what it’s like to be a corporate lawyer at a global law firm like CRS. You will also have the opportunity to chat with recent solicitor apprentices on how they secured their roles and hear their top tips and recommendations on how you can follow in their footsteps.

Law events like this are really important to attend especially if you are looking to build up your professional network as well as keeping up to date with the latest legal knowledge and skills that corporate firms such as CRS want you to have.

There are limited spaces available so sign up now to secure your spot at this prestigious event. You will also have the opportunity to apply for in person work experience during the October half term at their HQ in London.

Application Link:

If you have got any questions please let us know.

Best Regards,

Ben McDonald
Events & Marketing Team
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Instagram: @youngprouk Twitter: @youngprouk

Business and Accounting Work Experience

Calling all aspiring accountants and business professionals! In-bound work experience is coming your way right now! We have teamed up with global professional services firm Grant Thornton, who are offering work experience this October Half Term.

If you are someone who is an ambitious aspiring accountant or business professional, looking to learn more about the industry then this is for you!

We have arranged an incredible event with Grant Thornton, one of the largest accounting & professional services firm in the world on Wednesday 4th October, between 5pm – 6pm. Following on from this event, you will have the opportunity to apply live at the event for a whole week of work experience in the October Half Term. And it doesn’t matter where you live because Grant Thornton have over 15 offices UK wide, there will be an opportunity for you less than an hour away from where you live.

Grant Thornton are a leading international audit, tax, and advisory firm, aspiring to build the economic foundations of a fair and prosperous world. They rank within the Top 6 firms in their industry.

During this virtual introductory event we will be joined by some of Grant Thornton’s senior staff, who will provide an insight to their business along with an exciting business application workshop (with a live demonstration on how to apply for professional services roles and work experience in October Half Term)!

This event is open to all students moving into Y12/S5 and Y13/S6 from across the UK.

Application Link:

We hope this looks like an exciting opportunity for you, if you have any questions, please get in touch.

Best Regards,

Dan Miller
Founder and CEO |
Instagram: @youngprouk Twitter: @youngprouk

Exam Results Helpline

Supporting learners with SQA results
Received you SQA results and need some support?
Your career service is here to help
Whatever your results, you have options.
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) delivers Scotland’s career service.
SDS provide support to learners, and their parents and carers at what can be an uncertain time.
Help on results day
The SDS Results Helpline number is 0808 100 8000.
This helpline goes live at 8am on results day, Tuesday 8
until Friday 11 August 2023.

You can talk to SDS’s expert careers advisers about course vacancies at UK colleges
and universities, Confirmation and Clearing, advice about Foundation, Modern, and Graduate Apprenticeships, jobs, volunteering, or staying on at school