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.
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.
Who do I2020 work with?
Over 60 member firms support Investment20/20. Amongst their members in Scotland are Aegon Asset Management, BNP Paribas, Santander Asset Management and Walter Scott.
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
We are running workplace visits for S5 and S6 students in November and February at a number of our 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.
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 email@example.com to arrange next steps.