Careers Service

The Career Academy Programme for S4 pupils – During Study Leave

Week 1: Introduction to programme

  • Team building
  • Let’s look at skills and strengths

Week 2:

  • Matching career ideas to personality

Week 3:

  • Let’s develop employability skills

Week 4:

  • CV creating workshops

Week 5:

  • Where do we go from here?
  • Award of Employability Certificates

Events and individual mentoring continue through S5 and S6 in school
Lorraine McGee Excellence for All at Lornshill Academy.

Annual Careers Event

Lornshill Academy Career Options Event 2017

“Skills for Work” Partnerships.

Through A Curriculum for Excellence the school operates an extensive “Skills for Work” learning program from S1 to S6.
All pupils at Lornshill Academy can expect to gain a set of skills, knowledge and personal attributes that will make them more likely to be successful in their chosen occupation(s) to the benefit of themselves, the workforce, the community and the economy.

The school has extensive partnership links with several external agencies who contribute to the schools wider agenda of developing employability skills in all our pupils and raising their post school aspirations.
The list below is an example of the main agencies who contribute to our schools career and employability programs.

  • Skills Development Scotland
  • Forth Valley College
  • Edinburgh University
  • Stirling University
  • Sports Development
  • The Mulraney Group
  • Weir Pumps
  • Project trust
  • Clackmannanshire Training & learning
  • Play Alloa
  • LEAPS
  • STEM
  • Scottish Power
  • Scottish Police Service
  • The Royal Navy
  • CITB Diageo
  • Springboard Hospitality
  • Lifeskills Training Centres

Links

www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/
Skills development Scotland

www.ucas.com
On line University applications, track and detailed course information and ucas card sign up

www.planitplus.net
Learning Zone — Information on Universities in Scotland

www.unistats.com
Provides going rates for Universities, survey’s from students and graduate destinations

www.thestudentroom.co.uk
Good information on everything about becoming a student, includes personal statement advice

www.push.co.uk
A guide to student life and all that comes with it

www.applytouni.com
A great site with some good examples of personal statements

www.prospects.ac.uk
Detailed information on what graduates do with specific degrees

www.saas.gov.uk
Information on all aspects of student funding e.g. grants and loans

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