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Careers Convention At Thurso High - Wednesday 4 March

2nd March 2009

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People living in Caithness are being offered expert advice and information on taking the next step in their careers.

The Careers Convention will be held on Wednesday 4th March 2009 in Thurso High School, and will offer people of all age's comprehensive information on careers, employment, training and education.

The event, organised by Careers Scotland in Thurso, will bring universities, colleges, training providers and employers all under one roof.

More than 40 organisations and businesses will be at the event which will run from 6.00pm to 8.30pm. Pupils from Wick, Thurso and Farr High Schools are expected to attend, and people from the wider community are invited to the event including parents/carers and adults who are looking for ideas and support.

Each exhibitor will have their own display area and attendees will be free to visit as many organisations as they want, talk to their representatives and take home information and advice. A wide range of courses, jobs and training opportunities will be represented across many sectors including the armed services, police, construction, local apprenticeships, chartered surveyors, dental nursing, hospitality, hairdressing, motor industry, volunteering and many more.

All fourth, fifth and sixth-year pupils in the area will receive a Workbook to help them prepare and make the most of the Careers Convention.

Programmes will also be available for those who want to turn up on the day. This gives a floor plan and reference guide to make it quick and easy to locate the people to whom you want to talk.

Careers Scotland advisers will also be on hand to provide impartial careers information, also information on the wide range of career planning services that Careers Scotland can offer to help individuals achieve their career goals and aspirations. Visitors can make a follow up appointment with a Careers Scotland Adviser, who use various venues in the Sutherland area.

To find out more about Careers Scotland visit our Web Site at or contact Maureen Whale at our local office on 01847 896115.

Organisations and Businesses Attending
Aberdeen University
University of Abertay
Glasgow University
Glasgow Caledonian University
Herriot Watt University
Robert Gordon University
Stirling University
Strathclyde University
"Higher Education in Edinburgh" which represents:
Edinburgh University
Napier University
Queen Margaret University
Edinburgh College of Art

Aberdeen College
Cardonald College
Oatridge College
Elmwood College
Glasgow Nautical College
Highland Theological Institute
Inverness College
North Highland College

Ackergill Tower, Wick
Careers in the NHS - Caithness General Hospital
Construction Industry Training Board
Dental Nursing
DSRL Apprentice Training
Environmental Health
Highland Law Practice - careers in law
JGC Engineering and Technical Services - Modern
Johnson Controls, Dounreay - Modern Apprenticeships
Moray Firth Training Group
Occupational Therapists/Social Work
Police - Northern Constabulary
Rolls Royce - Modern Apprenticeships
Royal Air Force
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
Royal Navy
Science and Engineering Careers in the North of ScotlandSTEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths)
Scottish Electrical Charitable Trust
SNIPEF - plumbing federation, find out about Modern Apprenticeships
Springboard - careers in hospitality, leisure, tourism & travel
The Energy Institute/COGENT
Volunteer Highland
Young Farmers (Halkirk)

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