University of Edinburgh Career Exploration Events – October/November 2018

The events include practical interactive activities, talks specifically about applying to these subjects and opportunities to meet current students and practitioners in the subject / career areas. They are completely free to attend.
The dates and details for this year’s career exploration events are:
  • Friday 19th October: So you want to be an Architect?
  • Tuesday 16th October: So you want to be a Biomedical Scientist?
  • Thursday 18th October: So you want to be an Engineer?
  • Monday 15th October: So you want to be a Lawyer?
  • Friday 23rd November: So you want to be a Nurse?
  • Friday 2nd November: So you want to be a Social Worker?
  • Wednesday 17th October: So you want to be a Vet?

How to Register

Pupils interested in any of these events should complete the relevant Eventbrite registration form on our website here:

Alternatively, you can email with your name, school and which event(s) you are interested in and we will email you a link to the registration form. Likewise, you can also register by phoning 0131 650 8437

Information also included in the flyer below:

Skills Scotland: Careers, Jobs and Apprenticeship Event (Royal Highland Centre Edinburgh)

Skills Scotland Edinburgh is held at the Royal Highland centre, Edinburgh. It brings young people face-to- face with employers, training providers, colleges, universities and professional bodies.

Free to attend, the event helps young people transition into the world of further study, work or training by identifying their ideal career pathway.

Wednesday 7th November 2018 (evening only): 5pm – 7pm
Thursday 8th November 2018: 9:30am – 3pm

For more info and to book, follow


Scottish School-Leavers Urged to Consider Career in Air Traffic Control Amid Predictions of Rapid Flight Growth.

 NATS, the UK’s main air traffic service provider, is calling on students to consider a career in the aviation industry.

NATS currently has around 1,670 controllers whose job is to safely manage the flow of aircraft through the UK’s busy and complex airspace, as well as at 13 of the country’s busiest airports, including Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. With the forecast growth in flight numbers and the value the aviation brings to the UK economy NATS is looking to recruits hundreds more ATCs over the coming years.

For more info – follow :



Info from Opportunities with Jobfarm : “The rural industry is full of opportunities for young people. Even if you don’t have a rural background – in fact, especially if you don’t – work experience can help you to find out more about working in the sector.”

Jobfarm is for anyone 16 years and over:

  • With or without qualifications
  • Looking for work experience in agriculture
  • Looking for work in the agricultural industry
  • Looking for training or educational courses in agricultural industries  “

to find out more about opportunities in the Lothians region – follow

Volunteer Edinburgh’s Recruitment Fair

If you’re considering volunteering, Edinburgh’s Volunteer Recruitment Fair is a fantastic opportunity to meet face to face with over 50 organisations currently looking for volunteers plus access to hundreds of other volunteering opportunities, all under one roof.

Last year our volunteer recruitment fair helped over 1,100 people in their search for volunteering opportunities, connecting them with the organisations that needed their help. Make sure you’re one of them this year.

The fair will feature dozens of organisations from across the city that you can speak to directly, access to volunteering and employment specialists, a friendly café to relax and refresh in, and of course hundreds of volunteering opportunities across Edinburgh.

Date: Wednesday 19th September 2018

Times: 11am until 7pm

Venue: St Paul’s and St George’s Church (P&Gs) Access via York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3RH (at the top of Broughton Street)

Interested in a career in the film industry?

Screen Education Edinburgh have started recruiting for this year’s BFI Film Academy Edinburgh and South East Scotland programme, which runs on weekends from October 27th to January 21st and is open to young people aged 16-19 from across Edinburgh, Lothians, Fife, Scottish Borders, Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling.
The Film Academy is an opportunity for creative young people with a passion for film and media to get an insight in to the film industry, receiving high quality training in key craft areas such as screenwriting, directing, production, sound recording, editing and cinematography. The participants will also get the chance to meet and learn from masterclass guests with years of experience in television and film as well as working towards making their very own short film and attaining a formal NCFE qualification: Preparing to work in the film industry.
The Academy has proven to help progress the majority of its participants on to college and university to study Film or courses related to the creative industries, and has helped get individuals internships and employment in to the film industry.
Please visit their website at for more information about the course and how to apply. 
If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact them at
Billy Keddie

Screen Education Edinburgh

30 Ferry Road Avenue



School vs College

It is never too early or too late to start thinking about your future and your options.

Wondering about what college might be like? Follow this blog on Edinburgh College page to learn more about differences between school and college here

Edinburgh College clearing event 9th of August

Course Clearing Event

@ Edinburgh College

The college are running a clearing event – an opportunity to talk to lecturers, discuss your exam results and find out about courses with vacancies. Details below:

Link to Edinburgh College website with more information  here

Thursday 9 August 2018
12 – 4 pm
Granton Campus
350 West Granton Road, EH5 1QE

Striving for Excellence, Caring for All