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Virtual Work Experience

I wanted to remind you that our Virtual Work Experience programmes, running from the 2nd to the 13th of August, are now open for applications. These August programmes will really give students the chance to take control of their future this summer, ensuring that they come back more prepared than ever.

There are over 20 programmes which are completely free for students (and always will be). They include everything from politics and journalism, to sustainability and engineering and can be completed at times that suit your students. Most notably, they offer a certificate great for CVs, cover letters and future interviews upon completion.

You can view all of our August programmes, open to applications from students aged 14 – 19 below:

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

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Open Days update
Higher Education Open Days 2021

Virtual university event today! details here

This is your S6 careers talk

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

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

Creative Industries – Career Insights

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DYW are pleased to offer a ‘live’ virtual event informing secondary school pupils about careers in the Creative Industries Sector!
About this event
Creative Industries – Career Insights
Who: S4 – S6 Years
Date: Thursday 17th June 6.30pm – 7-30pm
Time: 18:30 – 19:30 hours
Aim: Insight into a range of jobs in the Creative Industries
Did you know that there will be 15,800 job openings in the Creative Industries in Edinburgh between 2017 – 2027?
DYW would like to invite pupils to join us for a 1 hour Creative Industries Career Insights Event to understand the variety of roles and opportunities available in Scotland’s thriving creative industries sector.
We will be joined by 4 very exciting keynote speakers from different sectors of the Creative Industries, each taking us through their career journey and the opportunities available in their industry. Pupils, parents & carers will have the opportunity to ask questions.
**This event will be delivered via MS teams and details will be email to you two days before the event is scheduled to take place**

BFI Film Academy Residential 2021 – Now Recruiting

The BFI Film Academy Residential course is a month-long programme taking place both online and in person at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield. 16 to 19-year-olds from across the UK get to learn about film programming, marketing and distribution and eventually put on their own film festival at the Showroom Cinema. Whether you’re a filmmaker, blogger, regular cinema goer, or someone who simply enjoys watching and talking about films, this exciting and intensive residential programme will give you a real insight into the world of cinema.

Details here

You Can Be A Doctor: UCAT Online Summer School (2021)

You Can Be A Doctor: UCAT Online Summer School (2021)
You Can Be A Doctor, Medic Insight Glasgow, and Aberdeen Medic Outreach Society are running a free online UCAT summer school between the months of June and September. This will take place on a monitored online platform and will allow you to ask questions, join in with revision activities, or chat with other pupils across Scotland sitting the exam. Practice questions, top tips and more useful materials will be posted on a regular basis to ensure that we cover all 5 sub-sections of the UCAT over the course of a month.

More information and registration here