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NBHS S5 Careers Talk 2018

Good morning everyone and welcome to your careers talk.
Mick Burns
Careers Adviser
North Berwick High

While you are waiting here

S5 tiny 2017

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.

Buzz-Groupwork- S5 Nov 2018

Buzz-Groupwork- S5 Nov 2018

Make sure you are registered at My World of Work here

S5 Newsletter 2018

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
mick.burns@sds.co.uk

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S4 NBHS Careers Talk 2018

Hello everyone.
Mick Burns
Careers Adviser
North Berwick High School
www.tinyurl.com/ybxtkomh

Learning Objectives

S4 Group work NBHS Feb 2014

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Make a note of the words you would use to describe yourself under each of the CMS jigsaw headings.

Career Management Skills explained

You need to register on MWOW here and remember to make a note of your user name and password. If you have time try and complete My Strengths.

S4-Newsletter-2018

CMS prompt notes

Exams Result Helpline

Didn’t get the results you were expecting and not sure what to do next? Our Exam Results Helpline will open on results day – Tuesday 7 August.

Call 0808 100 8000* to speak to one of our advisers about your options including Clearing and resits. They can also chat to you about apprenticeships, including Foundation Apprenticeship if you’re starting S5.

Opening hours are:

Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 August, 8am-8pm
Thursday 9 to Wednesday 15 August, 9am-5pm
*Please note that operator charges may apply.

Details here

EVS funded volunteering

In a nutshell EVS offers long term fully funded volunteer placements for young people aged 17-30 years old throughout the world. Placements usually last between 2-12 months and volunteers work with a local NGO or charity. The cost of flights are covered, volunteers receive accommodation (either with a host family or in rented accommodation) and they receive a small monthly allowance. Sometimes language tuition is included in the project also.

EVS

S6 NBHS June 2018

S6 Induction Day 5 June 2018

Life after NBHS

The Guarantee pp young people

Opening music here
More here
Longer session here

Good morning S6!

Welcome to S6 at North Berwick High.

This talk is about:
What’s important for S6.
What’s important when thinking about your future.
Getting ready for S6.
What you need to do and when you need to do it.
What resources are there to help you.
Timescales involved.

The countdown clock below is the time left for most ucas applications to be made, 15 January 2019 but really applies to everyone in S6 no matter options they are considering.

S6 Careers Book MB June 2018

S6 NBHS Newsletter 2018

University rankings here

Make sure you are registered at My World of Work here

Your feedback here

A career in Illustration and Teaching

Former North Berwick High student Eilidh Muldoon returns to talk about her journey after leaving school to Illustrating and Teaching.
Eilidh Muldoon – Illustrator & Designer
http://cargocollective.com/eilidhmuldoodles here
http://muldoodles.blogspot.co.uk here

Part 1.

Part 2.

Student feedback here and below.

A very poor (C-) attempt at a sketchnote from me!

Slightly better attempt!