Category Archives: Careers

National Healthcare Careers Weekend

National Healthcare Careers Weekend and Partnering with Medic Mentor

16 & 17 June at the University at Stirling

Hundreds of healthcare professionals from across the UK will be volunteering to present and network with pupils who are interested in:

  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • All proceeds are used to support healthcare students with scholarships, elective bursaries, free training and educational initiatives.
  • Pupils can register on the Medic Mentor website ( and find out more about the events here.
  • Registration is £25 for pupils on the Saturday conferences and there is an optional UCAS lecture available on Sunday for each specialty.
  • It is a highly valuable opportunity for pupils to network with a variety of healthcare professions, learn about work experience opportunities and how to make a successful application.

Click here for further information.

Nursing Insight Day – 28 April 2018

VIKS Nursing Insight Day Saturday 28th April 2018

This is an event for students (S3-S6) who are interested in a career in nursing.

Pupils who are interested in a career in nursing are invited to attend this event, which is being held at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh on Saturday 28 April, from 9:30am – 3:30pm.

This full day event will give pupils an insight into nursing as a career.  Nursing staff will be on hand, delivering presentations and practical workshops to pupils.

Pupils who attend will receive a certificate of attendance to keep.

This event is sponsored and organised by Vision in Kids (VIKS) charity, committed to improving the career opportunities for school pupils.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Mr Burgess by Friday 20th April.

BBC Scotland Production Apprenticeship and Journalism Training Scheme

Here is some information about vacancies on offer at BBC Scotland that may be of interest to our S5 and S6 pupils.  The BBC are on the look-out for talented people to join the BBC Scotland Production Apprenticeship and, for those with a particular interest in news, the Journalism Training Scheme. Continue reading BBC Scotland Production Apprenticeship and Journalism Training Scheme

Electrical Mechanical Apprenticeship Opportunity

Please see Virgin Trains opportunities below:

“You can find all sorts of rewarding career opportunities with Virgin Trains East Coast. We have 2 positions for Electrical/Mechanical apprenticeships with plenty of scope for career advancement. As a member of our team, you will be pushed and challenged, but will also be supported and guided to deliver a service to be proud of. They will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including our rewards and recognition scheme, pension and travel facilities. Not to mention our extensive training programmes to help them achieve your full potential.

Because there is always a huge interest, it is important that all candidates meet the minimum criteria before applying for these apprenticeships to avoid disappointment at the first hurdle.  Application should be made on the Virgin Trains East Coast website ‘About Us’ section.