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Interested in Teaching in a Catholic Primary School?

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Interested in Teaching in a Catholic Primary School?

Want to find out more about the vocation to teach in a Catholic primary school?

Then come along to the Recruitment Evening being held on Wednesday, 25 September at 7pm in:

St Vincent de Paul Primary

Crosshouse Road

East Kilbride

G75 9DG

You can expect to benefit from:

Information and advice from the Admission Officer of Glasgow University, School of Education.

Support and advice from diocesan head teachers.

If you would like to find out more you can contact Claire O’Neill, Primary RE Adviser, on

01698 275630

All Welcome



Parental Survey Request – Skills for the Future


Meta-skills – A Skills Model to Drive Scotland’s Future

“Technological and societal disruptions are coming at us thick and fast. Whilst we cannot predict the future, we can prepare for a future that is increasingly unpredictable. A focus on skills and human capital gives us a strong foundation from which to build a sustainable and inclusive Scottish economy. Scotland’s citizens need the skills not only to cope with the change but to thrive in it, and more so to be able to exploit novelty and create change for themselves.” SDS 2018

Ultimately, industry is changing as we move into, what is being described as, a fourth industrial revolution. This is being driven by technological disrupters and means the future of Scotland is changing in terms of jobs and opportunities relevant to this technological revolution. With this new type of job available, the skills required of pupils will be significantly different from the traditional jobs and skills that you and I recognise and understand today.

Watch this video which details ‘Future Jobs and Changing Industry’

Skills serve as the ‘bridge’ between knowledge and performance and it is Trinity’s intention to ensure this ‘bridge’ is bolstered with the solid foundation and support the correct and relevant skills will bring. This will help to ensure this ‘bridge’ leads every learner to a future path of success.

Watch this video to see how we go from classroom to industry relevant skills:

We want you, as a parent, to play a pivotal role in selecting what you think are the most important/relevant skills that should be taught within our curriculum. These skills should help the pupils make the link between what is taught in the classroom and the challenge of what the world of work requires.

We are asking you to help us select the ‘meta-skills’ that will help pupils to make this link and be better prepared for what a future Scotland has to offer.

What are Meta-skills?

Meta-skills are timeless, higher order skills that support the development of additional skills and promote success in whatever context the future brings.

The meta-skills we have to select from are:

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Trinity High School would appreciate if you could take the time to access our short survey. Within each ‘Meta-skill’ category (Self Management; Social Intelligence; Innovation) we would like you to select the 3 sub-skills within each category you feel are more relevant for your child and their school.

Your submission is completely anonymous and parental returns will be collated alongside pupil and staff returns to produce an agreed template of skills to be delivered in each and every classroom.

Click HERE to access the skills survey 

We thank you for your valued contribution.

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Accountant Modern Apprenticeship

North Lan

Job overview

The right training. The right experience. The right qualifications.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get all this from one, effective, rewarding opportunity? Well you can. This post will give you the practical experience and qualifications you need to follow a career in Accounting, and help you secure a career you’ll really love.

Working within the core finance function as well as key strategic business units across the Service, the modern apprentice will gain experience in all aspects of the Council’s financial and operational systems. Strong emphasis will be placed on the modern apprentice gaining a working knowledge of local government business processes and accounting systems.

What will I learn?

1. Recording income and receipts
2. Processing and recording payments
3. Reconciling income bank statements to financial ledger
4. Providing information for management control
5. Maintaining financial records and collation of data
6. Analysing and evaluating financial information
7. Preparing reports and returns
8. Liaising with NLC services and external agencies
9. Distribution of mail, faxing, scanning and general admin duties
10. Studying towards and achieving Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) level 6 through a planned training programme.

This job outline is intended to indicate the broad range of responsibilities and requirements of the post. It is neither exhaustive nor exclusive but, while some variation can be expected in particular duties, the outline is considered to provide a reasonable general description of the post.

What qualification or qualities are required?

An essential part of this position will be to gain valuable on the job skills and training and to complete a Modern Apprenticeship SVQ Level 3 in Accounting. Apprentices spend time working in a range of different financial service areas learning the business from the ground up, so they can make an effective contribution in helping the Council deliver its services.

4 Standard Grades, at bands 1-3 / 4 National 5s, at band A-C (both including English), or equivalent, plus two Highers at bands A-C and Standard Grades/Nat 5 in Accounting at bands 1-3 are essential. Those who have completed a Foundation Apprenticeship in accounting will be automatically taken to interview.

You will have good interpersonal skills and be enthusiastic, confident and outgoing. Well developed IT skills and good communication skills are both deemed essential.

You must be able to give practical examples of when and how you have demonstrated team work and you should have an awareness of, and a general interest in accounting and working in an office environment, therefore previous office work experience would be advantageous.

Salary: £7,917 to £14,942 per year

Based: Various locations across North Lanarkshire

Employment/employer: Full-time (35 Hours)North Lanarkshire Council

Closing date: 13/07/2019

Qualification: SCQF level 6/7

Apply for this apprenticeship

Think this is the right apprenticeship for you? Click the “Apply now” button to start your new career with this apprenticeship.

You need to apply for this vacancy directly on their site.

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Administrative Apprenticeship with CMBS Rutherglen



Admin Apprentice Job Description with CMBS Rutherglen

CMBS Home Improvements are a family run Glasgow business who have been operating for over 28 years servicing and maintaining properties throughout Glasgow and across the West of Scotland.

Completing around 600 central heating installations, and 300 bathroom installations every single year, they put the customer at the heart of everything they do and fully appreciate the importance of reliability to their clients. Their mission is to ensure that all of their projects are completed in a timely fashion and within deadline.

CMBS pride themselves in providing an honest and reliable service to their customers and ensure they work with a range of trusted suppliers and contractors with the same values.

Currently they are looking for a young, responsible and mature person to take up the role of Administrative Apprentice within their Rutherglen premises. They are looking for someone who understands the values and principles listed above and who can work to the CMBS mission and ensure customers are fully satisfied with the service provided.

The successful candidate can expect to work between the hours of 8.30am – 5pm with a 1 hour unpaid lunch break. Friday is normally a 4.30pm finish. This would be 37 hours a week at national apprenticeship rate of pay.

CMBS use the Commusoft system and details on this can be found here

Ideally, the candidate should be experienced in the use of Outlook, Word, Excel and One Drive. CMBS would like the candidate to be skilled in these areas and would suit successful N5/N6 Administration and IT piupils.

Full training will be given in all other Main Duties.

If you are interested in this position you should send your CV and covering letter directly to CMBS here:

If you prefer to hand in your CV and covering letter in person the sddress details are:


6 Seath Road

Rutherglen Industrial Estate


G73 1RW


If you require any further assistance with this position please speak with Mr McCarthy.


2 * Construction Operatives with VHE Construction

VHE Tigers

TIGERS in conjunction with VHE Construction are currently offering an opportunity for 2 General Operative Construction apprentices.

Based in Rutherglen, your hours of work will be approx 40-46 hours per week (site dependant), between Mon-Thurs 7.30am – 5.30pm and Friday 7.30am -4pm, for which you can expect a weekly wage of £156.


What is expected of you?

The key tasks of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Fulfilling the Construction Operatives responsibilities as laid down in the Company’s Health and Safety Policy
  • To complete ‘on the job’ training whilst being Supervised.
  • To erect and maintain all fencing.
  • To assist in the setting up of pumps and other equipment.
  • To assist in the excavating by hand, the laying of liners and other equipment.
  • To maintain all tools and equipment.
  • Ensuring that the site compound and areas are suitable stocked with items for welfare requirements.
  • To assist in the sweeping and digging on site.
  • Ensuring that works are executed in accordance with the requirements of:
    • All applicable legislation.
    • The Terms and Conditions of the contract.
    • The Contract Health and Safety Plan.
    • The Work Package Plans and Task Briefing Sheets.
    • The Contract Quality / Environmental Plan.
    • The approved Works Package Plans and Task Briefing Sheets.
    • The approved Construction Drawings and Specification.
    • The Policies and Procedures contained within the Company Business Management System.
    • Ensure that all company Health &Safety, Environmental requirements are adhered to.


This opportunity is open to all recent school leavers and those who are considering or intending to leave.

If you require further details regarding these opportunities please speak with Mr McCarthy.


Accelerate with Strathclyde University



Monday 24th to Friday 28th June 2019

Want to find out more about the career you would like to follow?
Interested in finding out what it’s like to study at university?
Want to boost your chances of success in the future?

Held at the University of Strathclyde, ‘Accelerate’ is a week-long programme for pupils at the end of S4 and S5.
Through a series of group activities, you will be able to find out more about the career you are interested in following. There are five courses that you can choose from, depending on what you might like to study after school:

• Chemistry
• Computer Science
• Electronic & Electrical Engineering (EEE)
• Product Design
• Law

Led by current university students who will act as your mentors, you and your team will complete our exciting five-day challenge programme, as well as attending career workshops and getting a chance to see what student life is like.

What’s in it for you?

• Find out about the different areas of the career you would like to follow
• Discover what studying and working in your chosen field is really like
• Discuss your career and academic options with professionals and university staff
• Meet new friends and work with current University students

Please note that the programme is not residential.

Comments from previous participants:

“It was a great experience and I learned a lot about what I want to do.”
“Programme was very informative and allowed an insight into what real university is like.”
“I thought it was extremely interesting and now I am 100% sure I want to study law.”
“The mentors were very helpful, informative and supportive.”
“I really enjoyed the programme and learned lots of new skills.”
“Great chance to meet new friends.”
“This programme was an amazing experience and I really enjoyed it.”

For further information, visit their website at:

or contact us at

You can also phone us on 0141 548 3799.

Speirs Gumley – Full Time Vacancy


Speirs Gumley is a successful Property Management business with nearly 200 years of history in the management of property throughout Scotland. They are based locally at Shawfield, Rutherglen, operating from the new Red Tree Magenta building.

Currently, Speirs Gumley employ 70 members of staff to manage their 28,000 customers and they are now looking for a hard working, conscientious young school leaver (or considering leaving) with an appetite for learning who can grow with the business to become an experienced member of the team.

They are offering a full time position in their Operations team for an Admin/Ops/Accounts Assistant.

Full training will be provided. See below for some further information:

As Admin/Ops/Accounts Assistant, you will undertake the following duties:

  • Process client payments (phone) via in-house computer system.
  • Deal with client account queries (phone/email).
  • Update the client database as required.
  • Set up direct debits on client accounts and issue confirmation letters.
  • Liaise with internal repairs/inspection/credit control teams.
  • Process contractor invoices for payment.
  • Check quarterly client invoices for accuracy.
  • Engage with Solicitors when flats are sold and write ‘sales letters’.

Some of the key requirements for this position are:

  • Excellent work ethic.
  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Confident and respectful when working with others.
  • Good telephone manner.
  • Aptitude for learning.
  • Good written skills.
  • Good IT skills, particularly Excel and Outlook.
  • Able to work in a team environment.
  • Able to manage tasks with minimal supervision.

If you have recently left school, or are considering leaving, and you feel you have the above requirements and want to investigate this position further, speak with Mr McCarthy to take it to the next stage.


Apprenticeships with Clark Contracts


Clark Contracts will be recruiting a number of Modern Apprentices over the next few months with roles such as Admin, Procurement, Quantity Surveying and Estimating. 

The MA is expected to last 6-12months and a starting salary of £8k – £10k is on offer which will increase upon completion of the MA.

With the recruitment manager emphasising an immediate need for positions to be filled in the QS / Estimating areas this is an opportunity that will suit someone who enjoys number crunching/accounts and posssibly with an interest in the construction industry but not essential.

Clark Contracts will be happy to receive any applications from any current pupil or recent leavers.

If you would like to find out more information please send an email with attached CV to Craig McHugh (details below) and he will get in touch to discuss.

Recruitment Manager – Craig McHugh

Alternatively, you can discuss this further with Mr McCarthy if you wish.

Goldilocks Hair Salon Apprenticeship


Goldilocks Hair Salon in Burnside are offering an apprenticeship opportunity to the right person.

If you are interested in hairdressing and you are keen and eager to learn then this could be the correct opportunity for you.

Goldilocks are looking for someone who has a mature and responsible approach to work. They need someone who is reliable and trustworthy and can show initiative in a demanding environment. All training will be provided.

If you think you are this person and you would like to find out more about the position contact Mr Colgan, Mr McCarthy or the Careers Advisers at the school.

Gateway to Engineering

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Once again, a big well done to Lexi Concel, Frances Hobbs, Ethan McHugh, Paul Tennant and Ciaran Duffy on their graduation from the ‘Gateway to Engineering’ programme.

This excellent programme has been an integral part of our school ‘Developing the Young Workforce’ curriculum for a number of years. It combines classroom/college based learning with practical ‘hands on’ activities and ‘live’ construction site visits to help the pupils develop a sense of the industry specific knowledge and employability skills required in the many engineering fields.

Thanks, once again, to our valued partners from Clyde Gateway, Robertson Construction, Glasgow Kelvin College and the University of the West of Scotland, the course has been amended, re-developed and re-branded into a fully accredited SCQF Level 5 certificated programme.

Already the successful pupils are planning their next steps to a positive destination. Some have enrolled onto an Engineering Foundation Apprenticeship already, whilst others have been inspired into considering an Engineering Degree course at university.

Please watch the video below to see and share in the pupils’ journey.

The graduation event welcomed speakers from each of the partners, as well as presentations from the pupils, and the award certificates were presented by Mr Jamie Hepburn, Scottish Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills.

Mr Jamie Hepburn

Mr Jamie Hepburn

Natalie Phillips

Natalie Phillips

Paul Tennant

Paul Tennant

Frances Hobbs

Frances Hobbs

Ethan McHugh

Ethan McHugh

Ciaran Duffy

Ciaran Duffy

Lexi Concel

Lexi Concel

Here’s to many more successful years with our partners.


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