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


FREE Science Summer School 2022, run at Edinburgh Zoo or the Highland Wildlife Park


Please see opportunity below for the Zoo Summer School.

The application process for our FREE Science Summer School 2022, run at Edinburgh Zoo or the Highland Wildlife Park, has begun. The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is now accepting applications for this course that runs within the school summer holidays, and we hope you may share this exciting opportunity with interested students (current S4-S6) before the application deadline on March 7th 2022.

 This is a FREE week long course aimed at school students between the ages of 16-18 years who are pursuing a career in science. Run at Edinburgh Zoo or the Highland Wildlife Park over the summer and delivered by a host of zoo professionals including keepers and vets, this is an excellent opportunity for students to gain more experience in research and conservation, whilst adding to their CVs in a fun and immersive manner!

The Science Summer School runs multiple times throughout the summer. This year’s dates are:

Highland Wildlife Park: Weeks Beginning 11th July & 18th July 2022

Edinburgh Zoo: Weeks Beginning 1st August & 8th August 2022

Students wishing to apply should complete the application form found on the RZSS Science Summer School website before the application deadline on March 7th 2022.

If you have any questions I would be delighted to answer them, and if you can let any students that you feel could benefit from this free experience know, it would be incredibly helpful!

To find out more about our Science Summer School, including how to book, check out our website or our online albums.

Many thanks.

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator

Apprenticeship Opportunities with the Bell Group.

Please see below apprentice opportunities with the Bell Group.

Bell Group are now officially launching their Painter & Decorator apprentice recruitment process in Scotland. They currently have at least one opportunity in the Edinburgh branch, among others.

Interested candidates should be aware that they would not be based in a branch or in this area on a daily basis and would work in and around those areas depending on where the team are working on a given week. Apprentices would be asked to make their way to and from the local branch at various points (details of which can be found within our website under ‘branch network’) and / or attend an agreed meeting point. Its important that applicants understand that they will be expected to attend their local branch at times so they must be willing to do this.

Furthermore, please find attached details of their apprentice training and the location and travel expectations for this.

All interested applicants should register for the open event via Eventbrite:

Date and time

Fri, January 21, 2022

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

During the Evenbrite session, Bell will provide details of the recruitment process and the time for candidates to ask questions around the apprenticeship, training and recruitment process.

Any questions just let me know.


Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator