Pupils from Rothesay Academy recently completed work shadowing placements across the country, with each receiving a glowing report from their employer for the week.
A total of 36 S6 students travelled to various locations, including to Dundee to a computer games maker, Glasgow’s STV for post-production, and Bradford for mechanical maintenance, in addition to a number of local business, without whom the work shadowing programme could not take place.
One pupil, Nisha Middleton, went to Moredun Research Institute in Edinburgh. Nisha, who is interested in working within the science industry, told us: “At Moredun they do a lot of research into the prevention and control of diseases in livestock. During this placement I observed various labs at work including parasitology, virology and protozoology. I learned a lot about how vaccines are developed and trialled as well as gaining an insight of the importance of health and safety procedures whilst working with high risk bacteria.
“I have found my week of work shadowing extremely useful in helping me with my future career and hope to go to university to study chemical engineering.”