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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!)
Get some information about you



SDS Buzz Groupwork S5 Oct 2021

SDS Buzz Groupwork S5 Oct 2021

Link to the Buzz Personality Test here or

Careers Newsletter – please download
S5-Newsletter-Oct 2021

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

Leith School of Art

Foundation Course 2022/2023.
If any of your students are thinking of full-time study in the visual arts, then Leith School of Art’s Foundation Course is an excellent starting point. Unique in Scotland, the course is diagnostic, helping each student find their own direction. Guided by our artist tutors, students build up a specialised portfolio for application to higher education art schools and colleges in the UK and internationally. With a high staff/student ratio of about 1:15, the course delivers personal, high quality tuition to each student.

Open Days

Our Open Days are a great chance to get firsthand experience of what life in an art school is really like. We are absolutely delighted to resume our in-person Open Days for this academic year. Our Foundation Course Open Days will be:

Tuesday 26 October – 10am till 3pm
Thursday 18 November – 10am till 3pm

See the Foundation Course in action – our October Open Day will see the students working on their Illustration week and our Open Day in November covers our Options week where students have the opportunity to choose a discipline – body adornment, lens based work or mixed media painting
Speak with students about their experience on the course so far
Option of scheduling one-to-one discussions with a member of the team and have your portfolio reviewed ahead of making an application.
Student Registrar & Welfare Officer will also be available to answer any questions regarding the application process, finance and studying and living in Edinburgh

If any students are not able to come on this date please encourage them to get in touch with us to arrange an alternative date. If you would like to arrange a group visit with your staff and students please let us know and we can arrange this.

The School offers a Bursary Scheme that is funded by our supporters and a wide range of trusts and foundations. This allows us to offer financial support to prospective students who would not otherwise be able to study here. Funding is limited and allocated on a means-tested basis, and is usually up to a maximum of 50% of the course fees.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us by email, telephone, or in person.

Best wishes,

Ashley C Murray

Student Registrar and Welfare Officer

Introduction to Mazars Evening Event

Mazars; a global audit, accounting and consulting firm employing more than 40,000 professionals in 90 countries worldwide. With over £1.5billion in revenue last year they are amongst the top 10 largest professional services firms in the world.

Looking for some work experience, want a graduate job or an apprenticeship then look no further! They have 16 offices all over the UK and offer some of the very best student opportunities, so no matter where you are based, there will be a Mazars office not too far away!

We are hosting a special Introduction to Mazars Evening Event on Monday 18th October from 5:00pm – 6:00pm to give you an insight into the firm and their excellent and varied student programmes.

They will be bringing some of their senior audit and advisory professionals to guide us through an open interactive session designed to give you a hands on practical experience on what it’s like to work in the profession. We will be sending out some pre materials and literature prior to this event so you can prepare in advance!

Registration Link:
We’re really excited for their opening event and can’t wait to showcase to you a completely new international business.

We look forward to welcoming you on the evening!

If you have any questions please let us know.

Kind Regards,

Josh / Young Professionals
Josh Elder
Head of Marketing

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!

Parent/Carers Information Evening – Your Child (young person) Their Future

Your Child (young person) Their Future information evening with some of the world’s biggest employers along with the prestigious University of Bath. This is going to be a really fantastic evening packed with lots of really useful information and the opportunity to network and hear from some really senior business professionals.

The job market for students leaving school or university can be tricky and now more than ever we need to help them as much as we can to secure the very best opportunities when they enter the workplace. We would like to extend our invitation to you for our very first parent / carers information evening event.

We have leaders from some of the biggest employers in their industry IBM, HSBC, PwC, bp, University of Bath, Clifford Chance & Capgemini coming to talk to you about how your son / daughter or young person under your care can navigate the job market to find some incredible work experience / internship placements as well as graduate and apprenticeship opportunities. We will be sharing some useful tips around psychometric testing, how to prepare for assessment centres, CV’s, and applications as well as lots of information around preparing your child / young person for the workplace / university.

This event is free of charge and it will be running on Thursday 30th September, 6pm – 7:30pm. You will have the opportunity to join this event virtually with your son / daughter / and or young person, ask questions you want directly to leading employers and obtain lots of useful information. The booking link can be found below here.

Booking Link:

We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible and if you have any questions, please let us know!

Best Regards,

Young Professionals / Dan

Dan Miller
Founder and CEO |
M: 07540 953560