Skills Development Scotland offers careers advice, guidance and information to pupils in school, and to people of all ages in Scotland.
Skills Development Scotland can offer free and impartial advice on education, training, careers and jobs.
Gillian Ross is the Careers Adviser for Balerno High School. She is in school for interviews on Tuesdays and Thursdays & holds a clinic for quick questions on Tuesday lunchtime. Gillian can be contacted at email@example.com , Tel: 0131 718 2082 Mobile: 07884113068.
Our Careers Adviser offer pupils group sessions, drop-in lunchtime clinics and face-to-face coaching, where appropriate. This is supported by Scotland’s careers and information web service My World of Work www.myworldofwork.co.uk
My World of Work helps you with up-to-date information, advice and tools when you need it most:
- Subject choices – understand your strengths and make better choices about your subject choices and future career
- Leaving school – find a career that interests you and understand the skills you need to get the job you want
- Exam results – straight into a job or onto further learning? Whatever your grades find help in planning your next steps
- Preparing for a job – discover Scotland’s industries, search for jobs, build your CV and practice for interviews
- Modern Apprenticeships – why not earn as you learn. Find out what apprenticeships are available in Scotland and how they work
Parents or carer? Use My World of Work to access reliable and accurate careers information and advice to help you to support the child in you life through those big career decisions.You can also meet with the school Careers Adviser at parent’s evenings
Careers Advice and support to access opportunities is also available from Skills Development Scotland for school leavers. We have a dedicated post school team to work with school leavers to help support them with their next steps.Your local Centre is at 79 Shandwick Place Edinburgh EH2 4SD. You can drop in between 9-5 Mon-Fri or phone 0131 718 2040 for an appointment.
We also have a centre at Cairngorm House, Almondvale Boulevard, Livingston, EH54 6QN, 01506 434 249.
Our Balerno High School post school team are based at Shandwick Place. Contact them on 0131 718 2040
myworldofwork.co.uk – for all your work, skills and learning needs
www.apprenticeships.scot – apprenticeship vacancies for young people to access across Scotland.
SDS Edinburgh and SDS West Lothian Facebook pages offer information on events, vacancies and careers support available
www.edinburghguarantee.org.uk – job, apprenticeship and training vacancies for school leavers in the Edinburgh area
Anyone interested in a 4-year Stonemason Apprenticehip with Edinburgh College should see Mr Ferguson in the Guidance Base.
There is a very new apprenticeship/degree in Software Development at Heriot-Watt and I thought that it would be of interest to some students.
It’s quite unusual…
Students are paid a salary (about living wage?)
No tuition fees
No student debt
Students end up with an honours degree.
This is all quite a rare combination, obviously.
Heriot-Watt has very recently got approval to start it in September 2017 so it hasn’t previously been advertised. But if you could advertise it to students who are leaving school now or next year, then they might well be interested. Unfortunately, the number of places is currently restricted to about 25 students per year.
Attached are two documents explaining further details.
Interested students should begin by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to express an interest. There is no need to contact prospective employers.
Leonardo (formerly Ferranti, BAE Systems, Selex etc) based at Crewe Toll, Ferry Road in Edinburgh is a high technology engineering firm designing Radar Systems.
We have 3 vacancies for the new Software Engineering Graduate Level Apprenticeships (GLA) which will start in August.
We are looking for school leavers with a real interest in Software Engineering. The idea is basically to combine a 4 year apprenticeship with a degree delivered mostly in the workplace with only a small fraction of the time at a local university on a day release basis.
The salary starts at £17,500 with a route to a graduate salary in 4 years.
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