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Edinburgh Napier SME Business Breakfast

Event date: 6 June 2019
Location: Edinburgh Napier University Craiglockhart Campus 219 Colinton Rd Edinburgh EH14 1DJ
Working with Edinburgh Napier Business School, Information and Networking Breakfast

Edinburgh Napier Business School are hosting an information and breakfast networking session on Thursday 6 June between 8.30am and 10am at their Craiglockhart Campus. The event is targeted at small to medium enterprises who want to find out more about working in partnership with Edinburgh Napier and topics such as;

  • Placements and Internships
  • Support for Work Projects
  • Graduate Apprenticeships
  • Funding Available
  • Building a Talent Management Strategy

The world of business is constantly evolving and as a University we are dedicated to inspiring futures, advancing knowledge and building competency and skills in our students to meet the needs of today and responding to the demands of tomorrow. ‘Empowerment, Enterprise and Employability for all’ is what we are aiming for and working closely with local enterprises is major part of that journey.

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Delivering Meaningful Work Placements

Event date: 12 June 2019
Location: Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, 40 George Street, EH2 2LE.
With over 5000 placements required each year for young people in our region, this training will give you valuable advice, guidance and a best practice toolkit.​It aims to provide you with support in the delivery of meaningful work placements for young people that offer the best value to your business.

This workshop is designed to support individuals who supervise and manage work placements within their organisations or would like to find out how to.

By the end of the session, you will:
  • Understand the value and impact of effective work placements.
  • Explore what good and bad work placements look like – before, during and after.
  • Identify how you can get the most out of your work placement for your business.
  • Build a toolkit of best practice for:
  • Inductions
  • Health and Safety
  • Setting and managing expectations
  • Activities
  • Feedback and review
Dates:
  • Wednesday 12th June 2019 – 9.30-13.00 - Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, 40 George Street, EH2 2LE
  • Tuesday 3rd September 2019 – 13.00-16.30 - The Ravelston House, 182 North High Street, Musselburgh, EH21 6BH       
  • Wednesday 6th November 2019 – 9.30-13.00 - Gorebridge Beacon, Hunterfield Road, Gorebridge, EH23 4TT

​Email dyw@edinburghchamber.co.uk to book your space.

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Diversity & Growth: Women in Engineering, Construction and Property

Event date: 13 June 2019
Location: Craiglockhart campus, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, EH14 1DJ.
As part of the City Region Deal (IRES) - HCI Skills Gateway programme to engage and support the engineering and construction sectors, you are invited to attend Diversity & Growth: Women in Engineering, Construction and Property.

This free event will be in the morning of the Thursday 13 June following by a buffet lunch at Craiglockhart Campus

This will provide a super opportunity to network with industry and public sector and key stakeholders.

  • Craiglockhart Campus – Lindsey Stewart Lecture Theatre
  • June 13th
  • 10am coffee
  • 10.30 to 12 noon - presentations
  • 12 noon to 1pm Lunch (free)

(Note: there is free on site car parking in Car Park A for those coming by car)

Inclusive growth and Improving Diversity for these sectors is a key area for City Region Deal and we will be inviting many from these industry sectors to the event.

We are running the event with Equate Scotland and Hays Recruitment with support from HCI Skills Gateway – ESES City Region Deal.

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Please register on the above link (or via the link on the flyer below) as we will need to know numbers for teas/coffees and lunch.

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Mentor Training

Event date: 15 June 2019
Location: 31 Guthrie Street EH1 1JG

Next Mentor/Befriender Training

LINKnet’s next Mentor/Befriender training is scheduled to be held on Saturday 15th June 2019 from 10am to 4pm at LINKnet’s main office at 31 Guthrie Street Edinburgh, EH1 1JG.

If you do not have UK work experience but are looking for work or have experience but want to give something back to the community, this is your opportunity.

LINKnet are looking to recruit volunteers to work as mentors/ befrienders to help minority ethnic mentees/befriendees to access employment, further education or to improve English and the knowledge about various aspects of life in Scotland and be rid of isolation and loneliness.

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Inspiring Young Minds

Event date: 25 June 2019
Location: Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, 40 George Street, EH2 2LE.
At DYW we have seen the positive impact of when businesses are involved in informing and inspiring young people while they are still in education. For employers, engagement in schools and colleges supports talent attraction and can build industry and brand awareness.

This engagement helps to build young people skills for both work and life, adds relevance to their academic work and raises the career aspirations amongst Scotland’s future workforce. 

This free training workshop will increase your confidence to discuss your industry to a young audience and provide you with top tips to plan and deliver activities in school or college. 

This workshop is designed to support individuals who currently engage with or would like to engage with young people in schools and colleges.

By the end of this session, you will:
  • Understand the benefits to employers in engaging with education
  • Have increased confidence in delivering sessions to inspire young minds
  • Understand the types of activities that can be offered and how to connect with education
  • Know what to expect when delivering a session in a classroom or education setting
  • Explore practical hints, tips and solutions for how to plan and deliver activities in school or college
  • Have unlimited access to a bank of free resources that have been designed for delivering sessions in school or college.
Dates:
  • Tuesday 25th June 2019 – 13.00-16.30 - Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, 40 George Street, EH2 2LE
  • Tuesday 17th September 2019 – 13.00-16.30 - Gorebridge Beacon, Hunterfield Road, Gorebridge, EH23 4TT

​ Email dyw@edinburghchamber.co.uk to book your space.

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LINKnetā€™s Ethnic Talent Showcase

Event date: 13 September 2019
Location: 31 Guthrie street,EH1 1JG

We are looking for one more entry to the Ethnic Talent Showcase scheduled for 13 Sep 2019 to be held at Augustine United Church in Edinburgh. LINKnet has already made three bookings.

We stage four acts of 20 to 25-minute duration at each Ethnic Talent Showcase. The purpose is to promote minority ethnic talents. So far we have held two shows on 20 Dec 2018 and 12 April 2019. Please visit LINKnet’s Facebook https://en-gb.facebook.com/LINKnetScotland(this will open in a new window) to form an idea about the quality of the performance. A total of over 300 people have attended the two shows. The project is becoming increasingly popular.Your act can be a drama, dance, band or a solo performance. Expenses at £200 for groups and £150 for solo performers will be paid.

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