Category Archives: Employment and Training

School Leavers Webinar

School Leavers Webinar

A fun & informative series of short 30 minute webinars to support you with the next steps of your career journey!

We understand everyone is facing challenges just now and your plans may have changed or seem unclear due to the current situation. We want to let you know we are still here to help and provide you with the career information and guidance you need for your future.

Join our advisers, Hilary & Erin for our first session on Tuesday 2nd June at 3pm as they take a look at:

– Acknowledging the current situation
– Looking at the positives
– What skills could come from this?
– Understanding how Skills Development Scotland can help you
– Learn about the future sessions we will be running
– Some actions & links to resources that you can do yourself
– You can also get involved through the poll questions and comments

Click here to join – JOIN CAREERJAM SESSION 1

We hope you can join us!

NBHS S6 Careers Talk June 2020

Good morning S6!
Mick Burns and Jennifer Jones, Careers Advisers, NBHS

Welcome to S6 at North Berwick High.

This talk is about:
What’s important for S6.
What’s important when thinking about your future.
Getting ready for S6.
What you need to do and when you need to do it.
What resources are there to help you.
Timescales involved.

You can find this presentation here

This is your S6 careers talk
S6 NBHS 2020

Your S6 Careers Newsletter
S6 NBHS Newsletter 2020 Final

Your S6 Careers Resources for all options
S6 Careers Book MB May 2020 Final June 2020

You can read the book online here

Online resources for Medicine, Law and Vet Medicine here

University rankings
https://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings

Make sure you are registered at My World of Work here you may find the Profiling Tool particularly useful at this stage.

Graduate Apprenticeship places on the BEng Civil Engineering degree

The University of Aberdeen is offering 15 Graduate Apprenticeship places on the BEng Civil Engineering degree
programme (SCQF Level 10) commencing in September 2020.
Graduate Apprenticeships are designed to allow you to study for your honours degree while you continue working.
As a Graduate Apprentice, you will undertake about 80% of your learning at work and 20% at university.
• Earn an accredited honours degree in 4 years while working, the same time as it takes a traditional fulltime student.
• Tuition fees are covered by Skills Development Scotland, so there is no tuition fee cost to you or
your employer.
• Get paid while you earn your degree. As a Graduate Apprentice, you will continue working in paid
employment while earning your degree.
• Put your learning into practice from the beginning of your degree, to solve real work-based problems and
gain valuable work experience.
• Enjoy the same access to University services and facilities as a traditional full-time student

Graduate Apprenticehip_webinar postcard 2020

EY update for S5 and S6 students

Roles that we still have available for this years intake for S5 & S6 pupils:

Business Academy

Business Academy

Business Academy

Edinburgh

Business Apprenticeship

Assurance

Assurance

Edinburgh

Business Apprenticeship

Transactions

Restructuring

Edinburgh

S5 pupils:

The EY Business Academy balances on-the-job experience with business skills sessions. You’ll be a valued part of a team of world-class professionals, helping to make a difference to our clients and their businesses. The EY Business Academy is a great way to work out whether the EY Business Apprenticeship is right for you.

Our Business Academy programme will be held from 27th-31st July 2020.

Link to apply: https://ukcareers.ey.com/students/programmes/work-experience/ey-business-academy

S6 pupils:

Assurance Apprenticeship
Assurance is reassurance that a business is protected from risks that can affect its reputation or performance. As external auditors we help companies and governments publish accurate financial accounts others can rely on – so we can build a better working world.

Link to apply: https://ukcareers.ey.com/students/programmes/apprenticeships/assurance-apprenticeship-programme

Transactions Apprenticeship:
Economies are fuelled by competitive organisations who buy, sell, merge or restructure parts of their business with others. Transactions help organisations do all that while making more informed decisions and building better strategies.

In Restructuring, we advise organisations – and other affected parties – when they are underperforming or in distress, on the best course of action. Through independent analysis, we help them either get back on track or go through insolvency procedures like administration or receivership.

Link to apply: https://ukcareers.ey.com/students/programmes/apprenticeships/transactions-business-apprenticeship-programme

Can you please send to all S5/S6 pupils & if they have any questions they can email me directly.

Kind regards

Claire.

Customer Service Assistant (Mobility)

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain’s railway. We’re making rail safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before. We do it all for our customers. That means everyone from commuters to train and freight operating companies. Passionate about great service, we take care to understand their needs, listen to their comments, and fulfil all our promises. Together, we’re making a railway fit for the future. And as the network continues to grow, you’ll grow along with us.

More details here

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING (GRADUATE APPRENTICESHIP) BSc

Information from the University of Glasgow.

https://www.gla.ac.uk/undergraduate/degrees/softwareengineeringgraduateapprenticeship/#tab=apply

As a GA on our programme you will have the opportunity to:

Earn a salary
Attain a BSc Honours degree in 4 years
Gain valuable work experience
Learn in our leading School of Computing Science
Be mentored within the workplace
Benefit from 8 week on campus learning blocks
Specialise in years 3 and 4

EY work experience (remote) for S5 students

The EY Business Academy balances on-the-job experience with business skills sessions. You’ll be a valued part of a team of world-class professionals, helping to make a difference to our clients and their businesses. The EY Business Academy is a great way to work out whether the EY Business Apprenticeship is right for you.

Our Business Academy programme will be held from 27th-31st July 2020.

More details here

Virtual work experience – Architecture

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve launched a portal of virtual work experience for secondary pupils who are missing out on work experience with us this term due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

When it became clear that we would be unable to host our usual annual intake of young adults for work experience in our Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow offices with a bespoke in-house, one-week programme, we designed this platform to replace it.

The website content, which is freely available [workexperience.hfm.co.uk], aims to continue to motivate and encourage young people to consider a career in architecture and the construction industry during lockdown. The programme mirrors our office-based experience and can be completed at home with no time restrictions.

More details here