A range of employers in West Lothian have offered to come to your school and deliver classroom input, ranging from career insight sessions to employability workshops, and more.
A diverse range of career opportunities are available at British Gas (Centrica), with everything from engineering to customer service, digital, technology and innovation.
The "Scottish Gas Zero Team" have offered to support upcoming Careers Events in West Lothian, where they are happy to support any Careers Fairs you already have planned, or provide classroom input to raise awareness of their diverse range of career opportunities and pathways, including apprenticeships. They would also like to talk to pupils about net zero, encouraging young people to play their part in shaping the future of our planet, whilst gaining the skills needed to shape their future career.
Please email email@example.com if you are interested in connecting with British Gas.
TechnipFMC is a leading technology provider to the traditional and new energies industry; delivering fully integrated projects, products, and services.
TechnipFMC’s 20,000-strong team power their success – their people use their skills to design, engineer, manufacture, and install the systems used by the energy industry to access resources on land and at sea.
The team are eager to engage with West Lothian schools by supporting upcoming Career Events, including Career Fairs and STEM events.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in connecting with TechnipFMC.
Competence Matters are a leading training provider in the construction industry. The team are passionate about raising awareness of construction careers and have offered to support West Lothian schools by supporting Careers Fairs or providing classroom input to raise awareness of the opportunities and pathways available within the construction industry.
A classroom session can focus on Craft Apprenticeships (Bricklaying, Joinery, Carpentry etc.) as well as Technical roles such as Architects and Civil Engineers. The team can also talk about Modern Apprenticeship Frameworks, entry routes and requirements and what employers look for in terms of soft skills.
Competence Matters are interested in speaking to any pupils who want to find out more about the sector and would strongly encourage female pupils to attend as they are always trying to encourage more females to work in the sector!
Please email email@example.com if you are interested in connecting with Competence Matters.
A role with SSE – the leading developer and operator of low-carbon electricity in the UK and Ireland – is an opportunity to build a rewarding career, and a way to help build a world that’s cleaner, greener, and fairer for all.
The team at SSE plc are interested in increasing their engagement with West Lothian schools and have offered to support any upcoming Career Events across the region, to raise awareness of their career opportunities, including apprenticeships and other early careers pathways.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in connecting with the team at SSE.
Investment 20/20 is part of the Investment Association. They provide a high-quality route into a career in investment management through their paid trainee programme, which is operated by over 60 firms.
In addition to the trainee programme, I2020 also provide a comprehensive careers outreach service to schools, colleges and universities. They can support schools, colleges, and universities with a range of careers-based activity to support students in developing their understanding of the sector.
I2020 deliver workshops in schools, further education colleges and universities including:
- Exploring careers in investment management.
- Preparing for the recruitment process.
- Investing to improve climate change.
Details (Target Audience, Duration, Capacity)
I2020 are offering these 45-60 minute workshops to S4-S6 pupils. Sessions would ideally be delivered to a maximum of 30-40 pupils per session, but should you desire larger groups, please request as larger numbers can be accommodated.
In addition to these workshops, I2020 can deliver bespoke sessions based on the individual need of schools, colleges, and universities.
Please email email@example.com if you would like to arrange a workshop to be delivered at your school.
Upcoming Opportunities - Workplace Visits
I2020 are running workplace visits for S5 and S6 students in November and February at a number of member firms, giving students an insight into investment management, the opportunity to visit workplaces and meet trainees and apprentices. If you would like to register your interest to bring a group of students, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Each school can be allocated up to 10 spaces.
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED SURVEYORS (RICS) - BOOKABLE WORKSHOPS UNTIL FEBRUARY 2024
RICS Schools Outreach Programme
The RICS have created several interactive and exciting engagements, targeting young people aged 15–18-years, aiming to offer an insight into the built environment looking at a variety of career pathways within surveying.
Sustainability Workshop – 60-90 minutes
A brief overview of surveying, looking at different career options within land, property, and infrastructure. The presentation will be followed by an interactive sustainability challenge. Students will form teams and tasked to create a sustainable entertainment venue for young people of a similar age. This workshop will enhance team working, communication, creativity, and presentation skills.
Career Insights - Surveyor Presentation – 30-60 minutes
Led by a surveyor/apprentice, they will present their experiences as a surveyor including their job role, career, pathway, RICS membership. Following the presentation there will be a physical activity where students will work in teams to undertake a task with similar objectives to a role in surveying. This workshop will enhance team working, communication and creativity skills.
Please email email@example.com to register your interest, confirming which type of engagement you are looking for.
INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS (ICE)
ICE can arrange for one of their engineers to deliver a presentation to your senior phase pupils to help them with their career decisions.
CAREERS IN ACCOUNTANCY - JOHNSTON CARMICHAEL
Johnston Carmichael is a leading independent firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers and one of the top 10 accountancy firms in the UK. Johnston Carmichael welcome people from all backgrounds and circumstances who have the right skills and curiosity about the world to continue the successful growth of their organisation.
JC have a range of opportunities for school, college and university students, where young people will be given the opportunity to work alongside a range of their specialist teams towards a professional qualification. To hear more about Johnston Carmichael, please visit the Johnston Carmichael Careers Pages.
This term, Johnston Carmichael are eager to engage with you and your students to inspire new talent into the accountancy profession. If you would like to discuss an employer-led, careers focused visit to Senior Students studying Business or Accountancy in your area, JC would be pleased to hear from you.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss next steps.
PERSONAL FINANCE - 3PFP
Marcus Speirs from 3 Pillars Financial Planning has previously delivered a couple of very effective Personal Finance sessions for large groups of BGE pupils, looking at income, expenditure and budgeting. Marcus would like to engage with more schools in the area and is interested in delivering Personal Finance sessions to Senior Phase pupils as well as BGE, and can target his sessions for particular groups of pupils, for example, school leavers, those thinking about going to university and wanting to understand how to budget their money, or equally a tailored session for those looking to move into work or an apprenticeship.
Please email email@example.com if you are interested in connecting with 3PFP.
LAUREN JOHNSTON - SOFT SKILLS WORKSHOPS/ ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUPPORT
Lauren Johnston is an experienced tutor with over 7 years’ experience, as well as being a study skills expert. Lauren is a Master’s Business Graduate from Heriot Watt University and has worked with over 300 learners in supporting them with their studies, subject specific or general academic support.
Lauren is offering to work with schools in West Lothian to inspire current learners and help develop their skills and confidence. Lauren can offer a wide range of engagements listed below and is particularly keen to support schools with enterprise and entrepreneurship activity and to work with business studies classes.
· Employability workshops
· Confidence building
· Mindset workshops
· Study skill expert led workshops
· Tutoring experience
· Talking about her non-traditional route from education to running her own business
Lauren is happy to tailor her support to suit your requirements. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange next steps.