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Virtual Meet the Expert: Aegon, IT & Digital Technology

Target audience - Secondary S1 to S3 (11-14 year old), Secondary S4 to S6 (14-18 year old)
Jessica Auld works as part of the Enterprise Information Security Team within Aegon whilst working towards a BEng (Hons) degree in Cyber Security. Three exciting things that will inspire young people: 1. You'll be a part of an exciting, challenging field: The internet touches almost all aspects of daily life. In our digital age, cybersecurity plays an essential role in ensuring online safety, as well as the safety of the essential systems that support our daily lives, including electricity, transportation, and financial institutions. As a cyber security professional, you'll be working daily to keep critical infrastructure secure, and will constantly be facing new, engaging challenges. 2. The world is your oyster: Since you’ll possess highly-transferrable skills that companies are in search of, there will be a variety of opportunities available to you in several industries around the world. As the digital world continues to evolve and more companies become dependent on technology, the need for cyber security will increase. 3. Job Security: Cyber and Information security is one of the highest paying industries thanks to the increasing demand for talent. There is a demand for Cyber and Information security professionals due to the ever-evolving digital age we live in.
Mathematics, Technologies
1 presentation

Virtual Meet the Expert: Hearts of Midlothian Football Club, IT and Digital Technology

Target audience - Secondary S1 to S3 (11-14 year old), Secondary S4 to S6 (14-18 year old)
Tanya Howden is the Digital Education Programme Manager for Hearts of Midlothian Football Club. Her role involves creating opportunities for the community to learn about STEM and the role it plays in all aspects of life. Exciting things young people will learn: • Find out how much of a role technology plays in a football club • Discover what it takes to become a computer scientist or engineer • How volunteering can set you up for your career and show you what you love doing
Technologies
1 presentation

Uptree Introductory Assembly (online)

Target audience - Secondary S4 to S6 (14-18 year old), College
Uptree is a free professional platform offering work related learning opportunities to young people aged 16-19. We engage your students in careers education, supporting them to bridge the gap between high school and employment.

Our 15 minute assemblies introduce students to the opportunities available and how to access them: from employer networking and work inspiration days to employability workshops. Assemblies last 15 minutes and are delivered remotely using either Zoom, Teams or an online platform of your choice.

"Our students now have a better idea of what paths they want to take in the future. They got an insight into different jobs that they had never even heard of before."

Find our more information on our website HERE. Book via Marketplace below.
Other
1 presentation

Civil Engineers - Shaping the World

Target audience - Secondary S4 to S6 (14-18 year old)
A presentation for senior school pupils about civil engineering. One of our engineers can provide a live or pre-recorded presentation to your pupils to explain what civil engineering is and where it fits into the world. They can hear about the different routes into the profession such as foundation/modern/graduate apprenticeships, full and part-time study, scholarships and generally get the real story of life as an engineer today
Other
1 presentation

Virtual Meet the Expert: Balfour Beatty, Construction

Target audience - Secondary S1 to S3 (11-14 year old), Secondary S4 to S6 (14-18 year old)
Are you interested in learning more about the construction sector? If so, this session is for you! Bethany Welsh of Balfour Beatty will share her experiences and give you an insight on: 1. On the job training - Bethany now has the same knowledge as someone who’s been to university but with more in work experience. 2. Being able to drive past projects that she's worked on and show friends and family even years after. 3.Learning from different people and learning how to work alongside people of all ages and backgrounds. You'll also have the opportunity to ask Bethany questions about her role and her career journey to date.
Mathematics, Sciences, Technologies, Other
1 presentation

Virtual Meet the Expert: City of Edinburgh Council, Construction

Target audience - Secondary S1 to S3 (11-14 year old), Secondary S4 to S6 (14-18 year old)
Are you interested in learning more about building standards? Why not join our session to hear from Daniel Henderson from the City of Edinburgh Council. Building Standards are responsible for ensuring that new and existing buildings meet minimum requirements for the health, safety and well-being of persons in and around buildings in Scotland. Daniel will give us an insight to his role and talk about some of the highlights: 1. Working in the nation’s capital, being part of Edinburgh’s future and development, shaping how the city will exist in the future. 2. Having the opportunity to visit buildings “behind the scenes” where you may never normally have the opportunity to do so – stadiums, theatres, concert halls - to check that they've been safely built 3. An opportunity to learn and develop in the construction industry in a fantastic city, with potential career prospects of working all over the country, and if desirable, all over the world. Join us to find out about building standards from an expert in the field!
Mathematics, Sciences, Technologies, Other
1 presentation

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