National Careers Week

This week we are celebrating National Careers Week at George Heriot’s School.

Careers Week highlights the importance of equipping young people with the qualifications and skills needed to reach a positive destination after school, whether that be a university or college course, apprenticeship or paid employment.  The motto of Careers Week is “empowering positive change through careers education” which is a reminder that, during their time at school, all pupils should feel able to make confident decisions about their own future. 

This week we have been celebrating National Careers Week through a range of activities in registration and citizenship.  We also held our annual Careers Convention which was kicked off by an excellent presentation from former pupil Neil McLaughlin (CBS Selection Recruitment Company) who spoke about Future Choices and Skills.  We then heard from the Director for Careers & Employability at Edinburgh University, Shelagh Green, who gave a talk entitled “What can I do with my degree?” The pupils also had the opportunity at the Convention to visit stands from Edinburgh College and the armed forces as well as a huge range of universities from all over Scotland.