Category Archives: Further Education

Scottish Apprenticeship Week – Get help with your CV!

CV – Curriculum Vitae

This means life works – it’s something most employers want when you apply for work.

You provide information including your name, contact details, education, qualification, work history, hobbies/ interests and any other information you think would be useful for the job you’re applying for.

Your CV needs to be amended every time you apply for a new position to reflect the appropriate skills and personal statement as necessary.

You need a working email in order to complete the ‘My Strengths’ and then ‘My CV’ on My World of Work. Link below.

https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/getting-job/building-cv

Examples of CV’s for a school leaver follow link below

https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/example-cvs-and-cover-letters-school-leaver

Covering letter
This is a document sent alongside your CV when applying for jobs. Its acts as a personal introduction and helps to sell your application. A cover letter is necessary as it gives you the chance to explain to an employer why you’re the best candidate for the job. Link below providing examples.

https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/cover-letters

Ask for help!!! Contact a Careers Adviser for help and advice

emma.m.scott@sds.co.uk

wendy.malcolm@sds.co.uk

mick.burns@sds.co.uk

A couple of really good short videos how to write a CV as well as avoiding mistakes

Additional good sources for creating your CV can be found below

https://www.planitplus.net/EasyCV/

Scottish Apprenticeship Week – Monday event

Developing the Young Workforce Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian are hosting a live webinar for Parents and Pupils on 01 March 2021, 1830-1920 on ‘Meet the Apprenticeship Family’.

This webinar will focus on the three levels of the Apprenticeship Family – Foundation, Modern, Graduate – and the opportunities for progression for pupils when they school.

More details and to register go here

If you need any help please contact:
emma.m.scott@sds.co.uk
wendy.malcolm@sds.co.uk
mick.burns@sds.co.uk

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 1-5 March 2021

It’s never been more important to show our support for apprenticeships.

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2021 is a time to share the value apprenticeships can bring to individuals, employer and the economy.

This year’s theme is Business Backing Talent, to showcase the great things that happen when employers back talent through apprenticeships. 

Businesses have adapted to challenging times. Employers and learning providers have innovated so apprentices can learn, achieve and progress. While businesses taking on apprentices have developed new and safe ways to recruit in their commitment to backing talent.

There’s more support from Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland to help individuals get the chance of an apprenticeship and for businesses to benefit from employing apprentices.

Scottish Apprenticeship Week is the time for all those in Scotland benefiting from apprenticeships to join together and share their stories to encourage others to get involved. 

The week will also provide information on the range of support available for employers to back talent through apprenticeships. 

If you’re a teacher, pupil, parent or carer, you can also sign up to our ‘Introductions to apprentices’ broadcast. Find out more here

Edinburgh College Virtual Open Days

Friday 19 February, 10am – 12pm
and
Saturday 20 February, 10am – 2pm

About our Virtual Open Days
Join us for our first ever virtual open days. This is your chance to find out everything there is about starting College in the new academic year. You can find out about studying with us through our pre-recorded and live online content and will have an opportunity to speak to our staff about any questions you may have.

You can tune in to our virtual open days from 10am on Friday 19 February.

More details here

The Sutton Trust Apprenticeship Summer School

The Sutton Trust Apprenticeship Summer School will be delivered in partnership with leading employers. The programme will help you make an informed decision about your future career.

You will gain an in depth understanding of degree apprenticeships, what they involve and whether a degree apprenticeship is the right choice for you. You will hear from current apprentices, experience networking opportunities, attend sessions hosted by employers and learn the different application processes employers use.

More details here