What’s on at Skills Scotland Edinburgh 2019

SKILLS SCOTLAND EDINBURGH WILL BE A JAM-PACKED EVENT FULL OF INTERACTIVE, INSPIRING AND INFORMATIVE ACTIVITIES.

THE EVENT WILL FEATURE HANDS-ON DEMONSTRATIONS WITH INDUSTRY EXPERTS AT THE READY TO OFFER FREE INSIGHT AND IMPARTIAL ADVICE.

WE ENCOURAGE OUR ATTENDEES TO VISIT AS MANY STANDS AS POSSIBLE AND TALK TO THE DIFFERENT ORGANISATIONS EXHIBITING.

THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT
WHAT THE FUTURE HAS TO OFFER YOU.

D0wnload our event guide here

 

 

GET SKILLED STANDS

Get Skilled stands offer in-depth knowledge about certain industries. You can discover new talents and try a variety of different skills when you get hands-on with a Get Skilled activity.

Experts are always on hand to help as you learn something new and try work-based skills; the aim is to ensure each Get Skilled stand represents a different career sector so we can promote as wide a range as possible to you, the visitors.

Get Skilled 1

Get skilled in Emergency First Aid

Presented by Scottish Ambulance Service

Jump inside a real ambulance and learn basic life-saving skills and speak to the experts about this exciting career path.  

 

Get Skilled 2

Get skilled in Healthcare

Presented by NHS Scotland Careers – NHS Lothian

Step into the uniform of a surgeon and practice brain surgery on a watermelon, be a pharmacist for a day in your own mock dispensary and learn all about your internal organs with a VR t-shirt.

 

Get Skilled 3:

Get skilled with Edinburgh College

Enjoy live cooking demonstrations with the team at Edinburgh College, look into the different elements of science with live experiments and reactions and test your fitness in a range of sporty challenges.

 

APPRENTICESHIP THEATRE

The Apprenticeship Theatre offers a full programme of exhibitor led seminars promoting apprenticeship options for students. Sessions will have a limited number of spaces and booked groups will be given priority to attend.

 

Wednesday 13 November
TimeCompanyTitle
17:15 – 17:35SDSHelp Develop Our Foundation Apprenticeship Digital Tool
17:45 – 18:05Charles River LaboratoriesApprenticeship STEMinar
Thursday 14 November
TimeCompanyTitle
10:00 – 10:20Scottish GovernmentModern Apprenticeships and The Scottish Government
10:35 – 10:55SDSHelp Develop Our Foundation Apprenticeship Digital Tool
11:10 – 11:30Charles River LaboratoriesApprenticeship STEMinar
11:45 – 12:05LeonardoThe Apprenticeship Journey
12:45 – 13:05SDSLEGO Mindstorms Driving Test
13:20 – 13:40Edinburgh CollegeFoundation Apprenticeships – Student Stories

LIVE OPPORTUNITIES BOARD

The Live Opportunities Board aims to provide you with the chance to find out about current vacancies available to you in your region.

Exhibitors use this board to post job vacancies, volunteer opportunities, traineeships, apprenticeship schemes and any other opportunities.

Ensure you take a look so that if any interest you, you also have the chance to speak to the organisation face-to-face at the event and find out all you can about the role.

This is a great way to get ahead of the competition, so don’t forget to take a look!

 

The Staffroom 

The Staffroom is a great opportunity for teachers, tutors and career advisors to network and share up to date CEIAG information.

 

Health and Social Care Zone

If you’re interested in a career in medicine, nursing, social care or general health, this zone brings all our healthcare related exhibitors into one designated area.

 

Construction Zone

People are often surprised by how many jobs are available in the construction industry, but there are many career paths to choose from. With so many ways to enter a career in construction, if can be difficult to know where to start! Visit the Construction Zone to learn where you could fit in.

 

ACTIVITIES ON STANDS

  • Step into the uniform of a police officer with Police Scotland.
  • Get some acoustic guitar lessons with Academy of Music.
  • Have a go on a race horse simulator with Careers in Racing.
  • Take a virtual tour of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).