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S5 Careers Talk 2023

Welcome to your S5 careers talk.
The main aims of this session are:
To introduce your Career Advisers
Remind you of Career Management Skills, resources to help your career planning and completing the Buzz Personality Test (which is fun!)
Gather some information about you

Finish with a Kahoot!

Main presentation
SDS-Buzz-Groupwork-S5 final

Link to the Buzz Personality Test here

or here

Buzz 16 types

Careers Newsletter – please download

Please complete the form below and give as much information as possible.

S4 Careers Talk 2023

Hello S4
Mick Burns and Dearbhla Gallagher
Careers Advisers

Today we will cover 3 things:
Career Management Skills
Resources to help you career plan
Collect some information about your ideas

Main presentation
S4 NBHS 2023

S4 Newsletter – download and keep a copy


This may help when you complete the form

Please complete this form with as much detail as you can

If we have time, then a Kahoot is in order!

SAAS Funding online sessions

These sessions can be attended by pupils/students and their parents/legal who are considering starting higher education in the 2024-2025 academic year.

During the online application presentation we will explain the funding available from the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for those planning to undertake higher education courses (HNC/HND/Degree courses. We will also provide information on how and when students should apply to SAAS for their funding. We can provide bespoke advice to attendees should they have any questions about the funding available or application process.

We would be grateful if you could please help us to raise awareness of these sessions by sharing the details with stakeholders you feel would benefit from attending. This could be via a newsletter, social media or any other channels you use to share information.

These sessions can booked here

If you have any questions then you can contact us at

NHS Allied Healthcare Work Experience

Health Education England has recently completed a discovery report on virtual work experience programmes, which have concluded that these programmes are a valuable adjunct to in-person work experience, especially by preparing students for in-person placements and where in-person experiences are extremely limited. The NHS Allied Healthcare Work Experience successfully invited 12,000 students to participate in the last academic year, making it the largest programme for students who are specifically interested in the following careers:

Occupational Therapy
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Speech and language therapy
and Pharmacy!

Applications for this programme are now open, and they will be open throughout this academic year, with the next virtual work experience day taking place on the 5th November. Please forward these details to your interested students so they can participate in the monthly virtual work experience days. It is suitable for students in year groups S3-S6 or 10-13.

During the work experience day, students will follow 2 patients from their initial presentation to recovery. Students will observe the healthcare professionals as they interact with the patients and each other. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and gain knowledge through teaching.

This will help students to make an informed career decision as well as learn about how healthcare professionals work together as part of a multidisciplinary team. Each work experience day is completely different, and students will be able to build on their knowledge of NHS careers as they see different patient cases and healthcare professionals work in a variety of settings, such as hospital and community.

Students will also receive certificates as evidence of having participated in the work experience programme. Those that complete the entire 6-month programme will be awarded with Highly Commended References too. Students can register individually through the website link below. Places are £10 a day to cover administrative costs and run the tech on the day. Schools can also register groups online. We have also provided a poster attached to this email.

You can learn more and your students can register for the programme here:

Kind regards,
Work Experience Team
Allied Healthcare Mentor

Law virtual event – Wednesday 20th September 2023

Calling all aspiring legal professionals, solicitor apprentices and anyone who’s considering a career in law, we have something exciting lined up for you this year!

We are proud to announce that we have teamed up with City Century which is a collaboration of over 50 leading law firms who are all coming together to provide insight events, work experience and solicitor apprenticeship opportunities for students up and down the country.

Never before has the legal industry seen such huge amounts of firms coming together to help thousands of students around the UK to hear more about how to secure their dream jobs within a City law firm. This is your chance this year, to get in front of many law firms all in one go to network, learn and ultimately helping you secure your dream job with the help of some invaluable work experience leading to a solicitor apprenticeship when you leave school or college.

To kick things off, we are holding a virtual event on Wednesday 20th September, 5pm – 6:30pm to tell you all about this brand-new initiative where you’ll be able to hear from over 20 of City Century’s law firms about the opportunities they have on offer. Some of the firms include;

Allen & Overy
Eversheds Sutherland
Bird & Bird
DLA Piper
Pinsent Masons and many more!

Following this we will be holding two in-person work experience days in the October half-term where you’ll then get the chance to come face to face with the firms, experience panel discussions, hear some inspiring keynote presenters as well as having plenty of opportunity to networking and building up your personal legal connections in helping you build a bright future.

The in-person events will be in London on 25th of October, 9:30am – 1pm and then 2pm – 5:30pm and Manchester on the 26th of October, 1:30pm – 5:30pm. On the application form, please express your interest for which in-person session you’d like to join us at.

Application Link:

We look forward to seeing you on the 20th September, 5pm – 6:30pm and we will be in touch shortly with your Zoom link and additional details on what to expect.

Best Regards

Dan Miller

Founder and CEO |
Instagram: @youngprouk Twitter: @youngprouk

Exam Results Helpline

Supporting learners with SQA results
Received you SQA results and need some support?
Your career service is here to help
Whatever your results, you have options.
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) delivers Scotland’s career service.
SDS provide support to learners, and their parents and carers at what can be an uncertain time.
Help on results day
The SDS Results Helpline number is 0808 100 8000.
This helpline goes live at 8am on results day, Tuesday 8
until Friday 11 August 2023.

You can talk to SDS’s expert careers advisers about course vacancies at UK colleges
and universities, Confirmation and Clearing, advice about Foundation, Modern, and Graduate Apprenticeships, jobs, volunteering, or staying on at school

Burges Salmon Careers Day

Are you in year S3-S6 and wondering what a job in a law could be like? Feeling stuck on what options to choose next? Our career information day is for you!
What? An informative and interactive open day hosted by Burges Salmon
When? Monday 21 August
Where? Burges Salmon , Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EX
How? Register your interest by clicking the ‘Apply Now‘ button

Our career information day
We will be holding a career information day at our Edinburgh office this August. The day is aimed at students aged 14 to 18 who have an interest in a career in law or as a business professional in the legal sector.

At the information day, students can expect to enjoy:
a general introduction to Burges Salmon
insights into what a lawyer does and the experiences of trainee and qualified lawyers
insights into different career options across our business service departments (IT, Finance, Operations, People and Marketing to name a few)
advice on application-writing and interview preparation
group and team building activities
the opportunity to shadow a lawyer
the opportunity to meet like-minded peers and collaborate

NHS Healthcare Careers Virtual Work Experience

The Only LIVE NHS Healthcare Careers Virtual Work Experience In The UK Run By Healthcare Professionals!

Let us help you to take your first steps into the world of healthcare careers. It is live, giving you the chance to interact will healthcare professionals, but from the comfort and safety of your own home. Join thousands of other students who are exploring healthcare careers with the help of our LIVE simulated high fidelity work experience programme!

More information here