Career index

Here, in alphabetical order are real life biographies of parents and local members of our community telling students “what life is like and how to get there” on a variety of careers.  (Click on the blue job title to read more)

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B

C

D

  • Dance & Train : an average day might contain an hour of training- weights/ running combination of some sorts…
  • Dental Nurse : Speak to someone who is already in the job and get lots of information on all aspects of the…
  • Doctor – cardiology : helping with CT or MRI scans of the heart, analysing pieces of heart muscle under the…
  • Doctor – Eye Surgeon :Medicine is a great career with many opportunities and is a very portable job with work…
  • Doctor – GP : Really be sure that medicine is what you want to do – ideally it should be a vocation -…
  • Doctor – Royal Navy & Royal Marines : I became interested in the Military, especially the Royal Marines because i loved skiing,…

E

  • Ecologist : wildlife and spending most of my childhood outside watching birds, collecting plants and…
  • Educational Psychologist : I was particularly interested in working with children or people who had problems to overcome…
  • Electronic Engineer : There’s nothing quite like the thrill of designing something and hearing that Big Company X…

F

  • Financial Services :It is a very varied career and the most enjoyable part is meeting lots of different people…
  • Financial Services 2 : I’ve never applied for a job or had a proper job interview in my life!
  • Freelance Designer : can vary daily from printed guides to website development of every description

G

H

  • Heritage consultant : I am a free-lance consultant and advise on the care of artworks, artefacts and collections in…
  • High School Teacher : I would not say teaching is easy, but it can be easier if you are passionate about your…
  • Hot Air Balloon Pilot : Whilst balloonists are a rare breed it is a fact that there are more astronauts in the world…
  • Human Resources Manager : the work I do impacts the entire company which employs over 100,000 people

I

  • IT Architect : I started as a computer programmer and now lead teams who do the design and building of…

L

  • Lecturer : finally I got my proper job aged 31… with plants, animals and teaching…
  • Librarian : a librarian managing 3 public libraries… or is that called juggling?

M

  • Management consultant : sometimes I am assigned to a client in the most northern parts of Sweden to assist with food…
  • Marketing Design : Everyone requires marketing from a small business to large banks (who employ hundreds of…
  • Marketing manager : a summer job on a market stall selling fruit and veg taught me many invaluable disciplines…
  • Master Carpenter : I went to college to do lighting and sound and ended up a carpenter. Go figure huh!!?

N

  • Nurse (Research) : I am responsible for the care and safety of the patients and volunteers and responsible for…
  • Nurse (Specialist) : The area I work in is neurology and it is very diverse.

P

  • Paramedic : As a Paramedic, you resond to calls as dispatched by ambulance control
  • Pharmaceutical director : The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘…
  • Photographer : My school careers officer suggested my becoming a vet, or accountant… anything in fact to…
  • Physiotherapist : I was always interested in sport when I was growing up.
  • Physiotherapist 2 : At sports events, I started to spend more time watching the physios and medics on the pitch…
  • Police Commander : It’s a very interesting and rewarding career, with so many opportunies.
  • Police Officer : Once you are in the service, there are many options, community policing, road policing, CID,…
  • Primary School Teacher : I love the fact that when I am working with the children, everyday is different.
  • Project Manager (RBS) : I don’t think I ever have two days the same…
  • Project Manager – Pharmaceutical Industry : Biology, Chemistry and Maths are probably key to a career in the Pharmaceutical Industry,…
  • Psychiatrist : You learn a lot about other people’s lives, which is a great privilege.

R

S

  • School assistant : part time first aider becomes a school assistant
  • Scientist : Look for opportunities for work experience in research labs during school holidays
  • Scottish Government Lawyer : I had a wish to use my legal skills to help shape current events.
  • Social Worker : It can be emotional and really tough, but can be incredibly rewarding too.
  • Software Consultant : I go into companies and help them improve their software development
  • Solicitor : as a lawyer, you can have a hugely varied job – from criminal law, to famly law, from…
  • Speech & Language Therapist : You must be good at English and Biology at Higher level. You need to be good communicators…

T

  • Technician (telephone network) : The telecommunications industry has a major part to play in almost all parts of modern life…
  • Tennis Coach : I strongly believe that a sports based degree gives you an in depth understanding of the…
  • Textile conservator : the care and preservation of historic textiles for museums and organisations such as the…
  • Trainer – Financial Services : I have three jobs at the moment. I am a Training and Development Consultant working mainly…

U

  • University Lecturer : Worth pursuing as its a very interesting and rewarding role.
  • University Lecturer – Computer Science : During the summer I do more research work and might try to prepare grant proposals, do my…
  • University Lecturer – Engineering : A senior lecturer in Electrical Engineering at The University of Edinburgh.

V

  • Veterinary Surgeon : If you want to be a Vet make sure that you enjoy working with people as well as animals.