S4 Careers Talk here
Some resources, information and student feedback on the importance of taking languages at North Berwick High School.
Short presentation to set the scene.
Languages 2019 Report for school FINAL
What do graduates do?
Find out below.
Podcast from one of our presenters and former school student Flora.
Horticultural Careers Day
Wednesday 20th February 2019 at
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
A day of seminars by a range of horticulturists, covering a broad variety of topical subjects. Aimed at anybody who is interested in a career, or further developing their career in horticulture.
More details below.
Edinburgh College Progression Routes here
More resources at MWOW here
Edinburgh College website here
More information here
You need to be aware of funding via SAAS if applying for HNC/D/Degree courses.
SQA qualifications framework
You will need to make a statement on why you want to apply for the course so remember to make it relevant, personal, highlighting the points about you, your qualifications and interests or career plans. Remember, places on the course you want could be limited so take this section seriously and please check your spelling and grammar.
Can be vocational, that is, what you study will link to a career area or non-vocational, such as highers etc. that do not link directly to a specific career
It is important that you check the level of entry, is it National or Higher National, that you can meet the entry requirements (if in doubt, check with the course as soon as possible) and you have checked where they can lead to
Get ready, these courses will be available very soon
You apply direct to each college
Higher National level courses fees are applied for via www.saas.gov.uk
If you are planning to link a Higher National course to a degree course you could check with the university and ask if the course is recognised for entry
Try this website ELRAH which gives links between HN and degree courses
Tutorial: Writing a personal statement for a UCAS or college application here
Interview preparation notes
Remember to use capital letters where necessary and check your spelling before you submit.
Meet former North Berwick High student James and his colleague Emily, both apprentices with Jaguar Land Rover.
Find out more about Jaguar Land Rover apprenticeships here
You can use the resources at MWOW here to help with your career planning.
More on STEM careers at Futuremorph here
Information and resources at Tomorrow’s Engineers here
Podcast from James and Emily on applying for their apprenticeships
Report on the session including some interesting responses!
In addition to the above talks I am delivering an employability programme to S6 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and you can follow these here
All S3 students will receive a careers interview this term to help prepare them for subject choice next term with my colleague, Chris Trotter, Careers Adviser
We held a very successful Careers Convention at the school on Wednesday 26 September with over 300 individuals visiting and speaking with 30 employer/education and training representatives.
I have posted a podcast of former school student George Elderfield and his journey through engineering and current role as a STEM Ambassador here
We continue to develop our Developing The Young Workforce agenda by supporting departments across the school and you can view our creative approach to this here
Former North Berwick High student and now STEM Ambassador, George Elderfield tells us about his engineering journey to date and what the future offers.
Good morning everyone and welcome to your careers talk.
North Berwick High
While you are waiting here
Today we are going to cover:
What destinations students from North Berwick High follow.
Why Career Management Skills are important.
What type of animal are you!
How you engage in the career planning process.
First up – the leaver destinations.
Now for the serious bit.
Here’s what happened to the NBHS school leavers 2015/16
We looked at how many North Berwick High students progressed on to various post-school options.
Career Management Skills
Direction is important!
Next task is to complete the Buzz Personality test and you will be asked for your animal later, so make a note of it. Make sure you look at the strengths, learning style and what you are like in a positive direction, parts of the printout you will be given at the talk. You will find this very useful when writing personal statements and CVs as well as preparing for interview questions.
Make sure you are registered at My World of Work here
The presentation below is a general guide and note the timings apply to making these decisions in S5 or when you are in S6.
S5 options guide
Dancing hands here
Are you about to choose your key subjects or thinking what your optionsare beyond school, then why don’t you join us for a week of fun and inspiration.
We have created five days of activities to help you find out your talents and make the words “I can do it” your new motto!
Employees from BP and BAM Nuttall and Researchers from the University of Strathclyde will engage you
in a range of challenges that will inspire you to consider a career in engineering.
If you see yourself as an engineer of the future or have never considered engineering as a career option before, but want to find out more about it, then the Engineering the
Future for girls week at the University of Strathclyde is just for you.