Category Archives: Higher Education

A career with Jaguar Land Rover

Meet former North Berwick High student James and his colleague Emily, both apprentices with Jaguar Land Rover.

J&E Presentation 17 Dec

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

Screenshot of the S3 responses to the talk

Report on the session including some interesting responses!

STEM 17 December 2018 updated

Medicine interview coming up soon?

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

NBHS parents and carers careers update

I have delivered talks to the following year groups and you can view the sessions by visiting the individual links.
S1 here
S3 here
S4 here
S5 here
S6 here
The S2 talk will take place next term.

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

Other activities.
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

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

Dancing hands here

Engineering the future for girls

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.

Engineering the Future for Girls 2019 flyer

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