Scottish Ambulance Service – Mentoring Opportunity

The Scottish Ambulance Service is offering Young Scot Members an incredible opportunity – the chance to be mentored by their Chief Executive, Pauline Howie OBE!

This opportunity will provide support, practical skills, advice, and a unique insight into the highest-level of the Scottish Ambulance Service. You’ll take part in a mix of one-to-ones, masterclasses, shadowing and the work experience will be tailored to ensure the successful candidates get the most out of their eight-week experience.

Important details:

What: An eight-week virtual work experience and mentoring placement with the Chief Executive of  the Scottish Ambulance Service.

When: The placements will take place online via Microsoft Teams in October and November 2021. Successful applicants will spend a minimum of three hours a month with Pauline.

Who: Applicants need to be aged 16 or over.

To apply for this Reward, click or tap ‘Get Now’ and complete the form. 100 points will be deducted from your account. Successful applicants will be informed after the closing date.

Click on the link for more information and to apply:  Apply for a Work Experience with the Chief Executive of the Scottish Ambulance Service | Young Scot

Modern Apprenticeship Opportunity – Office Support Assistant


Office support, within a construction company, assisting the Office and Contracts Managers.

Mostly administrative duties such as updating of spreadsheets, system work, timesheets, filing, printing etc.. general office work.

We are ideally looking for a school leaver, who is intuitive and has a good work ethic. We would put them through a digital office apprenticeship through QA apprenticeships.

Experience wise – I understand they may not have much experience in this kind of environment, so experience in using emails and computers would be a good start. Also not to be afraid to pick up the phone as this will be a part of the role. While we understand this generation are keen to build careers (which is amazing), we also welcome the fact that everyone starts somewhere and this might be a really good opportunity for someone potentially looking to get into construction administration, architecture, or surveying somewhere down the line.

Generally, just looking for someone to fit into the team nicely, help out and not be scared to ask questions.

If interested, please get in touch with me as soon as possible.

Lee Bernard

DYW School Coordinator (St David’s and Dalkeith High Schools)

DYW Edinburgh, Midlothian & East Lothian

0131 654 4702

Personal Statement Review Event for aspiring medical students

You Can Be A Doctor is a widening participation charity who are running a personal statement review event for aspiring medical students in the current application cycle. They are accepting personal statement submissions from pupils who meet widening participation criteria, which will be reviewed by a group of doctors and medical students with guidance from the YCBAD board. Statements will then be returned to pupils with feedback by the end of September.

The deadline for pupils submitting statements is Friday 3rd September, and statements should be submitted to

More information can be found here: Medicine Application Personal Statement Review | My World of Work

Many thanks.

Lee Bernard

DYW School Coordinator (St David’s and Dalkeith High Schools)

DYW Edinburgh, Midlothian & East Lothian

Apprenticeship Opportunity

We are a local print company located at Eskmills with 24 staff and an annual turnover of £2 million. We are one of the largest printing companies in Scotland producing high quality print work for the likes of Standard Life, Royal London and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.
The role in question would be for within our Print Finishing Department and we would provide full training for a Modern Apprenticeship in partnership with Skills Development Scotland and Print Scotland and the candidate would have a mentor throughout the entire duration of the apprenticeship.
Its worth noting that the role is physically demanding and would require a good level of basic arithmetic, the ideal candidate must have a exemplary attendance with a willing attitude and able to take instruction from senior staff.
Link below to Apprenticeship Scotland

Keith Marshall

Ivanhoe Caledonian
Riverside Works, Eskmills
Musselburgh, EH21 7PE

Opportunities and Events

Norton House Hotel and Spa

Forthcoming Recruitment Evening on Thursday 26th August 2021 from 5pm-9pm at the hotel. I have attached a poster highlighting the event. Attached below is a Facebook link to the event and a link to the careers website for any of your young people that might wish to attend:


Balfour Beatty – 5 week programme

Balfour Beatty have launched their virtual work experience. This is a flexible 5-week programme running Monday 6th September – Friday 8th October:


UCAS Discovery Day

UCAS/Discovery day, 10:00 – 18:00 on 30 September, designed especially for students in Scotland. With heaps of advice on choosing the right course, personal statements, lecture taster sessions and more, it’s the perfect way to give them a head start with their research.

Link for booking and further information:  UCAS/Discovery Scotland | Exhibition | UCAS