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

S5 or S6 Pupils considering studying Law or working in the legal sector.

I am working with colleagues here at the University of Edinburgh’s Law School to run 2 events aimed at S5 and S6 pupils attending state schools in Scotland who are considering studying Law or working in the legal sector. Please see below for further information and links which pupils can use to sign up to events.

Friday 12th November 2021 (14:30 – 16:00): So You Want to be a Lawyer – Academic Focus

How do you know you want to study law if you’ve never studied law? What’s life as a law student really like? How do you manage coursework and other interests? Come along to this session to hear from current students at the University of Edinburgh, and start learning some law. Bring your questions to the session and we’ll aim to answer them all for you. We’re all excited to meet you!


Friday 26th November 2021 (14:30 – 16:00): So You Want to be a Lawyer – Professional Focus

You think you want to study law, but what’s it like to work in the law? What do lawyers do? Who do they work for, and why? Sign in to this session to hear from our fabulous panel of lawyers from a variety of areas of practice, and a wide range of backgrounds. They will share with you their journey into law. Bring your questions!

Pupils can sign themselves up by following the links below for each of these events:

These events are open to any S5 or S6 pupils attending state schools in the south east of Scotland and across Scotland.

Please speak to your Guidance teacher if interested.

Ryan Hamilton

Widening Participation Officer (Access to the Professions)

Student Recruitment and Admissions

The University of Edinburgh

33 Buccleuch Place

Edinburgh, EH8 9JS

Royal Air Force – Access All Areas Careers Event

Provided by Royal Air Force Outreach

RAF Access All Areas returns on the 6th October (1830 – 2030) in association with World Space Week 2021!

Their interactive and immersive virtual experience Access All Areas, where pupils can explore what life is like in the RAF, discover more about the roles available and speak to their team of experts. Tickets are FREE!

Curriculum areas

English, Expressive arts, Health and wellbeing, Languages, Mathematics, Religious and moral education, Sciences, Social studies, Technologies, Other

Target audience

Educators, Parents, carers and guardians, Secondary S1 to S3 (11-14 year old), Secondary S4 to S6 (14-18 year old)

Date and time available

6th October 2021

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Career Ready Programme – 6 places available for S5 pupils

Career Ready is a two year programme that is designed to support young people in working out their next steps after school. We have up to 6 places available on the programme, which includes:

Regular meetings with an allocated mentor.

Online ‘masterclasses’ to support work readiness.

An internship with an appropriate workplace in summer 2022.

Participants must be in S5 and intending to stay in school for S6. Information on the scheme will be shared with S5 PSE classes.

There is no cost to pupils to access this scheme and they can participate alongside their current school studies.

If your young person would be interested in this opportunity, they should contact their Pupil Support Leader as soon as possible, with applications closing on the 4th of October.

Download:Career Ready in Scotland – Flyer for Students and Parents

Download: Scotland Student Handbook 2020

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

Careers Opportunities

Medic Mentor – you may recall I mentioned this for anyone interested in medicine, vet medicine or dentistry as a career.  They have useful conferences but there is a fee however here is a useful hack from SDS.  Put in the code SDS2021 and it will waive the fees :0)

Another useful snippet is Investment 20/20 for pupils / leavers interested in finance, business management and HR – it has traineeships and apprenticeships.  Those interested can register at