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:


Nursing
Midwifery
Paramedicine
Physiotherapy
Occupational Therapy
Dietetics
Radiography
Prosthetics
Orthotics
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

 

L.Bernard@midlothian.education

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

 

L.Bernard@midlothian.education

STEM Online Mentoring Scheme

Run by the STEM Ambassador Programme and Brightside Mentoring we are launching the second national online mentoring scheme.

Designed to help young people explore their future career options in STEM, a six-week mentoring programme is open to 14 – 16 year olds with a 10-week programme for 16 – 18 year olds.

For those across S3 & S4, young people will have the opportunity to focus on career insights and chat to trained STEM Ambassadors via a secure and moderated online messaging system. Those in S5 & S6 will be mentored on ‘life after school’ – whether that’s Higher Education, Apprenticeships or preparing for employment.

Those taking part will receive:

One to one support and inspiration from a DBS or PVG checked STEM Ambassador
Training on how to use the secure and moderated messaging system
Support and resources to help them make informed decisions about their future.
All young people from across the UK are invited to apply, and there is no limit on the number of mentees being able to access the programme from any one school or college. Cohort start and end dates are outlined below: –

Cohort 2: S3 & S4, to run 24th Jan – 4th Mar (6 weeks) – OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

Cohort 3: S5 & S6, to run 24th Jan – 1st April (10 weeks) – OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

Cohort 4: S5 & S6, to run 4th April – 10th June.

Young people interested should speak to either myself or their Guidance teacher.

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator

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

L.Bernard@midlothian.education

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
Regards


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 www.investment2020.org.uk