Accenture Digital Skills
Young Enterprise Scotland has partnered with Accenture Digital Skills to help young people across Scotland develop the skills they will need for the future job market.
Code Week (EU)
List of online resources to teach and learn computer coding, available in all EU languages. In 2020 EU Code Week will take place between 10 and 25 October. EU Code Week is a grass-roots movement that celebrates creativity, problem solving and collaboration through programming and other tech activities. The idea is to make programming more visible, to show young, adults and elderly how you bring ideas to life with code, to demystify these skills and bring motivated people together to learn.
With social media playing an increasing role in our lives, people are questioning how it is used. Reports have found that it can lead to people feeling more insecure and an increase in cyber bullying, with guidelines for new regulations recommended. These quick discussion activities encourage young people to start to examine the role social media plays in their lives, and how they can use it responsibly and with kindness.
Free mini courses. The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, known as iDEA is an international programme that helps you develop digital, enterprise and employability skills for free. Through our series of online challenges, you can win career-enhancing badges, unlock new opportunities and, ultimately, gain industry-recognised Awards that help you stand out from the crowd.
Tunnelworks Employability Skills area. Information about some of the careers and skills needed in a major infrastructure project like London’s new super sewer, and how they are related to the resources available on TunnelWorks.
Royal Academy of Engineering
A new interactive website has been developed which provides resources, reports and information for those teaching, studying, working – or simply interested in – engineering higher education. The website includes a forum for the engineering community to discuss relevant teaching practices and share useful links and information.
Young Enterprise Scotland
Offering enterprise and entrepreneurship programmes and development opportunities for young people across all of Scotland. The college and university programmes provide students with the education and support to engage with enterprise. They are equipped with the skills, attitude and entrepreneurial experience that will help build successful careers and boost their education.
Topic/Area: Inclusion and Well-being
We are open to young people aged 11 to 30 from all over the UK – no matter if they have been facing some serious issues such as homelessness or if they’ve been in trouble with the law. We work with delivery partners across the UK to offer hundreds of free courses, grants and mentoring opportunities to inspire young people to build their confidence and start a career. We’ve pulled together some of the most useful advice, guidance and resources so you can continue to upskill by developing your confidence and abilities during this challenging time, as well as find the answers to your questions on work and self- employment.
WLC Supported Employment Service
Pre-employment skills, preparation and support are offered through the Supported Employment Service. Offering support to any West Lothian resident with a disability seeking assistance in finding employment. The service provides one-to-one support with a designated Advisor, group work sessions, developing skills and organising work experience placements in the voluntary and private sectors, and all job search activities.
The service is currently exploring recorded training sessions, and interactive ‘group work’ virtual sessions. Contact: email@example.com
Topic/Area: Law, Medicine, Veterinary
Widening Participation REACH – Edinburgh
Resources for pupils interested in pursuing degrees/careers Law, Medicine or Veterinary Medicine (not just Reach Edinburgh pupils). The resources on this page are all freely available resources that can be found online. We have pulled these together into one place for pupils in order to help you develop your knowledge and understanding of your subject area(s). More resources will be added/updated regularly.
Topic/Area: STEM based
Employability Skills are often based on knowledge, technical skills and attitude – skills which employers greatly value in their employees.
Uptree bridges the gap between Young People and Employer through helping young people to engage with the world of work and helping employers reach out to young, diverse talent.
They offer: A digital platform to help young people discover inspiring career options and find out more about employers and pathways to work. Industry-led careers resources for teachers, including our exclusive Uptree Careers Curriculum. Employability workshops delivered in schools help your young people develop the soft skills they’ll need in the workplace. Work experience days and other careers events give your students the unique opportunity to visit offices and meet professionals face to face.
Speakers for Schools
Inspirational talks, careers advice, resources. Founded in 2010 by ITV’s Political Editor, Robert Peston, our aim is to end educational inequality by giving all young people access to the same prestigious networks available to the top fee-paying schools in the UK. Through talks from today’s influential figures via our inspiration programme, our work programme linking state school students to industry-leading companies and networked support partners we are helping level the playing field for young people of all backgrounds.
Inspiring students by connecting them with local business leaders. Their mission is to inspire students and prepare them for the rapidly changing world of work. The online platform is a free service, connecting educators with leaders of successful growing businesses in their community. The offer includes inspiring/industry specific webinars.
BBC Skills for Work
A number of resources, across a number of industry sectors; including advice on applications/interviews.
Planitplus – Job Seeking Skills tool
It is aimed at supporting young people who are about to enter the world of work, enabling them to confidently handle job seeking and the recruitment process.
The tool contains four parts, each with a number of modules. All aspects of job seeking are covered, from where to look for work, applying for jobs and attending interviews, through to starting work. Most modules have activities, designed to help young people develop the key knowledge and skills required to look for work and handle the recruitment process confidently.
Any young person can do their DofE – regardless of ability, gender, background or location. Achieving an Award isn’t a competition or about being first. It’s all about setting personal challenges and pushing personal boundaries.
Through a DofE programme young people have fun, make friends, improve their self- esteem and build confidence. They gain essential skills and attributes for work and life such as resilience, problem-solving, team-working, communication and drive, enhancing CVs and Uni and job applications. Top employers recognise the work-ready skills Award holders bring to their business.