Category Archives: Gap Year

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

Scottish Careers Week – 5 to 19 November 2021

Shape the future
We’re celebrating Scottish Careers Week on 15 to 19 November 2021 and you can get involved!

During the week, you can discover more about Scotland’s career service and how you can get the support you need to achieve the career you want.

It’s brought to you by Skills Development Scotland in partnership with Developing the Young Workforce and the Young Person’s Guarantee.

Skills Development Scotland is Scotland’s national skills body. We deliver Scotland’s career service in schools, in local career centres across the country and online, here on My World of Work.

Whether you’re a school pupil, employer, teacher, parent or looking to take your next career step – you can get involved in Scottish Careers Week. Find out more about the careers support we offer.

More information here

S5 Buzz Talk November Part 2

If you missed the talk last week or did not complete the Buzz Quiz and Google Form can you please make sure you do this in this session. The talk is here

Our speaker today is Bryan Leslie from Abacus Coaching bryan@abacuscoaching.co.uk

Here is his presentation.
NBHS Presentation S5 Abacus

S5-Buzz-Oct-2021 Part 2 Nov final

Here is the Google Form
Please try and give as much detail as you can – you’ll find it useful later!

S5 Career Talk October 2021

Welcome to your S5 careers talk.
The main aims of this session are:
To introduce your Career Advisers
Remind you of Career Management Skills, resources to help your career planning and completing the Buzz Personality Test (which is fun!)
Gather some information about you

SDS-Buzz-Groupwork-S5-Oct-2021 Final

SDS-Buzz-Groupwork-S5-Oct-2021 Final

Link to the Buzz Personality Test here or https://icould.com/buzz-quiz/

Careers Newsletter – please download
S5-Newsletter-Oct 2021

Please complete the form below and give as much information as possible.

60,000 free travel passes for young people in EU and UK

Young people aged between 18 and 20 living in the European Union and the United Kingdom will be given the chance to receive one of 60,000 free travel passes to discover the EU by train.

DiscoverEU, a European Commission initiative offering young people the opportunity to travel Europe through learning experiences, will open up applications for the pass, which aims to encourage young people to “broaden their horizons and meet fellow Europeans.”

Full article here

S4 Careers Talk October 2021

Hello S4
Mick Burns and Wendy Malcolm
Careers Advisers

Today we will cover 3 things:
Career Management Skills
Resources to help you career plan
Collect some information about your ideas

Career Management Skills explained – quickly!

S4 Newsletter – download and keep a copy
S4-Newsletter-October 2021

This may help when you complete the form

If we have time, then a Kahoot is in order!

S6 Careers Talk June 2021

Good morning S6!
Mick Burns and Wendy Malcolm, Careers Advisers, NBHS

Welcome to S6 at North Berwick High.

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

General introduction

or here
Open Days update
Higher Education Open Days 2021

Virtual university event today! details here

This is your S6 careers talk
S6-NBHS-2021

Your S6 Careers Newsletter
S6-NBHS-Newsletter-2021-Final talk version

Your S6 Careers Resources for all options
S6 Careers Book MB June 2021

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.

Salary calculator here

S3 Careers Talk June 2021

Mick Burns and Wendy Malcolm
Careers Advisers
North Berwick High School

Welcome to your S3 Careers Talk.
This presentation will include:
An introduction to your Careers Advisers​
Learn about Career Management Skills​
Find out about My World of Work​
How to find out about Skills and Strengths needed for different careers​
Think about Subject Choice

Here is one way to find your dream career!
Career generator by initial final June 2021

Main presentation
S3 careers talk ppt 2021

S3 Careers Newsletter – please download and save
S3 Newsletter June 2021 NBHS