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
Muirfield Riding Therapy/Duke of Edinburgh /Home Start- Volunteering
Social work /Occupational therapy
Lothian Buses Agriculture
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.