NESCol – Virtual Event – Careers/Pathway Planning

On Thursday March 18th from 6.30-7.30pm DYW North East will be holding a free virtual event for Parents/Carers and Young People to highlight the wide range of pathways available in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, supporting young people in their journey beyond school.

Whether a Senior Phase pupil is considering staying in education or entering the world of work, it can be a confusing landscape.

In our information session young people and Parents/Carers will hear from local employers who provide apprenticeships, as well as local further/higher education providers:

• Skills Development Scotland
• Bon Accord Care
• Balfour Beatty
• NESCol
• Tullos Training

Sign up is via

Virtual Meet the Expert Sessions

Virtual Meet the Expert Sessions

A great opportunity to hear first hand from people in industry and how they got there!

Here’s a list of what’s coming up:
• 17 March 2021 – Virtual Meet the Expert: Fife Fabrication Ltd, Engineering Services – Hear from Managing Director John (who started off as an apprentice) and current Modern Apprentice, Hannah.
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• 18 March 2021- Virtual Meet The Expert – Orbex – Space industries – Learn all about the exciting opportunities in Scotland in the space industry! Could you be working on launching satellites in the future?
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• 23 March 2021 – Virtual Meet the Expert: Investment 20/20, Aberdeen Standard Investments and Franklin Templeton Learn more about Investment Management and ask our experts about their day to day tasks.
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• 25 March 2021 – Virtual Meet the Expert – NHS – Healthcare Support Worker – Learn more about this vital role and ask our experts on how their roles support all aspects of the healthcare system.
o Join link to the live session:


The next NHS Virtual Work Experience date is the 4th April. This programme is now available to support all of your aspiring healthcare students as an alternative to in-person NHS work experience during the pandemic. Students will spend a day with real healthcare professionals, in the following professions:

Occupational Therapy
Art, drama and music therapy
Prosthetics and orthotics
Speech and language therapy and pharmacy

During the work experience day, students will follow 2 patients from their initial presentation to recovery. Students will observe the healthcare professionals as they interact with the patients and and also each other. Students will have an opportunity to ask questions and gain knowledge through teaching. This will help students to make an informed career decision as well as learn about how healthcare professionals work together as part of a multidisciplinary team. Each work experience day is completely different and students will be able to build on their knowledge of NHS careers as they see different patient cases and their healthcare professionals work in a variety of settings, such as hospital and community.

You can learn more and your students can register for the programme here:

Students will receive certificates as evidence of having participated in the work experience programme. Students can register individually through the website link above. Places are just £10 a day to cover administrative costs and run the tech on the day. If schools wish to register students onto the programme, you can do this via the website, and if you require assistance please email

You can also download the flyer at this link:

If any of the pupils are interested please contact Mrs Cruickshank to support with the application process.