Skills Development Scotland national webinar to support parents and carers with S2/S3 option choices

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is delivering a nationwide webinar to support parents and carers with S2/S3 option choices.  The webinar is on Wednesday 1st December at 6.30pm.

Parents and carers can find out more about how to support option choice decisions, including the support and resources available from SDS.

SDS Careers Advisers will be providing advice and there will be opportunities for parents and carers to ask questions during the session.

To attend this webinar please register here:

Mercat Tours – Opportunities

There are opportunities for school, college and university students for upcoming part/full time work opportunities and internships to join the Mercat Team.

Please find attached an outline of the ‘Support Team’ role which is the most relevant and successful position for students, offering a variety of experience and scope to develop interests in other areas of the business.

In addition, recruiting for multiple roles in January/February will begin very quickly after the new year so here is the link to their website:  website vacancies page

Please note the website currently says that there are ‘no vacancies’ at present, however the jobs will be advertised after the New Year.

Download: Mercat Tours

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator

Careers in Construction with Mace Group

Are you thinking about a career in construction? If so, we have an amazing insight event for you.

On 9th December from 5:00pm – 6:00pm Mace Group will be hosting an insight session into one of the biggest construction firms in the world.

Mace are involved in some of the most impressive building projects around the UK and the world and offer a variety of fantastic apprenticeship and graduate schemes. 

We will be hearing from the Deputy Chairman who will share insights into his background, career journey from growing up in the midlands to where he is now as Deputy Chairman and sharing experiences from his early career to date which has contributed to his success. Mark will finish by giving his advice on what he looks for in top talent.

We will also hear from a panel of current apprentices and graduates from within the company who will discuss what life is like within the firm and what the process of securing a position in the firm was like.

Registration Link:


Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator

Edinburgh College Open Days – Performing Arts / Hair & Beauty

Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS) are having Open Days on 2nd, 14th and 16th December

2nd December 2021

10:00am – 3:30pm

Target audience

Secondary S1 to S3 (11-14 year old), Secondary S4 to S6 (14-18 year old)

There will be workshops, information on courses (Dance, Acting Theatre Costume, Technical Theatre, Make Up Artistry and Musical Theatre) and a chance to see the state-of-the-art facilities we have on campus.

On the 2nd of December at 2pm there will be a live performance from our Acting students, and on the 14th and 16th December we will have live performances in Dance.

Come along if you are interested in finding more about what PASS has to offer and see some fantastic examples of young professionals at work. To book a place on this event please follow the Citizen Ticket Link below.


Make -Up your mind for the career you want in Hair and Beauty

Event date: 30th November

Location: Granton Campus

Time: 1.30 pm – 3.30pm

Target audience

Educators, Secondary S4 to S6 (14-18 year old)

This event is to allow Guidance Teachers, Careers Advisors, and new applicants to understand and see what can be achieved in college within the department of Hair & Beauty Therapy and at Edinburgh College.

Who you will meet?

You will have the opportunity to meet lecturers, and current students to explain more about any of the courses within Hairdressing and Beauty therapy. All will be on hand to answer questions!

Please contact for more information.

Many thanks.

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator

Wingstop – Job Opportunities

Please see below a job opportunity that has come through  from FUSE (St James’ Quarter) for Wingstop.

If you have school candidates looking for work and aged 16+ I’d advise them to apply for Wingstop ( … It’s paying £9.00ph. They open early December and are looking to hire 40 members of staff. They are open to hiring candidates who are still at school.

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator