Meet former North Berwick High student James and his colleague Emily, both apprentices with Jaguar Land Rover.
Find out more about Jaguar Land Rover apprenticeships here
You can use the resources at MWOW here to help with your career planning.
More on STEM careers at Futuremorph here
Information and resources at Tomorrow’s Engineers here
Podcast from James and Emily on applying for their apprenticeships
Report on the session including some interesting responses!
Interviews are a stressful process but the aim is simple – the medical schools want to make sure you’re an empathic, caring person who is interested in, and committed to, medicine. That doesn’t mean they expect you to have in-depth knowledge of disease management or be experts in communication techniques – if all the questions could be answered by factual recall, then the interview panel would not be doing its job properly. These interviews will take you outside your comfort zone as the panel try to find out about your personal values.
More details here
The Fulbright Commission have asked us to contact teachers with details of their fantastic Sutton Trust US Programme for students interested in studying in the US.
150 students from across the UK will be selected to take part in the residential programme. It is completely free – please see the information below to find out more.
In addition to the above talks I am delivering an employability programme to S6 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and you can follow these here
All S3 students will receive a careers interview this term to help prepare them for subject choice next term with my colleague, Chris Trotter, Careers Adviser
We held a very successful Careers Convention at the school on Wednesday 26 September with over 300 individuals visiting and speaking with 30 employer/education and training representatives.
I have posted a podcast of former school student George Elderfield and his journey through engineering and current role as a STEM Ambassador here
We continue to develop our Developing The Young Workforce agenda by supporting departments across the school and you can view our creative approach to this here
Former North Berwick High student and now STEM Ambassador, George Elderfield tells us about his engineering journey to date and what the future offers.
Good morning everyone and welcome to your careers talk.
North Berwick High
While you are waiting here
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.
Make sure you are registered at My World of Work here
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
Dancing hands here
Are you about to choose your key subjects or thinking what your optionsare beyond school, then why don’t you join us for a week of fun and inspiration.
We have created five days of activities to help you find out your talents and make the words “I can do it” your new motto!
Employees from BP and BAM Nuttall and Researchers from the University of Strathclyde will engage you
in a range of challenges that will inspire you to consider a career in engineering.
If you see yourself as an engineer of the future or have never considered engineering as a career option before, but want to find out more about it, then the Engineering the
Future for girls week at the University of Strathclyde is just for you.
North Berwick High School
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.
VIKS NHS CAREER INSIGHT DAY –
Saturday 3rd November 2018
Scottish Health Service Centre or
Seminar Room, Royal Victoria Building
Western General Hospital,
You need to register via the school so speak to your Guidance Teacher