S2 Careers Carousel

Preston Lodge once again hosted a ‘Careers Carousel’ for our S2 Health & Wellbeing students on Friday 31st May; for the entire morning. We welcomed 18 business partners from throughout the Lothian’s to run workshops for our students. The aim of the event was to provide the opportunity to engage with ‘Real people in Real jobs’. We were delighted to have such a great response and a waiting list from the business sector.

Groups of 10 students visited 5 of the 18 workshops on offer for half an hour of interaction. In some they faced activities & challenges, others more formal presentations, others Q&A sessions. All were exceptionally well received by the students; while helping to raise awareness and link their current learning to future employment possibilities.

They also got the opportunity to visit College and University providers from the local area; as they set up a ‘Market place’ in the main hall. They were inundated with requests for further information.

As part of the Health and Wellbeing programme, students are encouraged to think about ‘Planning for Choices & Changes’, this is one way in which we help to address this for their future. They also benefit from input throughout the year regarding careers, with assistance from Longniddry Rotary club members.

The Businesses involved this year included

EDF Energy- Torness

EDINA Data centre- University of Edinburgh

Civil Service – MP & MSP- Fiona O’Donnell & Ian Gray

Novotel- General Manager

Royal Bank of Scotland                                                  Police Scotland

Lothian & Borders Fire & Rescue Service

The Scottish Sun – Sports Reporter

Scottish Prison  Service                                                                                                 Nursing

The Point Hotel

Armed Forces

Muirfield Riding Therapy/Duke of Edinburgh /Home Start- Volunteering

3v2 Soccer

Social work /Occupational therapy

Lothian Buses                                               Agriculture

Construction Skills

Sincere thanks go to all involved in bringing the event together & participating on the day. The students were a credit to the school, adopting a very mature approach and interacting well with the opportunities presented.

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