Category Archives: Parents

Cambridge University

CAMScot is a project run by Cambridge University alumni in Scotland designed to get more Scottish school pupils to Cambridge. We offer free advice, mentoring and interview practice for prospective applicants. Full details are given on our dedicated web site,

Last year we helped 80 prospective applicants, of whom 41 eventually applied, 32 got interviews and 15 got offers.

Please encourage your outstanding pupils to consider Cambridge and make them aware of this initiative. They can contact us direct via the web site to participate.

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NHS Youth Volunteering opportunities

Summer Volunteering Programme 2023
The aim of this four-week structured programme is to give young people aged 16-25 the opportunity to try some of the varied and fulfilling volunteering opportunities we have across NHS Lothian, whilst learning more about available routes into a career with the NHS and developing a better understanding about what it’s like to be in a healthcare environment.

This is a supported volunteering programme meaning applicants will be matched to experienced volunteers when on placement and to a Volunteer Manager on site for any queries, they will attend a training and info session at the beginning and end of the placement to help them to get the most out of the opportunity and will keep track of their progress through reflective workbooks.

Above all we hope our summer volunteers will have an enjoyable time whilst building their confidence and trying new things!

When is the programme running?
17 July – 11 August 2023

More details here

Law Work Experience Opportunity

Are you interested in a dynamic and thrilling career in the legal industry? Would you like to gain invaluable experience, insights, and build connections that will set you apart from other students pursuing a career in law? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you during the Easter holiday!

Young Professionals are thrilled to be hosting a full day of work experience for students looking to learn more about the legal industry and pursue a career in law! This event will be taking place virtually (live on Zoom) on Tuesday 4th April between 10am-4pm and you will be joined by some of the biggest global law firms, such as Freeths, Charles Russells Speechly’s, Fragomen, and the University of Law!

With offices all over the country (and globally!) between the firms they range from international corporate immigration law specialists, leading education providers, to multidisciplinary business law specialists, so you are bound to find out about your dream sector of law (or ‘seat’) during this work experience!

Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of exciting workshops as well as hearing all about the fantastic apprenticeship programmes and alternative routes into a career that are available with these huge firms! This is an exciting chance to interact with some of the most successful and respected employers in the law sector, who will be able to share their knowledge, experience and expertise with you.

In addition to learning more about the industry, attending this work experience will also provide you with a rare and unique experience to add to your CV! You will gain a better understanding of the skills and attributes required for a career in law, as well as a certificate of attendance and the opportunity to make valuable connections with professionals in the field.

Don’t miss out on this brilliant opportunity and sign up now to secure your place!

Application link:

We look forward to seeing you then and helping you take the first steps towards a fulfilling career in law!

Please feel free to share this opportunity with any friends who may also be interested.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards,

Bella / Young Professionals

Isobel May-Smith
Social Media Executive |
Instagram: @youngprouk Twitter: @youngprouk

Leuchie House Recruitment Day – 24 March 2023

Leuchie Recruitment Open Day March 2023

We are holding a recruitment event this Friday where you can come in and have an informal chat about what its like to work at Leuchie while enjoying some homebaking. You can have a look around our building and get information about vacancies and careers information. We will have nurses and care assistants there to talk to anyone who might be interested in this kind of career.

This is also suitable for anyone interested in taking a gap year as we offer short term temporary contracts and great experience. We also offer positions over the summer while people are waiting to go to uni and gain some incredible experience and a good wage

Career Days online events is for any student aged 14-17 who wants to experience different careers or gain work experience in their chosen field. From medicine, law, performing arts, psychology, business or becoming a vet, we have a 1-day online event for you, designed to give you an insight into life in your chosen field.

Dentistry Career Day – Saturday 18th March 2023
Medicine Career Day – Sunday 26th March 2023
Midwifery Career Day – Saturday 1st April 2023
Psychology Career Day – Saturday 8th April 2023
Business Career Day – Saturday 15th April 2023
Architect Career Day – Saturday 22nd April 2023
Vet Career Day – Saturday 29th April 2023
Law Career Day – Saturday 6th May 2023
Computer Science Career Day – Saturday 20th May 2023
Performing Arts Career Day – Saturday 27th May 2023

Students can visit to join a session in their field of interest and will receive a certificate at the end of the day confirming their work experience.

As always, thanks for making your students aware and it would be great if your students aged 14-18 could join in.

Best Wishes

Anna O’Byrne

The CareerDays Team
15 Queen Square
Leeds, West Yorkshire,

S2 Careers Talk January 2023

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

Main presentation

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.

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!