Category Archives: Careers Advice

NHS Youth Volunteering opportunities

Summer Volunteering Programme 2023
The aim of this four-week structured programme is to give young people aged 16-25 the opportunity to try some of the varied and fulfilling volunteering opportunities we have across NHS Lothian, whilst learning more about available routes into a career with the NHS and developing a better understanding about what it’s like to be in a healthcare environment.

This is a supported volunteering programme meaning applicants will be matched to experienced volunteers when on placement and to a Volunteer Manager on site for any queries, they will attend a training and info session at the beginning and end of the placement to help them to get the most out of the opportunity and will keep track of their progress through reflective workbooks.

Above all we hope our summer volunteers will have an enjoyable time whilst building their confidence and trying new things!

When is the programme running?
17 July – 11 August 2023

More details here

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

Career Days online events is for any student aged 14-17 who wants to experience different careers or gain work experience in their chosen field. From medicine, law, performing arts, psychology, business or becoming a vet, we have a 1-day online event for you, designed to give you an insight into life in your chosen field.

Dentistry Career Day – Saturday 18th March 2023
Medicine Career Day – Sunday 26th March 2023
Midwifery Career Day – Saturday 1st April 2023
Psychology Career Day – Saturday 8th April 2023
Business Career Day – Saturday 15th April 2023
Architect Career Day – Saturday 22nd April 2023
Vet Career Day – Saturday 29th April 2023
Law Career Day – Saturday 6th May 2023
Computer Science Career Day – Saturday 20th May 2023
Performing Arts Career Day – Saturday 27th May 2023

Students can visit to join a session in their field of interest and will receive a certificate at the end of the day confirming their work experience.

As always, thanks for making your students aware and it would be great if your students aged 14-18 could join in.

Best Wishes

Anna O’Byrne

The CareerDays Team
15 Queen Square
Leeds, West Yorkshire,

Police Scotland Youth Volunteers

Welcome to the PSYV website.

Have a look at the videos and stories. Discover more about the training and support you will receive if you are selected as a Police Scotland Youth Volunteer.

If you think you would like to join us, click the ‘Join PSYV’ button and an officer will get back to you as soon as possible.

Please note, that unfortunately places are limited. Submitting a form does not guarantee you a place.

Sometimes regular police duties are prioritised and it may take longer than usual to get back to you. Please be patient.

More information here

Scotland’s land-based, aquaculture and environmental conservation sector

Your chance to hear directly from those working in Scotland’s land-based, aquaculture and environmental conservation sector about the rewarding careers on offer.

Our online event is ideal for anyone interested in finding out more about careers within our sector including careers advisers, teachers, Developing the Young Workforce staff, students, parents or career changers.

The event has been structured so that you can stay for the whole day or attend sessions you’re interested in finding out more about.

Register your place here

Annabel Brown​
Project Co‑ordinator
Mobile 07867908157
Office 01738 310164
Direct 01738310156

Lantra Scotland, Inveralmond Business Centre, Auld Bond Road, Perth PH1 3FX

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