Panel event with Investment20/20 and USP: Investing to Improve Climate Change

This USP Panel Event is being delivered in partnership with Developing the Young Workforce (‘DYW’) and Investment20/20, which supports young people to explore investment management and navigate pathways through to careers in the sector.

Students will hear from industry experts to understand how their jobs in investment management drives forward positive change on environmental issues.  We are pleased to announce that our speakers for this session will be:

  • Richard Miles, Director of Corporate Affairs, M&G plc
  • Andrew Inglis, Apprentice, M&G plc

By the end of the session, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the role of investment management in society
  2. Describe the ways in which sustainable investments is helping to drive forward positive change on environmental issues and climate change

iii. Identify routes into a career in investment management

  1. Recognise the skills required to work in sustainable investing

If you are interested in this event please speak to myself or your Guidance Teacher.

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator

Daydream Believers

Please see below a link for the Daydream Believers website.  This link  will give teachers, pupils, and parents more information about online resources available to them.

Daydream Believers is a free, ready to use, online resource bank for educators that utilise creativity, critical thinking and problem solving techniques applicable across the curriculum and beyond.

and beyond.

Daydream Believers –


Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator

Modern Apprenticeship Opportunities

We would like to let you know about a few Modern Apprenticeship vacancies that we currently have in South/East Edinburgh. Due to the nature of these job roles, the positions are a great route for school leavers looking to start a career.


These job roles include undertaking a Business and Administration Modern Apprenticeship at SCQF Level 6.



Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator

0131 654 4702 Ext 7223

Event for S5 pupils who are considering a career in Veterinary Medicine

S5 pupils attending a state school in Scotland are invited to join us for this online event to find out more about what it’s like to study vet medicine at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies here at the University of Edinburgh.

Students will hear from staff at the Vet School about the degree here at the University of Edinburgh as well as what they’ll need to aim for to get into vet school. We’ll also be delivering some short teaching sessions on topics related to veterinary medicine to help them explore topics they’ve maybe never covered in school before but which they may cover once you reach vet school.

As this event is being organised by the Widening Participation (WP) team at the University along with staff at the vet school, it is only open to S5 pupils attending a state school in Scotland.

Pupils can find out more information and sign up at:

If you have any questions, please get in contact with us on

All the Best,

Ryan Hamilton
Widening Participation Officer (Access to the Professions)
Student Recruitment and Admissions
The University of Edinburgh

Future Engineer? – Interactive Talks from Students and Staff

Please see attached information from Edinburgh University on a series of interactive talks with students and staff on what it is like to be an engineering student and employment pathways.


All your questions answered

Interactive Talks From Students and Staff


The talks will run from Monday to Thursday (5 to 6 pm) on the following dates:

Chemical Engineering 14th, 18th,26th October, & 3rd November

Civil Engineering 13th, 21st,25th October, & 2nd November

Electronics and Electrical Engineering 11th, 19th,27th October, & 4th November

Mechanical Engineering 12th, 20th,28th October, & 1st November

Download: Future Engineer

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator

University of the Highlands and Islands Open Days and Campus Tours Oct/Nov 2021

Open Days and Campus Tours for Oct/Nov 2021

Students in a social setting

The University of the Highlands and Islands is holding a variety of on campus open days, campus tours and virtual events throughout October and November to help your pupils choose the right course and university.

On campus open days

Having the opportunity to visit us is the best way for your pupils to have a look around our stunning campuses, speak to our friendly staff and hear more about the wide range of courses, accommodation, funding, and student support, to help them choose the right course for September 2022.

  • Nursing, optometry and oral health science courses, Sat 6 Nov, 10am to 4pm and Wed 24 Nov, 6pm to 8pm, Centre for Health Science, Inverness
  • Inverness College UHI, Sat 6 Nov 2021, 10am to 1pm
  • Moray College UHI, Tues 9 Nov 2021, 3.30pm to 6.30pm
  • Lews Castle College UHI, w/c 15 November 2021
  • Perth College UHI, Sat 2 Oct and Sat 13 Nov 2021, 10am to 2pm
  • West Highland College UHI, Fri 12 Nov 2021, 11am to 2pm, School of Adventure Studies, Fort William

Campus Tours

Our Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI campus is offering campus tours, led by students, student support and programme leaders on the following dates between 12pm to 1pm, 1pm to 2pm and 2pm to 3pm.

  • Sat 30 Oct and Sat 6 Nov 2021

Virtual open day

Can’t join us for a tour of our Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI campus? Don’t worry, we are also offering a virtual open day for your pupils to join too:

•        Wed 6 Oct 2021, 1pm to 2pm

Visiting you

If you are offering face-to-face or virtual events for S5 and S6 pupils considering their UCAS options for September 2022, please don’t hesitate to get in touch as we would be delighted to support your pupils with choosing the right course and university.

We look forward to welcoming you all to our events.

Find out more on the link below.

Open Day Information –

University of the Highlands and Islands | Oilthigh na GC idhealtachd agus nan Eilean


You Can Be A Doctor – for young people considering a career in medicine

You Can Be A Doctor will be delivering a series of activities in the next couple of months to support young people considering a career in medicine.  DYW have just been made aware of these and as you can see some of the dates are quite soon.

Meet the Medics: med school online interactive session for pupils at Scottish state schools

Find out what it’s like to work as a doctor and have your questions answered face to face! In this session we will give you the opportunity to speak to doctors from different specialties both in and outside the hospital. You will be split into small groups, providing an excellent chance to ask any burning questions or just hear what our volunteer doctors have to say! Sign up at

Personal statement checks for pupils at Scottish state schools
Open now!

Not sure how to make your personal statement relevant to medicine? We have a team of doctors and medical students ready to read yours over and  provide advice. Just email your statement to The earlier you send it to us the more likely you are to get it back in time!

Mock medical school interviews for pupils at Scottish state schools
13-14/11/21, 20-21/11/21, 23/11/21 and 25/11/21

Medical school interviews are unlike anything else! If you’re applying to medicine come along to experience a realistic interview with feedback provided by volunteer doctors and medical students to help give you the best possible preparation for the real thing, completely free of charge. We will do our best to accommodate your chosen dates but availability is subject to demand.
Sign up at

If you would like any further information let me know.


Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator


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