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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.

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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

To visit the web page for more information and to apply click here

Accountancy Opportunity with Audit Scotland

Audit Programme

Join Audit Scotland with our School Leaver Programme

Reference:     0390 – SL

Salary:     £17,385

Working pattern:     Fixed Term, Full-Time

Location:     Central belt (Edinburgh/Glasgow)

Closing date:     15 March 2020 at midnight

If you feel university is not for you and you want to enter the world of work while training for a professional accounting qualification, then join us on our five-year school leaver programme. You will earn a competitive salary while gaining vital on-the-job experience as an auditor and studying towards your ICAS qualification with peer support.

Audit Scotland are Scotland’s public-sector auditor, responsible for ensuring that the Scottish Government and public-sector bodies are held to account for the proper, efficient and effective use of public money. They employ around 300 exceptional professionals from different backgrounds who believe that public money should be spent wisely. They know their important work makes a real difference to the lives of Scotland’s people and you’ll be a valued part of their audit team.

Join them and you’ll:

Get full sponsorship to become a qualified Chartered Accountant with ICAS:

  • Their school leaver programme includes full sponsorship to become a qualified Chartered Accountant with ICAS. You’ll get a prestigious, internationally recognised qualification, while being involved in varied and interesting work auditing public bodies in Scotland.

Interested in applying?

Whatever your background, if you’ve got great analytical skills and are committed to studying for a professional qualification, they’d like to hear from you.

Visit their jobs application website at the link below for more details about the skills and qualifications they’re looking for and how to apply:

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The closing date for applications is 15 March 2020.

And if you have any questions,you can contact Audit Scotland at 0131 625 1646 or email



Oxford Faculty of Law Open Day


Faculty of Law Open Days 2020

Monday 16, Tuesday 17, and Wednesday 18 March

It is our great pleasure to announce that bookings are now being taken for the Law Faculty Open Days at Oxford University.

This is an excellent opportunity to find out about studying Law at Oxford and for students to …

Hear all about our undergraduate courses, and opportunities for careers in law following undergraduate study

Receive clear guidance on admissions procedures, entry requirements, and student finance.

Meet current undergraduates and law lecturers.

Have lunch and a tour in one of the Oxford Colleges

Learn first-hand what it is like to study Law at Oxford

Please find below the preliminary schedule of our Law Faculty Open Days for your information.

Law Faculty Open Day
09:00 – 10:00 Arrival / Registration
10:00 – 11:45 Welcome, Admissions and Introduction to studying Law at Oxford
11:45 – 14:00 Lunch / College Tour
14:00 – 14:30 Taster Lecture
14:30 – 15:00 Careers
15:00 – 15:30 Student life at Oxford and Q&A
15:30 End

Trinity High School have 3 places available for pupils to attend on one of the dates listed above. If this is something you would like to attend, you should give your name to your Pupil Support Teacher who should then submit your details and preferred date to Oxford for processing (link will be made available to them). After this, a booking form will be made available to pupils to complete and Oxford offer travel bursaries for eligible students. Students can apply for these on the booking form with your Pupil Support Teacher.

Places are only confirmed after students have completed the booking form. Applications are open from January 16 – February 21 but make sure you get in early to avoid disappointment. Alternatively, you can speak with Mr McCarthy for advice on applying.


Arnold Clark – Girls with Skills

Arnold Clark



Arnold Clark are looking for talented and motivated people just like you to join their Girls with Skills apprenticeship programme and help change the industry in the future.

There are loads of exciting career opportunities to choose from, so whether you fancy a job in the workshop or you’d like to become an automotive business leader one day, their fast-track programme to an apprenticeship can get you on the road to career success.


  • EARN A WAGE from the moment you start
  • Get real work EXPERIENCE while you learn
  • Experience on-the-job training
  • Gain a recognised qualification
  • Enjoy STAFF BENEFITS, holidays and employee discounts on cars
  • Get a job! 91% of Arnold Clark apprentices go into full-time employment after becoming qualified.

How it all works

Girls with Skills is a short, two-stage programme designed to give you first-hand experience of a real apprenticeship. If you complete it, you can start a full apprenticeship in September 2020. It’s that simple!

Stage one

You’ll start by attending the first stage of the programme at our GTG Training facility in February where you’ll:

  • Take part in fun challenges on board our interactive apprenticeship van.
  • Take a tour of the training facilities.
  • Get inspired by some of our apprentices, past and present.
  • Meet assessors, trainers and our friendly Early Careers team.
  • Experience the apprenticeship practical test.

Stage two

Following on from the session, you’ll be invited for a week’s work experience at an Arnold Clark branch of your choice so you can get a taste of your future job before you start.

This will take place in March or April, but we’re happy to be flexible on dates. And you’ll be supported every step of the way.

Celebration event

After you’ve finished your work experience, you’ll be invited along to a special event to celebrate your achievement. This will be held at GTG Glasgow in June and you’re welcome to bring along your friends and your family to join the fun.

If you have been successful in securing an apprenticeship, you’ll start in September 2020.

If this is something you are interested in, or feel you would like to come along to find out more, give your name to Mr McCarthy ASAP.

You can also visit the website here to find out more.

S1 Parents Evening

S1 Parents evening will take place on Tuesday 14th January from 3.45pm. All S1’s have been issued with an appointment sheet, and should make appointments with their respective teachers this week.

CGI Offer Graduate level Apprenticeship in Software Development



Job overview

Looking for an apprenticeship with a difference? We’ve got news.
As one of the leading names in the IT business, we’re looking for amazing people to be part of our team. We want you to help drive some of the most exciting IT opportunities available. We offer a fantastic working environment with great support, plus loads of training and benefits too.

The Role

Our Graduate Apprenticeships are great for school leavers that want to learn whilst earning at the same time. Not only will you enjoy the benefits of a permanent, full-time employment contract, you can look forward to the structured training, hands-on learning, and the support and encouragement you need to get your career off to a strong start. You’ll be proving yourself from day one – solving problems, taking responsibility, making decisions, working on classified mission-critical projects.

During your apprenticeship you’ll study for a recognised technology qualification. What’s even better is this learning is complemented by on-the-job training on real projects, so you can start to develop your career from day one. We’re a company that each day enables the transfer of £3 trillion, protects against 43 million cyber-attacks, drives two thirds of the world’s SMS messages and employ almost 77,000 professionals from hundreds of locations worldwide. Having the opportunity to work on projects such as these and with open-ended prospects for advancement, you’ll have every opportunity to reach the top.

What will I learn?

The Apprenticeship:

Join our programme and you’ll study towards a BSc (Hons) Software Development degree at Glasgow Caledonian University whilst spending the other four days a week developing your career on real projects at CGI. You can shape and develop your career throughout the course of the programme then continue with us after graduation.

With our sponsorship, you won’t have to pay a penny in tuition fees. You’ll also benefit from a competitive starting salary and all the support you need to succeed. We’ll even provide the course resources and materials required, so there’s no need to worry about textbooks either and you can use the laptop you are given when you join CGI to use at University. Individuals who participate in the scheme are able to access the same learning opportunities as those who go down the traditional route of direct entry into college or university.

During the course of your apprenticeship, you can expect to study a variety of modules which will get your career off to a flying start. You’ll have support throughout and your learning is also complemented by on-the-job training on real projects at CGI, so that you can practice what you’re learning in the classroom, in the workplace!

What you’ll get

Due to the nature of our business, you work on ‘projects’. This means you have the opportunity to work across a wide range of roles, industries and locations, there is no ‘typical day’. You could work in everything from software testing, bid management, software engineering, business analysis and project management to name a few.

The best thing about joining us is that while you may start in one of these areas, the opportunity to move internally is huge, so you can take control of your career from your first day. Our undergraduates have worked on top-secret national security projects, played their part in securing Europe’s major satellites, and helped win multi-million pound contracts. It really does vary at CGI and that’s the exciting thing, it is up to you to shape and develop your career in the direction you want to go with the support of others.

To support you, you will have designated managers who will look after you on a day-to-day basis and be on hand to support you with your career development and professional conduct at CGI. You will also have a ‘Buddy’ which is a current or graduated student of a school leaver programme to help you with anything else you may need.

Location of the role

You could be based from our Glasgow or Edinburgh office. As CGI is a consultancy, your projects could be based from other locations asides from your base location, and you should therefore be prepared for travel in your role.

What qualification or qualities are required?

Our Requirements:

• The preferred requirement is 4 Highers at Grade B or above including 1 in Maths, Physics or Computing (equivalent qualifications are accepted) unless you can show programming/development ability through work experience or extra-curricular activities. Please note, we encourage applications if you have not met these grade requirements but have extenuating circumstances.
• At least 7 Scottish National 5 at grade 1-3 including English or Maths (equivalent qualifications are accepted)
• Our School Leaver Programmes are designed for candidates with A-Levels (or equivalent e.g. BTEC etc) who do not yet have a degree in a related subject. If you are working towards a degree, or already have one, please see our Industrial Placement and Graduate Programmes.

Please note: We will need to see original certificates for all qualifications. Due to UK Government security requirements we are only able to accept applications from candidates who have the unrestricted right to live and work in the United Kingdom, and have lived in the United Kingdom for a minimum of 5 years with no breaks of 28 days or more.

If you have any questions regarding our entry requirements, please contact us at

Ready to be part of Generation CGI?

If you’ve got what it takes to succeed with CGI, we’re here to support you all the way. Apply now.

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