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NHS MODERN APPRENTICESHIP Practitioner Clinical Technologist


What a fantastic opportunity on offer through NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde


The following Modern Apprenticeship Vacancy is now open for applications with NHS:

Modern Apprentice Practitioner Clinical Technologist – Medical Equipment Management

What are we looking for?

We are recruiting two Modern Apprentices to train as Practitioner Clinical Technologists with the Medical Physics Team based at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Campus.

What qualifications do I need to apply?

At the time of submitting your application you must already hold a minimum of two Highers (or SCQF equivalent) in Maths and a Science or Technical Subject at grade A to C and Grades A to C in five other subjects at National Five (or SCQF equivalent) one of which must be English. 

Who is this apprenticeship suitable for?

This is an entry level position suitable for someone willing to learn and develop within the role. As well as meeting the educational requirements you will need to be enthusiastic with an enquiring mind,  an aptitude for problem solving and an interest in understanding how electrical components work. No previous experience with electrical equipment or electronics is required but you should have good manual dexterity and hand-eye co-ordination with excellent attention to detail, good communication and a strong team work ethic.

Modern Apprenticeship Vacancies are only  open only to applicants aged 16 – 24 , or 16 – 29 years for disabled applicants or applicants who are care experienced*, in line with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Youth Employment Plan and workforce projections.

* Care experienced applicants are people who live/have lived with foster parents/kinship carers or who live/have lived in a residential children’s setting/secure unit. Care experienced applicants who meet our entry criteria are guaranteed an interview.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident employer. We welcome applications from disabled people, minority ethnic groups, those who are care experienced and from LGBT+ applicants.

For full details and to apply visit our website-


Apprenticeships with SSE



SSE are looking to finding better, more efficient and affordable ways of producing energy and need the next generation of apprentices and trainees to help them do this.

Whether you’re at the beginning of your career journey or looking to take a new direction from the path you’re currently on, their apprenticeship and trainee programmes are open to all and offer a chance to earn money while you earn an accredited qualification.


Over 1700 people have come through their Apprenticeship programmes since 2010. As we move in to a new decade, they’re taking a brand-new approach. No more grades, no more entry requirements.

They’re looking for Apprentices who can demonstrate the seven key strengths they’ll need to be successful: Drive, Resilience, Learning Agility, Safety, Social Adaptability, Collaboration, Resilience. It’s as simple as that.

Do you have what it takes?

Have a look below at the current



Job no: 523316

Apprenticeships in Energy

UK Wide – Click here for locations

Salary: Circa £10,000 with a yearly increase and company benefits

We’re at the forefront of the fight against climate change – looking to finding better, more efficient and affordable ways of producing clean, green energy and need the next generation of Apprentices to help us do this. Whether you’re at the beginning of your career journey or looking to take a new direction from the path you’re currently on, our Apprenticeship opportunities are open to all and offer a chance to earn money while you gain an accredited qualification.

What is the role?

We have opportunities for you to join us  as an Electrical or Mechanical apprentice in our  Contracting business, as a Multi Craft Apprentice in our Renewables business and as a Linesperson, Jointer or Electrical Fitter in our Distribution business.

All these roles offer you the chance to become a qualified tradesperson in your chosen field. The programme can take 3 to 4 years to complete and is centred on work based learning and training linked directly to the job. By the end of the programme you’ll have gained valuable on-the job experience, new skills and an industry recognised  accreditation, that will offer you the opportunity to build a rewarding and successful career in the energy sector.

You will be supported by a our Apprentice Programme Manager, a dedicated mentor, your SSE colleagues who you’ll work with during your on the job training and also by the support you will receive from your college tutors. Sustainability underpins everything we do so we believe in making the most of our most valuable assets – our people – and supporting them to be their best. With a carefully designed development programme, you’ll have everything you need to progress your SSE career as far as you want to go.

What do I need?

We’re looking to recruit the best future talent for our sector – and we know that it’s not all about qualifications.  We’re more interested in your innate strengths and the qualities you can bring to SSE.

Our apprentices need to be far more than technical experts in their field, they need to be able to demonstrate an ability to use their initiative, be resilient to the continual changes within our sector and always focussed on delivering great results.  You’ll have a thirst for knowledge and be able to pick up new skills quickly, working with others to achieve common goals and adjusting your behaviour to reflect the diversity of our workforce and customer base.  Naturally, you’ll have a focus on safety and will adhere to our company motto “if it’s not safe, we don’t do it.”

The majority of our apprentices attend college on a block release arrangement for several weeks at any one time; this will mean you may have to live away from home for short periods of time but we will support you fully during this time.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that’s what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra ‘if it’s not safe, we don’t do it’. SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We’re committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

For more information about this role click here.

To discuss any special adjustments you would like to make us aware of, please get in touch with us by email at

Closing date for applications is Sunday 15th March 2020.

Successful candidates will start in September 2020 and will be subject to our verification and vetting process which includes a qualification and basic criminal record check along with drug and alcohol testing.



Advertised: 03 Feb 2020 GMT Standard Time
Applications close: 15 Mar 2020 GMT Standard Time

Modern Apprenticeships with Arnold Clark


What is an apprenticeship?

If higher education isn’t for you, an apprenticeship is a great place to start your career journey. You start learning – and earning – straight away. You’ll be paid at least the minimum wage, and get the holidays you need to enjoy a good work-life balance.

Arnold Clark offer apprenticeships in a range of disciplines…

Their apprenticeships in the Automotive and Engineering industries usually last between one and four years. Throughout your learning, you’ll attend GTG, learning practical skills and building on your knowledge, and be assessed in your workplace, too.

They also offer on-the-job apprenticeships, which are entirely work-based, and include careers in the Logistics and Business Services sectors. These last between 12 and 15 months. You’ll learn in your own work environment, and GTG assessors will visit you at work to assess your progress.

By the end of your apprenticeship, you can expect to have gained the skills you need to succeed in your chosen field and be in a position to take up further training. With 91% of candidates in work just six months after becoming qualified, an apprenticeship is a fantastic way to launch your career.

You can view and apply for all current Arnold Clark Modern Apprenticeship Vacancies here.

Or visit and apply for individual apprenticeships on offer here:

  1. Apprentice Trainee Service Advisor
  2. Apprentice Trainee Administrator
  3. Business Admin Apprentice
  4. Apprentice Bus Technician
  5. Collections Apprentice
  6. Apprentice Spray Painter
  7. Apprentice Forklift Technician
  8. Apprentice Light Vehicle Technician
  9. Apprentice HGV Technician
  10. Body Repair Apprentice
  11. Parts Apprenticeship

Alternatively you can speak with Mr McCarthy for more advice.

Modern Apprenticeships with Clark Contracts

Clarks Contracts

Clark Contracts are in the process of accepting applications for Modern Apprenticeship opportunities in various construction and trades. Pupils can access the online application form by clicking the link below. Pupils can also select more than one trade they may have an interest in, for example a pupil can state ‘Joinery’, ‘Bricklaying’, ‘Plumbing’ etc.

If pupils require support with their online application form they should speak with their Pupil Support teacher or Mr McCarthy.

Access the online application here!

Joiner, Electrician, Plasterer, Slater, Plumber, Domestic Heating Engineer & Scaffolder


Craft Modern Apprenticeship Programme 2020

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to looking after people and meeting as many of their needs as possible.  So, it’s natural that we are particularly focused on helping people find jobs and build careers.

Becoming a Craft Modern Apprentice will give you the opportunity to develop a career within Housing and Technical Resources and be trained to the appropriate National Standard through college attendance and on the job training and experience.

We offer a range of apprenticeships within Housing and Technical Resources, but overall, we are looking for people who can demonstrate commitment to their own learning and enthusiasm for building a career within our Building Services Teams in the following disciplines:

Joiner, Electrician, Plasterer, Slater, Plumber, Domestic Heating Engineer & Scaffolder

Property Services is one of three services within Housing and Technical Resources, and is responsible for a wide range of services, including the following:

  • Property advice services
  • Maintenance services
  • Design services
  • Improvement services

As an apprentice you may be involved in learning to upgrade or replace windows or doors or carry out improvements to the fabric of buildings across refurbishments, new builds, listed buildings, schools, leisure complexes and maintaining community properties.

What do we look for?

These opportunities are for trainees and therefore do not require you to have any experience in your chosen trade.  What we do require is:

  • Evidence of recent learning experiences
  • An understanding of your chosen trade
  • An understanding of the importance of Health and Safety
  • An understanding of the benefits of effective teamwork and customer care principles
  • A willingness to learn and adapt to the working and college environment

These vacancies are restricted to applicants who have recently attended a South Lanarkshire Council School and/or live in the South Lanarkshire Area.  You must be 16 years of age by 25/09/2020 and no older than 19 years of age by 14/08/2020. 

South Lanarkshire Council and Skills Development Scotland recognise that disabled people and those who are care experienced can face challenges on their career journey.  So, if you are disabled or care experienced and aged between 20 to 29 years of age by 14/08/2020, you may be eligible to apply if you meet the rest of the essential criteria. 

Care experienced means you are or were formally looked after by a local authority, in the family home (with support from social services or a social worker) or elsewhere, for example, in foster care, residential/secure care, or kinship care (with family friends or relatives).

At South Lanarkshire Council we are ambitious about diversity and inclusion and want our organisation to reflect the people of South Lanarkshire.  We welcome applications from everyone who meets the criteria.  However, as we do not have many disabled, care experienced, or ethnic minority employees, we would particularly welcome applications from these groups.

The applications for the Craft Modern Apprenticeships programme will be available on the website from Wednesday 4th March 2020.  The closing date for on-line applications is Wednesday 18th March 2020.  (Please note this post automatically expires at midnight on this date and applications will not be accepted after this time).

All correspondence in relation to your application will be sent to the e-mail address that you used when submitting your application, therefore it is important that you check your inbox regularly so that you don’t miss any important emails from us.   If you require any further assistance relating to the application process then please e-mail us at

Part of the selection process requires you to complete and pass an assessment for your chosen trade. 

  • Applicants for the Electrician Apprenticeships will be required to complete the SECTT pre-apprenticeship assessment.  The Electrical Assessment will be carried out during the week of Monday 30th March to Friday 3rd April (dates to be confirmed), if you wish to apply for this post you must ensure that you are available during this period as there will be no opportunity to re-schedule or resit the test.
  • Applicants for Joiner, Plasterer, Slater & Scaffolder Apprenticeships will be required to complete the on-line Construction Skills Learning exercise. 

You will receive an e-mail on Monday 23rd March 2020 notifying you of what you are required to do with regards to the assessment.

All interviews will be held on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th May 2020, please make sure you are available and that you also check your email inbox for important messages as re-scheduling will not be possible.

Important Information

  • Applications can only be made on-line via the website.
  • Applicants can only apply for one specific trade; multiple application forms will not be considered.
  • You must be 16 years of age by 25/09/2020 and must be no older than 19 years of age by 14/08/2020. Or aged between 20 and 29 if you are disabled or care experienced.
  • You must have attended a South Lanarkshire Council School and/or live in the South Lanarkshire Area.
  • These posts are available on a Fixed Term Contract for a 4-year Apprenticeship

For more information or if you want this information in a different format or language, please e-mail us at

NHS Careers – Medical/Non Medical


NextGen NHS Careers are holding an information session on all careers relating to the medical world. Whether you are interested in a career in medicine as a doctor, nurse or physiotherapist or you are leaning more towards the support services such as HR, Finance or Administration; there is something for you at this session.

The drop-in session is to be held in Kirklands Hospital, Medical Education Training Centre, Fallside Road, Bothwell, G71 8BB from 2.30pm to 6.00pm.

Please email to register your intention to attend at:

All are welcome.

SLC Graduate Level Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering



It’s a ‘No Brainer’

South Lanarkshire Council are offering a fantastic opportunity to pupils interested in studying for a degree in Civil Engineering whilst earning an amazing wage and having all course costs taken care of. Why study through 4-5 years of university incurring all the debt of student loans when you can be paid to study and walk out with the same degree – debt free?

Working within the South Lanarkshire Council’s Roads and Transportation Service Department pupils will combine working experience with day release to university on this Graduate Apprenticeship opportunity.

But what is Civil Engineering?

Civil Engineering is everything you see that’s been built around us.

It’s about roads and railways, schools, offices, hospitals, water and power supply and much more.  The kind of things we take for granted but would find life very hard to live without.

A career in South Lanarkshire Council’s Roads and Transportation Services offers an interesting and varied choice comprising a number of professional engineering disciplines such as;

  • roads design
  • network and asset maintenance and management
  • traffic and transportation
  • contracting operations
  • structural engineering/bridges
  • flood risk management
  • development management

As a civil engineer, your work influences where people work, relax, learn and live.  There will always be a demand for civil engineers and a career with South Lanarkshire Council offers excellent conditions,  good working environment and job satisfaction.  The council is also committed to Continuous Professional Development to provide a platform for career progression.

What is the Graduate Apprenticeship in Civil  Engineering? 

The Graduate Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering develops skills and experience to produce multi-disciplinary graduates.  You will study at Glasgow Caledonian University to gain a BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering (Environmental Civil Engineering) and after graduation you will continue working with Roads and Transportation and progress towards Incorporated Engineer (IEng) status with a professional institution. During your training you will be a member of South Lanarkshire Council staff.  The salary during training will start at £20,876 with annual increments available and you will be paid as a full time member of staff with the same benefits as other council staff. The Council will cover all course fees.

What will you learn?

The course has been developed by the university in partnership with employers to ensure it meets industry needs.  This is reinforced through significant work based learning which involves a 4 year blended study period with approximately 1/5th of your time spend at university and remainder in the workplace.  The apprenticeship will develop your civil engineering skills and experience in a number of disciplines including structures, construction materials, geotechnics and project management.

How do I apply?

There is a minimum entry requirement for candidates interested in this role.

  • 4 SQA Highers (ABBB) –
  • Maths (Essential)
  • Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Studies (One of these)
  • 2 other Highers (one of which could be an Engineering based Foundation Apprenticeship).

1 of the Highers above should be at A grade.

A Foundation Apprenticeship is accepted as equivalent to one higher as part of the overall grade profile of Highers required for entry.  Any essential subjects at Higher should still be achieved in addition to the Foundation Apprenticeship

If you meet the entry requirements and would like to apply, please register your interest along with your name, school and contact telephone number to Gail Russell at

You will then be invited to an information session and provided with instructions on how to apply.

Alternatively you can discuss this with Mr McCarthy.

Nuffield Research Placements at Glasgow University


Glasgow University Nuffield Research Placements  2020 is open.


The Nuffield Research Placement Scheme is aimed at the current 5th year pupils who will be sitting their Highers in 2020 and who are studying any Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Maths (STEM) and Social Science/Humanities subjects at that level.

The placements help increase confidence and improve key skills including practical, communication, report-writing and presentation skills. Placements also provide students with excellent experiences & skills to include on CV’s and personal statements. By working with professional scientists and engineers in a real-life environment, the students gain an invaluable insight into a wide variety of careers.

The Nuffield Foundation are aiming to widen access and is now only open to students (priorities are placed on students eligible for the bursary). This means the charitable funding is targeted where it will have the greatest benefit. It also means fewer unsuccessful applicants.

***There is now an eligibility checker on the application system so that students can check whether they are eligible or not, before beginning the application.

 To be eligible to apply for a Nuffield Research Placement, students must:

  • Be over 16 years old
  • Be in full-time state-funded education in the UK
  • Have at least 5 National 5 / GCSEs (or equivalent) at Level B / 6 or above, including maths, a science subject and English (or another humanities subject)
  • Be studying one or more Scottish Higher, A-level (or equivalent) in science, technology, engineering, economics, geography, psychology, computing, statistics or maths
  • Be able to spend several weeks (4-6) of their summer holiday working on a research project

Students must also meet at least ONE of the following criteria:

  • Come from a family with a combined household income of below £30,000 a year
  • Be entitled to free schools meals, either now or at any time in the last six years.
  • Be living, or have lived in, local authority care.
  • In some schools students will also be eligible if they are the first in their immediate family to participate in higher education (not including any older siblings). This means neither of their parents/carers have participated in higher education, either in the UK or another country. If their siblings have attended higher education, but their parents/carers have not, they are eligible.
  • Schools In your area that this applies too – Calderglen High School, Calderside Academy, Carluke High School, Cathkin High School, Duncanrig Secondary School, Hamilton Grammar School, Holy Cross High School, John Ogilvie High School, Lanark Grammar School, Larkhall Academy, Lesmahagow High School, Stonelaw High School, Trinity High School (Rutherglen)

 Summary of the process:

  • Students apply by completing an online application which can be accessed on the Nuffield Research Placement webpage at
  • Students insert an email address of the teacher that will provide them with a reference. The system automatically initiates an email to that teacher to allow them to add reference.
  • After the closing date, (February 25th 2020) applications will be scored, matched to placement projects available/suitable (where possible) and the appropriate applications will be forwarded to various supervisors for their consideration.
  • If successful matched and accepted to a project by the supervisor, the student is then offered the project.
  • Placements normally take place at the end of June, July or early August.  The student will normally be working Mon-Fri (9am-5pm) for 4, 5 or 6 weeks. Students should therefore be made aware that is quite a big commitment.
  • All students will receive reasonable travel costs to and from their placement. Students who are eligible for bursary will receive an additional £100 per week of placement.
  • Successful students are required to submit a report at the end of their placement and are invited to display their work in poster format at a celebration event (usually in Edinburgh), taking place at the end of August / early September.

PLEASE note – there are a limited number of placements available and as such an application does NOT guarantee a Nuffield placement.

More information on the Nuffield Research Placements scheme can be found at

Free Summer Residential Course at Glasgow University

UofG Sutton Trust

Come this summer, will you be a preparing to enter 6th year at school?

Are you considering studying any of the following areas at university?

Medical & Life Sciences


Social Sciences

Arts and Humanities

Physical Sciences (added for 2020)

Then the University of Glasgow Sutton Trust Summer School might be of interest to you!

The programme will run from 5-10 July 2020 and is open to pupils who have just completed S5 and are continuing on to S6. It is a residential Summer School and pupils will be accommodated and catered for on campus for the week at no cost to the participant.

Due to the success of the inaugural programme in 2019, the number of places has been substantially increased to 150, with a fifth academic stream being added to the offering. The 5 streams for 2020 are:

  • Medical & Life Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Social Sciences
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Physical Sciences (added for 2020)

Further details of the courses can be found on the website here :

Pupils will meet existing undergraduate and postgraduate students and academic staff within their areas of interest, and attend support sessions in addition to their academic classes. Evening activities will be organised such as a cinema evening, sporting and student club evenings and a tour of Glasgow and the University campus.

Pupils will also have the opportunity to complete our online Academic Skills module. If a pupil subsequently applies to the University of Glasgow, successful completion of the Sutton Trust Summer School and Academic Skills Module could lead to an adjusted offer of entry and mean the pupil would not have to complete Top-Up or our four-week Summer School.

Applications are now open and will close at 5pm on Tuesday March 3rd. Pupils must apply via the Sutton Trust website at:

Pupils will be asked if they meet eligibility criteria:

  • Eligible for free school meals
  • Attend a school with a below average Higher point score and/or low rate of progression to higher education
  • Live in a neighbourhood with a low rate of progression to higher education and/or a high level of socio-economic deprivation
  • First generation in family to attend university
  • Have achieved at least five A or B passes at National 5

Pupils are not expected to meet all these criteria, but should indicate on their application, those they think are applicable to them. Priority will be given to pupils who have care experience or are estranged and living without family support.

***There is now an eligibility checker on the application system so that students can check whether they are eligible or not, before beginning the application.

Pupils will also be asked to list a teacher as a reference – the teacher will be expected to verify the pupil meets some or all of the criteria listed.

If you have any queries or would like any further information, please contact the Sutton Trust Summer School coordinator Victoria Blades:  / 0141 330 3288.

Graduate Level Apprenticeship – BSc Software Engineering


In partnership with Barclays and, fully funded by Skills Development Scotland, the University of Glasgow are offering Graduate Level Apprenticeships leading to Software Engineering BSc.

Apprentices are some of the brightest minds in our impressively talented team. You’ll be working alongside industry experts who are behind major leaps in FinTech – brilliant minds who are always ready to support you and share their extensive knowledge.

Of course, you’ll also be following a learning programme that’s as trail-blazing as our technology. There’ll be on-the-job training where you’ll learn through valuable hands-on experience. And you’ll have the chance to gain a recognised Apprenticeship Degree Qualification – fully-funded by us. That means you could earn an Apprenticeship qualification and also earn a salary. Don’t forget you’ve got wide-ranging support from a line manager, career coach and a technical buddy, as well as a network of peers. Wherever you’re based, you’ll find the spirit of teamwork and a highly collaborative community, one that’s fizzing with new ideas and full of disruptive thinking.

Each candidate will apply for the Technology Apprenticeship Programme and will be made aware of the technology department they are placed into, once they have joined the business.

Your Role

Apprenticeship purpose and responsibilities may vary dependent on the role they have been allocated. Apprentices follow a clear development route over the 4 year Apprenticeship programme during which time they will develop skills, knowledge and experience relevant to their specific role and will be able to learn more about organisation.

What will I learn?

What qualification will I achieve? Software Engineering BSc
The University of Glasgow Graduate Apprenticeship programme combines the theoretical Computing Science that the traditional Software Engineering degree covers with bespoke work-based learning courses and experience. It has been developed by the pioneering Centre for Computing Science Education through extensive consultation with employers to ensure that it meets the needs of industry.

The university campus-based teaching for the programme is weighted towards years one and two enabling apprentices to quickly build knowledge and skills to apply to the work place. Teaching is delivered in blocks between work place experience. Components covered include: skills and tools to pick up multiple languages; software development; testing fundamentals; algorithms; data storage; HCI; low level architecture and networking theory; data science; team-based working.

Years three and four consist of more time in the work place and provide the option to specialise in Cyber security, Data Science or Systems Engineering.

What qualification or qualities are required?

• For roles in Scotland, 4 Bs in your Highers (or equivalent), including maths or computing
• Interest in Technology
• Good communication skills

Desirable Skills

• Commitment to a 4 year development programme
• Motivated and enthusiastic behaviour

More detail about the course details can be found by clicking here

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