Category Archives: Further Education

Scottish Seabird Centre-Marine Careers

SSC – Marine Careers
Ever wondered what sort of jobs there are that involve working with the ocean?
The good news is there is a huge variety of work out there for all types of people from all sorts of different backgrounds.
Take a look inside for information and advice from variety of experts in the field of marine science and technology.
SSC Dive In! – Marine Careers

Future Asset Careers Insight Videos

Careers in Investment presentations from
Real People in Investment · What is investment and why is it so important?
Real People in Investment · What do people who work in investment do?
Real People in Investment · Getting into the investment industry


Scottish Apprenticeship Week – Friday Event

In this panel discussion, we’re looking at the critical area of tackling the workforce gender gap. The issue of gender inequality across many sectors, particularly STEM, is well known. In this webinar we’ll look at how employers can tackle this issue, and how it is now even more important than ever. On our panel we’re delighted to welcome: • Lesley Laird, Director at EQUATE Scotland • Marguerite Adam, Equality Executive at Skills Development Scotland • Sara Dodd, Digital Business Strategist at Heriot-Watt (formerly Director at CodeClan) Hosted by Lynne Somerville, Business Relationship Manager at Heriot-Watt Graduate Apprenticeships. In our discussion we’ll look at: • An overview on the challenges facing current gender landscape in Scotland • What positive action employers can take to create a more gender balanced and diverse workforce • Sharing some real employer examples of how they tackled the gender imbalance in their workplace • What employers should consider when tackling the gender imbalance and how Graduate Apprenticeships can help with upskilling/reskilling and bridging of skills gaps Other panel members include: Sam Rhynas from Girl Geek Scotland and Emily Mason from WATT Women in STEM.

David Aaron

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.

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

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.

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

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

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:

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