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Police Scotland Open Day

Police Scotland Insight Day - May 2019

Police Scotland will be holding their annual open day to raise awareness of available career opportunities and to assist candidates with the application and interview process.

On the day, pupils can expect to meet with Officers from various departments for discussions and advice sessions to help potential candidates find out all they need to know about a career with Police Scotland.

The event will take place at the Police Scotland Training Centre in East Kilbride on Wednesday, 29 May, from 0930-1230.

Any interested pupil should give their name to Mr McCarthy as soon as possible.

HSBC Offering Customer Service Associate Apprenticeships in 2019 – Hamilton


HSBC in Hamilton are offering 12 Modern Apprenticeship opportunities as detailed below. Anyone interested can apply by clicking on the link at the end and uploading their CV with optional covering letter. Any pupil who wishes further assistance with this can speak with Mr McCarthy.

Job Description

Customer Service Associate Apprenticeship 2019 – Hamilton


Hamilton – Contact Centre Level 3 Financial Services Apprenticeship

Job summary:

Working as a Customer Service Advisor you’ll answer calls from our customers and take the hassle out of banking for them. Our customers call us for all sorts of reasons and tell us they want their requests dealing with speed, certainty and empathy, so these are key skills we look for. It could be anything from helping them pay everyday bills to saving for something special. Taking a genuine interest by building rapport and asking open questions is what our customers look for.

This is a full time role. Banking and Contact Centre experience are not essential. What we’re really interested in is a genuine passion for going above-and-beyond for our customers. Everything else we can teach you!

What will I be doing as a Customer Service Advisor?

  • Engaging with a wide range of customers over the telephone
  • Delivering outstanding customer service by successfully responding to questions and queries, showing your passion and dedication along the way
  • Identifying suitable products and making recommendations to suit customers’ requirements
  • Bringing a good sense of fun and humour to the role is essential too
  • We’re here when our customers need us so you’ll need to be flexible in the hours you work. We operate various shift patterns and our centre is open between 7am and 12am, 7 days a week.

An Apprenticeship with HSBC

  • You will work towards and complete a nationally recognised vocational qualification in Providing Financial Service (equivalent to SCQF Level 6)
  • You will achieve a Certificate in Retail Banking Conduct of Business (CertRBCB)
  • You will gain satisfaction and self-confidence from knowing your capabilities have been successful assessed against an established national framework
  • The professional qualifications behind the Apprenticeship Programme and the experience through the Customer Services role will provide you with a great opportunity to progress your career with us and explore development opportunities that are available to you.

What’s in it for you?

You will continue your learning and development by completing the Level 3 Financial Service Apprenticeship with dedicated learning time. You’ll start on a minimum salary of £17,436 and since we’re passionate about you and career progression, we will ensure you go through a really thorough training programme over your first 12 months. In exchange for this we will ensure you receive incremental pay raises over 12 months that take your salary to a minimum of £18,436 (subject to performance).

From the moment you join our team, on top of a competitive salary, you will also receive the following benefits package:

  • A discretionary annual bonus
  • 25 days’ holiday, plus 8 public and bank holidays – with the option to purchase up to an additional 5 days
  • Bupa healthcare for you and your family
  • A market-leading pension scheme
  • Life assurance (4x base salary)
  • A dress-down policy, so you can come to work dressed how you feel comfortable (within reason!)
  • *Pension core contribution of 10% on first £20,100 of pensionable salary and 9% on any remaining salary over £20,100 plus 7% matching contributions

Hamilton Contact Centre offers great facilities such as an on-site gym, nursery, restaurant, coffee shop and free on-site parking. We have a dedicated team focused on creating an enjoyable working environment and organising regular social events.

We also offer a free shuttle bus for all employees to and from the following train stations: Blantyre and Motherwell and also Hamilton Bus station and Burnbank Bus stop. The service runs throughout our opening hours and coincides with when shifts start and finish to make your journey easier.


To be successful, you will:

Have minimum 5 N5’s (or equivalent) including English and Mathematics at Grade C/6 or above.

Candidates with international qualifications, please apply for an equivalency certificate from Naric before completing your application.  Please follow the link to apply for the equivalency certificate: Qualifications/Statement of Comparability.aspx

Submitted applications without an equivalency certificate risk automatic rejection or significant delays in application processing

  • A genuine passion to deliver a superior customer experience
  • Have a desire to deliver a personalised, friendly and efficient service at all times
  • Have strong communication skills so you have effective conversations with customers and build professional rapport with anyone
  • Seek to continuously improve and learn, and be willing to complete some studying outside of working hours
  • Banking and Contact Centre experience are not essential.

Due to the nature of our Apprenticeship we will only accept applications from candidates who do not have a finance related qualification above level 3 and/or have not completed a level 3 apprenticeship in financial services.

Successful applicants must enrol and complete the Apprenticeship programme

Do you want a career rather than just a job? Then join HSBC, a truly global organisation.

As a business operating in markets all around the world, we believe diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. This is why HSBC UK is committed to being an inclusive employer and encourages applications from all suitably qualified applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

We want everyone to be able to fulfil their potential which is why we provide a range of flexible working arrangements and family friendly policies.

Too apply email CV’s to or call us on 0141 353 0100

GTG Arnold Clark Apprenticeships


“GTG Training — Helping people succeed for over 40 years”

Since 1971, GTG Training has been providing high quality training courses and education in a wide range of areas such as Business Skills Computer & IT ,Health & Safety Transport and Automotive Technical .

GTG was purchased by Arnold Clark Group in 2003, and now boasts three leading-edge training centres in Glasgow Edinburgh and the West Midlands .

They provide training services to many of the UK’s largest companies, including Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd, major banks, public utilities, emergency services, the NHS, the MOD and many local authorities.

With the approval of many prestigious bodies such as SQA, IMI, RHA, ILM, FTA, City and Guilds and most recently BSC, GTG has cemented its position as one of the UK’s most innovative, experienced and qualified training establishments.

Since the very beginning, GTG Training has been committed to investing in skills, and in people. They recognise the importance of investing in the workforce of the future. That’s why they offer a range of Modern Apprenticeship programmes that offer people aged 16 or over the opportunity to learn while they work.

Click the link HERE to take you directly to GTG’s current opportunities.


Employability Skills Event


Our DYW regional team have organised an event for our young people who wish to pick up some vital employability skills such as CV writing and interview techniques. Staff are also on hand to give advice and support on completing application forms.

Pupils who wish to take advantage of this event are invited to attend any of the following sessions held in the Lecture Hall of Kirklands Training Hospital, Bothwell:

Thursday 16th May 9.30am – 3.30pm All Day
Wednesday 22nd  May 1pm – 3.30pm Half Day pm
Thursday     23rd May 1pm – 3.30pm Half Day pm
Friday  31st May 9.30am – 12.30pm Half Day am


The venue can hold 60 young people and therefore numbers are capped at this. Pupils will undertake workshops in employability, CV building, job application and form filling.

Various partners of the school will be in attendance to offer their support at the work shops, such as:

Skills Development Scotland – Careers AdvisorsPrinces Trust, and Routes to Work South amongst others.

This is a fantastic opportunity for our young people who are thinking about leaving school or just wish to enhance their skills for the future.

If you wish further information or to add your name you should speak with Mr McCarthy asap.

Accenture Software Engineering Apprenticeships


Dear Students,

Please see below a new opportunity from TARGETcareers. If you are interested in finding out more you can  visit the TARGETcareers website.

Thank you.



Thinking about future career plans, and which path is right for you? If you’re considering alternatives to university, an apprenticeship at Accenture can offer a blend of real project work, top-class mentorship and training, and a structured degree programme – all while earning a salary.

So, what do we do at Accenture? In short, our mission is to improve the way the world works and lives. We partner with clients to optimise their processes and performance by applying cutting-edge technologies and digital innovation, to drive positive change and deliver transformative solutions.

We believe powerful minds can make unique contributions, and we’re looking for talented people to help us achieve our ambitions. If you have a genuine passion and curiosity for technology, you might like to consider our apprentice opportunities in Technology.

Want to hear from those in the know? Read below from Rob O’Connor, one of our Software Engineering apprentices:

I chose an apprenticeship with Accenture because I loved the idea of how many different clients and industries Accenture works across – this meant more opportunity and a chance to see what area suited me best. I love being able to make a difference in people’s lives with my work.

I will have 4 years of relevant industry experience when I receive my full degree, putting me at a distinct advantage over a recent uni graduate. I would argue that experience is more important than a degree, but with this apprenticeship I am getting both.

To get insights from more of our apprentices read their stories on our UK culture blog. To find out how an Accenture apprenticeship could kickstart your career in technology, check out our Youtube Channel and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram too. As we lead up to National Apprenticeship Week for 2019, we’ll have plenty more to share #LoveApprenticeships #BlazeATrail

Click here to visit our website, to apply today or to learn more about the programmes, application process and information about Accenture.


Foundation Apprenticeships Boosts Youth Employability

Foundation Apprenticeships Boosts Youth Employability

Education Scotland is supporting Scottish Apprenticeship Week by raising awareness of the benefits that Foundation Apprenticeships offer pupils.

They have developed a quick guide for you to learn more about what Foundation Apprenticeships are, the benefits they offer pupils and how schools in Scotland are delivering them.

View the quick guide on Foundation Apprenticeships here!

Foundation Apprenticeships are open to pupils in the senior phase of secondary school and support a range of career pathways including Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships, work, college or university.

Across Scotland, they are being delivered in many schools in a number of ways, with pupils gaining industry relevant knowledge and improving the core skills currently being sought by employers.

Gayle Gorman, HM Chief Inspector of Education said: ‘Education Scotland supports a diverse curriculum with work-based learning opportunities as this provides our young people with the skills and experience they need to progress into successful employment.

‘Foundation Apprenticeships are a great way to support young people progress into employment, one of the overarching ambitions of the Developing the Young Workforce agenda.’

Find out more about Scottish Apprenticeship Week here!

NHS Careers Event

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This year the Scottish Apprenticeship Week falls between 04-08 March and on Tuesday 05 of this week, the NHS will be delivering an ‘All Under One Roof’ careers event at Kirklands Hospital, Bothwell. This is a ‘drop-in’ event from 4.30pm to 7.00pm within the Medical Education Training Centre and parents/teachers are welcome.

NHS Lanarkshire will be showcasing over 30 different careers available including Modern and Graduate Apprenticeship opportunities from both the Medical and Non-medical fields. This is a unique opportunity for young people to meet NHS Lanarkshire Professionals and speak to them about careers in specific areas, in particular they can ask questions about what it’s really like to work in a particular job role and/or location.

Pupils who wish to attend need to book a place through ‘’. Pupils can speak with Mr McCarthy for more details or help with booking.

HSBC Work Experience Opportunities – Extended!


The HSBC are currently inviting applications for their exciting Work Experience opportunities.

The HSBC Work Experience Programme is designed to encourage students from different social-economic backgrounds to find out about banking with a view of joining HSBC either after university or after school through the apprenticeship or undergraduate programmes.

The programme offers a five day shadowing experience to students in the later years of full-time secondary education, sixth form or college. The programme was set up with the idea to help young people gain an insight into a professional environment, as well as the banking industry.

All Work Experience opportunities will be available through June, July and August 2019. Specific details regarding each opportunity are available on each advert, to be found here:

Central Scotland Opportunities

The application process will entail some online questions and if successful, a telephone interview. To help prepare for this, it is recommended that you check the Application Hints and Tips page here:


All applications should be submitted before the deadline of 17th February 2019. As places will be limited, hey will be offered on a rolling basis therefore students should apply early to avoid disappointment.

For further information on the programmes please see their main page here:

Foundation Apprenticeships within the Food and Science Technologies

Food Science Tech

The Food and Drink Federation of Scotland have teamed up with Skills Development Scotland and DYW Lanarkshire and East Dumbartonshire to deliver an insightful event on the Foundation Apprenticeship opportunities in the Food and Science Technologies.

The event will be delivered on:

Wednesday, 30 January, from 4:30-6:30pm

Bio City, Bo’Ness Rd, Newhouse, Chapelhall, Motherwell, ML1 5UH

Pupils, parents and teachers are all welcome and you should register your intention to attend by clicking HERE.

City of Glasgow College Engineering Taster Day

The City of Glasgow College, Riverside Campus, are delivering an Engineering Taster Session day for any pupil interested in a Stem career. However, the session is open to all year groups or indeed any parent/training provider or teacher who wish to come along for further information. The event takes place on Saturday 02 February from 10am to 1pm. See below for more details.

City of Glasgow Stem

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