S4/5/6 Careers Fair – Friday 16 Nov 2018

Next Friday morning, all S4/5/6 pupils will have the opportunity to attend the annual Broughton Works Careers Fair.  This event will:

  • operate during class time; pupils will be released from lessons

  • have over 40 small & large employers, and further education institutions present

  • be a great opportunity to network and find out valuable information about career and subject choices.

With many stands in the room and around 200 students at a time, it’s important that pupils think in advance about how to get the greatest benefit from the event.  A list of industries is below; please speak to your pupil in advance about which stands they might wish to visit, but also encourage them to have an open mind while “browsing” across the room.


What can pupils do to prepare?

  • Reflect on the career areas that they are interested in

  • Prepare some questions that they could ask

  • Practise starting a conversation so that they get used to the idea of speaking to unfamiliar adults!

We are hugely grateful to all the individuals and organisations giving up their time to support our pupils by participating in this event.  It would be most appreciated if you can encourage your pupils to make the very most of this opportunity, and to actively engage with our guests; thank you.

Parents and Carers:

From 11.30 – 12.30, the Careers Fair will be open to S1 to S3 pupils and also to parents and carers. Please contact the clerk if you can attend and remember to sign in at reception when you arrive.


Please let us know if you can volunteer to help manage the event, from 8.30 am until 12.30pm. Email the clerk if you can help – clerk.bhspc@broughtonhighpc.org

Careers Fair Participants



  • Wessex Archaeology


  • North Edinburgh Childcare

  • Little Monkeys nursery

              Construction & Engineering

  • Construction firms – Keir Construction; Thomas Johnstone Ltd

  • Engineering – Technip; Leonardo

              Creative Industries

  • Sculpture – ECA lecturer

  • Art – National Galleries of Scotland

  • Dance – Dance Base; Biodanza

  • Music Recording – Banana Row Studio

  • Theatre – Festival Theatre

  • Architecture – David Blaikie Architects

             Emergency Services

  • Police Scotland

  • Scottish Ambulance Service

              Financial Services

  • Lloyds, Bank of Scotland; HSBC

             Further Education / Careers

  • Napier University

  • Edinburgh College

  • Skills Development Scotland

  • The Scottish Government – Modern apprenticeships

  • QA Training – employment agency

  • Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)

  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland


  • Hairdressing – Matthew Watt

             Health & Wellbeing

  • Osteopathy – Glynis Smith

  • Social Care

  • Pharmacology – Boots

  • Veterinary Medicine – Abercorn Vets

  • Nursing

  • Edinburgh Leisure

  • Medical Research – Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM)

  • Medicine – “You can be a Doctor”

             Hospitality & Tourism

  • Hotel – Holiday Inn, Events Management & Catering

  • Hotel – Apex


  • Software Development – Cultivate

  • Public Sector IT and Cyber Security – City of Edinburgh Council


  • Translator


  • Legal Dept – City of Edinburgh Council

             Scottish Government

  • Scottish Government

  • Local Councillor – Hal Osler

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