KPMG Discovery Week

Our KPMG Discovery Week runs throughout the summer at our KPMG offices and gives you the chance to gain invaluable work experience in the professional services industry. It will give you an excellent insight into one of the world’s leading professional services firms, the work we do, the industries we work in and the big issues facing our clients.

Whichever office you choose to join, the KPMG Discovery Week will allow you to develop the skills you need to build a successful career. During the programme you will undertake a series of interactive business challenges, skills workshops and research tasks designed to develop some of the key skills needed to thrive at KPMG. You will also have the opportunity to meet and hear presentations from KPMG employees across the business, work shadow and see the type of work our employees undertake on a day-to-day basis.

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Chiene+Tait – Audit Graduate Apprentice

Chiene + Tait is an award-winning independent chartered accountancy firm headquartered in Edinburgh’s New Town, with established client base, four offices, 10 Partners and over 130 staff.
They have a fantastic opportunity for you to start your career in an accountancy practice, by completing a Graduate Apprenticeship. The Graduate Apprenticeship in BA (Hons) Accounting with ICAS is an accredited work-based learning programme that combines an honours degree award from Robert Gordon University and the globally recognised ICAS Chartered Accounting qualification (CA).
To support your learning on the job, you will work with our Audit Assurance team. Our team support a wide range of clients, from technology companies, entrepreneurs/start-ups to not-for-profit clients such as charities and cultural institutions. We are working with rapidly developing ideas and concepts, such as embracing use of data analytics and cloud-based technology.
Full Job Spec and application available online here closing date Thursday 8 August 2019 #ICAS #Accountancy #Audit #Graduate

Getting into Medical School Information Day – Edinburgh

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is hosting a ‘Getting into Medical School’ Information Day for S4 – S6 school pupils interested in a career in medicine. The day will consist of presentations on the different aspects of the medical career path, from choosing a medical school through to your first year as a doctor. The event will provide a fantastic opportunity for pupils to learn about making a successful application and the options open to them beyond this.

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ELC Apprenticeship vacancies

This position is only open to young people aged between 16 and 24 years of age who reside in East Lothian

This is an excellent opportunity to join the Roads Operations Service of East Lothian Council as a Modern Apprentice Road Worker, working towards a SVQ2 in Road Building and Maintenance (SCQF Level 5). You will work within the Service to learn a variety of skills within the role including how to operate items of road construction plant and work as part of a team of experienced Road workers. The work undertaken will range from small drainage works to major road resurfacing projects and include opportunities to participate in construction of new roads and pavements. You should enjoy working outdoors and be prepared to work in all weather conditions.

The apprentice will attend an appropriate college out with East Lothian. The training programme for development will be over a 2 year period and you must achieve milestone targets related to the completion of the SVQ Level 2 as agreed on the Individual Training Plan. Failure to meet these targets may result in the termination of the apprenticeship. You will be 16-24 years old (or an official 2019 summer leaver) and be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm this role and have a commitment to learn.

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The Faculty of Advocates Open Day

ASPIRING Advocates will have a chance to see life at the Scottish Bar when the Faculty holds an Open Day for S5 and S6 school pupils and university students.

The day to note is Monday, 6 May, but with demand for places likely to be high, another important date is Wednesday, 24 April, the deadline for applications.

The aim of the Open Day is to give those interested in a career in advocacy an insight into the Bar and how to become an Advocate. There will be a tour of Parliament House, Edinburgh, home of Scotland’s Supreme Courts – the Court of Session and the High Court of Justiciary – and seminars and workshops with practising Advocates.

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