Category Archives: Employment and Training

S5 Career Talk October 2021

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!)
Get some information about you

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SDS-Buzz-Groupwork-S5-Oct-2021 Final

Link to the Buzz Personality Test here or

Careers Newsletter – please download
S5-Newsletter-Oct 2021

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

If we have time

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:

Introduction to Mazars Evening Event

Mazars; a global audit, accounting and consulting firm employing more than 40,000 professionals in 90 countries worldwide. With over £1.5billion in revenue last year they are amongst the top 10 largest professional services firms in the world.

Looking for some work experience, want a graduate job or an apprenticeship then look no further! They have 16 offices all over the UK and offer some of the very best student opportunities, so no matter where you are based, there will be a Mazars office not too far away!

We are hosting a special Introduction to Mazars Evening Event on Monday 18th October from 5:00pm – 6:00pm to give you an insight into the firm and their excellent and varied student programmes.

They will be bringing some of their senior audit and advisory professionals to guide us through an open interactive session designed to give you a hands on practical experience on what it’s like to work in the profession. We will be sending out some pre materials and literature prior to this event so you can prepare in advance!

Registration Link:
We’re really excited for their opening event and can’t wait to showcase to you a completely new international business.

We look forward to welcoming you on the evening!

If you have any questions please let us know.

Kind Regards,

Josh / Young Professionals
Josh Elder
Head of Marketing

S4 Careers Talk October 2021

Hello S4
Mick Burns and Wendy Malcolm
Careers Advisers

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
S4-Newsletter-October 2021

This may help when you complete the form

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

Vacancy and volunteering opportunities

1. Various jobs at Marine Hotel, North Berwick. Info here:

2. Visitor Experience Assistant and Café Assistant vacancies at Scottish Seabird Centre, North Berwick:

3. Volunteering opportunities at Oxfam, North Berwick. E-mail with further information contact: Sarah McKean.
Area Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator
South East Scotland N02 and Cheshire & Shropshire W03
Tel: 07425 615979

4. Lothian’s Jobs Fair, Musselburgh, 22nd October from 1000-1300. More info and sign up here:

5. Balmoral recruitment day, Edinburgh, Wednesday 29th September, from 1100 to 1900. Flyer attached with more information below.

6. Various jobs with Bear. Deadline Thursday 30th September. Details below.

BEAR Job Advert_Career Opportunities_August 2021
The Balmoral Recruitment Open Day – 29th September 2021

Parent/Carers Information Evening – Your Child (young person) Their Future

Your Child (young person) Their Future information evening with some of the world’s biggest employers along with the prestigious University of Bath. This is going to be a really fantastic evening packed with lots of really useful information and the opportunity to network and hear from some really senior business professionals.

The job market for students leaving school or university can be tricky and now more than ever we need to help them as much as we can to secure the very best opportunities when they enter the workplace. We would like to extend our invitation to you for our very first parent / carers information evening event.

We have leaders from some of the biggest employers in their industry IBM, HSBC, PwC, bp, University of Bath, Clifford Chance & Capgemini coming to talk to you about how your son / daughter or young person under your care can navigate the job market to find some incredible work experience / internship placements as well as graduate and apprenticeship opportunities. We will be sharing some useful tips around psychometric testing, how to prepare for assessment centres, CV’s, and applications as well as lots of information around preparing your child / young person for the workplace / university.

This event is free of charge and it will be running on Thursday 30th September, 6pm – 7:30pm. You will have the opportunity to join this event virtually with your son / daughter / and or young person, ask questions you want directly to leading employers and obtain lots of useful information. The booking link can be found below here.

Booking Link:

We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible and if you have any questions, please let us know!

Best Regards,

Young Professionals / Dan

Dan Miller
Founder and CEO |
M: 07540 953560