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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

Pupils applying to Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine or Law courses:

Important information for pupils applying to Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine or Law courses:

  • All applicants to degree courses in Medicine and Dentistry must sit an aptitude test : UKCAT (UK Clinical Aptitude Test) You must register on-line to take the test. Registration between 1 May 2018 and 18 September 2018.  The test must be taken between 2 July 2018 and 2 October 2018. More info here
  • The BMAT (BioMedical Admissions Test) is used for entry to Medicine, Dentistry and for Biomedical Sciences by some universities. Registration is between 1 September and 1 October 2018. More info here  
  • The LNAT (National Admissions Test for law) used by Glasgow University (and other institutions outside Scotland) to assess applications to all courses in Law. More info no dates and registration here


SQA exam results

SQA exam results are out on the 7th of August 2018. If you need to discuss your results  – call the Exam Results Helpline on 0808 100 8000 on the results day. The Helpline is open from 7-15 August. Full details of the Helpline will be available at

If you’d like to chat to your Careers Adviser about your results and the effect this will have on your next career steps, call us on 0131 665 3120 or email: , or .