BroWorks Career Chats, 16-26 November

Broughton High School Career Chats for S4, S5 & S6

Monday 16 November to Thursday 26 November 2020 

Lunchtime: 1.15 pm to 1.45 pm

This year our Careers Fair will take place as a series of online presentations by our kind volunteers below. The Career Chats will take place in school at lunchtimes. Pupils need to sign up in advance at the sign-up sheets on the noticeboard before the hub staircase and should bring in a packed lunch. Pupils will be able to ask questions at the end of each presentation as the host will be live. Questions can be asked in advance. Send these to

The Career Chats are open to S4, S5 and S6 this year. Pupils from these year groups can sign up to as many as they choose as long as they take place on different days. S6 pupils or pupils who are self-isolating can access the Career Chats from home if you arrange this in advance with

Career Chats 2020 Participants

Financial Services
Monday 16

HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. They serve more than 38 million customers through four global businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking. 

Monday 16

David Blaikie Architects are a design-focused practice, based in Edinburgh, producing award-winning projects across the city and Scotland.  The practice has recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, and continues to be listed in the Top 100 Architects in Scotland by Urban Realm magazine.  

Edinburgh Airport Retail
Monday 16

Edinburgh Airport is Scotland’s busiest (and the UK’s sixth busiest) airport serving 14.7 million passengers in 2019. Four Scottish retailers are adding to the retail experience at Edinburgh Airport this summer. Edinburgh-based Mademoiselle Macaron and COCO Chocolatier, and Isle of Skye Candle Company and Luckie Beans coffee roasters.

Social Worker
Tuesday 17

Social care covers a broad age range of people, including the elderly, disabled individuals, people requiring mental health services, individuals with learning disabilities, children, families and young people.  Find out about careers in social care.
 Careers in Psychology
Tuesday 17 

There are over 80 Psychology Careers to consider including art therapist, aviation psychologist, career or vocational counselor, clinical psychologist, consumer psychologist, counselor, engineering psychologist, experimental psychologist or forensic/ criminal psychologist.
 Health & Food Technology 
Tuesday 17

Careers in H.F.T including Executive Chef, Sous Chef, Line Cook, Pastry Chef and other roles in a professional kitchen. Learn more about  the professional cookery and hospitality courses at Edinburgh College.
 Image result for you can be a doctorYou Can Be a Doctor 
Tuesday 17

You Can Be a Doctor is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation founded and run by a team of senior medical students and doctors. We support state school pupils who are applying for studying medicine at university and encourage everyone to consider it as an option.
 Festival Theatre
Wednesday 18

Capital Theatres operates three busy theatre venues in Edinburgh; the Festival Theatre, the King’s Theatre and The Studio. Operating as a registered Scottish charity, they present world-class shows to entertain and inspire audiences of all ages.

Freelance Translator 
Wednesday 18

Come and find more about careers using languages and life as a freelancer from Jan McNeillie who has worked for Harper Collins and other major publishing firms on a huge number of language dictionaries.
 Image result for johnston carmichaelAccountancy
Thursday 19

An award winning team, our Edinburgh accountants and advisers offer a range of services tailored to your business and personal finance needs including: tax planning, audit, payroll services, bookkeeping, employment tax and pension and succession planning to name but a few.
 Image result for national library scotlandNational Library of Scotland
 Thursday 19

NLS is Scotland’s biggest Library and is open to everyone – it doesn’t just have books but also maps, historical documents, music, posters, newspapers, magazines, electronic journals, photographs and films. Altogether NLS holds 24 million items. They also put on regular exhibitions and events. They employ 320 staff in many different jobs from librarians and curators to building maintenance and finance.
 Image result for heriot watt universityCareers in Physics 
Monday 23

Dr Alessandro Fedrizzi joined Heriot-Watt University in September 2015 as an Associate Professor. He currently holds an Early Career Quantum Technology Fellowship. He spent seven years as a research fellow at the University of Queensland, Australia. His research is based around Quantum technology.
Coach Fashion 
Monday 23

Coach was founded in 1941 as a family-run workshop in a loft in Manhattan with six leather-workers who made wallets and billfolds by hand. As of 2013, there are approximately 1,000 Coach stores in North America. The Coach Edinburgh branch is on Multrees Walk.The Coach Foundation was established in 2008 to support organizations that “empower” and educate women and children around the world.
 Red Rock Power LimitedEnvironmentally Friendly Power 
Red Rock Power LtdConsultancy for Red Rock Power
Monday 23
Engineering with Red Rock Power
Tuesday 24
Red Rock Power Limited is a renewable and sustainable energy company based in Edinburgh. Sustainable energy is important to help tackle climate change so working in the low-carbon and renewable energy industry is a way to really make a difference.  Red Rock are a small but growing team in Edinburgh of about 70 people ranging from Engineers, and Technicians to Finance, Business Admin. and Health and Safety. 
 Image result for registers of scotlandLand Mapping & Law
Tuesday 24

The ‘Registers of Scotland’ is part of the Government. They keep the records of all houses, buildings and land in Scotland – where they are and who owns them. Part of its work involves digitally mapping all buildings and land in Scotland. It also collects data and statistics about the property market in Scotland. 1,200 people are employed at Registers of Scotland in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Medical Research IGMM
Tuesday 24
The IGMM constitutes one of the largest aggregates of human molecular genetics and biology research capacity in the UK with over 70 Principal Investigators and 500 staff and PhD students. By pooling the resources and complementary skills of the constituent centres, IGMM brings together the scientific expertise, technology and support services needed to maximise scientific discovery.

International Business Law Addleshaw Goddard
Wednesday 25

With offices across the world, Addleshaw Goddard offers legal services and advice to commercial and government clients. But you don’t need to be a lawyer to work at a law firm – there are lots of opportunities across Human Resources, IT, Marketing, Finance, Facilities and Administration.
National Galleries Scotland
Wednesday 25

The creative industries contribute over 3.7 billion to the economy, employing over  73,600 people in Scotland. Employment in the National Galleries include gallery and retail assistants, security and business services, cafe staff, digital marketing officers, curators, art educators, arts writers, conservators and management.
Wednesday 25

Pharmacy is the clinical health science that links medical science with chemistry and it is charged with the discovery, production, disposal, safe and effective use, and control of medications. It also requires knowledge of treatment and understanding of the pathological process. 

Spartan’s Football Academy
Thursday 26

Spartans Community Football Academy is a sports based social enterprise in Edinburgh. The Spartans Community Football Academy has been working with the local community and our partners to deliver programmes and initiatives that have a lasting positive social impact in North Edinburgh. 
 Image result for the times scotland logoThe Times Scotland
 Thursday 26

The Times is based in London, but has an edition in Scotland. It is printed 6 days a week, and updated online constantly. Journalists focus on global and relevant national news. They report on the world through print, TV, and online platforms. They carry out investigations and inform public debate.

Occupational Therapy
Thursday 26

You’ll see a huge variety of patients and help them with many different issues as an occupational therapist, such as:
1. helping someone adapt to life after major surgery 
2. helping people suffering from mental illness get back into everyday activities such as work.
3. helping elderly people stay in their own homes by providing adaptations such as level access showers or stair lifts.
Variety is one of the most exciting things about being an occupational therapist.

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