Category Archives: Further Education

NHS Lothian Summer Youth Volunteering Programme

NHS Lothian is delighted to announce the launch of its Summer Youth Volunteering Programme. The programme offers young people aged 16-24 the opportunity participate in a series of taster volunteering experiences over a five-week period in one of our Acute or Community Hospitals.

The programme is designed to widen access for young people who would not otherwise be considering a career in the NHS and/or would not ordinarily consider volunteering. To help us reach young people who would gain maximum benefit from the programme we ask you to share the attached information with those young people you are in contact with who are currently at risk of no positive destination.

We are currently accepting applications. The closing date for applications is the 3rd of June. However, there is a limited number of spaces on the programme so we would encourage early applications to prevent disappointment.

If you have any queries about the Summer Youth Volunteering Programme or would like a member of the Voluntary Services Team to speak to a group of young people or to your colleagues, then please contact Head of Volunteering Jane Greenacre via jane.greenacre@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Please note that young people who are interested in a careers in Medicine, Nursing or as Allied Health professionals can participate in our regular volunteer programme which runs all year round and offers all the same benefits as the summer programme. Further information on this can be found at https://www.nhslothian.scot/GetInvolved/Volunteering/Pages/Applying-to-be-a-volunteer.aspx

Regards

Hayley

Workforce Development Administration Assistant
Corporate Education & Training
Education Centre
St John’s Hospital
Livingston
EH54 6PP
Hayley.Greig@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Occupational Health Declaration and Guidance

Summer programme application form

National webinar for parents and carers on Scottish Apprenticeships

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is delivering a nationwide webinar to parents and carers which offers an Overview of Scottish Apprenticeships. The webinar is on Thursday 10 March at 6.30pm until 7.15pm.

Parents and carers can join our SDS Careers Advisers to find out more about Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships and how work-based learning can open the door to a wide range of careers. We would be very grateful if you could share details of the session; to help you do this we have included suggested social media posts below and the Eventbrite link which can also be found here: https://overviewofscottishapprenticeships.eventbrite.co.uk

We would also like to take this opportunity to highlight to you that the Parents and Carers section of My World of Work has been refreshed and offers lots of support and information, including access to the recordings of our Parents and Carers Webinar series.

Twitter:
Parents and Carers – want to know Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships and how work-based learning can open the door to a wide range of careers? Join our free webinar to find out more and put your questions to SDS Careers Advisers. Register here: https://overviewofscottishapprenticeships.eventbrite.co.uk

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Parents and Carers – join SDS Careers Advisers to find out more about Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships and how work-based learning can open the door to a wide range of careers. Register for our free webinar today: https://overviewofscottishapprenticeships.eventbrite.co.uk

Edinburgh College Open Days 2022

If you are considering applying for a full-time course starting in August 2022 at Edinburgh College, please join us for one of our open events to find out all you need to know about our courses and how to apply.

These events are being held on our campuses at the following dates/times, if you would like to attend then you will need to register and bookings will open on 1 February 2022.

Details here

Females in STEM /Tech virtual evening event

We have an amazing Females in STEM / Tech virtual evening event taking place on Thursday 27th January from 5:00pm – 6:00pm with one of the biggest technology / engineering companies in the world – Siemens.

Siemens is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, mobility, and healthcare. Creating technologies for more resource-efficient factories and resilient supply chains to smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner, comfortable transportation and advanced healthcare, the company empowers customers to transform the industries that form the backbone of economies, transforming the everyday for billions of people.

In fiscal 2020, which ended on September 30, 2020, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €57.1 billion and net income of €4.2 billion. As of September 30, 2020, the company had around 293,000 employees operating in more than 200 countries.

They will be giving us a well rounded overview to the company which as you will find out has so many different operating divisions. They have a wide range of opportunities in business, engineering, finance and technology.

If you’d like to hear more about careers at one of the biggest companies in the world driving change and innovation on all levels of life this insight event is for you.
Click the link below to join us:
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Siemens-Event
Best Regards

Dan / Young Professionals
Dan Miller
Founder and CEO |
W: young-professionals.uk
Instagram: @youngprouk Twitter: @youngprouk
E: dan.miller@young-professionals.uk

Free bus travel

ll young people and children aged 5-21 years can apply for a card from 10 January to access the Young Persons’ (Under 22s) Free Bus Travel Scheme from 31 January. But currently, the Scottish Government is encouraging people to stay at home as much as possible – until the situation with the pandemic improves. So we’re asking that only those with an essential need to travel by bus apply at this time. That might be for work, education, health or care reasons, for example. We have decided to pause the high profile marketing campaign which will be launched nationally at a later date. If travelling, you should always follow the latest advice to keep yourself and others safe.

You will need a National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot NEC with the valid free travel entitlement with you whenever you want to take the bus – otherwise you’ll have to pay for your trip.

Eligibility
If you live in Scotland and are 5-21 years old you are eligible for a card giving you free bus travel from 31 January. Children under 5 years old already travel for free on buses and don’t need a card. Applications for cards open from 10 January. However, we are asking you only to apply at this point if you do need to make essential journeys by bus.

Children and young people aged 5−21 years old will need a new or replacement National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot National Entitlement Card (Young Scot NEC) before hopping on board. Previously issued cards will not allow access to the scheme.

Apply here

S2 Careers Talk January 2022

Hello and welcome to your S2 Careers Talk.
Wendy Malcolm and Mick Burns, Careers Advisers, North Berwick High School

Main presentation
S2-careers-talk-Jan-2022

How to use the MWOW Subject Choice Tool
This link will give you resources to help you with choosing subjects

The 5 things to think about here

Find resources to help you choose here as well as the worksheet below.
MakingSubjectChoicesForS3_S4_2019

Thank you very much for attending and if you have any further questions, speak to your Guidance Teacher or email us at: wendy.malcolm@sds.co.uk or mick.burns@sds.co.uk

Please complete the form below and you will receive a copy of your responses which you can save and it will contain the link to this talk so you can access the resources as necessary. If you complete this then we can play the S2 Careers Kahoot!