Careers, apprenticeships and college Parents Evening – 30th January, Copthorne Hotel, Aberdeen


Big Parents Eve event

January 30, 2020 5.30pm – 8pm

An opportunity for parents, carers, influencers and young people to

  • find out more about the different sectors and jobs in the region
  • explore how these are changing in the future
  • looking at the key skills young people will need for these new roles
  • speak to young people currently participating in foundation, modern and gradate apprenticeships in different organisations
  • find out about the different pathways into employment
  • ask questions and network with a wide range of organisations

The evening will start with a networking session over an evening buffet with a wide range of stand holders who will include:

  • Developing Young Workforce North East
  • Aberdeen City Council Education Team
  • Aberdeenshire Council Education Team
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • North East Scotland College
  • University of Aberdeen
  • Robert Gordon University
  • Tullos Training
  • SRUC
  • Aberlour
  • NHS Grampian
  • and other key training providers

Please click on the link for more information and to register for free for this event.


Alford Community Campus Big Book Swap – Friday 22nd November

Alford Community Campus are holding a community Book Swap  on Friday 22nd November in the community library. The book swap is to encourage reading and literacy and all are welcome to swap an old book for a different one.

Optional donations of £1 to swap your book will be gratefully received to raise money for the Scottish Book Trust.

The event will run from 09:30 – 15:00. We look forward to seeing you there.

Across the Grain Festival October 2019 – A celebration of our doric culture

Aberdeenshire Council’s Across the Grain festival returns for a second year with almost 100 events and performances.

See YouTube promotional video here:

Follow link for full programme here:

Events are taking place all across Aberdeenshire from Aboyne to Peterhead and Laurencekirk to Huntly.  As well as numerous music and singing workshops, there are opportunities to hear authors and specialist speakers, contributions from local musicians, storytellers, award-winning performers and composers and a range of fun challenges for all the family at Live Life Aberdeenshire museums and libraries.

The festival is supported by local community groups, arts organisations, arts partners, academics and students who have all come together around a shared love of the Doric culture and language, and the north east’s musical roots.

The full programme of events can be found in our Across the Grain 2019 Programme.

SDS – Alford Academy Career Service

Careers Advice and employment support does not end when you leave school

Attention all Senior Pupils, Parents and School Leavers…..

  • Have you left school this summer or thinking about leaving ?
  • Are you looking for an Apprenticeship, Work or Training?
  • Do you want some help and support with job application forms, college applications, CV’s , Interview Skills or covering letters?
  • We have information about current vacancies and apprenticeships.

Come along to Alford Library on  Wednesday Afternoons between 1pm and 3pm.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Linda Johnston – Careers Adviser 

Telephone 0146 762 3623               

Mobile       07557 190081

Linda Johnston

Careers Adviser

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