Category Archives: Careers

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) Edinburgh Campus

August 2020

Dear Colleague

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) Edinburgh Campus

We hope you are keeping well in these unusual times.  Change has been inevitable; blended learning, one-way systems, social distancing, and virtual open events but what hasn’t changed is the variety of courses we are able to offer and the breadth of specialist knowledge at Scotland’s Rural College.

While we are unable to post out copies of our 2021 prospectus you can still download the most current edition Download 2021 prospectus and visit our website for more course information https://ww1.sruc.ac.uk/

As visits to the campus are not possible at the moment, we will continue to hold live virtual open days.  These events allow the pupils to hear directly from the course lecturers and have their questions answered during the live events.  We are using Microsoft Teams live events to facilitate these activities. They allows pupils to interact by typing questions in a Q&A box to college staff while remaining anonymous to other attendees. Upcoming open days are as follows:

If a pupil would like to join an open day event, they can book via www.sruc.ac.uk/opendays. A link to join the event will be emailed to them and can also be found on our Facebook and Flipgrid pages.

If you would like to request a live event for your school on any of the subjects that we offer across our 6 campuses please complete the our enquiry form, which can be found at www.sruc.ac.uk/requestandconnect and someone will be in touch to make arrangements with you and your school.

We can also facilitate events covering topics such as what support is available at SRUC and what it is like to be a student at SRUC.  If there are other areas you would like us to cover please do get in touch via www.sruc.ac.uk/requestandconnect and we will make every effort to facilitate that for you.

We will also be in touch shortly regarding on-line events specifically for school career guidance staff, where we will offer an overall view of the campus and our course offerings.

We have also collated a number of resources on our SRUC Edinburgh Flipgrid which you and your pupils may find useful, and as always please visit our social media for the most up do date campus information.

Our term will start back on 28th September, so if you have pupils who are considering alternatives please encourage them to have a look at the spaces still available.

In a time of uncertainty, it is reassuring to know the significance of education in the land-based sector. In 2018, the natural economy contributed £29.1 billion gross value added (GVA) to the Scottish economy – more than a fifth of its total – and employed 290,100 people. This equates to 11 per cent of all employment across Scotland.

In these difficult times, this sector continues to offer an abundance of opportunities and employment for our young people.

I hope you found this update useful. Please feel free to get in touch directly if you would like to discuss anything in more detail.

 

School Careers Service—A message for parents

Hello,

My name is Eoin and I provide career support from Skills Development Scotland to pupils from Preston Lodge High School along with my colleague Andrew. I hope you and your families are keeping safe and well during this pandemic.

During this time, like pupils, Career Advisers are unable to attend school, but we continue working from home, for us this is likely to be until at least October.

With this in mind Skills Development Scotland still want to support pupils to develop their Career Management Skills to help them make career decisions that are right for them, as they move through school and eventually leave.

I may be contacting your young person in the senior part of the school between now and October (including the summer holiday) to discuss their plans for the year ahead although you or your young person can also contact us at a time that suits you by calling our local Musselburgh office on 0131 665 3120.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to working with your young person in the year ahead,

Eoin Walsh and Andrew Coventry

Careers Advisers

S5/S6 – University Scholarship for pupils hoping to study law – entries open until 22 July 2020

CMS is the 6th largest law firm in the world and has recently been named in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers. As well as supporting students in their university applications, our Law Scholarships offer students a chance to develop a relationship with us and start their journey into the legal profession. We hope a CMS Law Scholarship is a great opportunity for a school pupil hoping to go on to study law.

Who can apply?

We are looking for two S5 or S6 state school pupils, hoping to go on to study law, to become our next CMS Law Scholarships winners for Scotland. The winners will receive £2,500 per year, for each year of their law degree, together with mentoring support and paid work experience with the firm. This is now our sixth year of awarding the scholarship in Scotland and previous winners have gone on to study law at Aberdeen, Glasgow and Strathclyde.

How do pupils apply?

To enter the competition, we ask for a short essay and application form, which is to submitted by Wednesday 22 July 2020. You can find full details of the CMS Law Scholarships and how to apply on our website.

You will see that there are certain financial and academic criteria to be met in the competition – we will be happy to receive queries from pupils to confirm their eligibility, if they are unsure about this.

Brightest Watts eWeek July 2020 – Heriot-Watt University

Although the global situation means that we are unfortunately unable to run our Brightest Watts Summer Week in the usual format. Over the past few weeks, we have taken time to consider the options available and are now very excited to announce the updated Brightest Watts programme for 2020/2021 S5 pupils.

This programme is comprised of three parts:

  • Brightest Watts eWeek – Monday 27 – Friday 31 July 2020
  • Brightest Watts eWeek masterclasses – three dates throughout the year
  • Brightest Watts eWeek Residential – Monday 12 – Wednesday 14 July 2021 (3 days and 2 nights)

 The Brightest Watts programme aims to provide new S5 pupils with a motivational insight into university life. The atmosphere is friendly and supportive and the emphasis is on meeting new people, learning new skills and boosting confidence.

All activities on the Brightest Watts programme are free. We expect pupils to commit to taking part in all three parts of the programme.

Pupils who are interested in taking part in the programme can find further information and an application form at www.hw.ac.uk/summerweek. Places are limited and although we welcome all applications, we will prioritise pupils with care experience, those with caring responsibilities and those from schools with low progression rates to higher education. The deadline for application is Monday 6 July.

University of Glasgow Open Day – Tuesday 23 June, plus HE Fair & Girls into Geoscience

The University of Glasgow will be hosting a Virtual Undergraduate Open Day on Tuesday 23rd June, 9-6pm for students interested in applying to any of our undergraduate degree programmes for 2021 entry. Teachers and parents will be very welcome too! www.gla.ac.uk/explore/visit/undergraduateevents/opendays/

In addition to Open Day we will also be represented at the UK University Search Virtual Fair, 17 June, 12 -6pm

www.gla.ac.uk/explore/visit/undergraduateevents/exhibitionswebinarsschoolvisits/

For any senior girls who are considering a degree in Geoscience, the Girls into Geoscience event on Monday 6 July, 9.30-4pm, will be an excellent introduction. Further information here:

www.gla.ac.uk/explore/visit/undergraduateevents/exhibitionswebinarsschoolvisits/

 

M&G 2020 Apprenticeship Programme Applications

Good Morning,

We are pleased to announce that applications for the M&G 2020 Apprenticeship Programme are now open.

We have a selection of Business and Tech roles and apprenticeships available in our Edinburgh and Stirling offices.

Candidates who wish to apply for the Business Apprenticeships – please apply via the following microsite

Candidates who wish to apply for the IT / Technology roles and apprenticeships – please use the following links:

Software Tester

Software Developer

Service Management Support

Software Developer

We look forward to seeing your applications.

M&G Apprenticeship Team

PwC Student Recruitment – Edinburgh Office Open Event

Edinburgh Schools Office Open Event:

We are running an office open evening at our Edinburgh Office on the 12th February. This is a great opportunity for Students, Teachers and Parents to come along and see the PwC office space, learn more about the opportunities at PwC and meet with some of the Edinburgh team. Attending one of our office-based events will give you the chance to discover more about life at PwC, our apprenticeships, degree programmes and work experience. You’ll pick up lots of information about our work and the application process, to help you to decide which of our career options interests you most and how to get there.

Join us in a welcoming environment to discover where a career with PwC could take you – and how far you could go. You won’t be disappointed and will build useful connections and insights for taking the next step in your career.

Edinburgh Schools Office Open Event:

📅 12th February 2020 ⌚5.00pm-7.00pm 📍 PwC Edinburgh Office, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EX

⌨ Sign Up Here

Now is an exciting time to join us as our business is evolving. If you or your network know anybody looking for the opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people and build lasting relationships that will stay for life. Then our applications are open now!

Strathclyde’s Scottish Space School Applications Now Open

SCOTTISH SPACE SCHOOL @ STRATHCLYDE 2020

The 2020 Scottish Space School @ Strathclyde residential summer school will be held at the University of Strathclyde from 15-19 June 2020 and applications are now being invited via the online application system.

Now in its 17th year at the University, the Scottish Space School continues to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists and is aimed at S5 pupils in Scotland currently studying Maths and Science subjects at Higher level.

I would be grateful if you could please inform pupils in this year group at your school of the opportunity to apply for Space School.  Applications must be made online and further information and the online application form is available at:

http://www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/scottishspaceschool/

The closing date for applications is Sunday 19 January 2020.

If you would like further information or have any questions regarding the programme, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail at: scottishspaceschool@strath.ac.uk

Yours sincerely

Professor S J MacGregor

Vice-Principal of the University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC015263