Work Experience



Loch Leven Health Centre  

The Loch Leven Health Centre are looking for two S6 pupils to work on reception in the evenings from 4  - 6 pm for a total of 10 hours each (3 days one week, 2 days the next).  They asked if interested pupils could hand in a CV to the Health Centre detailing their interests and their future career aspirations by 7th/8th June.   


YHA LogoYoung Heritage Ambassador Project: Costume Review

 Culture Perth & Kinross is offering an exciting project for a small group of 15-18 year olds this summer! The project offers the opportunity to work with the costume collection at Perth Museum and Art Gallery while building skills in object handling, packing and moving, research and communication. Interested?  More information and details of how to apply can be found here.


The Kirklands Hotel Vacancies 

The Kirklands Hotel in Kinross have two housekeeping jobs that are suitable for students for weekends, over the summer and potentially during term time too as well as a vacancy for a Trainee Chef.  Interested, more information can be found here.


Podcasting Opportunity @ Solas Festival, 23-25 June 2017

Solas Festival are looking for people aged 16-25 with an interest in the arts and minority languages to make podcasts at a festival. Could this be you?

The Solas festival is a 3 day festival of music, arts, literature, spoken word, workshops, talks and performance being held just outside of Perth from 23rd-25thJune.  Interested? Click here for more details


We have availability for students to attend our five day residential work experience based at our Army facility in Castelaw, Edinburgh from 5th – 9th June. Students do not need to be interested in joining the Army to attend. They will spend the week experiencing life in an Army Barracks, the week will help to develop confidence, teamwork and leadership skills. These can be tailored to fields such as Engineering, Logistics, HR, IT and much more. This is a great way for students to get a taste of Army life and fully appreciate the wealth of opportunities on offer.

Some of the activities they will take part in are:

Intro to Drill
Basic First aid
Command Tasks
Assault Course
Military Lessons
Career Talks

More information can be found here.  Interested? Contact your guidance teacher.    


University of Strathclyde, Engineering the Future for Girls Summer School, 19th-23rd June 2017 

Engineering the Future for Girls is designed to engage girls in a wide range of engineering challenges that will inspire them to become the next generation of engineers. The non residential summer school is fully-funded by BP and BAM Nuttall and all student costs, including travel, will be covered. Strathclyde will accept applications from S3 girls (entering S4 in June) with any range of subject choices at National 5.

For more information and to apply, visit

The closing date for applications is 10 March 2017.                                                 



Nuffield Research Placements 2017
Closing date 24 February 2017

The Nuffield Research Placement Scheme is aimed at the current 5th year students who will be sitting their Highers in 2017 and who are studying any Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Maths (STEM) subjects at that level (e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Geography, Computing, Home Economics/Food Technology, Psychology, Music Technology, Product Design, Technological Studies etc).  We are also now starting to place students into Social Science placements where there is an aspect of analysis, statistical investigation and mathematics involved, so it is very wide ranging.

The placements help increase confidence and improve key skills including practical, communication, report-writing and presentation skills. It also provides students with excellent experiences & skills to include on CV’s and personal statements. By working with professional scientists and engineers in a real-life environment, the students gain an invaluable insight into a wide variety of careers.

There may be an informal interview after the closing date with the placements normally taking place at the end of June, July or early August.  The student will normally be working Mon-Fri (9am-5pm) for 4, 5 or 6 weeks. Students will receive all their travel costs to and from their placement. If they fulfil the criteria as set out in the application form, they may also be eligible for an additional bursary.  Successful students are required to submit a report at the end of their placement and are also invited to display their work in poster form at a celebration event in the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh. 

Further information and an online application form can be found on the Nuffield Research Placement webpage at

PLEASE note - there are a limited number of placements available and as such an application does NOT guarantee a Nuffield placement.


Medical Projects - Hospital Work Experience,                     Project Kilimanjaro 2017

Are you an aspiring medic looking for an exciting work experience opportunity?

Kilimanjaro offers students all the benefits of a Medical Projects placement such as the 25 hours hospital work experience, interview training sessions and clinical skills but Kilimanjaro also offers a truly unique travel experience where students can explore a beautiful part of the world. Students can combine their learning experience with incredible safari trips and trips to the local lakes!

More information on Project Kilimanjaro can be found here including dates for travel. General information on Medical Projects can be found here.


Employment Opportunities for Young People 

Aged 16-24?

Have you thought about a career where you learn on the job, develop new skills and have the opportunity to earn?

Do you have fresh ideas and lots of enthusiasm and want to grow into a career? Then we may have an opportunity for you!

The Council offers a diverse selection of opportunities including Modern Apprenticeships, Professional Traineeships, Graduate Work Placements and Work Experience Placements in a wide range of services.

So, if you are interested in starting or developing your career with Perth & Kinross Council click here to find out more.


KPMG School Work Experience - Applications Now Open! 

This work experience programme offers S5 students the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience in the professional services industry whilst also developing the skills students need to build a successful career. We are offering this programme in all our offices across the UK including our Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen offices. It’s the chance for ambitious and enthusiastic students to gain an insight into life at KPMG and find out if a career in business is right for them. The KPMG Discovery programme is open for applications. 

More information and details of the application process can be found here.


Gap Medics – International Work Experience Placements for medicine, nursing, midwifery and dentistry

One of the best ways for students to position themselves for a successful career in healthcare is by gaining high-quality hospital work experience. This real-life training provides invaluable guidance and insight, as well as making them into stronger UCAS candidates. 

Here at Gap Medics, this type of experience is exactly what we specialise in. 

We offer students who are aged 16 to 25 the opportunity to shadow qualified professionals in in incredible locations such as Tanzania, Thailand, Croatia and Poland. 

Our placements are safe, well structured and developed to give students a deeper understanding of international healthcare. They also allow students to share their earliest medical experiences with passionate, like-minded individuals from all over the world. 

Placements run all summer long and for as long as the student would like, however many choose to stay for around two weeks. Our placements also provide students with the perfect excuse to do a little travel too! 

For more information, please visit our website or contact us on 0191 603 1111.

P.S – Our programmes usually fill up quite quickly, so students are encouraged to get in sooner rather than later to avoid missing out.


Hospices of Hope 

There are volunteering opportunites at the Hospices of Hope Charity shop in Perth  - please click here for more information.