Current Opportunities

This page contains current post school or work placement opportunities and is updated regularly.

Higher Education Information Evenings - added 28 October

Higher Education Information Evenings

At this time of year we would ordinarily be visiting many schools to provide information to parents as well as pupils about the UCAS process. In recognition of this we have scheduled some Higher Education Information Evenings. We have already run several of these events and they have been very successful and well attended. The event will provide an overview of the UCAS/Application process as well as the opportunity for a Q&A session with our student recruitment team. Please pass this information on to your students. You and your students/their parents can register for one of the dates below:

Thursday 5th November:

Wednesday 18th November:

Thursday 3rd December:

Medic Virtual Work Experience - added 21 September 2020

This course provides a 'virtual' work experience for those looking to apply to medical school. You will be introduced to the NHS before exploring the roles and skill sets of six different medical specialists. Along the way, you will also consider some of the challenges and wider issues doctors face.

Heriot-Watt Virtual Open Day - added 20 September 2020

At Heriot-Watt University we will be hosting Virtual Open Days on Saturday 26 September and Saturday 24 October (Edinburgh Campus). For Fashion and Textiles programmes (Galashiels Campus) the events will take place on Friday 2 October and Friday 6 November. I’d be delighted if your pupils who might be thinking about studying at university could join us.

Register through this web page:

The Virtual Open Day will take place on an App called Guidebook which can be downloaded on Apple and Android devices. There will be subject and information webinars taking place throughout the day and when you register there is an easy guide showing you how to access the event and subject webinars via the Heriot-Watt Guidebook app.

J.P. Morgan Work Experience Day Online - added 21 September 2020

J.P. Morgan are the world's top investment bank and the 7th largest technology company internationally. This is an incredible opportunity to meet with key professionals from the finance and technology industries in order to make good connections for your future career.

There are many options available with J.P. Morgan after you leave school and university so attend this work experience day to find out more about these opportunities. This event will have a more general focus on working at J.P. Morgan and the opportunities available.


- Introduction to J.P. Morgan and their company culture

- Finance & technology employability workshop

- Networking with banking & technology professionals

- Q&A

Who should attend

Students in Year 12 or S5 and Year 13 or S6 interested in finding out more about a career in investment banking, finance or technology

Students who are predicted a minimum of 104 UCAS points + English & maths GCSE or Scottish National at grade C or equivalent.

STEM: Coca-Cola Work Experience Day Online - added 21 September 2020

The global soft drinks market is worth over £350 billion and Coca-Cola is a world leader in this industry! Coca-Cola European Partners makes, sells and distributes non-alcoholic drinks to 300 million people in 13 countries.

Coca-Cola are looking to meet talented young people with an interest in the following apprenticeship routes:

-Careers in business and sales

-Careers in food or drink engineering

-STEM students: e.g. chemists and microbiologists


-Introduction to Coca-Cola and their company culture

-Inspirational videos

-Operations and sales workshop

-Networking with consumer branding professionals

-Apprenticeship pathways talk

Who should attend

Year 12 or S5 and Year 13 or S6 students who are interested in sales, business or STEM and have an interest in doing a paid apprenticeship with Coca-Cola. You'll need to have 5 GCSEs or Scottish National 5 at grade C/4-5 or equivalent.

Click here for more information

Business, Finance And STEM: GSK Stevenage Work Experience Day Online - added 21 September 2020


GSK is a science-led global healthcare company with a mission: they want to help people to do more, feel better, live longer. If you're interested in working for a company that wants to improve medicine and healthcare worldwide then join GSK for their online Work Experience Day.

You'll have the opportunity to network with staff, learn about their work and find out more about their opportunities including in Data Science, Business and Finance.


- Introduction to GSK, as well as company culture

-Tips on Applications

-Apprenticeship workshop

-Networking with GSK Professionals


Who should attend

Year 13 or S6 students who are interested in business, finance or STEM and who are interested in apprenticeship opportunities. You'll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades 9-5, including Maths and English Language (or Scottish National equivalent) or, predicted a minimum of 96 UCAS points.

Civil Engineering for 16-18s launched - added 21 September 2020

The ICE Inspiration Series will take students on a journey of learning through the reasons for becoming a civil engineer, what kinds of roles they can do, and the best ways to study and begin their career. Students and schools can also choose to watch individual events in the series or the whole series, as suits their needs. The events will cater for those with little or no prior knowledge of civil engineering as well as providing more information for those young people who are already interested in applying to university or college. Attendees will also be able to ask the presenting panel any burning questions.

The events are bookable from the ICE events website:

Work placement opportunities - various

Each link will take you to the relevant page on the Uptree website - please note registration details for each to avoid missing out.

21st October 1pm-3.30pm Application Masterclass with JP Morgan Preference to winter leavers or summer 2021 leavers

3rd November 10am-12.30pm Business, Finance and STEM Work Experience with GSK (predicted 96 Ucas points/ BBCC)

4th November 1pm-3.30pm Work Experience with JP Morgan (predicted 104 Ucas points/ BBBB)

12th November 10am-12.30pm Property Investment Work Experience with Europa Capital

13th November 10am-2.45pm Application Masterclass with CocaCola European Partners Preference to winter leavers or summer 2021 leavers

24th November 10am-12.30pm Work Experience with UBS

2nd December 1pm-3.30pm Work Experience with JP Morgan

10th December 10am-12.30pm Work Experience with PwC (predicted 96 Ucas points/BBCC)