Parents and carers are key influencers over young people’s career ambitions and choices.
SDS work in close partnership with this school to support our young people to make informed career choices and they would value feedback from parents and carers on their services. You can do this by taking part in a short survey.
All responses are confidential and anonymous, and the results will be used to inform SDS services.
The survey should only take about 10 minutes to complete.
On Thursday 15th February, Alford Academy hosted it’s annual career fair. 60 different employers and further education establishments were on site to talk to our pupils, parents/carers and members of the community. The evening was very busy and there was a real buzz on campus.
Our thanks to Developing the Young Workforce for organising this successful career evening.
We hope it was helpful for all who attended to think about future pathways.
Invitation: All Pupils, Parents/Carers, members of our Community and Primary 7 pupils are invited to join us at our annual Career Fair. We have over 50 businesses/companies in attendance to chat with and find out more information.
Date: Thursday 15th February 2024
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Venue: Alford Community Campus
National Apprenticeship Week starts on Monday 5th February 2024.
National Apprenticeship Week 2024 LIVE –
Find out more information regarding apprenticeships and hear from Companies such as M Group Services, National Nuclear Laboratory, Arnold Clark, Weightmans, ABP Beef, BT, and many more will be joining us each day.
They will be discussing the stereotypes surrounding apprenticeships and highlighting the incredible opportunities they offer within their organisations, including degree apprenticeships. This is a fantastic chance to hear directly from current apprentices about their own experiences.
If interested you can REGISTER for NAW 2024 LIVE by clicking on the following link to Register Now
We are looking forward to celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2024 with you and a community of apprenticeship enthusiasts.
Scottish Water are actively recruiting for Water Treatment Modern Apprentices to join the team in locations across Scotland including Mannofield, Aberdeen.
Applications close this Sunday 14th of January – there is no upper age limit, but applicants will need to be 17 by 1st April 2024.
Alford Academy Careers Evening
After the success of Alford Academy’s careers evening held in March we are organising another to take place on Thursday 15th February 2024 from 6-8pm. The Careers Evening will be a community event where everyone is welcome to attend.
If you work for a company or organisation who would like to get involved and have a stall at the event please contact Alford Academy.
SDS are delivering a national webinar for parents and carers of S2 and S3 pupils on Option Choices. The webinar will take place on Thursday the 7th of December at 6.30pm. This session aims to give parents and carers information about the support SDS offer young people at option choice time, as well as highlighting questions and information young people should consider when making these decisions and an introduction to SDS resources available to support young people and parents and carers.
@skillsdevscot careers advisers are hosting a webinar for parents and carers on 7 Dec at 6:30pm to discuss option choices, and resources and support available from Skills Development Scotland.
Register here: https://option-choices-webinar.eventbrite.co.uk
An opportunity has arisen for S5 and S6 pupils interested in a career in Technology to attend work experience. The events are in Glasgow but may be of interest to some S5/6 pupils.
- JPM Work Experience – S5 and S6 students (no students over 18)
- JPM Application Masterclass – S5 (no students over 18)