Category Archives: Employment and Training

Open University in Scotland Upskilling Modules

Open University have announced free upskilling modules for workers on furlough and at risk of redundancy in Scotland.

Supported by the Scottish Funding Council Upskilling Fund, we’re offering the opportunity to study a fully-funded OU module from a choice of subject areas. Studying one of these modules can help advance your career prospects, whether you are considering a career change or want to build on your skillset. Once you’ve started your studies, if your circumstances change for any reason such as you change job, become unemployed or get back into employment, you don’t need to give up your course, you can continue your studies with us.

All modules start on 3 October 2020 and run through to the end of March or June 2021:

More details here

Did you know that The Open University offers a range of free badged courses on OpenLearn all geared towards helping you with employability and your career?

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Standard Life Aberdeen’s Traineeship 2020 – Edinburgh

Our Traineeship will give you 12 months of experience in our company that will help you to grow your knowledge of the world of work, gain work experience within a professional environment and improve your understanding of our industry

Moving from school / college is a unique experience! It is one we understand, and support. Our Traineeship will see you learn as you earn, giving you access to qualifications, a structured training programme and a network of new colleagues.

You may not have any work or industry experience. You don’t need it for this programme! Our focus is on finding those with the right attitude and values who are willing to learn. This programme is an excellent opportunity for school and college leavers to kick start their career in the industry.

Life is good when we can be ourselves. It’s the energy that makes us an outstanding team.

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Apprentice Wind Turbine Technician

Applicants must have at least 3 Scottish National 5 or above or 3 at GSCE at C level or above including:-
• Maths, English Language and Science, preferable Physics, or an Engineering Qualification. Or, in the case of those currently studying for their exams, have corresponding predicted grades
• You must live within 45 minutes of the relevant site which is located near Eyemouth on the East Coast.
• Have a good head for heights
• Have a keen interest in engineering, technology and the environment
• Have enthusiasm in abundance as well as long-term commitment to the apprenticeship and to the business
• Be confident enough to live and work away from home. First 18 months of this apprenticeship will involve staying away from home near to Scunthorpe

Details here
Apprentice Wind Turbine Technician

Internship Experience UK

Welcome to Internship Experience UK. In response to the challenges brought about by COVID-19, Bright Network is bringing together world leading employers and top educators for a series of three-day virtual experiences. Open to students and recent graduates, it’s your opportunity to discover career paths, meet employers and boost your employability. Be proactive this summer and start your application to one of the streams today.

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Capital Theatres – Behind-the-scenes

The dazzling performances that grace our stages only happen because of the many different people playing their part. Learn the tricks of the trade and the secrets behind the magic, from selling the hottest ticket in town, to lighting up the stage.

Take a look at our video blog series (we are releasing a new video each Wednesday) or join our Q&A masterclass (Zoom session) with staff from Capital Theatres as they share how the magic of theatre comes together!

Our next Q&A Zoom session is on Wednesday 17 June 4pm – 5pm. Please email to book your free space.

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Trainee Accountant Apprenticeship – MAZARS

Overview of the Service Line & team

Our Accounting and Outsourcing team works to support our clients to better run their finance functions, understand their financial position and performance, and to ensure they are compliant with changing accounting and tax legislation. With the relentless pace of technology change you will need to be able to advise clients in areas such as process and digitalisation, business performance and financial reporting, while building enduring relationships that positions Mazars as a trusted adviser. Our successful team of more than 250 professionals is growing across all areas including cloud accounting, payroll, financial reporting and company secretarial.

This is to be part of a dynamic and evolving specialist healthcare accounts team that provides an outstanding quality of service to clients. The role includes year end accounting work for sole traders and partnerships together with Partnership and Personal tax work.

The Healthcare team offers great opportunities to liaise directly with clients, and to be part of a rapidly expanding team.

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RBS opportunities

NEW OPPORTUNITY: RBS has launched an initiative to recruit bright young people from diverse backgrounds in Edinburgh.

Working with social mobility charity Leadership Through Sport & Business (LTSB), RBS is expanding a successful pilot it launched in 2019. The bank is seeking diverse young people to help make sure it represents the communities it serves.

LTSB prepares and supports bright young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into meaningful work with major firms.

This programme is the first of its kind for the bank and the wider UK financial services market.




We have an apprenticeship available. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn all aspects of cabinet making. You will be working beside experienced professionals in the workshops and time out on site. In addition, you will attend college through the Construction Industry Training Board.

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S3 June 2020

Welcome to your S3 careers talk.

Mick Burns and Jennifer Jones
Careers Advisers
North Berwick High School

Welcome to your S3 Careers Talk.
This presentation will include:
An introduction to your Careers Advisers​
Learn about Career Management Skills​
Find out about My World of Work​
How to find out about Skills and Strengths needed for different careers​
Think about Subject Choice

Career Management Skills explained

Main S3 Careers Presentation – need to turn your speakers on!
S3 NBHS 2020 (1)

S3 Careers Newsletter – please download and save
S3 Newsletter 2020 NBHS

Something to think about