University of Edinburgh

 University of Edinburgh

 Opportunity:Winter Fun in Edinburgh!

 Interested in Postgraduate studies? Edinburgh University’s
 Postgraduate Open Day is on December 4th 2009. Why not join us on
 the day and find out about the wealth of postgraduate opportunities
 we have to offer? While you’re here you can take advantage of the
 Edinburgh winter festivities and experience Scotland’s capital city.
 For more information about the Open Day and to register please visit:
 Tweet us! Event hashtag #uoepgopen

 You can find more at:

Recharge Monday 23 November

Good evening and welcome to this training session on Careers Scotland.

Tonights session aims to give you some idea of the services we provide both locally and nationally, to make it as hands on, practical and interactive as possible and yes, you will be on camera!


The local scene rh-destinations and againrh-destinations1

Youth Workers blank-destinations 

and for Mick

Scottish careers and course information here and this is a video highlighting some of the site

Who are you? Find out here

Armed with this new found insight it’s time for some interview experience!

Example of S3 input – employability skills


Here’s some students role playing as interviewers!

And finally, the quiz

Accountancy Event Edinburgh

Following the success of our Accountancy and Business Finance Career taster day earlier in the year we have been asked to hold it again as some students could not attend the one earlier in the year. As before places at this day have been sponsored by the leading accountancy firms so it is free for your students to attend (there is a £5 lunch fee). Students in S4 and S5 may attend if they are thinking about studying for, or taking up a career, in this area or are interested in learning about business, finance or accountancy. They must be 16 on the day of the event. For full details and for students to book their free place please direct them to: and search under experience events for the accountancy event. Or, the direct url to the course detail is:

Kind regards

Richard Scott-Clark


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Ross High Connections

Welcome from Mick Burns and Alison McGeechan, Careers Advisers.

Some of the reasons why you are important in career planning!

First up, can you please complete the following survey

Tonight we are going to show some websites that you can use to help students with some aspects of their career planning.  We do not have enough time to show you all of them, so we have attached a series of short videos that you can use to help you in the future.  As you can see the blog allows you look at information, see what’s happening, view various careers presentations and ask questions.  You can always reach us by email or by phone at our office in Musselburgh, 0131 665 3120.

Main Careers Scotland website here

Careers Scotland Parents Page here

Planitplus here and the video is here

Higher Education here and the video is here and degree options video here as well as students opinions here

Further  Education here here here and here

Try a 3rd year game here! to reinforce the importance of positive actions and saving the world!

This is an actual S5 careers lesson the sites and action plan are more important than the Incas.

Find out your personality/animal type here!

Looking for All Kinds of Everything? Try here and here’s the video

CV Workshop – Abilities

Hello everyone!

As you know we are discussing how to look for, apply and get jobs and the following websites will hopefully help you get stared. There’s even a chance to save the universe at the end of the lesson!

Template with notes all-about-me-and-my-fantastic-cv

CV Newsletter template cv-newsletter-template

Websites for vacancies websites-for-a-job-search1

Personal Profile try this

Short video on how to use CV Builder

CV can be set up and amended here – remember your password!

You could set up a portfolio here and keep a record of your employability skills

Have you got what it takes?

Have a go here!


The Futures Fair


An information fair for young people with a disability and their families, about life after school.


Thursday 19th November 2009, between 3pm and 7pm, Main Hall, Brunton Hall, Musselburgh


  • Unsure about what you want to do when you leave school?
  • Are you a family member / carer / friend of a young person with a disability, and are thinking about how their life will change when they leave education?

Drop in to the Futures Fair and get ideas, pick up information and chat to people who may be able to help.  We’ll have over 50 organisations there to help you start thinking about life after school, including: colleges, work and training opportunities, day services, social work, money, advice and information organisations, leisure and much, much more!


You’ll also be able to speak with young people and families about their experiences of the transition from school to adult life.  The fair is free and refreshments are included.


Find out what’s out there for you in East Lothian!  We look forward to seeing you there. 


Any questions, please contact:

Catherine Dempsey – Transition Coordinator, Capability Scotland

07843 369 340


Careers information and advice