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Glasgow Consortium Foundation Apprenticeship Information Evening

Foundation Apprenticeships Information Evening – 21st April 2021 – 6:30pm

After the great success of the last event the Glasgow Consortium are hosting another Information Evening for Foundation Apprenticeships on the 21st of April aimed at all S4 and S5 pupils!

The event will include a live presentation on the offering, they are going to have some employers speak who have experience with the FA student placements online and in person, to provide students and parents with confidence to find out more about the programme itself and the adaptations that have been made during the current government guidelines.  They will then offer a live Q&A session to give students and parents the opportunity to ask any questions about the programme. 

The Glasgow Consortium invite you to a Foundation Apprenticeships Information Evening.

This event will be held on Microsoft Teams and a link is included on your registration ticket.

Foundation Apprenticeships are a work-based learning opportunity for senior-phase secondary school pupils. You will spend time out of school at college or with a local employer, and complete the Foundation Apprenticeship alongside your other subjects like National 5s and Highers. It’s a chance to get valuable work experience and gain an industry recognised qualification. It also lets you try out a career you are interested in while you’re still at school.

The Glasgow consortium would like to invite you to attend The Foundation Apprenticeships Information Evening on Wednesday 21st of April at 6:30pm.  The event will include a live presentation from Tracey Parker representing Glasgow Kelvin College, City of Glasgow College and Glasgow Clyde College and guest speakers representing employers invested in the FA programme to inform parents/carers and young people about the Foundation Apprenticeship opportunities available to Senior Phase school pupils in Glasgow in 2021.

The evening will conclude with a live Question & Answer session.

If you would like to attend the event, please register your details on the link below:

Once Registered the link for the event can be found by clicking View Event Details on your confirmation ticket then Access the Event and then click The Glasgow FA Information Evening Microsoft Teams Link

If you have any issues registering for this event please speak with Mr McCarthy.

New Virtual Experience Offers From Major UK Employers

More top UK employers are now offering vital work experience opportunities that can help students develop those workplace skills that employers prize so highly.

Please apply as soon as possible to any listed below to have the best chance of accessing these wonderful opportunities.

 New Virtual Work Experience Opportunities Recruiting Now:

·        Army Headquarters Scotland – Morning

·        Army Headquarters Scotland – Afternoon

·       Dates: 18 May 2021 ( 9am – 12pm)

·       Eligibility: 15 – 19 year olds interested in learning about the skills and activities the army offers.

·       Application Deadline: 04 May 2021


·       Work in Nuclear: Virtual Work Experience at Dounreay

·       Date: Fridays 30 April – 21 May 2021(1pm – 3pm)

·       Eligibility: 14 – 19 year interested in the range of opportunities and roles available within the nuclear sector.

·       Application Deadline: 09 April 2021


·       Royal Air Force Careers Insight – Access All Areas

·       Royal Air Force Careers Insight – Access All Areas

·       Dates: 17 May & 18 May 2021 (10am – 3pm)

·       Eligibility: 15 – 19 year olds interested in finding out more about opportunities in the Royal Air Force.

·       Application Deadline: 20 April 2021


·       Virtual Work Experience with the national tourism board – VisitBritain/VisitEngland

·       Date: 2 – 4 June 2021 (10am – 3pm).

·       Eligibility: 16 – 19 year interested in learning what opportunities working in tourism could provide.

·       Application Deadline: 2 May 2021


·       BRINGING CONSTRUCTION TO YOU (Scotland & North England)

·       Dates: 10 – 12 May 2021

·       Eligibility: 15 – 19 year old with an interest in construction.

·       Application Deadline: 23 April 2021


·       A day with Greencoat Capital – The UK’s largest financial investor in renewable energy

·       Dates: 27 April 2021

·       Eligibility: 15 -19 year olds who are keen to gain insight into financial markets and the role that fund managers play

·       Application Deadline: 31 March 2021


·       National Grid – Thinking about a career in energy ?

·       Dates: 27 – 29 April 2021 (4pm – 5pm)

·       Eligibility: 16 – 19 year interested in employability opportunities at the National Grid.

·       Application Deadline: 8 April 2021


·       WGSN: The world’s #1 fashion trend forecaster

·       Date: 24 May 2021(4pm – 6pm).

·       Eligibility: 16 – 19 year olds interested in helping brands to stay relevant and secure their place in the future.

·       Application Deadline: 26 April 2021


·       Green Skills National Competition with Anglian Water

·       Dates: 26 May 2021 (09am till 15:00)

·       Eligibility: 14 – 19 year olds keen to fight climate change.

·       Application Deadline: 12 May 2021


·       M&S Insight Session – Understanding Social Action

·       Dates: 2 June2021 (10am – 11:30am)

·       Eligibility: 16 – 19 year interested in learning about social action and routes into M & S.

·       Application Deadline: 12 May 2021


·       Green Skills in Consulting & Construction with Jacobs

·       Dates: 28 April 2021

·       Eligibility: 15 – 19 year old with an aptitude for STEM subjects.

·       Application Deadline: 8 April 2021


For a full list of placements –  sign in here to search and apply.

If you have any questions about the placements or experience any issues signing in to your account, please do not hesitate to contact us at

FAO Parents/Carers of S4-S6 school leavers!


Following a very successful recent webinar, SDS is hosting another webinar for parents of pupils in S4-S6 who are planning to leave school this year. It is running on Thursday 22 April, 6:30-7:15pm and will cover the SDS support available to these young people and how to help them make decisions.

More information and how to register can be found in the link below



Cassiltoun Housing Association have exciting opportunities on offer through their Community Benefits programme in conjunction with one of their main contractors, Cruden Homes.

On offer are *PAID APPRENTICESHIPS* ranging from 12-24 month contracts and the possibility of being kept on upon successful completion.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS is 12pm Noon, Friday 2nd April.

The following apprenticeship opportunities are on offer:

• Bricklayers
• Joiners
• Painters
• Plumbers

Only the Plumber opportunity has an age restriction of 20 & under, the rest are open to ANY age.

Although there are no formal qualifications required, candidates will need to pass Cruden’s literacy and numeracy test.

Any pupil interested in applying should send a CV and covering letter outlining why you are interested in the  position to Cassiltoun HA will shortlist the applicants and pass them to Cruden for progression to the next stage.

Start date is 9th August.

If any pupil requires assistance with their application, please contact Agata, the Trinity Careers Adviser, on:

Tel: 01698 688 954

Mobile: 0777 067 8028

Alternatively, you can speak with Mr McCarthy for further advice and assistance.

Good luck!

Civil Engineering Grants – Time is Running Out!

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There’s just over one week left to apply for an ICE Scotland Into Civil Engineering Award. Applications are open to young people applying for a college or university course in civil engineering starting September/October this year and they could be awarded £4500 per year for up to 4 years.

 Previous award winners have said;

 “Receiving the award enabled me to achieve things that I wouldn’t have otherwise had the opportunity to on my own. I was lucky enough to study a year abroad in Malaysia where the award allowed me to travel to countries all around Asia and take in experiences I never expected to have at university. The award was most beneficial in my studies where I was able to focus on studying without having to juggle employment at the same time. I am extremely grateful for the opportunities this award has given me and would urge anyone thinking about a career in civil engineering to apply”.


“The Into Civil Engineering Award has given me much appreciated financial support throughout my degree course. It has reduced the pressure on my family and myself. The award has…been a great opportunity to make connections and gather links which should help me in my future career”

If this is of interest to anyone, please check the attached details and complete the application form below. This should be returned to by 31st March.

Into Civil Engineering Details 2021 (2)

2021 Into Civil Engineering application form (2)

Meet the Expert – Live Sessions

As part of the My World of Work Live programme, they are offering virtual Meet the Expert sessions for young people.

Experts from a range of sectors are taking part in the 40-minute sessions where young people will get the chance to gain valuable insight to the role.

Here’s a list of what’s coming up:

 Log in and find out what it’s like to work in these industries from the experts. Information can also be found on the School Careers Google Classroom.

Social Security Scottish Gov Positions – MARCH 16th Deadline!


£20064 – £22232
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
16 March 2021 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

The Scottish Government are currently seeking applications for the Client Advisor role within Social Security Scotland based in Glasgow. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

The Client Advisor role offers an exciting opportunity to work in new and developing teams that will be part of Scotland’s new social security agency. The role would be suited to candidates who are empathetic, can demonstrate excellent customer service and ensure client needs are met, while building trust and rapport, providing a positive experience for all who contact the agency.

The majority of these posts will sit within our Operations team, however successful candidates may also be considered for A3 grade opportunities across alternative business areas within Social Security Scotland.

Qualifications Required
There are no minimum level of qualifications required to apply for this post.

Essential Criteria
1. This role requires the ability to manage challenging situations in a positive and constructive way. Tell us about the biggest challenge you’ve had to face. How did you cope with it?
2. This role requires the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of people. Give us an example of a time when you had to adjust your communication approach to suit a particular audience.
3. This role requires you to work well as part of a team, encouraging and supporting improvements to achieve a shared goal. Describe a situation where you played an important role as a member of a team. What did you do to positively contribute?

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government’s ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview as well as a personal device of choice. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

Sifting dates: Weeks commencing 5th April, 12th April, 19th April & 26th April
Situational Judgement Test dates: Weeks commencing 10th May & 17th May
Interview dates: Weeks commencing 7th June, 14th June, 21st June, 28th June & 5th July

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date.

Candidate Workshops
Before applying it is important that you take time to view the recorded A Band candidate workshop which is designed to help you with your application. You can find the candidate workshop on the ‘How to make a great application’ page on our Social Security Scotland website, please click on the link below:

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Resourcing Team who can be reached at

Apply for this job

You should read each of the Essential Criteria and think about a time or an example that can help demonstrate your knowledge/skills. Remember, this must be evidence based and your answers should be clear, concise and reflect what actions you undertook. You may want to use the STAR(R) approach to respond to each criterion.

NHS Modern Apprenticeships – Plumbing/Joinery/Electrician and More!


Check out the Careers Google Classroom for more details on all NHS Apprenticeships.

They include:

Modern Apprenticeship Vacancies

Live Vacancies

MA Practitioner Clinical Technologist Medical Equipment Management (Electronic Engineering) 

MA Joiner (Craftsperson)

MA Plumber (Craftsperson)

MA Mechanical Fitter (Craftsperson)

MA Electrician (Craftsperson)

Modern Apprenticeship Programme

What are you recruiting for?

We will begin advertising Apprenticeship opportunities in a range of disciplines from March 2021.

Live Vacancies – Click to view 

  • Apprentice Practitioner Clinical Technologist -Medical Equipment Management
  • Apprentice Plumber (Craftsperson) – Estates Team
  • Apprentice Joiner (Craftsperson) – Estates Team
  • Apprentice Electrician (Craftsperson) – Estates Team
  • Apprentice Mechanical Fitter (Craftsperson)  – Estates Team

Our second phase of recruitment for 2021 will include:

  • Apprentice Trainee Dental Nurses
  • Apprentice Trainee Pharmacy Technicians

Vacancy Information Sessions

We will be hosting  a number of on line information sessions about our vacancies. These information sessions are your opportunity to find out more about the NHSGGC Apprenticeship Programme, learn more about the department you will be working in and to meet our teams.

You can book your space at a session once your chosen vacancy goes live.

How do I find out when you are recruiting?

Keep checking this website or join our mailing list for vacancy alerts when posts go live.

Click the link below to hear what it’s like to work for the NHS as an Apprentice.



STV and Media Opportunites – MARCH CLOSING DATES

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Visit STV Careers to find a range of  creative media and IT support opportunities.

Be aware some of the closing dates are during Apprenticeship Week, 01 March-05 March 2021

STV is Scotland’s home of news and entertainment.

People are at the heart of our business and our aim is to be a magnet for creative talent and an agile, creative and fun place to work.

Creativity and innovation are key to our success and we offer exciting career opportunities for talented people across a wide range of roles.

If you believe you have what it takes to play a part in our future success, we’d love to hear from you.

To apply for any of the roles listed below, please send a copy of your CV, detailing any relevant experience and qualifications, to Please ensure that the subject line of the email contains the job title you are applying for. Alternatively, you can use the email button within each job description.

Design Intern (12 months Fixed Term Contract) (Glasgow)

Closing date: 05 March 2021

STV Creative are STV’s award-winning creative agency. Our in-house division work closely with STV’s marketing team to deliver big idea based marketing campaigns that bring our brand to life. We also provide brand support and guidance across the wider STV business.We have an exciting opportunity for a 12 month paid internship within our design team, working across a variety of projects and briefs.

IT Support Assistant (Glasgow)

Closing date: 07 March 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an IT Support Assistant to join us on a 4 month fixed term contract. The IT function at STV strives to ensure that our technology and systems run efficiently and helps develop new processes in response to changing business requirements. Based in Glasgow this role will be responsible for assisting with the Office 365 rollout across the business.

Trainees in Scripted Drama, Glasgow (Glasgow)

Closing date: 08 March 2021

Are you looking to kickstart your career in the media? Do you have a passion for TV drama? Do you identify as disabled, coming from an under represented ethnicity or from a lower socio-economic background? Then the paid trainee roles on our new drama production might be for you. STV Studios are looking for 3 trainees to join the team on SCREW, a new 6 part drama series we are producing for Channel 4, shooting in Glasgow from May 2021. The full time paid training roles will run for between 6-12 weeks (dependent on department) between April and July 2021, and will be based in Glasgow.

Junior Creative (Glasgow)

Closing date: 5 March 2021

STV Creative is looking for a passionate, hardworking Junior Creative to join our award winning team. If you love coming up with ideas for advertising then this is where to do it. We deliver razor sharp campaigns for our clients that cut through and stand out in the Scottish marketplace. TV is our bread and butter, but we work across a range of STV platforms and beyond: spot advertising, channel sponsorship, digital, experiential, print and OOH. We are experts in STV and use our insider knowledge to help clients harness the power of our platforms and our huge advertising reach. Sound interesting? Keep reading . .

Team Assistant (Glasgow)

Closing date: 9 March 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Team Assistant to join the Commercial Team on a 9 month Fixed Term Contract to provide a professional, organised and efficient sales support service to the STV West Business Development Director and Sales Team.

Chartered Accountant Programme for School Leavers

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School Leavers Chartered Accountant Programme

A trainee programme working towards full Chartered Accountant (ICAS) status whilst working.

Audit Scotland has been running a school leavers programme for a few years now, with pretty good pass rates as the trainees move through the various ICAS stages.

Find out more here: Audit Scotland

If you feel university is not for you and you want to enter the world of work while training for a professional accounting qualification, our five-year school leaver programme is a great opportunity.

We offer full sponsorship to become a qualified Chartered Accountant through the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS) along with a competitive salary, career development and job opportunities after qualifying.

You’ll work in different teams on a range of audits in local and central government, the NHS and other sectors, and you’ll also join up with our graduate trainees and have peer support while you learn the job and study.

Click the link to take you to the School Leavers Programme here: Enter

For careers with Audit Scotland click here: Enter 

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