Over the long summer vacation, many of you will be working/volunteering to gain relevant experience, evidence your skills to future employers, and last but not least, earn some cash! (And if you’re still looking for summer opportunities, check our website for inspiration)
However, did you also know you could add extra value to your summer work/volunteer – with the Edinburgh Award – (there are separate awards for both UK and International experience)
Signing up for and completing the Award whilst you work/volunteer over the summer will help you:
- identify your current skills
- work on areas you want to develop
- learn how to present you work experience to future employers.
Your Award will also appear on your degree transcript (HEAR – Higher Education Achievement Record) when you graduate – future employers will have further evidence of your commitment to personal and professional development, as well as your academic achievements.
If you’re interested, find out more about what’s involved, criteria for taking part etc, and sign up ASAP. Don’t delay – places are limited!
Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity for gaining recognition for your labours over the summer – it may just make the difference to your future.