Pupils get Scottish Power

An employer in Midlothian visited schools including Lasswade, St David’s and Beeslack high schools to tell pupils about the benefits of work-based learning.

Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) network of careers coaches and employer engagement staff worked with Scottish Power to set up school visits to tell pupils about Modern Apprenticeships (MAs).

SDS organised the visits as part of a week of activity across Scotland that aimed to highlight the benefits of MAs.

During the visits, S3 pupils had the chance to watch short films showcasing MAs and ask the employer questions.

The visits also helped Scottish Power build on its links with schools in the area and tell pupils about available opportunities in the local communities.

Cora MacFarlane, SDS Team Leader for Midlothian, said: “Having an employer share their experience gave pupils valuable insight into what work-based learning is really like.

“The visits opened the pupils’ eyes to the world of apprenticeships and showed them that there’s something available for everyone, across a range of different industries and in businesses of all sizes.”