Employment and Training Opportunities

Magic Circle Law Firm Linklaters Industry Insight Event

Wednesday 26th January from 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Are you interested in a career in law ?

We will be given a general introduction to the company with the main focus of the event to discuss their Making Links competition. You will hear more about this during the session but briefly the competition gives you a chance to personally win £1,250, your school £3,000 as well as be a part of their Making Links Discovery programme which is an 18-month long work experience opportunity.

To sign up for the event click on the following link:


Scot JCB

Scot JCB are currently recruiting for their Apprenticeship programme starting in Summer 2022 (they have sites in Edinburgh)!

As part of the apprenticeship, apprentices will gain an SVQ Level 2/3 in Plant Maintenance.

More information can be found here: https://bit.ly/3FBWS55

FREE Online Sound Production Courses

Pupils will learn a host of useful skills and gain knowledge that will help them in home recording and enable them to continue with their further study in Sound Production. The course starts Saturday 5th February and ends Sunday 13th March, it is completely free for everyone aged 14 or over and living in Scotland. Find Out More

Many thanks.


Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator


NHS Live Virtual Work Experience Programme

This programme is tailored to students in 10-13 or S3-S6 year groups and interested in the following careers:

Occupational Therapy
Speech and Language Therapy
and Pharmacy!

Applications for the NHS Virtual Work Experience programme are now open, and they will be open throughout this academic year, with the next session taking place on the 6th February! Please forward these details to your interested students so they can participate in the monthly virtual work experience days. This is suitable for students in 10-13 or S3-S6 year groups.

During the work experience day, students will follow 2 patients from their initial presentation to recovery. Students will observe the healthcare professionals as they interact with the patients and each other. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and gain knowledge through
teaching. This will help students to make an informed career decision as well as learn about how healthcare professionals work together as part of a multidisciplinary team. Each work experience day is completely different. Students will be able to build on their knowledge of NHS careers as they see different patient cases and healthcare professionals work in a variety of settings, such as hospital and community.

Students will also receive certificates as evidence of having participated in the work experience programme. Those that complete the entire 6-month programme will be awarded with Highly Commended References too. Students can register individually through the website link below. Places are £10 a day to cover administrative costs and run the tech on the day. Schools can also register groups online.

You can learn more and your students can register for the programme here: https://alliedhealthmentor.org/nhs-healthcare-careers-virtual-work-experience/

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator



SKANSKA Construction Work Experience Insight Day

As a construction company, we strive to achieve great goals, such as huge building projects, roads, and environmental work.

As you may be thinking about your post exams/leaver options, join us on our work experience insight day to discover what construction has to offer and how you can help us shape our future.

The session will provide you with key information about Skanska, careers available within the construction industry, advice on how to ace your job application, and an opportunity to take part in a mini project. You will hear from our amazing apprentices and graduates and will receive a certificate of completion if you attend. We look forward to welcoming you on the day!

When: 16th Feb 22 -10am to 3pm

Where: Microsoft Teams – we will send you a link once you sign up here

Book Here: https://bit.ly/3fgWfn6

About Skanska

Skanska is one the UK’s best construction companies as well as the third biggest construction company globally. We are an inclusive and responsible business that is helping to build a better society. We are known for working on major projects, such as the Gherkin, the M25 widening, HS2 or Crossrail. We are building, upgrading, and maintaining the country’s infrastructure for future generations. Drawing on our Scandinavian heritage, we are green, innovative, and progressive. We bring together people and technology, as part of our objective to make construction a safer and more collaborative industry.

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator



DYW – Medicine Application: Getting Back On Track

To help your aspiring medics get back on track with their Medicine applications, we will be running a free online webinar where we will be covering the following:

• Medicine Application Timeline
• Medical Work Experience
• How to Get Work Experience
• Reflection
• Key Deadlines/Dates to note down
• Choosing a Medical School – Making Choices
Every attendant will also receive multiple frameworks, templates and other materials they can use on their journey to Medical school.

Webinar Name: Medicine Application: Getting Back On Track
Date: Wednesday, January 26
Time: 07:00 PM (London time)
Location: Online – Zoom
Admission: Free
Suitable for: Students in S3, S4 and S5

Your students can book their free space here: educationprojects.co.uk/project/medicine-application-getting-back-on-track

The spaces are limited so your students need to book their spaces as soon as possible.

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator


Virtual Work Experience Opportunities

Please see below a few Virtual Work Experience Opportunities that pupils can sign up for.  These will take place in February and March.  Pupils will need to answer 3 simple questions on why they would like to attend.
Pupils can register here –  register as a young person to make use of these opportunities if they haven’t already done so.
Pupils should speak to myself or their Pupil Support Leader if they wish to sign up.

Age: 14+
Date: 14th – 16th February 2022
Application Deadline: 31st January 2022

Age: 15+
Date: 8th March 2022
Application Deadline: 18th February 2022

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator


Smart Futures Programmes

Please see the table below for details on all the programmes Smart Futures have coming up through Easter and Summer and please get in touch if you have any questions regarding any of them.

Download: Smart Futures

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator