Category Archives: Parents

AssessmentDay Practice Test Provider

What is an aptitude test?
An aptitude test is an assessment used to determine a candidate’s cognitive ability or personality. They’re extremely common in job assessments as they can be used to predict the likelihood of a candidate’s success in a job role, whilst eliminating any bias through its standardised administration. You are likely to encounter them in selection for all job sectors; however, they will be specialised to cater for the specific job requirements of the role.

Who are AssessmentDay?

AssessmentDay is the UK’s longest-standing practice test provider who is referenced by most UK careers services and the .gov.uk website.

https://www.assessmentday.co.uk/

NHS Lothian Summer Youth Volunteering Programme

NHS Lothian is delighted to announce the launch of its Summer Youth Volunteering Programme. The programme offers young people aged 16-24 the opportunity participate in a series of taster volunteering experiences over a five-week period in one of our Acute or Community Hospitals.

The programme is designed to widen access for young people who would not otherwise be considering a career in the NHS and/or would not ordinarily consider volunteering. To help us reach young people who would gain maximum benefit from the programme we ask you to share the attached information with those young people you are in contact with who are currently at risk of no positive destination.

We are currently accepting applications. The closing date for applications is the 3rd of June. However, there is a limited number of spaces on the programme so we would encourage early applications to prevent disappointment.

If you have any queries about the Summer Youth Volunteering Programme or would like a member of the Voluntary Services Team to speak to a group of young people or to your colleagues, then please contact Head of Volunteering Jane Greenacre via jane.greenacre@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Please note that young people who are interested in a careers in Medicine, Nursing or as Allied Health professionals can participate in our regular volunteer programme which runs all year round and offers all the same benefits as the summer programme. Further information on this can be found at https://www.nhslothian.scot/GetInvolved/Volunteering/Pages/Applying-to-be-a-volunteer.aspx

Regards

Hayley

Workforce Development Administration Assistant
Corporate Education & Training
Education Centre
St John’s Hospital
Livingston
EH54 6PP
Hayley.Greig@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Occupational Health Declaration and Guidance

Summer programme application form

National webinar for parents and carers on Scottish Apprenticeships

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is delivering a nationwide webinar to parents and carers which offers an Overview of Scottish Apprenticeships. The webinar is on Thursday 10 March at 6.30pm until 7.15pm.

Parents and carers can join our SDS Careers Advisers to find out more about Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships and how work-based learning can open the door to a wide range of careers. We would be very grateful if you could share details of the session; to help you do this we have included suggested social media posts below and the Eventbrite link which can also be found here: https://overviewofscottishapprenticeships.eventbrite.co.uk

We would also like to take this opportunity to highlight to you that the Parents and Carers section of My World of Work has been refreshed and offers lots of support and information, including access to the recordings of our Parents and Carers Webinar series.

Twitter:
Parents and Carers – want to know Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships and how work-based learning can open the door to a wide range of careers? Join our free webinar to find out more and put your questions to SDS Careers Advisers. Register here: https://overviewofscottishapprenticeships.eventbrite.co.uk

Facebook:
Parents and Carers – join SDS Careers Advisers to find out more about Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships and how work-based learning can open the door to a wide range of careers. Register for our free webinar today: https://overviewofscottishapprenticeships.eventbrite.co.uk

Females in STEM /Tech virtual evening event

We have an amazing Females in STEM / Tech virtual evening event taking place on Thursday 27th January from 5:00pm – 6:00pm with one of the biggest technology / engineering companies in the world – Siemens.

Siemens is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, mobility, and healthcare. Creating technologies for more resource-efficient factories and resilient supply chains to smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner, comfortable transportation and advanced healthcare, the company empowers customers to transform the industries that form the backbone of economies, transforming the everyday for billions of people.

In fiscal 2020, which ended on September 30, 2020, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €57.1 billion and net income of €4.2 billion. As of September 30, 2020, the company had around 293,000 employees operating in more than 200 countries.

They will be giving us a well rounded overview to the company which as you will find out has so many different operating divisions. They have a wide range of opportunities in business, engineering, finance and technology.

If you’d like to hear more about careers at one of the biggest companies in the world driving change and innovation on all levels of life this insight event is for you.
Click the link below to join us:
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Siemens-Event
Best Regards

Dan / Young Professionals
Dan Miller
Founder and CEO |
W: young-professionals.uk
Instagram: @youngprouk Twitter: @youngprouk
E: dan.miller@young-professionals.uk

S2 Careers Talk January 2022

Hello and welcome to your S2 Careers Talk.
Wendy Malcolm and Mick Burns, Careers Advisers, North Berwick High School

Main presentation
S2-careers-talk-Jan-2022

How to use the MWOW Subject Choice Tool
This link will give you resources to help you with choosing subjects

The 5 things to think about here

Find resources to help you choose here as well as the worksheet below.
MakingSubjectChoicesForS3_S4_2019

Thank you very much for attending and if you have any further questions, speak to your Guidance Teacher or email us at: wendy.malcolm@sds.co.uk or mick.burns@sds.co.uk

Please complete the form below and you will receive a copy of your responses which you can save and it will contain the link to this talk so you can access the resources as necessary. If you complete this then we can play the S2 Careers Kahoot!

SDS and National Parent Forum of Scotland – FA event

SDS and NPFS are arranging a session on Foundation Apprenticeships for parents and carers on Tuesday 14th December from 7pm-8pm.

This session gives the opportunity to find out about Foundation Apprenticeships including who they’re for, how they work and their benefits. During this one hour session we’ll talk through the value and equivalency of the qualification in terms of SCQF levels and UCAS points. We’ll also share pupil journeys and how Foundation Apprenticeships helped them progress onto a job such as a Modern or Graduate Apprenticeship, college or university. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions at the end.

Register at:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/npfs-sds-foundation-apprenticeships-a-session-for-parents-carers-tickets-217827286277

Helping your child with S2/3 option choices

Live Webinar: Helping your child with S2/3 option choices – support for parents and carers
About this event
Looking for some help to support your young person with their option choices?
In this webinar parents and carers will hear from SDS’s expert, qualified careers advisers and find out about where to go for additional information and support.
Date and time
Wed, 1 December 2021
18:30 – 19:15 GMT
Link to sign up is here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/s23-option-choices-tickets-208641972757