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  • Interested in Teaching in a Catholic School? - 09/11/2018 - bmccarthy

    UoG

    The University of Glasgow are holding their annual workshops for pupils interested in teaching within Catholic education on Monday 3 December and Thursday 6 December. They have held this workshop for the past few years. They are holding it over two days again in anticipation of a high level of interest, as in previous years.

    The workshop is aimed at S5 or S6 pupils interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree in Education and considering teaching within Catholic education. As you may know the University of Glasgow offers the Catholic Teacher’s Certificate in Religious Education (CTC) as an optional part of the undergraduate degrees in Education.

    The CTC is mandatory for anyone wishing to teach within a Catholic school.

    The workshop aims to give pupils a comprehensive overview of the CTC and an opportunity to speak to members of the academic staff. The day will also include a mass for anyone who wishes to take part and an alternative information session for those who do not. Lunch will also be provided for all those attending.

    The workshop will take place in the Turnbull Hall in the University of Glasgow Catholic Chaplaincy, which is located on 13-15 Southpark Terrace and can be found on the Campus Map attached (Building E11).  Pupils are asked to report to the Turnbull Hall by 9:45am and will be finished by 14:30. The workshop will run on Monday 3 December and Thursday 6 December. The maximum capacity for both days is 70 and places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

    GU will contact schools which participate within the Access to a Career in Teaching or Access to a Career in Education Programmes, but this workshop is open to any pupils in any schools within South Lanarkshire Local Authority.

    Any pupil interested in attending should give their names to Mr McCarthy ASAP. Closing date for submission is Thursday 15 November.

     

     

  • Medical Interview Evening - Glasgow University - 31/10/2018 - bmccarthy

    Medic Insight

     

     

    My name is Lucy Sexton and I am a fifth year medical student at the University of Glasgow. I am the School Liaison Coordinator for the student-led society, Medic Insight Glasgow. We are a voluntary group of medical students who work to provide work experience and informatory sessions for pupils wishing to study Medicine at university.

     

    Our first event of the year will be our annual Interview Night, on the 14th November. This event is aimed at 6th year pupils who have sent in their UCAS application for Medicine. This evening will involve talks from medical students from 1st-5th year and also provide an opportunity for pupils to practice their interview skills.

     

    This event will take place on the 14th November at 7pm in the Boyd Orr building, situated on University Avenue in the West End of Glasgow. The exact room is still to be confirmed. Pupils should use this link to signify their attendance:

    I will be attending

    Pupils should have a think about any questions they would like to ask on the night. Parents are also very welcome to this event and will have the opportunity to ask questions separately to the pupils.

    If any pupil requires help with this they should see Mr Colgan or Mr McCarthy

     

     

  • Carousel Modern Apprenticeships - 11/10/2018 - bmccarthy

    Carousel MA

    ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN EARLY YEARS?

     Are you aged between 16–19 years old? Do you want to work towards an industry recognised accredited qualification? Would you like to work full time as an Early Years Modern Apprentice in a nursery working with babies to children aged 5 years old?

     

    The process is simple:

     We interview you for the training position.

    We assist you to secure employment while undergoing your training.

    You will be trained over 15-18 months to be a fully qualified Childcare Practitioner, undertaking an SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) SCQF Level 7.

    You graduate upon completion.

    No experience is necessary.

    Work & Earn while you Learn!

    APPLY ONLINE AT: www.carouseltraining.com

        Carousel Training centre is an equal opportunities training provider

  • Modern Apprenticeships with South Lanarkshire Council - 11/10/2018 - bmccarthy

    SLC

    South Lanarkshire Council have released details of Modern Apprenticeship opportunities in 3 areas; Business Administration, Early Years Worker and Social Care Assistant. These positions are currently available on the My Job Scotland web site and pupils will have to register an account to apply.

    Please see below for additional information:

    SLA04640 – Modern Apprentice (Business Administration)

    • Location: Various Locations across South Lanarkshire
    • Salary: £15,950 per year
    • Contract Type: Fixed Term
    • Position Type: Full Time
    • Hours: 35.00 hours per week

    Job Description

    Finance and Corporate Resources

    Modern Apprentice (Business Administration)

    Fixed Term for 2 years

    The start of something big!

    As South Lanarkshire’s largest employer we know how important it is to offer you a great opportunity. If you would like to work with us in our challenging, forward thinking Administration Support services, we have some of the best opportunities in Scotland.  We offer: *The opportunity to gain experience in an administrative role within a variety of Council Services. *The opportunity to gain a recognised SVQ qualification in Business Administration at SCQF Level 6 *The opportunity to receive a comprehensive in-house training package to complement your practical work experience.

    We believe in developing people to their full potential, and the prospects of career development within the Council are as excellent as our benefits package. You need at least:  3 standard grades level 3 or above / 3 national 5 qualifications, including English and Maths, or equivalent, relevant experience. Computing would be advantageous. A commitment to learning and ambition to succeed. A commitment to delivering quality customer service. Confidence and team skills are vital.

    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 either be 16 years of age and must be no older than 19 years of age by 28/01/2019.  Or if you are disabled or care experienced, and aged between 20 to 29 years of age by 28/01/2019, you may be eligible to apply if you meet the rest of the criteria, as South Lanarkshire Council and Skills Development Scotland recognise that disabled people and those who are care experienced can face challenges on their career journey.  In care 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).

    As part of our approach to good practice and safer recruitment we carry out a number of pre-employment checks for example, Identity, Asylum and Immigration and employment history etc.  As this post involves accessing the public services network, the preferred candidate will be subject to the Baseline Personnel Security Standards (BPSS). The preferred candidate will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made.

    Closing Date:   Sunday 28th October 2018

    Interviews are scheduled to take place commencing Tuesday 11th December to Friday 14th December 2018 and the start date for successful applicants will be Monday 28th January  2019

    If you are interested in this opportunity click on the following SLA04640 – Modern Apprentice (Business Administration)

    to apply. Remember you will have to create a My Job Scotland account.

     

    Early Years Worker – Modern Apprenticeship

    • Various Locations across South Lanarkshire, ML3 0AA
    • Salary: £8.74 – £9.69 per hour
    • Contract Type: Fixed Term
    • Position Type: Full Time
    • Hours: 37.00 hours per week

    Various Locations throughout South Lanarkshire 

    Job Description

    Hours – 37 hours per week Fixed Term: 2 Years

    South Lanarkshire Council have Early Learning and Childcare Centres and Nursery Classes in local primary schools throughout South Lanarkshire and this is an expanding area of work where you will be able to develop a long term and rewarding career.

    As a Modern Apprentice, you will gain skills and knowledge whilst working with babies, young children and families. You will have opportunities to learn all aspects of early learning and childcare as well as gain an understanding of current guidance for working with children and young people, such as Child Development, Curriculum for Excellence, Together We Can, Building the Ambition and the Value of Play.

    Examples of what Modern Apprentices do;

    Encourage and support children’s development through a variety of play activities.

    Be responsive to children’s needs.

    Encourage children’s creativity

    Work as part of a team.

    Engage in outdoor play with children

    Modern Apprentices are supervised and trained in nurseries by qualified staff and will also be supported to undertake an SVQ in Social Services Children and Young People at SCQF level 7. This will involve attending regular classroom based training sessions as well any additional core training as required.

    Although the training programme and contract of employment will be for 24 months, you will be eligible to apply for posts within the Council during your training to secure a career in the Early Years Service.

    Eligibility

    This vacancy is restricted to applicants who have recently attended a South Lanarkshire Council School and/or live in the South Lanarkshire area.

    You must be aged between 16 and 24 years old as of 21st January 2019.

    Or if you are disabled or Care Experienced, and aged between 20 to 29 years of age by 21st January 2019, you may be eligible to apply if you meet the rest of the criteria. South Lanarkshire Council and Skills Development Scotland recognise that disabled people and those who are Care Experienced can face challenges on their career journey.

    Experience of working with people, through youth or voluntary work is desirable.

    Requirements

    Entry requirements

    • Three passes at National 5 or three passes at Intermediate 2 or three passes at Standard Grade Credit Level or Equivalent; one of these must be English, and/or relevant experience.
    • High standard of communication skills, both written and spoken.
    • Successful completion of pre interview questions.
    • Willingness and ability to study and achieve SVQ in Children and Young People SCQF level 7. You must have access to a laptop or computer as all SVQ work is done in an electronic portfolio.
    • Be resident in South Lanarkshire or attended secondary school in South Lanarkshire

    If you want to apply for this position click on the following Early Years Worker – Modern Apprentice. Remember you will need to create a My Job Scotland account to apply.

     

    SLA04778 – Social Care Assistant – DFF (Modern Apprentice)

    • Location: Various Locations across South Lanarkshire, ML3 0AA
    • Salary: £17,112 per year
    • Contract Type: Fixed Term
    • Position Type: Full Time
    • Hours: 37.00 hours per week

    Job Description

    Social Work Resources

    Various locations across South Lanarkshire

    Shifts to be worked in accordance with a roster including evenings and weekends

    Fixed Term: 2 years

    Working within Social Care is a long-term and expanding career option, where the rewards of helping vulnerable people and making a difference to their lives are an everyday event. If you are passionate about working with people, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life, then our Social Care Training Programme could be for you.

    Social Work Resources are recruiting individuals to work in range of Social Care settings, working with and supporting Older People. You will work alongside experienced staff and will receive regular training, working towards an SVQ in Social Services & Health Care Level 2 or Level 3.

    Although the training programme and contract of employment will be for 24 months, you will be eligible to apply for posts within Social Work Resources during your training to secure a career in the wider Social Work Service.

    Experience of working with people, through youth or voluntary work is desirable.

    Entry requirements 

    • This vacancy is restricted to applicants who have recently attended a South Lanarkshire Council School and/or live in the South Lanarkshire area.

    Requirements

    If you are interested in a role within care you should try SSSC resource called ‘A Question of Care’ which will help you think about the type of work involved and give you feedback on your responses to typical situations faced in working life. You can access the resource at www.aquestionofcare.org.uk  

    If you are currently employed by South Lanarkshire Council and are interested in applying, prior to making your application, please discuss with your current Line Manager.  In the event that you are being considered for this post, your release to undertake this internal fixed term opportunity would need to be agreed in advance and managed by the service/s or resource/s.

    Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

    If you would like to apply for this position click on the following SLA04778 – Social Care Assistant – DFF (Modern Apprentice). Remember you will need to create a My Job Scotland account to apply.

     

    If you have any difficulty creating an account, or applying, please speak with Mr McCarthy.

     

  • The Royal College of Midwives - Careers Advice - 27/09/2018 - bmccarthy

    Midwives

    The Royal College of Midwives are passionate about midwifery and hope to inspire students to embark on a rewarding career supporting women and their families through pregnancy, childbirth and the early days of parenting. The Royal College of Midwives is the only professional organisation and trade union dedicated to serving midwifery and the whole midwifery team. They provide workplace advice and support, professional and clinical guidance and information, and learning opportunities with their broad range of events, conferences and online resources.

    They would like to offer information surrounding choosing midwifery as a career. They have included two of their latest publications: ’The State of Maternity Services Report 2018 – Scotland’ and also ‘Midwifery in Scotland: into the 2020s’, to share with students who may be interested in pursuing midwifery as a career.

    They wanted to ensure that you are aware that there are now job opportunities and vacancies for newly qualified midwives all over Scotland – this is a very different situation from the situation experienced a few years ago where there weren’t many jobs available.  This is a result of a larger number of midwives retiring over the last few years.

    Have you thought about a career in midwifery? Do you know what the role of a midwife involves?

    Being a midwife is more than just delivering babies.  A midwife is usually the first and main contact for woman during pregnancy, throughout labour and the early postnatal period. She/he is responsible for providing care and supporting women to make informed choices about their care. The role of the midwife is very diverse. Clinical examinations, providing health and parent education and supporting the mother and her family throughout the childbearing process are only a few roles that a midwife will carry out. The midwife also works in partnership with other health and social care services to meet individual mothers’ needs, for example, teenage mothers, mothers who are socially excluded, disabled mothers and mothers from diverse ethnic backgrounds.

    Today, a large number of midwives do significant work within the community, providing their services to local clinics, women’s homes, GP surgeries and children’s centres. They also have the option to take up a hospital-based job. In a hospital setting, midwives get numerous opportunities to work in the antenatal and labour as well as the postnatal wards.

    As a midwife, your qualifications and midwifery experience will open up a range of options for career development and you can choose the path that suits you best.   Some midwives pursue careers in midwifery education and research, others specialise in caring for women with mental health problems or substance misuse issues, others develop additional skills in ultrasound scanning or sexual health.  Midwives work in dense urban areas or remote and rural communities in the Highlands and Islands.

    Midwives need to have empathy, they need great communication skills and the desire to serve their local community. Midwives need to be curious and interested in learning about people, human relationships and physiology and psychology.  Midwives need to be able to translate their learning into responding effectively to rapidly emerging emergency situations, providing life saving care when it is needed. Midwives need to be able to work autonomously and also to work collaboratively with others in teams.

    If you are interested in a health related career you are recommended to seek out opportunities to spend time with and talk to a midwife in your local area before applying to understand more about the role.

    It is hoped that the new Royal College of Midwives publication and report highlights the need for new student midwives and generates interest in following this career path.

    If you would like to receive further information regarding The Royal College of Midwives or careers in midwifery, you can get in touch, or visit our website at www.rcm.org.uk

    Click this link to find out more from the State of Maternity Services 2018 Report

    Or below for more careers information.

    Click this link to find out more about Midwifery as a career.

    Alternatively you can speak with your Careers Adviser or Mr Colgan for more advice.

  • My Brighter Future - Where Are You Going? - 14/09/2018 - bmccarthy

    My Brighter Future

    South Lanarkshire Education Resources, in conjunction with Skills Development Scotland, have produced the ‘My Brighter Future’ document which highlights and promotes all of the initiatives and provisions for youth employability across our authority. The opportunities are wide and varied and you will find something that will inspire and enthuse.

    My Brighter future Employability

    In it you’ll find all you need to know about Foundation Apprenticeships. What is a Foundation Apprenticeship? Which Foundation Apprenticeships are on offer? Where can a Foundation Apprenticeship take me? In this document you will find all the information required to help you and your child select which is the correct option for your situation.

    Training for Trades GradU8

    Aspire and Training for Trades offer young people initial taster sessions through to longer term vocational programmes requiring more commitment. GradU8 offers senior phase pupils an opportunity to study towards a qualification in an area of work they may wish to pursue after leaving school. Pupils can choose between Childcare and Education, Construction, Hospitality, Engineering and more.

    Click on the link for full access to the ‘My Brighter Future’ brochure. (If you have difficulty accessing the brochure through this link try refreshing the page)

    ‘My Brighter Future’ also have a Facebook page. On here you will find information on current programmes as they run and you can take part in discussion groups to find out more about opportunities for yourself or your son/daughter.

    My Brighter Future

    You can access and join this facebook page through the following:   https://www.facebook.com/mybrighterfutureslc/

    If you have any difficulty accessing any of the above speak with Mr McCarthy.

  • 6 Graduate Level Apprenticeships in Civil Engineering - 04/09/2018 - bmccarthy

    Amey Amey 2

    Job overview

    Amey has successfully secured a number of new contracts in Scotland, and are seeking to recruit Apprentices, to assist in the delivery of these exciting and challenging new projects. You will be tasked with helping deliver high-profile and ambitious programmes, guided by some of the most knowledgeable engineering experts in the UK.

    What might a typical day in this job look like?

    You will be responsible for assisting the Engineering Team with the production of design solutions whilst supporting with reporting and administration duties. The Civil Engineering Apprentice will be enrolled onto our Higher level apprenticeship and study part time towards a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Civil Engineering.

    What qualification or qualities are required?

    We treat people as individuals. We want a range of abilities, from practicality and problem solving to precision and creativity. That goes for diversity too. We want a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve and value the experience that you bring to our business.

    You’ll also have:
    • A-level (or equivalent) A* – C
    • Commitment to studying towards a nationally recognised qualification
    • Excellent teamwork skills
    • A willingness to learn and keen to progress
    • Ability to juggle multiple tasks

    You can expect to earn £12,074 – £14,489 per year whilst studying towards your degree at Glasgow Caledonian University. The position is based in Motherwell and covers a 40 hour working week.

    For more information and to apply click on the link below:

    Amey Graduate Apprenticeships

     

  • BAE Systems- Naval Ships- Work Experience - 21/08/2018 - bmccarthy

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    BAE Systems- Work Experience 2018/2019

    BAE Systems Glasgow are offering School Work Experience to those looking to explore a career in engineering and start their career on an apprenticeship program.

    The week will run Monday to Friday from 8:30am until 4:00pm (with the exception of Friday where there will be a 12:00pm finish). The work experience week will consist of an overview of our apprenticeship programs, the industry and engineering. Time will be spend working within a workshop environment and all students will be asked to deliver a presentation at the end of their placement.

    Each week will have up to 8 places available.

    Dates available are: 1st October 2018, 19th November 2018, 3rd December 2018 and 18th March 2019

    Applications to be completed online: https://www.baesystemseducationprogramme.com/

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  • A Year In Industry - Accountancy - Paid!! - 21/08/2018 - bmccarthy

    EDT F

    EDT (Engineering Development Trust) are offering a paid Accountancy/Finance Placement in Glasgow – through the YINI scheme. You can expect a salary of £15,300 for your year in industry.

    This may be ideally suited to a pre-university student who is still looking for a placement with an immediate start, or students who have just received their SQA Higher results and might be interested in gaining career relevant paid work experience.

    Alternatively, you can speak with Mr McCarthy for more information.

  • NHS Lanarkshire Careers Information Evening - 21/08/2018 - bmccarthy

    NHS Lanarkshire NextGen careers (002)

    NHS Lanarkshire will be holding an information evening in Kirklands Hospital, Bothwell, on Thursday 6th September from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm.

    This event will highlight all medical and non medical jobs within NHS, there will be workshops, tours of training wards, videos and an opportunity to speak with all the various departments staff.

    NHS Human Resources and Recruitment will also be available to speak with about the recruitment process.

    Pupils and their parents can attend this event but you should register for a place through Eventbrite by clicking on the link below.

    Registration: https://bit.ly/2M9sG6r

    Alternatively, you can speak with our SDS Careers Advisers or Mr McCarthy for more information.

  • Electrical Engineer Apprenticeship - 20/06/2018 - bmccarthy

    Bemco

    The British Electrical and Manufacturing Company Ltd (BEMCO) are offering apprenticeship opportunities to any pupil interested in Electrical Manufacturing.

    The British Electrical & Manufacturing Company Ltd (Bemco) specialises in building distribution boards, metering panels and switchboards and has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Apprentice Electrical Fitter to join our dynamic team.

    This permanent position is well suited to an individual that is looking to advance their career in electrical manufacturing and gain hands-on experience in a thriving and supportive workplace.

    The initial months of the first year of apprenticeship are devoted to basic training in general engineering skills following in specialised training in preparation for the particular trade is given.

    Providing a satisfactory standard is attained and maintained in the Works training department and at Technical College, an apprentice is given experience during the balance of his apprenticeship period of the work in various departments in the Works and the opportunity exists to attain Module Certificates for having completed elements of training to satisfaction.

    The hours will be Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 4.30pm and Friday 8.00am to 3.30pm per week with competitive salary and conditions.

    All candidates are required to have maths and physics to National 5 standard.

    Any pupil who wishes to apply should do so by sending a CV and covering letter by e-mail to: mandy.maclean@bemco.co.uk

    Alternatively pupils can send their CV and covering letter to:

    Mandy Maclean,

    Bemco,

    262 Glasgow Road,

    Rutherglen,

    Glasgow

    G73 1SR

     

  • New Apprenticeship Opportunities at Apprenticeships.scot - 18/06/2018 - bmccarthy

    Apprenticeship.scota

    Apprenticeships.scot is a resource created and updated by Skills Development Scotland. This website is dedicated to raising awareness and promoting the Apprenticeship Family! The Apprenticeship Family is made up of Foundation Apprenticeships, Modern Apprenticeships and Graduate Level Apprenticeships.

    Here you will find all the latest opportunities. Check in regularly for the latest updates.

    Click here to view all the latest opportunities. Or check out the list below.

     

    Underground Inspection Services BA Assistant Glasgow https://www.apprenticeships.scot/vacancy-details/?refCode=114975
    Eden Springs BA Assistant Glasgow https://www.apprenticeships.scot/vacancy-details/?refCode=115831
    Waterside Bar & Restaurant Trainee Chef Strathaven https://www.apprenticeships.scot/vacancy-details/?refCode=115734
    EBS Business Admin  Lanark  https://www.apprenticeships.scot/vacancy-details/?refCode=115891

    Apprenticeship.scot

     

  • Veitchi Flooring Apprenticeship Open Day - 18/06/2018 - bmccarthy

    Veitchi flooring

    Veitchi Flooring are to be in attendance at the City of Glasgow College to host an open day on Thursday, 28 June 2018, to interview for their Decorative Floor Laying Apprenticeship opportunities.

    Any pupil interested in these opportunities can apply directly to Laura Allen with a covering letter and CV at laura.allan@veitchi.com.

    Or you can find out more information on Veitchi by visiting their website www.veitchiflooring.com.

     

  • RM OFFERING IT MODERN APPRENTICE - 15/06/2018 - bmccarthy

    RM

    RM have vacancies for an IT Support Modern Apprentice.

    **All applicants must reside in a South Lanarkshire Postcode**

    They are looking for someone who is…

    • Hobbyist, someone that self teaches and builds their understanding in their chosen subject
    • Thrives in a hands on environment
    • Able to work well as part of a team as well as on their own
    • Can give examples of their strengths and knowledge
    • Self-starter
    • Able to follow instructions and complete tasks

    Does that sound like you?

    Would you describe yourself as:

    • Someone with a good problem solving ability
    • Someone with good communication skills
    • Someone who is disciplined and self-motivated
    • Someone who is able to work alone as well as part of a team

    If you’ve said yes to the above and have at least 5 National 5 grade qualifications including Maths and English, then this could be for you.

    Click here to visit the website to find out more and to apply

     

  • Optical Surfacing Trainee, Cambuslang. - 04/06/2018 - bmccarthy

     

    Visioncall

    Job Title: Optical Surfacing Trainee                                               

                                                                                                                   

    Department:  Lab  

     

    Reports to: Lab Manager

     

    Job purpose:  You will be part of a team responsible for manufacturing lenses for spectacles, operating machinery which requires a vast amount of manual dexterity and precision in use.

     

    Responsibilities:

     

    On a rotationally basis you will be:

     

    ·         Operating complex machinery under manager’s supervision.

    ·         Surfacing Biofocal, Varifocal and Special Single Vision Lenses

    ·         Using specific polishing machinery under supervision

    ·         Cleaning Glasses and check for defects

    ·         Ensuring that Health & Safety procedures are followed

    ·         Working as part of a team

    ·         Additional Duties may be required

     

    Essential Skills and Knowledge:

     

    • Excellent Manual Dexterity
    • Attention to Detail
    • Ability to Maintain High Level of Accuracy for Long Periods of Time
    • Experience necessary

     

    Personal Attributes Required:

     

    • Team Player
    • Self- motivated
    • Self- managed with Strong Work Ethic

     

    Those interested in this post should, in the first instance, contact:

    Laura Adams

    Recruitment Executive
    m: 07834 733 708
    t: 0141 646 0688
    f: 0141 646 0655

    email:ladams@visioncall.co.uk
    www.vision-call.co.uk

  • Fancy working in a museum earning £15,000 tax free! - 29/05/2018 - bmccarthy

    Museums Galleries Scotland

    Skills for Success – Learning Placements

    *Deadline for Submissions extended*: Wednesday 06 June 2018 at 9.00 a.m.

    Background

    Museums Galleries Scotland are delighted to introduce their Skills for Success Programme and have the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver this programme. Since 2011, Scotland’s national body for museum development have run vocational programmes to provide an alternative route of entry into the museums sector for non-graduates from diverse backgrounds.

    The Skills for Success Programme has been designed as a learning programme to give 22 non-graduate trainees the skills and experience to have a successful museum career. Each participant will spend a year on placement at a host museum in venues across Scotland. Learners will undertake an SVQ3 Museums & Galleries Practice and a bespoke training programme consisting of 10 one day courses. Learners will also have a mentor who will work with them throughout the year to make the most of their experience and help them to prepare for next steps. Four of the opportunities are designed at a level for those with some supervisory or management experience.

    All learners will experience all aspects of museum work, but each placement may have a focus in one or more specific areas.

    Why be a part of Skills for Success?

    • Be a part of a national programme which gives you the chance to explore a career that matches your interests, while receiving a tax-free £15,000 bursary
    • Develop museum-specific and transferable skills while undertaking a nationally-recognised qualification – SVQ Level 3 in Museums & Galleries Practice
    • Receive advice and support from professionals across Scotland helping to prepare you for your next steps
    • Learn as part of a supportive group
    • An opportunity to be creative
    • Work in unique locations with passionate people
    • 87% of our past trainees and interns have found employment in heritage after the programme

     

  • PACE - Job Recruitment Fair - Thursday 31 May - 29/05/2018 - bmccarthy

    Pace

  • A Brighter Future - Click here to see what's on offer! - 24/04/2018 - bmccarthy

    My Brighter Future

    The following document details all you need to know about the employability pathways on offer to our pupils. You will find details on:

    • 1 & 2 yr Foundation Apprenticeships
    • Youth Employability with Aspire
    • Training For Trades
    • GradU8 – National 4&5 level courses
    • How to Apply
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  • South Lanarkshire Council Modern Apprenticeships - 23/04/2018 - bmccarthy

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    1. Modern Apprentice Architectural Officer

    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 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 Property Services Team in the following discipline:

    Trainee Architectural Officer

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

    • A property advice service
    • A maintenance service
    • A design service
    • An improvement service

    As a Modern Apprentice you will be involved in providing an architectural service in all stages of  construction projects. This will include building surveying, computer aided design and draughting in  2D and 3D, technical specification,  attending and recording design team, and site progress meetings. You will also carry out site visits to inspect construction work.

    What do we look for?

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

    • Minimum of 3 Standard Grades at Level 3 (or above), Intermediate 2, or National 4 (or above) in the following:- Mathematics, Physics or Technological Studies, and Craft and Design or Graphic Communication
    • or
    • An NC in Built Environment or equivalent qualification
    • An understanding of your chosen profession
    • 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

    This vacancy is 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 28/09/18 and must be no older than 24 years of age by 10/08/18.  Or if you are disabled or care experienced, and aged between 20 to 29 years of age by 10/08/2018, you may be eligible to apply if you meet the rest of the criteria as South Lanarkshire Council and Skills Development Scotland recognise that disabled people and those who are care experienced can face challenges on their career journey. 

    The applications for this position will be available on the website from Wednesday 18th April 2018. The closing date for on-line applications is Sunday 29th April 2018. (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 contact 01698 452047.

    Important Information

    • Applications can only be made on-line via the myjobscotland.gov.uk website.
    • You must be 16 years of age by 28/09/2018 and must be no older than 24 years of age by 10/08/2018. 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.
    • Interviews will be held w/c 21st May 2018, please ensure you are available during this week as there will be no opportunity to re-schedule.
    • Start date for the post is Monday 6th August 2018.
    • 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 telephone 01698 452047 or e-mail susan.galloway@southlanarkshire.gov.uk.

    As the application process has changed, we recommend you familiarise yourself with the revised format and content of the form by clicking on the following link to access the applicant user guide.

    Applicant User Guide

    Applications online

    Please note all correspondence with be sent to your email account.

    Closing Date:  29th April 2018

     

    2. Modern Apprentice Civil Engineer and Structural Engineer

    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 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 Property Services Team in the following disciplines:

    Trainee Structural Engineer & Trainee Civil Engineer

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

    • A property advice service
    • A maintenance service
    • A design service
    • An improvement service

    As a Modern Apprentice you will be involved in providing either a Civil Engineering or a Structural Engineering service through all the stages of  construction projects. This will include building surveying, computer aided design and draughting in  2D and 3D, technical specification,  attending and recording design team, and site progress meetings. You will also carry out site visits to inspect construction work.

    What do we look for?

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

    • Minimum of 5 National 5’s (must include English and Maths), and 2 Highers, useful subjects are Maths, English, Physics (This is due to college entry requirements for the HNC element of the course)
    • or
    • A Certificate in Civil Engineering
    • An understanding of your chosen profession
    • 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

    This vacancy is 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 28/09/18 and must be no older than 24 years of age by 10/08/18.  Or if you are disabled or care experienced, and aged between 20 to 29 years of age by 10/08/2018, you may be eligible to apply if you meet the rest of the criteria as South Lanarkshire Council and Skills Development Scotland recognise that disabled people and those who are care experienced can face challenges on their career journey. 

    The applications for this position will be available on the website from Wednesday 18th April 2018. The closing date for on-line applications is Sunday 29th April 2018. (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 contact 01698 452047.

    Important Information

    • Applications can only be made on-line via the myjobscotland.gov.uk website.
    • You must be 16 years of age by 28/09/2018 and must be no older than 24 years of age by 10/08/2018. 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.
    • Interviews will be held w/c 21st May 2018, please ensure you are available during this week as there will be no opportunity to re-schedule.
    • Start date for the post is Monday 6th August 2018.
    • 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 telephone 01698 452047 or e-mail susan.galloway@southlanarkshire.gov.uk.

    As the application process has changed, we recommend you familiarise yourself with the revised format and content of the form by clicking on the following link to access the applicant user guide.

    Applicant User Guide

    Applications online

    Please note all correspondence with be sent to your email account.

    Closing Date:  29th April 2018

     

    3. Modern Apprentice Quantity Surveyor

    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 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 Property Services Team in the following discipline:

    Trainee Quantity Surveyor

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

    • A property advice service
    • A maintenance service
    • A design service
    • An improvement service

    As a Modern Apprentice you will be involved in providing a full Quantity Surveying service, for South Lanarkshire Council, on all allocated projects.  As you will be learning on the job, as well as college, you will be able to provide advice on contract practice and procedures as well as the procurement process involved for financial regulations, Quantity Surveying guidelines and the Council’s standing orders.

    What do we look for?

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

    • Minimum of 5 National 5’s (must include English and Maths), and 2 Highers, useful subjects are Maths, English, Physics (This is due to college entry requirements for the HNC element of the course)
    • An understanding of your chosen profession
    • 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

    This vacancy is 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 28/09/18 and must be no older than 24 years of age by 10/08/18.  Or if you are disabled or care experienced, and aged between 20 to 29 years of age by 10/08/2018, you may be eligible to apply if you meet the rest of the criteria as South Lanarkshire Council and Skills Development Scotland recognise that disabled people and those who are care experienced can face challenges on their career journey. 

    The applications for this position will be available on the website from Wednesday 18th April 2018. The closing date for on-line applications is Sunday 29th April 2018. (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 contact 01698 452047.

    Important Information

    • Applications can only be made on-line via the myjobscotland.gov.uk website.
    • You must be 16 years of age by 28/09/2018 and must be no older than 24 years of age by 10/08/2018. 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.
    • Interviews will be held w/c 21st May 2018, please ensure you are available during this week as there will be no opportunity to re-schedule.
    • Start date for the post is Monday 6th August 2018.
    • 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 telephone 01698 452047 or e-mail susan.galloway@southlanarkshire.gov.uk.

    As the application process has changed, we recommend you familiarise yourself with the revised format and content of the form by clicking on the following link to access the applicant user guide.

    Applicant User Guide

    Applications online

    Please note all correspondence with be sent to your email account.

    Closing Date:  29th April 2018

     

  • A Year In Industry with EDT - 17/04/2018 - bmccarthy

    EDT Industrial Cadets

    Year in Industry Placement Opportunities

    This may be of particular interest to our S5/6 pupils who successfully completed their Industrial Cadets Challenger Level course.

    Established over 30 years ago, the EDT provides over 40,000 work related practical learning experiences each year through taster days, industry led projects and placements to aspire young people considering a STE(A)M based career.

    The nationally recognised Industrial Cadets accreditation is a quality standard for programmes to meet a national standard of excellence. The introduction of Industrial Cadets strengthens EDT’s links between educators, partners and employers and continues to enable organisations to make invaluable connections with STE(A)M based young talent across the UK.

    The Year in Industry (YINI) programme offers students the opportunity to gain professional development by working at a reputable company. EDT will help place students in top UK companies every year. They have placements for students who are interested in a career in all areas of engineering, science, IT, business, marketing and finance, the programme lasts for 12 months and is a paid placement.

    EDT’s placements offer students the skills and knowledge that employers are looking for. Around a quarter of all their students are sponsored through university each year, and many of their 300 partner companies see The Year in Industry as an important part of their graduate recruitment programme.

    For the duration of the placements students will work on projects that will enable them to gain valuable work experience that employers are looking for.  They will receive full support from The Year in Industry through a year-long mentoring service including on-site visits from the YINI team.  They have a maths course for keeping skills up to date and free master class workshops on a variety of topics.

    Applications are online and the link to apply, with further information, can be found here http://www.etrust.org.uk/the-year-in-industry/apply-now

    Link to the current vacancies around the UK can be found at http://www.etrust.org.uk/year-industry/vacancies and we will be adding many more.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND Q&A

    FAQs and how the scheme works

    When do placements start and finish?

    This varies from company to company. Most placements start In July/August/September and finish July to Sept of the following year.

    What kind of work do students do?

    They may be carrying out research, designing prototypes, planning projects, handling customers’ needs; managing projects, manipulating data, modelling or devising new working methods, fault finding & process improvement, test & verification, CAD work. Projects vary considerably and are dependent on company needs.   The placements are wide ranging in engineering, science, technology, maths, business, finance and many more disciplines.

    Where are placements located?

    We place students throughout the United Kingdom. Ability to be flexible about location increases the students’ chance of finding a placement but we try to work with students own preferences wherever possible.

    Can students live away from home?

    Yes, many of our students do. They often arrange house shares with other students placed in their area.

    What choice do students have about companies?

    We aim to match students with a company, which will give them relevant experience, but we cannot guarantee the student a placement in a specific company or sector. We are happy to follow up contacts students may already have in companies of their choice.

    How much are students paid?

    As a guide, salaries can range around £12,000 – £15,000+ p.a. depending on your entry level (i.e. Pre-university or Undergraduate). Undergraduates can earn up to £17K +

    Is there a chance of sponsorship for University or graduate opportunities?

    Certainly. Many of our companies use the scheme to select for sponsorships, vacation work and future graduate employment.

    Is there a chance of getting onto a company Higher Apprenticeship?

    Yes, a small number of YINI students will go onto join their placement company’s apprenticeship scheme on completion of their placement.

    What do Universities think if pre-university students opt to take part in The Year in Industry?

    Students should tell their admissions tutor that they are considering ‘deferred entry’. In almost every case they encourage industrial experience. It may be better to get a Year in Industry placement confirmed before definitely deferring. Ask your first choice and reserve universities what their cut off date is for deferring.

    What support does the scheme offer during the year’s work?

    A mentor service throughout the placement with mentors visiting the student at their place of work.

    What else does YINI offer?

    • To get you ahead of the game in the work environment, we offer optional free employability/leadership workshops.
    • All students are encouraged to register for Professional Institute Membership.

    Are students guaranteed a place on the scheme?

    No. There is competition for places, as demand for placements always exceeds supply. The final decision rests with companies, who will be influenced by examination grades/ Module results personal qualities, and motivation.

    What can I do to maximise my application and chances of success

    You will need to ensure you have sent us your evidence of entitlement to work in the UK.  Ensure you send us a complete and updated YINI format CV and respond to our emails and messages promptly. Above all you need to be open minded about roles that will become available and their location.

     

     

    The YINI Placement Process – How the scheme works

     

    Step 1 September onwards
     

    Meet the registration requirements

    ¨       Aim for good exam/ module  results

    ¨       You should have the ability to go to university/ apply for       apprenticeship schemes  or be taking a placement year as part of your   current degree

    ¨       Motivated to work for a year

    ¨       Some ability & skills in IT advantageous

    ¨       EEA nationality, or appropriate permission to work in UK

    Step 2 September onwards
     

    Complete & submit application

    ¨       Apply anytime on-line at www.yini.org.uk, but please note that there           are better opportunities for applications received by the beginning of          January

    ¨       You will be contacted via email with instructions on how to complete your application: request for Evidence of Entitlement to work in the UK and CV update (generated from  your on-line application)

    Step 3 October onwards
     

    Telephone interview with YINI staff

    ¨       You will receive your YINI contact numbers/ emails via email

    ¨       Contact us to conduct or arrange your telephone interview

    ¨       You will also be invited to attend Interview and CV workshops

    Step 4 Oct/ Nov onwards
     

    Post interview email

    ¨       Post interview email

    ¨       Receive Welcome email with further scheme information.

    Step 5 Dec – September
     

    Register interest in placement vacancies-  attend interviews

    at company premises

    ¨       Requirements matched between students & companies.

    ¨       Register your  interest in YINI web vacancies/ respond to YINI vacancy emails

    ¨       http://www.etrust.org.uk/year-industry/vacancies

    ¨       Placement Interviews arranged by YINI, usually on company premises.

    ¨       Keep in touch with YINI staff and tell us if your plans change

    Step 6 January – September
     

    Accept placement offer

    ¨       If offer made by company – 3 days to accept/reject.

    ¨       If accepting ensure university entry deferred/ University approval by Placement office secured

    Step 7 August – September
     

    Join company

    ¨       Commence industrial placement.

    ¨       You will be employed directly by your placement company

    ¨       YINI will stay in touch and provide support throughout your placement

    ¨       First YINI mentor visit follows shortly.

    ¨       Enter Regional and National competitions – details will be provided by YINI

    ¨       Further YINI mentor visit to check on progress.

    Step 8 During Placement Year
    Personal Development ¨       Free business courses offered at various UK venues

    Any pupil who is interested but would like further advice/help should speak with Mr McCarthy.

     

     

  • Get Into Engineering Graduation - 29/03/2018 - bmccarthy

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    Well done to Trinity’s own Michael Adesuyi, James Hannaway and Conor O’Donnell on successfully completing the ‘Get Into Engineering’ course organised and delivered by our very valued partners Clyde Gateway, Robertson Construction, University of the West of Scotland and Glasgow Kelvin College.

    The ‘Get Into Engineering’ course is now in its 5th year and has steadily grown in numbers of participants, activities and, more importantly, value. It has become a mainstay of the S5 curriculum calendar for the lucky few who successfully navigate an application leeting process followed by a competitive interview. Even these early stages are important in introducing the pupils to what they can expect from the world of work in general.

    Pupils can then enjoy a whole range of activities from an online ‘Health and Safety’ course prior to picking up invaluable experience when visiting ‘live’ Robertson Construction sites to College/University developed engineering activities such as rocket car design, friction and aerodynamics.

    The pupils clearly enjoyed the whole experience and this was reflected in the enthusiastic and engaging presentations delivered by each of them.

    Thanks again to Clyde Gateway, Robertson Construction, UWS and Glasgow Kelvin College and we’re already looking forward to next year.

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  • Females Into Construction - 27/03/2018 - bmccarthy

    NCL

    New College Lanarkshire are offering a new course designed to encourage females into the Construction industry.

    Below you will find details on the “Females into Construction” programme, which will start at the Motherwell Campus, on the 30th April.

    Anyone interested cna use the link at the bottom to apply or speak with the Careers Adviser/ Mr McCarthy for more information.

    Course Title Females into Construction
    Category Construction

    Built Environment

    Faculty/Department Engineering and Automotive
    Awarding Body SQA
    SCQF Level 5
    Course Main Info (Course introduction text for top banner The qualification that prospective students will gain throughout this course will be the National 5 in Construction Crafts. While this is a practical, trade based qualification we are hoping to engage and enthuse students not only in trade subjects but also showcase the professional careers that are available in the industry which may otherwise be unknown.

    This course is specifically targeted towards females to further help close the gender gap in other areas and meet the ever growing demand for females in the wider construction sector.

    This course is not only for females who might like to access the construction industry through the traditional trade routes but also for those who would like to learn more about and access the professional careers that exist.

    It aims to show just how popular these careers can be with females and highlight some of the incredible successes that females continue to have in the sector.

    ANY STUDENT WHO HAS EXAMS DURING THIS COURSE WILL BE RELEASED FOR THEM.

    Moving on (Step 3 – Progression) Construction (City & Guilds) Pre Apprenticeship (For students who display willingness and aptitude for a Trade related career).

    Electrical Installation Pre Apprenticeship (For students who display willingness and aptitude for a Trade related career).

    Electronic Fire and Securities Pre Apprenticeship (For students who display willingness and aptitude for a Trade related career).

    Progression onto the professional careers route of Built Environment at National or Higher National Certificate level H/NC Built Environment. (For students who display an aptitude for a Professional career).

    Progression onto the professional careers route of Computer aided Architectural Design and Technology at National or Higher National Certificate level (For students who display an aptitude for a Professional career).

    Job options (Employment progression opportunities) This course is designed with and supported by many companies throughout Lanarkshire including four National Tier One Contractors who sit on the Lanarkshire framework.

    Due to this support there is a likelihood of work placements for students who excel above and beyond their peers, possibly leading to direct employment.

    What you need (Step 1 Entry) There are no formal entry requirements for this course but students who have National 5 qualifications will have an advantage in progressing into the professional career routes.
    What you’ll learn (Step 2 Progress) The formal Qualification to be gained – National 5 Construction which includes,

    Painting and Decorating,

    Carpentry and Joinery

    Masonry work.

    By its very design and employer participation the course will also include,

    Visits to live construction sites,

    Ambassador talks and activities hosted by partner companies,

    Visits to design offices at Regional Headquarters,

    CSCS and Specific Safety training,

    Work placements,

    Mode of Attendance Full time
    Days per week 3
    Campus Motherwell
    Start Date 30 April 2018
    End Date 29 June 2018
    Start Time 0845
    End Time 1600
    Length in weeks 9
    Email Link for applications (only for employability courses) www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk/courses/construction

  • BBC Apprenticeships - Applications Now Open! - 27/03/2018 - bmccarthy

    BBC

    Are you passionate about the media?

    Are you enthusiastic, creative, hardworking and eager to get started in the exciting career you’ve always wanted?

    Then the BBC want to hear from you!

    If you have a passion for producing brilliant content, keen to learn the production management process and motivated to have a career in the media, then there’s no better place to start turning that dream into a reality than through gaining a place on the BBC Scotland Production apprenticeship scheme.

    For BBC Scotland Production Apprentice Scheme Click Here to apply.

    The BBC are also recruiting for an apprentice to enter their Gaelic Production apprenticeship scheme who will work across various Gaelic departments across Scotland throughout the year. This scheme runs alongside the Scotland Production Apprenticeship scheme and works with the same college who delivers the qualification. For this position, you must be able to fluently speak and write in Gaelic. To apply for the Gaelic Production apprenticeship, please Click Here to apply.

    What’s on offer?

    • A 12 month fixed-term contract paying £14,250 per year. Training fees and all travel and accommodation expenses (when required) for training is covered.
    • Level 3 qualification in Creative & Digital Media delivered by a Glasgow college provider.
    • The chance to work on a wide variety of programmes across TV, radio and online production for all output and programmes.
    • Gold-standard industry training delivered by the BBC Academy from specialists and senior BBC and freelance production staff as well as training delivered by the college.

    What do you need to apply?

    • Ideally educated up to National 5 (or equivalent) level including Maths and English.
    • You should be keen to learn and have the motivation, and ability, to combine working in a professional media environment with college study and additional training.
    • You must be able to work flexibly as working at the BBC is not always a Monday to Friday, 9 to 5, job.
    • For the Gaelic apprenticeship, you must be able to fluently write and speak in Gaelic. Therefore in your application form, where the questions are written in Gaelic, answers must be written in Gaelic. Where the questions are in English, please write your answer in English.

    Don’t worry about having experience; it is you as a person that the BBC are interested in. Although if you have, or are working towards a vocational based qualification (e.g. SVQ in Digital Media) you may not be eligible.

    The BBC want to hear about your interest in producing and creating brilliant, diverse content and/or your enthusiasm to understand what the creative and technical teams need for the production process to happen.

    How to Apply

    Our applications open on 5th March 2018. To apply, you will complete our online application form. During your application, you will be asked why you want to join the scheme, your resilience to challenges and you will have the chance to share your creativity. This will be followed by a series of questions where the BBC would like to know how you would behave in certain work situations as a production team member at the BBC. 

    After the closing date on the 4th April 2018, your application will be reviewed and the BBC will be in touch to inform you if you have progressed to the next stage. This stage is a video interview, where you will be asked to answer one or multiple questions which are relevant to the scheme. This will help the BBC get to know you better as you will submit a video response.  

    The successful candidates at the video interview stage will be invited to an assessment centre which takes place in Glasgow in June 2018. The scheme will begin in September 2018.

    You will have the opportunity to let the BBC know if you have a disability both on the application form and before your assessment.

    They can help you with any reasonable adjustments necessary for your assessment and for when you start on the scheme.

    To visit the BBC Recruitment web page click here.

    For any questions and updates about the BBC’s Production schemes follow @BBCGetin / #bbcgetin on Twitter & Instagram.

  • Spie Apprenticeship Drop-in Session - 14/03/2018 - bmccarthy

    Spie

    Spie have a number of modern apprenticeship opportunities such as:

    • Electricians – installing cabling/wiring, electrical applicants, sockets and lighting systems
    • Heating & Ventilation Engineers – installing hot and cold water services, soil and rainwater systems, pumps and underground drainage systems
    • Maintenance Engineers – carrying out planned preventative maintenance, reactive maintenance and extra works and emergencies
    • Overhead Line Technicians – working on high and low voltage systems, installing wood poles, steelwork, insulators, conductors, installation and replacement of OHL switch gear, transformers and fuses.

    As a Spie apprentice, you will have the chance to consider all of these positions.

    If you are S4-S6 and would like to find out a little more about what Spie have to offer and what you need to do to apply, come along to their drop-in session. This will take place in the library on Thursday, 22 March, 2-3pm.

    Interested pupils should give their name to Mr McCarthy.

  • BBC Apprenticeship Opportunities - 12/03/2018 - bmccarthy

    BBCBBC Logo

    The BBC are on the look-out for talented people to join their Scotland Production Apprenticeship and, for those with a particular interest in news, the Journalism Training Scheme.

    These development opportunities offer first-class training in the media and give people the chance to earn while they learn.

    Production apprentices, who are aged 18 or over, spend a year working in a variety of BBC Scotland departments across the country and combine this with time at college in Glasgow. They could be creating content, researching stories and locations or contacting contributors. At other times they might be planning, checking copyright and organising programme logistics.

    The journalism trainees, also for those aged 18 and over, will have a passion for storytelling and will be trained both on the job and by the BBC Academy to bring stories to life for our audiences on TV, radio, online and social media. We have places in our newsrooms for English and Gaelic speakers, and there are opportunities, too, in sports news.

    BBC Scotland recognises that applying for these roles can be daunting and that many people might be put off by the process. To help people along the way, we are hosting an information evening about these vacancies at our headquarters in Glasgow’s Pacific Quay on Wednesday 21st March, from 6pm.

    At this information evening there will be current trainees and apprentices, plus those who have passed through the schemes in previous years. There will also be staff there to talk about their jobs at BBC Scotland and to give advice about the application process.

    Interested pupils should visit the webpage which has details of the information event (please note the closing date for registering for this:14/03/18):

    https://careerssearch.bbc.co.uk/jobs/job/BBC-Apprenticeship-and-Journalism-Trainee-Discovery-Evening-Wednesday-21st-March/26971

    Pupils can also come along to the BBC Apprentice presentation by giving their name to Mr McCarthy.

  • Apprenticeship Awareness Week - Construction - 26/02/2018 - bmccarthy

    TigersNew

    Tigers are inviting pupils along to their Open Day to promote their Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Course. Tigers offer pupils the chance to put themselves in a prime situation by picking up the necessary skills and industry recognised accreditation prior to taking on a Modern Apprenticeship. Pupils who shine have a chance of being offered a Modern Apprenticeship with one of Tiger’s construction partner organisations. Any pupil who is interested in construction and wants to attend this open day to find out more should give their name to Mr McCarthy ASAP. This will be a first come first served basis.

     

    Date: Fri 9th March 1000am-1200pm.

  • Stanger Recruiting a Materials Testing Technician - 26/02/2018 - bmccarthy

    Stanger

    REMINDER – MATERIALS TESTING TECHNICIAN IN CAMBUSLANG – APPLY NOW!

    Stanger are a leading UKAS-accredited materials consultancy with UK offices in Glasgow, Dundee and Dumfries and in County Longford, Ireland. They are currently advertising a post for the position of Trainee Materials Testing Technician within their Cambuslang office.

    The job role will consist of testing concretes, soils and asphalts for the construction industry. The ideal candidate must have basic numeracy and a willingness to learn.

    Working hours will be 40 hours per week consisting of Monday to Friday (8am-5pm) with payable overtime. Salary will be discussed at interview.

    Any pupil interested in this position can forward their CV and covering letter to stangertesting3@aol.com.

    Alternatively, pupils can contact Mhairi Thompson-Ross on 0141 641 3623 for more information.

    Additional information about Stanger can be found on their website: Click Here.

  • Fantastic New Apprenticeship Opportunities - 23/02/2018 - bmccarthy

    Get My First Job

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    Below is a list of the latest apprenticeships offered through ‘Get My First Job’. Click on the links for more information and to apply for the positions.

    Northern Railway

    Planning  Apprenticeship

    £14,000 per year

    Nothern

    Skills Required

    We’d love to hear from you if you are:

    • Great at problem solving, and enjoy the challenge of working through problems logically
    • Interested in trains and how the railway works – this would be an advantage
    • Comfortable and competent working with numbers
    • Able to prioritise
    • Able to work on your own initiative.
    • Great at communicating with others both in writing and face to face

    Click Here

      UBS

    Technology Developer Apprenticeship

    £21,000 per year

    UBS

    Qualifications Required

    • GCSE Math – B GCSE English Langauge – B
    • 3 A-Levels with minimum grades equating to B, C, C Or equivalent to 104 UCAS points

    This is an apprenticeship so no particular skills are required, but a genuine interest in Software, coding etc will be beneficial

    Click Here

    Unilever

    Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship

    £17,000 per year

    Unilever

    Qualifications Required

    • You must be eligible to work in the UK.
    • Have an English Language GCSE grade A*-C or equivalent.
    • Have a maths GCSE grade A*-C or equivalent.
    • Have a minimum of two A Levels, or a BTEC, or Level 3 Apprenticeship, (gained or predicted) or equivalent experience.

    Click Here

    Fujitsu

    Junior Business Administrator Apprenticeship

    £16,200 per year

    Fujitsu

    Qualifications Required

    • Maths and English GCSE Grade C or above or equivalent
    • Candidates must also have 3 A-levels at A*-C or equivalent

    Skills Required

    • Attention to detail
    • Excellent Verbal and Written communication
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office
    • Share Point experience (preferable but not essential

    Click Here

    Highways England

    Digital Apprenticeship

    £14,000 per year

    high

    Qualifications Required

    8 x GCSE’s A to C including English and maths or equivalent.

    Skills Required

    • Demonstrable knowledge of digital and social media channels
    • Delivering work to tight deadlines
    • Understanding of customer services
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Click Here

  • McDonald's Management Degree Apprenticeship - 19/02/2018 - bmccarthy

    McDonalds

     

    A New Year has begun and McDonald’s want to remind you of the exciting career opportunities available at  one of their Restaurants.

    They’re looking for people that are comfortable rolling up their sleeves and getting involved. Quick learners that have providing a great customer experience and delivering high standards at the top of their minds.

    The ability to maintain high energy levels whilst working efficiently is also essential. Finally, they are looking for those that have an aptitude towards problem solving, decision making and motivating, leading and inspiring people.

    Check out their apprenticeship role and apply today!

    McDonald’s Management Degree Apprenticeship

    McDonald’s School Leaver programme lasts five years and gives students the opportunity to follow a structured training programme, which leads to valuable qualifications. At the end of it, participants will have gained loads of practical experience and progressed through different management roles. They will have helped make real business decisions and could even go on to manage their own restaurant.

    There is a financial advantage, too. The School Leaver Management Degree Apprenticeship is a great opportunity to earn while you learn. You won’t have the tuition fees, or the student loan, but you will be paid a competitive salary that increases as you progress through the programme.

    The programme initially leads to a level 3 apprenticeship. You then have the opportunity to gain a BA (hons) degree in business management and retail, and chartered manager status with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

    Find out more >
    Apply here >

  • Adult Nursing - University of Dundee - 19/02/2018 - bmccarthy

    Dundee Nursing

    Dundee’s adult nursing course prepares you to care for individuals with a range of health conditions in settings such as hospitals, homes and nursing homes.

    Dundee’s adult nursing course prepares you to care for individuals with a range of health conditions. Nursing care can take place in the community, home, hospitals and in nursing homes. You will gain experience in all these areas while on placement.

    As an adult nurse you will learn how to provide compassionate care to adults with both acute and long-term illnesses. Nurses work as part of a team alongside doctors, therapists, pharmacists and healthcare assistants. You will undertake inter-professional learning as part of our course.

    Adult nurses work with patients and their families supporting them through challenging situations. Providing support can be a very rewarding experience. Many of those who we care for are elderly as they learn to adapt to a stage of life that often brings with it long term health conditions.

    Professional qualifications

    This course will provide you with an academic and professional qualification; registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

    To visit the UCAS site click here

    For more information on the courses available click here.

  • Apprenticeship Awareness Week - 15/02/2018 - bmccarthy

    SLCollege

    With option choices fast approaching you may be considering a Foundation Apprenticeship (FA), or perhaps you’re still a little unsure as to what a FA is.

    A Foundation Apprenticeship is a fantastic way for pupils to learn the skills required for their chosen field/industry by undertaking periods of work experience and college based learning. Pupils would be working towards an industry recognised FA qualification which can lead directly into a Modern Apprenticeship, when you can start to earn a wage whilst continuing to learn the trade, or it can be used as part entry to a university degree course. Either way it is an extremely valuable qualification to have.

    But how does it work? A FA is selected as one of your option choices alongside English, History or Business Management, but it would require you to attend college on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon as part of your normal weekly timetable. All other times and days outwith college time will be spent working on your other option choices in school.

    As part of Apprenticeship Awareness Week, South Lanarkshire College are offering our pupils the opportunity to attend taster sessions held on the college campus. This is an opportunity for pupils to find out more information on the Foundation Apprenticeship courses they have available and to ask questions and/or pick up some valuable advice and tips. To assist pupils, the school will be offering transport to and from these taster sessions for anyone who wishes to find out more about them.

    So what’s on offer at these taster sessions? There are 2 courses to find out about:

    Course: Foundation Apprentice Social Services: Children & Young People
    Date:   Tuesday 6th March 2018
    Time:    1.30pm and 2.30pm
    Location: South Lanarkshire College Room 130
    Who: S4 pupils who wish to study a childcare qualification in S5 and S6 while remaining at school.
    Activity:   A demonstration of play activities by current FAs linked to children’s development. Meet college staff to discuss course content, career progression and employment opportunities.

    There is also the following course to find out about:

    Course: Foundation Apprentice: Social Services and Healthcare
    Date:   Tuesday 6th March 2018
    Time:  1.30pm-3.30pm
    Location: South Lanarkshire College Room 130
    Who:  S4 pupils who wish to study a healthcare qualification in S5 and S6 while continuing at school.
    Activity:  Meet college staff to discuss course content, career progression and employment opportunities.

    Any S4 pupil interested in attending these taster sessions should give their name to Mr McCarthy as soon as possible.

    There is also the possibility of a taster session on Monday, 05 March, for those interested in Hairdressing. Again, if this is of interest to any pupil, please give your name to Mr McCarthy ASAP.

     

  • Arnold Clark Modern Apprenticeships Now Live!! - 06/02/2018 - bmccarthy

    Arnold Clark

     

    Apprenticeships at Arnold Clark

    Arnold Clark have just released details of their latest apprenticeship opportunities. Arnold Clark train hundreds of apprentices every year, and they support them every step of the way as they earn and grow new skills.

    Via their state-of-the-art GTG training centres, Arnold Clark offer apprenticeship courses in Business Skills, Engineering and Automotive Technical – so you’re sure to find something you’ll love.

    Click the links below to find out what’s available and for details on how to apply.

     

    Earn While You Learn!

  • New College Lanarkshire Foundation Apprenticeships - 25/01/2018 - bmccarthy

    NCL

    New College Lanarkshire are inviting S4 pupils along to their Coatbridge Campus to find out about the Foundation Apprenticeship opportunities they have on offer.

    This event will be held in 101 Park Street, Coatbridge on 7th February from 09.30 – 13.30hrs.

    NCL hope this event will make S4 pupils aware of the benefits of the Foundation Apprenticeship and provide details of courses available from August 2018.

    The agenda for this event is detailed below:

    • Introduction
    • Short presentations from each Faculty.
    • BT Presentation.  Focus on ‘a day in the life’ and the progression routes in the sector – BT will demonstrate this in terms of their career ladder
    • Pupils will have the chance to talk with faculty staff and apprentices and ask questions/register interest

    Any pupil who is interested in attending this event should give their name to Mr McCarthy as soon as possible.

  • NEWSFLASH - NHS Careers Evening - 25/01/2018 - bmccarthy

    NHS LOGO

     

    ***NEWSFLASH***

    NHS Lanarkshire Careers Event 15th Feb 2018

    The next NHS Lanarkshire Careers Event will take place on Thursday 15th February 4pm – 6pm at St Ambrose High School, 63 Townhead Road, Coatbridge ML5 2JE.

    This will cover ALL careers within the NHS umbrella and not just Healthcare professions.

    Any interested pupil is welcome to attend.

  • BT Careers - Schools Information Day - 16/01/2018 - bmccarthy

    BT BT1

    BT Apprenticeships – Something for everyone

    ANY PUPIL INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THIS OPEN DAY MUST GIVE THEIR NAME TO Mr McCARTHY ASAP!

    In a nutshell, the main benefit of an apprenticeship is that you can earn as well as learn whilst creating your long term career in a leading communications company.

    As an apprentice you’ll earn a salary, work alongside and learn on the job from experienced colleagues to gain job-specific skills. In addition, you’ll be attending college to work towards a nationally recognised professional qualification in your chosen career path.

    At BT their apprentice schemes mean a permanent job with them.

    Anyone over 16, living in the UK and not in full-time education, or considering leaving school, can apply for an apprenticeship.

    Opportunities in: Field Engineering, Power Engineer, IT Network, Openreach Trainee, Desk Based Engineer, Vehicle Technician and Customer Experience.

    If you are interested in any of these apprenticeships and would like to find out a bit more, pass your name to Mr McCarthy to apply to attend the BT Open Day. The Open Day will run on Wednesday, 07 February 2018 from 1400hrs.

     

  • Interested in a career with Police Scotland? - 16/01/2018 - bmccarthy

    Poli ce Scotland - South lan

    Police Scotland are running an open day at their Eaglesham Training Facility on Monday, February 05 2018. This is a fantastic opportunity for pupils who have a real interest in a career with the Police and would like to find out a little more information.

    During the visit pupils can expect:

    • Firearms Training
    • Public Order Training
    • Officer Safety Training

    On the day, pupils will receive a tour of the facility and get the chance to meet with officers across all departments to find out all they need to know about a career with the Police.

    Places are limited to 10 and, as such, we would ask that only those pupils with a real interest in a career with the Police apply for a place.

    If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity you should pass your name to Mr McCarthy ASAP.

  • BAE SYSTEMS MA Application Deadline Fast Approaching - 15/01/2018 - bmccarthy

    BAE Sys BAE Systems BAE 1

    BAE Systems have announced a host of exciting Modern Apprenticeship opportunities in the Glasgow area. Entry requirements start at a minimum of 4 National 4’s which must include English and Maths and either a Science or Technical subject.

    Click on the links below for more information and to apply for the posts.

     BAE Electrician
    Naval Ships, Glasgow
     BAE Engineering Technician
    Naval Ships, Glasgow
     BAE Joiner
    Naval Ships, Glasgow
     BAE Mechanical Fitter
    Naval Ships, Glasgow
    Aircraft carrier block sets sail from BAE Systems' Govan ship yard today to travel 600 miles to Rosyth. Pic at the Govan yard as workers saw it off. **Picture supplied courtesty of BAE Systems Surface Ships Ltd, to be used in conjunction with press released story only. Must not be archived by any agency or distributed in conjunction with any other story without prior permission from BAE/John Linton Photography.**
    Naval Ships, Glasgow
     BAE Plumber
    Naval Ships, Glasgow
     BAE Project Manager
    Naval Ships, Glasgow
     BAE Sheet Metal Worker
    Naval Ships, Glasgow
     BAE Steel Worker
    Naval Ships, Glasgow

    Any pupil who wishes to find out more about these posts should speak with Lisa Burns, Careers Adviser, or Mr McCarthy.

  • Apprenticeship.Scot - Deadlines Approaching - 20/12/2017 - bmccarthy

    Apprenticeship.scot

     

    Time is running out for applications as deadlines approach for the Modern Apprenticeships available through  Apprenticeship.scot. Some have in deed passed. Do not miss out on these fantastic opportunities available throughout Scotland. Click on the links below to view details and apply. Pay attention to submission dates.

    South/North Lanarkshire and South West Scotland:

    Vacancy Vacancy Ref Vacancy Type No of opportunities Vacancy Location Local Authority Region Closing Date
    Engineering 112903 MA 9 Prestwick SouthAyrshire South West 22/12/2017 23:59
    Customer Service Assistant 113050 MA 2 Irvine SouthAyrshire South West 22/12/2017 23:59
    Laboratory Technician 112974 MA 1 Motherwell NorthLanarkshire South West 26/12/2017 23:59
    Administrative assistant 111908 MA 1 East Kilbride SouthLanarkshire South West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Data Processor 112657 MA 1 Bellshill NorthLanarkshire South West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Office Administration 112681 MA 1 Motherwell NorthLanarkshire South West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Assistive Technology IT Trainer 112766 MA 1 East Kilbride SouthLanarkshire South West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Business Administrator 112846 MA 1 Uddingston SouthLanarkshire South West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Business Administrator 112854 MA 1 Uddingston SouthLanarkshire South West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Openreach Trainee Engineer 112855 MA 12 Douglas SouthLanarkshire South West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Openreach Trainee Engineer 112856 MA 12 Kilmarnock EastAyrshire South West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Openreach Trainee Engineer 112858 MA 12 Motherwell NorthLanarkshire South West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Power Engineer 112917 MA 3 Ayr SouthAyrshire South West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Travel Consultant 113025 MA 1 East Kilbride SouthLanarkshire South West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Travel Consultant 113067 MA 1 Cumbernauld NorthLanarkshire South West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Forest & Timber Assistant 113107 MA 8 Dumfries / Newton Stewart Dumfries South West 07/01/2018 23:59
    Finance Shared Services 112892 MA 1 Irvine NorthAyrshire South West 12/01/2018 23:59
    Materials Planning Assistant 112998 MA 1 Irvine NorthAyrshire South West 12/01/2018 23:59
    Clerical Assistant 113181 MA 10 South Lanarkshire SouthLanarkshire South West 12/01/2018 23:59
    Engineering 113040 MA 2 Irvine NorthAyrshire South West 15/01/2018 23:59
    Manufacturing 113041 MA 1 Irvine NorthAyrshire South West 15/01/2018 23:59
    Business and Administration Assistant 110347 MA 1 Irvine NorthAyrshire South West 31/01/2018 23:59
    1st Line Support Technician 112576 MA 1 Motherwell NorthLanarkshire South West 31/01/2018 23:59
    Digital Marketing 112786 MA 2 Irvine NorthAyrshire South West 31/01/2018 23:59
    IT Support Officer 112510 MA 1 Coatbridge NorthLanarkshire South West 08/12/2018 23:59

    Glasgow and the West Scotland:

    Vacancy Vacancy Ref Vacancy Type No of opportunities Vacancy Location Local Authority Region Closing Date
    Administration Assistant 113069 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 20/12/2017 23:59
    Greenkeeper 112783 MA 2 Milngavie EastDunbartonshire West 22/12/2017 23:59
    Accounts Assistant 112890 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 22/12/2017 23:59
    Trainee Administration Assistant  112898 MA 1 Paisley Renfrewshire West 22/12/2017 23:59
    Retail Assistant 112942 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 22/12/2017 23:59
    Bar and Waiting Staff 112990 MA 2 Glasgow Glasgow West 22/12/2017 23:59
    Bar and Waiting Staff 112992 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 22/12/2017 23:59
    AAT Trainee 113030 MA 2 Renfrew Renfrewshire West 22/12/2017 23:59
    Administrator 113049 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 22/12/2017 23:59
    IT Assistant 113051 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 22/12/2017 23:59
    Sales Assistant 113055 MA 2 Wishaw Glasgow West 22/12/2017 23:59
    Scottish Government – Divisional Admin Support 113116 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 22/12/2017 23:59
    Administrator 113122 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 22/12/2017 23:59
    Administrator 113131 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 22/12/2017 23:59
    Retail Assistant 113132 MA 1 Paisley Renfrewshire West 22/12/2017 23:59
    Social Media Designer Assistant 112499 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 23/12/2017 23:59
    Software Delivery  112503 MA 2 Glasgow Glasgow West 23/12/2017 23:59
    Hairdresser 112548 MA 2 Glasgow Glasgow West 26/12/2017 23:59
    Team Administration  112558 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 27/12/2017 23:59
    Financial Services  112560 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 27/12/2017 23:59
    Digital Marketing 112561 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 27/12/2017 23:59
    Contracts Administrator 112564 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 27/12/2017 23:59
    Customer Service Adviser 112567 MA 3 Barrhead EastRenfrewshire West 27/12/2017 23:59
    Software Engineer 112587 GLA 20 Glasgow Glasgow West 30/12/2017 23:59
    Business / Customer Service 111561 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Hotel Receptionist  112067 MA 2 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Engineering Technician 112663 MA 12 Glasgow Renfrewshire West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Office Administrator 112673 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Admin Receptionist and Social Media  112674 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Technical Services Administration 112675 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    IT First Line Support  112676 MA 1 Lanarkshire Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Administrator 112677 MA 1 Hamilton Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Administrator 112679 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Business Support Assistant 112680 MA 1 East Kilbride Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Administration Assistant 112682 MA 1 Thornliebank EastRenfrewshire West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Sales Support & Marketing 112719 MA 1 Easterhouse Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
     Administration Assistant 112744 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Business Administration 112770 MA 1 Maryhill Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Salon Assistant 112790 MA 1 Bishopbriggs Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Operational Finance  112819 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Administrator  112839 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Social Media Marketing  112840 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Openreach Trainee Engineer 112852 MA 12 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Openreach Trainee Engineer 112853 MA 12 Clydebank WestDunbartonshire West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Openreach Trainee Engineer 112857 MA 12 Langside Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Openreach Trainee Engineer 112859 MA 12 Paisley Renfrewshire West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Customer Services Representative 112879 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Helpdesk Administrator 112897 MA 1 Hillington Renfrewshire West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Field Engineer 112915 MA 3 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Power Engineer 112920 MA 3 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Desk Based Engineer 112921 MA 3 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Desk Based Engineer 112922 MA 3 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    IT – Network Engineer 112924 MA 3 Dumbarton WestDunbartonshire West 31/12/2017 23:59
     Administrator 112939 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Business Support Administrator  112950 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Reservations Assistant 113016 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Data Processor   113057 MA 1 Bellshill Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    IT First Line Support  113058 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Reception and Administrator 113071 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Care Services Co-ordinator 113119 MA 1 Thornliebank EastRenfrewshire West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Salon Junior 113127 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Cruise Business Development Assistant 113137 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Trainee Office Assistant 113143 MA 1 Glasgow Renfrewshire West 31/12/2017 23:59
    IT Networking Assistant 113154 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Commercial Assistant 113175 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Parts Advisor 113186 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/12/2017 23:59
    Childcare Practitioner / Nursery Nurse  113078 MA 1 Bearsden EastDunbartonshire West 03/01/2018 23:59
    Childcare Practitioner / Nursery Nurse  113086 MA 1 Clydebank WestDunbartonshire West 03/01/2018 23:59
    Childcare Practitioner / Nursery Nurse  113087 MA 1 Bishopbriggs EastDunbartonshire West 03/01/2018 23:59
    Childcare Practitioner / Nursery Nurse  113088 MA 1 Johnstone Renfrewshire West 03/01/2018 23:59
    Childcare Practitioner / Nursery Nurse  113089 MA 1 Houston Renfrewshire West 03/01/2018 23:59
    Childcare Practitioner / Nursery Nurse  113090 MA 1 Paisley Renfrewshire West 03/01/2018 23:59
    Childcare Practitioner / Nursery Nurse  113091 MA 1 Hillington Glasgow West 03/01/2018 23:59
    Childcare Practitioner / Nursery Nurse  113092 MA 1 Pollokshaws Glasgow West 03/01/2018 23:59
    Childcare Practitioner / Nursery Nurse  113093 MA 1 Dennistoun Glasgow West 03/01/2018 23:59
    Childcare Practitioner / Nursery Nurse  113096 MA 1 Anniesland Glasgow West 03/01/2018 23:59
    Business and Administration Assistant 112946 MA 15 Glasgow Glasgow West 05/01/2018 23:59
    Childcare Assistant 113162 MA 5 Glasgow Glasgow West 12/01/2018 23:59
    Childcare Practitioner / Nursery Nurse  113094 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 13/01/2018 23:59
    Childcare Practitioner / Nursery Nurse  113095 MA 1 Maryhill Glasgow West 13/01/2018 23:59
     Buyer 113105 MA 1 Hillington Industrial Estate Glasgow Renfrewshire West 15/01/2018 23:59
     Business Administration – English Language Teaching  113129 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 15/01/2018 23:59
    Waiting staff for Bar/Restaurant 113003 MA 2 Glasgow Glasgow West 28/01/2018 23:59
    Kitchen Assistant 113005 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 30/01/2018 23:59
    Property Receptionist and Digital Marketer 113075 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 30/01/2018 23:59
    Business and Administration Assistant  110163 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/01/2018 23:59
    Business and Administration Assistant 110346 MA 1 Dumbarton WestDunbartonshire West 31/01/2018 23:59
    Business and Administration Assistant 112031 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/01/2018 23:59
    Business and Administration Assistant 112116 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/01/2018 23:59
    Food and Drink Hospitality Assistant 112117 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/01/2018 23:59
    Customer Services Assistant 112140 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/01/2018 23:59
    Business and Administration Assistant 112249 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/01/2018 23:59
    Business and Administration  112594 MA 1 Glasgow Renfrewshire West 31/01/2018 23:59
    Business and Administration 112637 MA 1 Glasgow Renfrewshire West 31/01/2018 23:59
    Digtal Marketing 112778 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/01/2018 23:59
    Business and Administration Assistant 112820 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/01/2018 23:59
    Business and Administration Assistant 112865 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/01/2018 23:59
    Financial Services Assistant 112907 MA 4 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/01/2018 23:59
    Business and Administration Assistant 112957 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/01/2018 23:59
    Warehousing Assistant 113048 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/01/2018 23:59
    IT Management for Business  113112 GLA 9 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/01/2018 23:59
    Software Development  113114 GLA 4 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/01/2018 23:59
    Trainee Travel Consultant 113138 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 31/01/2018 23:59
    Business and Administration 113149 MA 1 Renfrew Renfrewshire West 31/01/2018 23:59
    IT Repair Technician 113080 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 01/02/2018 23:59
    IT Support and Digital Marketing Assistant  113084 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 01/02/2018 23:59
    IT Support Technician  112605 MA 1 Glasgow Glasgow West 07/02/2018 23:59
    Steelworker 112664 MA 2 Glasgow Renfrewshire West 28/02/2018 23:59
    Electrician 112689 MA 7 Glasgow Renfrewshire West 28/02/2018 23:59
    Plumber 112692 MA 2 Glasgow Renfrewshire West 28/02/2018 23:59
    Mechanical Fitter 112693 MA 2 Glasgow Renfrewshire West 28/02/2018 23:59
    Sheet Metal Worker 112694 MA 3 Glasgow Renfrewshire West 28/02/2018 23:59
    Painter 112695 MA 4 Glasgow Renfrewshire West 28/02/2018 23:59
    Project Management 112696 MA 6 Glasgow Renfrewshire West 28/02/2018 23:59
    Joiner 112698 MA 2 Glasgow Renfrewshire West 28/02/2018 23:59
    Customer Experience 113070 MA 12 Glasgow Glasgow West 01/04/2018 23:59
    Waiting Team Member 113124 MA 2 Glasgow Glasgow West 12/12/2018 23:59

    Edinburgh and South East Scotland:

    Vacancy Vacancy Ref Vacancy Type No of opportunities Vacancy Location Local Authority Region Closing Date
    Vehicle Body Repair  113125 MA 2 Edinburgh Midlothian South East 20/12/2017 23:59
    Vehicle Spray Painter 113126 MA 1 Edinburgh Midlothian South East 20/12/2017 23:59
    Retail Sales Assistant 112553 MA 10 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 22/12/2017 23:59
    Chef 112988 MA 1 South Queensferry Edinburgh South East 22/12/2017 23:59
    Bar and Waiting Staff 112989 MA 1 South Queensferry Midlothian South East 22/12/2017 23:59
    Retail Sales Assistant 113053 MA 1 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 22/12/2017 23:59
    Customer Service Assistant 113054 MA 1 Broxburn WestLothian South East 22/12/2017 23:59
    Scottish Government – Divisional Admin Support 113115 MA 1 Leith Edinburgh South East 22/12/2017 23:59
    Business Support/Administration 113128 MA 1 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 22/12/2017 23:59
    Hairdressing Assistant 112926 MA 2 Dalkeith Midlothian South East 23/12/2017 23:59
    Hairdressing Assistant (Edinburgh) 112927 MA 2 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 23/12/2017 23:59
    Assistant Hairdresser 108597 MA 3 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 26/12/2017 23:59
    Lettings Administration Apprentice 112542 MA 1 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 26/12/2017 23:59
    Web Developer 112565 MA 1 Stirling Stirling South East 27/12/2017 23:59
    Trainee Administrator 112895 MA 1 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 28/12/2017 23:59
    Retail Assistant 112825 MA 1 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 29/12/2017 23:59
    Infrastructure Analyst 112683 MA 1 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 31/12/2017 23:59
    Reception / Administrator 112743 MA 1 Larbert Falkirk South East 31/12/2017 23:59
    Openreach Trainee Engineer 112860 MA 12 Stirling Stirling South East 31/12/2017 23:59
    Power Engineer 112919 MA 3 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 31/12/2017 23:59
    IT – Network Engineer 112923 MA 3 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 31/12/2017 23:59
    Commis Chef 112973 MA 2 Falkirk Falkirk South East 31/12/2017 23:59
    Trainee Administrator 113008 MA 1 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 31/12/2017 23:59
    Trainee Administrator 113009 MA 1 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 31/12/2017 23:59
    Digital Administration Assistant  113155 MA 1 Inverness Stirling South East 31/12/2017 23:59
    Bus and Coach Engineer 113172 MA 1 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 31/12/2017 23:59
    Bus and Coach Body Repairer 113176 MA 1 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 31/12/2017 23:59
    Parts Advisor 113177 MA 1 Edinburgh WestLothian South East 31/12/2017 23:59
    Bodyshop Advisor 113178 MA 1 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 31/12/2017 23:59
     Administrator 113179 MA 1 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 31/12/2017 23:59
    Childcare Practitioner / Nursery Nurse  113097 MA 1 Broxburn WestLothian South East 03/01/2018 23:59
    Childcare Practitioner / Nursery Nurse  113098 MA 1 Dalkeith Edinburgh South East 03/01/2018 23:59
    Childcare Practitioner / Nursery Nurse  113099 MA 1 Longstone Edinburgh South East 03/01/2018 23:59
    Childcare Practitioner / Nursery Nurse  113100 MA 1 Saughton Edinburgh South East 03/01/2018 23:59
    Childcare Practitioner / Nursery Nurse  113101 MA 1 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 03/01/2018 23:59
    Childcare Practitioner / Nursery Nurse  113103 MA 1 Balerno WestLothian South East 03/01/2018 23:59
    Administrator 113150 MA 1 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 05/01/2018 23:59
    Life Science 112956 MA 4 Falkirk Falkirk South East 12/01/2018 23:59
    Engineering 113111 MA 20 Falkirk Falkirk South East 12/01/2018 23:59
    Childcare Practitioner / Nursery Nurse  113102 MA 1 Livingston WestLothian South East 13/01/2018 23:59
    Hospitality Assistant 112030 MA 1 Stirling Stirling South East 31/01/2018 23:59
    Business and Administration Assistant 112843 MA 1 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 31/01/2018 23:59
    Childcare Assistant 112980 MA 2 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 31/01/2018 23:59
    Childcare Assistant 113042 MA 2 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 31/01/2018 23:59
    Receptionist 113045 MA 1 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 31/01/2018 23:59
    Business and Administration 113073 MA 1 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 31/01/2018 23:59
    Business and Administration 113076 MA 1 Alloa Clackmannanshire South East 31/01/2018 23:59
    IT Management for Business  113113 GLA 9 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 31/01/2018 23:59
    Business and Administration 113130 MA 1 Musselburgh EastLothian South East 31/01/2018 23:59
    Oil and Gas Technical Assistant 113134 MA 25 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 11/02/2018 23:59
    Software Engineering (2018) 111840 GLA 3 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 28/02/2018 23:59
    Design Engineering Technical (2018) 111841 GLA 11 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 28/02/2018 23:59
    Business Apprentice 111847 MA 6 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 28/02/2018 23:59
    Design Engineering Technical Apprentice 111854 MA 5 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 28/02/2018 23:59
    Manufacturing Apprentice  111865 MA 8 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 28/02/2018 23:59
    Manufacturing Technical Apprentice 111866 MA 8 Edinburgh Edinburgh South East 28/02/2018 23:59
    Technical Engineer 113188 MA 1 Stirling, Scotland Stirling South East 18/03/2018 23:59

    North and North East Scotland:

    Vacancy Vacancy Ref Vacancy Type No of opportunities Vacancy Location Local Authority Region Closing Date
    Chef 112991 MA 1 Perth Perth North East 22/12/2017 23:59
    Retail Sales Assistant 112999 MA 1 Perth Perth North East 22/12/2017 23:59
    Retail Assistant 112555 MA 5 Aberdeen Aberdeen North East 29/12/2017 23:59
    Retail Assistant 113002 MA 1 Aberdeen Aberdeen North East 29/12/2017 23:59
    Retail Assistant 113056 MA 1 Perth Perth North East 29/12/2017 23:59
    Parts Assistant 113147 MA 1 Perth Perth North East 29/12/2017 23:59
    Customer Service Assitant 112678 MA 1 Newburgh Fife North East 31/12/2017 23:59
    Hairdresser 112745 MA 1 Kirkcaldy Fife North East 31/12/2017 23:59
    IT Support Engineer 112864 MA 1 Dunfermline Fife North East 31/12/2017 23:59
    Field Engineer 112913 MA 3 Aberdeen Aberdeen North East 31/12/2017 23:59
    Power Engineer 112918 MA 3 Dundee Dundee North East 31/12/2017 23:59
    Travel Consultant 113065 MA 1 Dunfermline Fife North East 31/12/2017 23:59
    Travel Consultant 113068 MA 1 Aberdeen Aberdeenshire North East 31/12/2017 23:59
    Oil and Gas Technical Assistant 113140 MA 25 Aberdeen Aberdeen North East 31/12/2017 23:59
    Engineering 113043 MA 2 Montrose Angus North East 15/01/2018 23:59
    Manufacturing 113044 MA 2 Montrose Angus North East 15/01/2018 23:59
     Financial Services Assistant 112566 MA 1 Perth Perth North East 31/01/2018 23:59
    Customer Service Assistant 112816 MA 1 Arbroath Aberdeenshire North East 31/01/2018 23:59
    Business and Administration Assistant 112838 MA 1 Leven Fife North East 31/01/2018 23:59
    Business and Administration 112929 MA 1 Perth Perth North East 31/01/2018 23:59
    Warehousing Operative 112930 MA 1 Perth Perth North East 31/01/2018 23:59
    Business and Administration Assistant  112953 MA 1 Kirkcaldy Fife North East 31/01/2018 23:59
    Business and Administration 113144 MA 1 Aberdeen Aberdeen North East 31/01/2018 23:59
    Business and Administration 113145 MA 1 Aberdeen Aberdeen North East 31/01/2018 23:59
    Customer Experience 113106 MA 12 Dundee Dundee North East 01/04/2018 23:5

    Highlands and North Scotland:

    Vacancy Vacancy Ref Vacancy Type No of opportunities Vacancy Location Local Authority Region Closing Date
    Trainee Administrator/ Showroom Assistant 112959 MA 1 Elgin Moray North 20/12/2017 23:59
    Cultural Venue Operations 112894 MA 2 Inverness Highlands North 28/12/2017 23:59
    Parts Advisor 112880 MA 2 Inverness Highlands North 29/12/2017 23:59
    Trainee Administrator 112904 MA 1 Inverness Highlands North 31/12/2017 23:59
    Field Engineer 112914 MA 3 Elgin Moray North 31/12/2017 23:59
    Field Engineer 112916 MA 3 Inverness Highlands North 31/12/2017 23:59
    IT – Network Engineer 112925 MA 3 Thurso Highlands North 31/12/2017 23:59
    Business and Financial Support Assistant 113153 MA 1 Kirkcaldy Moray North 31/12/2017 23:59
    Warehouse Operative 113135 MA 1 Shetland Shetland North 05/01/2018 23:59
     HGV Driver 113180 MA 2 Ballindalloch Moray North 26/01/2018 23:59

  • South Lanarkshire Council Modern Apprenticeship - 19/12/2017 - bmccarthy

    SLA03723 Clerical Assistant – Modern Apprenticeship – DFF

    Ref no: SLA03723
    Closes: Friday, 12th January 2018
    Published: Monday, 18th December 2017

    Job DescriptionSLC

    Finance and Corporate Resources

    Location:   Various throughout South Lanarkshire 

    Duration:  Fixed Term: 2 year programme
    Hours:        35 hours per week
    The start of something big!
    As South Lanarkshire’s largest employer they know how important it is to offer great opportunities.

    If you would like to work with SLC in their challenging, forward thinking services, they have one of the best Modern Apprenticeship opportunities in Scotland.

    What’s on offer:

    *Experience in office and clerical skills within a variety of Council Services.
    *The opportunity to gain a recognised SVQ qualification.
    *Receive a comprehensive in-house training package to complement your practical work experience.

    SLC believe in developing people to their full potential, and the prospects of career development within the Council are as excellent as their benefits package.

    You need at least: 

    3 standard grades / 3 national 4 or 5 qualifications, including English at general level 3 or above, or equivalent, relevant experience.

    A commitment to learning and ambition to succeed.

    A commitment to delivering quality customer service.

    Confidence and team skills are vital.

    In line with South Lanarkshire Council’s Vocational Development Strategy and working alongside Skills Development Scotland, these positions are restricted to 16 – 19 year olds who currently attend, or have previously attended, a South Lanarkshire School and/or live in the South Lanarkshire Area.
    What you can expect:
    Location: Council, HQ. Almada Street, Hamilton
    Salary: £15,950 – £17,683 per year
    Hours: 35.00 hours per week
    Contract Type: Fixed Term
    Position Type: Full Time

    If you are interested in applying for this post please click the link below:

    Click here to apply

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

    Please note all correspondence with be sent to your email account.

    Closing Date: Friday 12 January 2018.
    Candidates are advised if successful at shortleet, they will be required to attend an Assessment Centre on  Tuesday 23 January 2018.

    Interviews are scheduled to take place week between Tuesday 13 and Friday 16 February 2018.

    See also:

    Clerical Assistant – MA Job Profile Behaviours.doc

  • Apprenticeships with Royal Mail - 18/12/2017 - bmccarthy

     Royal Mail
    As the UK’s third largest employer, Royal Mail offers apprenticeships and trainee management opportunities on a different scale to other businesses. They deliver six days a week to more than 29 million addresses across the UK and their vision is to be recognised as the best delivery company in the UK and across Europe. But they can’t do that without attracting the very best talent. So they offer apprenticeships that give a genuine insight into Royal Mail and their processes, and trainee management schemes that offer a fast-track into the business.

    Royal Mail Apprenticeships

    • Vehicle Maintenance

    • Engineering

    • Project Management

    • Technology

    • Logistics Management

    • Finance

    • B2B Sales

    What you’ll gain

    As a Royal Mail apprentice you’ll gain a unique understanding of their 500 year old business. Crucially, you’ll find out how to improve customers’ experience across specific functions, while gaining qualifications and receiving a salary. All of which will set you up for a successful future. That could mean taking on more responsibility, further training and development, or looking for new opportunities across the business.

    Click here to find out more and apply

  • Modern Apprenticeship - Jewellery Design - 11/12/2017 - bmccarthy

    Applied Arts


    Creative Modern Apprentice,
    Glasgow

    Employer – Applied Arts Scotland

    Length of contract – Initially 12 months, with potential for ongoing employment

    The Role – Two different businesses based in Glasgow, Vanilla Ink Jewellery School and Studio, and Katie Lees Jewellery Designer and Maker, are offering an exciting opportunity for a young person keen to begin their career in the craft sector. You will be involved in all aspects of the day to day running of these two small craft businesses, gaining experience and an understanding of bench skills, batch production, product development, teaching, product photography for the web, event preparation, customer services, online sales and promotion. You will learn to work in the correct and safe manner within a busy jewellery workshop.

    You will work towards a Modern Apprenticeship qualification in Business Skills for Craft as part of pilot project being run by Applied Arts Scotland and project partners, Skills Development Scotland.

    This pilot project is targeted at those groups currently under represented in Modern Apprenticeships. We particularly wish to hear from applicants who are long term unemployed, ethnic minority groups, refugees, lone parents and carers and those who have been in care. We are also keen to support those requiring support with mental health issues.

    • As this is an entry level apprenticeship, this position would be best suited to a school or college leaver. Please note that anyone with a qualification at degree level and above will not be eligible for this position.
    • No specific qualification grades are required however it may be beneficial to have an interest in Art & Design.
    • Good time management, team working, and enthusiasm are required with the ability to work under supervision as well as using own initiative.
    • Offered to 16 – 24 age group, and disabled and care experienced individuals up to 29 years, although priority will be given to 16-20 age group.
    • Successful applicant must be resident in Scotland.

    The Qualities We Need  – Each day will be different and we are looking for someone who is self motivated, reliable and flexible.  You will have an enthusiasm for learning and a passion for making and creative thinking. The first 9 months you will be taught intensive bench skills, so good eyesight and hand dexterity is vital.

    The Skills and Knowledge We Would Like  – You will need good communication skills, an ability to get on well with a variety of people and be able to focus & work consistently through a given task.  Strong IT skills including a working knowledge with Microsoft Office & Excel, and familiarity with social media platforms would be advantageous. No previous jewellery making experience is needed as full training will be given. Please be aware that this role requires good manual dexterity, please contact Carol Sinclair to discuss further.

    Principle Tasks and Responsibilities in this role will include

    • Working closely with each of the businesses on day to day tasks as well as specific projects.
    • Learning basic through to advanced skills of jewellery making, including saw piercing, filing, cleaning up castings, setting building, stone setting and finishing.
    • Assisting in the design and manufacture of high-end jewellery.
    • Assisting in class set-up and maintenance for both Vanilla Ink and CARVE.
    • Promotion of activities via social media, website and e-newsletters, including product photography and editing.
    • Researching funding opportunities and assist in making applications
    • Day to day administrative duties, updating online systems, stock management
    • Day to day tool and equipment maintenance.

    Location – Finnieston, West End, Glasgow.

    Working Hours – This contract is for 28 hours per week (4 days)  for 12 months.  The work days and times are negotiable.

    Salary – We will be paying the National Living Wage, £5.00 for under 18yrs, £6.50 18-20yrs, £8.25, 21-24yrs and £8.75 for over 25yrs.

    The Organisations

    Applied Arts Scotland is a craft development organisation run by makers for makers working           professionally in Scotland. It is the lead partner in this project as part of a programme of shared apprenticeship for the creative and craft sector.  www.appliedartsscotland.org.uk

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    Vanilla Ink Jewellery School & Studios is a Social Enterprise and Scotland’s unique Jewellery School and Studio. We run a school teaching jewellery at all levels to many walks of life. Our Master Goldsmith Scott McIntyre runs the trade services we offer, which include stone setting, remastering, melting and repairs, as well as commission work. Vanilla Ink also runs a professional development programme for start-up jewellers to help understand their own practice. www.vanillainkstudios.co.uk

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    Katie Lees is a maker of highly crafted jewellery focussing mainly on commission work. Using a mixture of precious stones and precious metals, Katie creates heirlooms for the future. She also has a ready-to-wear collection that she sells through her website and ‘Not on the High Street’. Katie and Kate (co-founder of Vanilla Ink) also run a pop-up jewellery making workshop called CARVE (www.wearecarve.com), travelling across the country teaching people to make jewellery carved from wax that is then cast in metal, to be finished in the workshops and posted to the clients that made them. www.katieleesjewellery.com

    How to apply – Please email a current CV along with a covering letter to

    hello@appliedartsscotland.org.uk.

    The covering letter should explain why you are interested in a career in the creative sector and the reasons why you feel you would be the best candidate for the job.

    Please quote Apprentice Glasgow in the subject line

    Closing Date – Friday 30th Dec 2017 at 5pm

    Further information – please contact hello@appliedartsscotland.org.uk or tel Carol Sinclair on 07791 381990 or Kirsteen Allison, Disability Adviser Skills Development Scotland, kirsteen.allison@sds.co.uk

    Blogspot: Applied Arts Scotland    Facebook: AppliedArtsScotland
    Twitter: @AppliedArtsScot

    Email: hello@appliedartsscotland.org.uk

    AppliedArtsScotland is a registered charity – SC022604

  • SKY Academy Success for Trinity Pupils! - 05/12/2017 - bmccarthy

    Well done to Mohsin Renn, Awais Akhtar, Mikey Hyslop, Bradley Keary, Joe Ghanime, Aidan Feeney, SKY1Brandon Lukin, and Kacper Eitner who all completed a full week of work experience with Sky Academy in their Tannochside Branch. Each pupil fully enjoyed their time with Sky where they were able to experience life working in different departments across the organisation. It was an interesting week for all involved which included team activities, learning about the various roles across Sky and expanding their skills to help build confidence.

    Call listening proved popular with the pupils as they were tested on their listening and customer service skills. Aidan highlighted a key reason for signing up to the experience as being “the opportunity to see what working with an organisation like Sky was like with a view to applying for a job.”

    Mikey said of the Technical Department, “my highlight was working as a team to put together a satellite dish and I found it really interesting finding out all about Health and Safety and being shown around the installation engineers van.”

    As a group the pupils stated that they enjoyed all the activities they undertook and felt they were able to utilise and develop various skills such as communication and problem solving skills and really enjoyed team-working activities where they felt the were encouraged and supported to be creative.  We are already looking forward to working with Sky again.

    SKY11

     

  • HURRY - MA's at Strathclyde University - applications closing soon - 30/11/2017 - bmccarthy

    Strathclyde

    Strathclyde University are currently accepting applications for a Business Administration Modern Apprenticeship. You need to be quick as applications are to be completed by Sunday December 04. The details are as follows:

    Modern Apprentice: Business Administration (HASS)

    School:            Social Work and Social Policy
    Faculty:   Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/)
    Staff Category Administrative and Professional Reference No 99014
    Reports To  Support Team Manager Grade YT71
    Salary Range First year £10,512: Second year £12,481 Contract Type Fixed Term (24 months)
    FTE 1 (35 hours/week) Closing Date Sunday, 3 December 2017

    Job Advert

    The Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) support staffing is Faculty wide. It comprises a large, dynamic team which is grouped into support teams that support the Schools within the Faculty. These Schools are located in different areas across the campus. Delivery of services will require enthusiasm, personal responsibility and initiative. We are currently looking for a Modern Apprentice to be based within the School of Social Work and Social Policy of the Faculty of HASS. The post holder will be supervised on a daily basis by the Support Team Manager and will report to the Faculty Manager. The postholder will provide clerical and administrative support to the School across a broad range of administrative activities that underpin the general operation of the Faculty. The successful candidate will be comfortable working in a busy, office environment and supporting both staff and students. Please note that as a result of funding rules, Modern Apprentices must start the scheme before their 20th birthday.

    Job Description

    Brief Outline of Job: The post holder will provide clerical and administrative support to the School Support Team across a broad range of administrative activities that underpin the general operation of the Faculty. This will include courses support, committee meeting support, organisation of meetings and events and supporting the organisation and running of Boards of Examiners.

    Main Activities/Responsibilities:

    1. Act as a first point of contact for the Support Team, which will necessitate dealing with a range of enquiries from staff and students, offering advice and information where required and passing on enquiries outwith the post holder’s knowledge base to appropriate individuals.

    2. Provide support for meetings and events that may involve multiple participants in accordance with the activities of the Team.

    3. Drafting memos, email and letters on behalf of the administrative staff.

    4. Carrying out tasks such as: database entry; processing of forms and notices (e.g. invoices, orders, application forms) following set procedures.

    5. Provision of organisational support within the Team including, for example, photocopying, scanning, booking rooms, the place of useful learning 99014 The University of Strathclyde is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, number SC015263 2 distribution of mail, filing, and maintaining stationery etc. on a regular basis.

    6. Handling office mail, including dispatch and receipt, and maintenance of distribution lists

    7. Ensure compliance with relevant internal and external policies and procedures 8. Other duties as required in support of the Faculty Support Team and consistent with the grade and the workload.

    Person Specification

    Educational and/or Professional Qualifications (E=Essential, i.e. a candidate must meet all essential criteria to be considered for selection, D=Desirable)

    E.1 Minimum of 4 National 5s at C or above, which must include English, Maths and Administration/Computing

    D.1 Passes in Higher Grade Administration, English, Mathematics Experience

    D.2 Work experience involving administration and/or customer service

    D.3 Work experience showing positive, self-starter approach

    D.4 Work experience displaying evidence of team working of various types/levels Job Related Skills and Achievements

    E.2 Good IT skills

    E.3 Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

    E.4 Excellent customer service skills, both face-to-face and via telephone

    E.5 Good written and numeracy skills with attention to detail Personal Attributes

    E.6 Polite, friendly manner

    E.7 Good self-presentation

    E.8 Ability/potential to work with colleagues at all levels of the organisation

    E.9 Motivated self-starter, who is keen to develop their skills in administration

    Application Procedure

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

    Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of two referees who will be contacted before interview without further permission, unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

    Other Information

    Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website HERE . Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Susan Lynch, Modern Apprentice co-ordinator (s.e.lynch@strath.ac.uk).

    Conditions of employment relating to the Modern Apprentice staff category can be found at: Conditions of Employment.

    Probation: Where applicable, the successful applicant will be required to serve a 6 month probationary period.

    Pension: The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding this scheme is available from Payroll and Pensions.

    Interviews: Formal interviews for this post will be held on Wednesday, 13 December 2017

  • Trinity High School Pupils Complete Scottish Government Work Experience Placement - 24/11/2017 - bmccarthy

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    Congratulations to Aaron Clark, Charlotte Smith and Nicole Kirk who recently completed an 8 week work experience placement with the Social Justice Department of the Scottish Government. This was a pilot project with the aim of opening up work experience opportunities to pupils with a view to increasing awareness of Modern Apprenticeships within the Scottish government.

    The three pupils were selected for a place on the programme following a competitive personal statement application process where all three excelled.

    The pupils were able to experience the day to day life of working within a busy government office. They enjoyed the privilege of being able to read, comment on and contribute to pre-published policy documents giving them a real sense of involvement, engagement and personal worth.

    The three pupils travelled to Edinburgh as part of this programme and were introduced to the Scottish Parliament. They witnessed First Ministers Questions and were given a tour of the building by MSP for Rutherglen, Claire Haughey who also introduced them to the Presiding Officer, Ken Macintosh.

    The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and Charlotte stated, “This has been a unique and extremely valuable experience. Through this placement I have had the opportunity to talk to different people within the government, attend First Ministers Questions and meet MSPs.” When asked what she would remember most about her experience Charlotte said, “For me the best aspect of the placement was learning there are other paths after school than university and has been beneficial in showing me the many departments and people within the Scottish Government. I would recommend this placement to others as you gain invaluable, vital experience and you learn all the different things the Scottish Government does.”

    Nicole added, “I think the experience has been extremely useful and the flexible nature of the scheme has allowed me to explore areas I am interested in. I most enjoyed meeting with civil servants from the education section as I found discussing the attainment gap very interesting. “

    The Social Justice Department marked their success with an award ceremony and invited all the participating partners as well as parents and Trinity High School Head Teacher Mr Peter Bollen.

    Trinity High School are very much looking forward to working with Karen Armstrong and Shona McTavish of the Social Justice department again in the very near future.

    For further media coverage click the following link: Evening Times

    Scottish Government Work Experience

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    Perceptive Work Experience Atlantic Quay 16.11.17

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  • Engineering for S3 Girls - Strathclyde University - 21/11/2017 - bmccarthy

    Engineering For Girls1 Engineering For Girls2

    Engineering the Future for Girls @ the University of Strathclyde, 18th-22nd June 2018.

    Engineering the Future for Girls is being delivered in collaboration with BP and BAM Nuttall and is designed to engage girls in a wide range of engineering challenges that will inspire them to become the next generation of engineers. The summer school is fully-funded by BP and BAM Nuttall and student costs, including a contribution towards travel, will be covered. Strathclyde will accept applications from girls with any range of subject choices.

    The summer school is non-residential and therefore pupils are expected to make their own way to and from the University of Strathclyde campus in the heart of Glasgow City Centre each day. If attendees wish to stay in accommodation in the City Centre during the week, it is the responsibility of the pupil and their parent/guardian to organise and pay for this.

    Pupils should apply at http://www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/outreach/engineeringthefutureforgirls using the online application form. The deadline for applications is 3 December 2017. A confirmation email is sent upon receipt of application. The selection panel will meet in January to review the applications received and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by 31 January 2018. An automated email is sent to teachers informing them of the application submitted and requesting a supporting statement. The supporting statement for each student should be submitted online using a designated link by 15 December 2017, for the application to be considered.

    If you would like any further information on the Summer School then please email: engineeringthefutureforgirls@strath.ac.uk

    Alternatively, you can speak with Mr McCarthy.

  • Scottish Government Apprenticeship Opportunities - 20/11/2017 - bmccarthy

    Scot gov app

    Salary Modern Apprenticeship – £17,642 – £19,982
    Location Glasgow
    Hours Around 37.00 per week
    Closing Date 27 November 2017 at midnight
    Reference IRC52772
    Employment Type Modern Apprenticeship

    Job overview

    The recruitment of Modern Apprentices is a fair, open and merit based process (16+) and with permanence from the start of the apprenticeship. Applicants must be unemployed or contracted to work 16 hours or less a week. Please state you meet these requirements on your application. Former Scottish Government Modern Apprentices are not eligible to apply.

    Overview:

    The purpose of this role is to provide administrative support to both the Social Security Agency Implementation stakeholder engagement work and the Local Delivery Leads.

    What might a typical day in this job look like?

    Main Duties:

    • To work collaboratively with the Agency Implementation Stakeholder Engagement Lead to create and maintain a stakeholder engagement plan.
    • To provide administrative support to the Agency Implementation Stakeholder Engagement Lead during the development and delivery of stakeholder training sessions.
    • Regularly conduct reviews of the stakeholder lists, ensuring that the information remains accurate and up to date.
    • Provide support during a research exercise for local authorities, this will include administrative support as well as information gathering.
    • Manage the travel arrangements for the Local Delivery Leads. This includes booking travel and accommodation. This also includes ensuring urgent matters are actioned and that relevant papers are ready for use ahead of meetings.
    • Arrange car hire and hospitality for colleagues and act as a requisitioner for any such orders through the Scottish Government’s electronic ordering and payment system.

    What will I learn?

    Qualification – Throughout the first 12 months of your post, you will be required to achieve a Business Administration SVQ Level 2 Qualification (equivalent to a National 5). Training will be provided by an external assessor who will work with and support you.

    Full training will be provided on all internal system & processes. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your administrative and communication skills.

    What qualification or qualities are required?

    You should read each of the essential criteria and think about a time or an example that can help demonstrate your knowledge/skills – this should be clearly written on your CV.

    Essential Criteria:

    • ability to work effectively and flexibly as a member of a team.
    • ability to manage your time effectively, with appropriate support
    • be IT literate with good verbal and written communication skills’

    Competencies Required
    Team Work
    Customer Service
    Self Awareness
    Information Management
    Communications and Engagement

    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, please submit a CV via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Michael McLafferty Michael.mclafferty@gov.scot or 03002441295.

    If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0131 244 3963 or via recruitment@gov.scot.

     Further information for this job

    Apply for this apprenticeship

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

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  • Check Out the Latest Apprenticeships Here! - 15/11/2017 - bmccarthy

     

    Apprenticeship.scot

    Find out what types of apprenticeship there are and in what industry they are on offer.

    There are apprenticeships that are available to select, much in the same way you would select a subject when moving in to 5th year. You can select an apprenticeship of your choice which will allow you to stay on at school as it would run as part of your on going school course of study. These are Foundation Apprenticeships and would mean pupils picking up College based lessons and work placement experience on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. The rest of the school week would remain the same for pupils to work towards their Nationals and Highers.

    There are Modern Apprenticeships and Graduate Level Apprenticeships – find them all here!

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    Learn the skills you need for the future whilst you’re still at school.

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  • Marks & Spencer Modern Apprenticeship - 13/11/2017 - bmccarthy

    M&S Careers

    APPRENTICESHIPS

    If you’re leaving school, it’s not easy to decide on your next move. Should you go on to university and continue learning? Or do you move into the world of work and start earning?

    Both options have their pros and cons, but an M&S Apprenticeship offers the best of both worlds. It’s a fantastic opportunity to develop the skills needed to forge a career with one of the UK’s favourite retailers, gain a nationally recognised qualification – and, what’s more, earn good money while you’re doing it.

    Marks and Spencer offer Apprenticeships in Retail, Distribution and Head Office. On all their schemes, they take their responsibilities towards young people seriously, helping them to do more and be more. As well as learning from people in your team who have been there, seen it and done it, more formal coaching and training will give you the skills that will stand you in good stead for the rest of your career.

    Level 4 Retail Management Apprenticeship for School Leavers 2017-18

    Marks and Spencer are offering a Management Scheme for School Leavers. On it you’ll spend 12 to 18 months experiencing Food, Fashion, Home and Store Operations.

    KEY INFORMATION

    Location

    Nationwide

    Duration

    12-18 months’ training

    Salary

    £18,000 – £21,000 depending on location

    About the programme

    The Marks and Spencer Management Scheme for School Leavers is evolving. They’re investing their decades of experience in this area to form the Retail Management Apprenticeship for School Leavers. You’ll still get to experience every conceivable aspect of Store Operations. But, now, there’s an added element of accredited training.

    Over 12 to 18 months, you’ll get to experience retail in real time. Food; Fashion; Home; and Store Operations. Managing £multi-million budgets. Leadership and people management skills. All this and more is part of the package. You’ll be coached and mentored throughout. And by the time you’ve finished, you’ll be ready to take on the role of a Commercial Manager and responsibility for an entire department. Not to mention obtaining a Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship qualification in Retail Management.

    Applications are now open for the 2018 intake. 

    If this sounds like something you’d be interested in click here for more information and to apply or speak with Mr McCarthy for more details.

  • Tigers Construction Opportunity - 09/11/2017 - bmccarthy

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    Tigers have advised that they are currently interviewing for the Employability Fund Stage 2 Course for the South Lanarkshire area. The course will commence on Monday 13th November 2017 from Whitehill Neighbourhood Centre in Hamilton.

    With this in mind there is very little time to apply. If you are considering leaving school now, or at Christmas, and you are interested in a career in construction this might be the opportunity for you. If so, you should speak to Mr McCarthy as a matter of urgency.

  • BAE Systems Apprenticeships in Glasgow - 07/11/2017 - bmccarthy

    BAE Apprenticeships

    Applications are now open for the 2018 apprenticeships with BAE Systems. They have vacancies for apprentices at all levels and in all areas of the business. Follow the link below for more details.

    http://www.baesystems.com/en/careers/careers-in-the-uk/apprenticeships/current-opportunities/glasgow

    Apprenticeships are offered in the following area:

    BAE Electrician
    Naval Ships, Glasgow
    BAE Engineering
    Naval Ships, Glasgow
    BAE Joiner
    Naval Ships, Glasgow
    BAE Mechanical
    Naval Ships, Glasgow
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    Naval Ships, Glasgow
    BAE Plumber
    Naval Ships, Glasgow
    BAE Project Manager
    Naval Ships, Glasgow
    BAE Sheet Metal Worker
    Naval Ships, Glasgow
    BAE Steelworker
    Naval Ships, Glasgow

    For more information speak to Mr McCarthy, Tracey Gray or Lisa Burns SDS Careers Advisors.

     

  • SKY Academy is back! - 07/11/2017 - bmccarthy

    SKY AcademySKY Academy is back! After the success of last year, Trinity pupils are again offered the chance of a week-long work experience within SKY’s Uddingston branch. This opportunity would be a taster of what to expect from a Modern Apprenticeship with SKY and would suit any Christmas leaver, although it is open to all pupils aged 16yrs +.

    It is a fantastic opportunity for any pupil to experience the world of work first hand and develop an awareness and appreciation of what employers require from young people who may be ready to take their first steps into this world.

    You can expect to receive £15 per day to cover travel and lunch costs, that’s £75 for the week! This does not affect any other payments you receive.

    The week long work experience will begin Monday 20th finishing on Friday 24th November and is usually from 0900 hours until 1700 hours.

    If you are interested you should speak to Mr McCarthy ASAP, there is very limited time.

  • Catering Academy Now Recruiting - 02/11/2017 - bmccarthy

    Catering Academy

    A fantastic opportunity has arisen for school pupils to take advantage of The South Lanarkshire Catering Academy  Employability Programme!  This is targeted at pupils who are planning to leave in Summer 2018.  It is being delivered by South Lanarkshire Council’s Catering Academy in Eddlewood, Hamilton.  It will start on 9th January 2018 and will run until the beginning of May 2018.  Pupils will attend one full day per week (2 groups running – one on a Tuesday and one on a Thursday) where they will work towards achieving SVQ Level 1 awards and will also be placed for work experience in a Primary School in their local area (work experience will take place on the same days – they will only be out of school one day per week throughout their time on the programme).  Transport will be provided where required.

    For more information or to collect an application form see Mr McCarthy. Completed application forms must be returned no later than Friday 10th November.

     

  • Skills Scotland Apprenticeship Theatre SECC - 31/10/2017 - bmccarthy

    Skills Scotland

    Trinity High School is running a bus to the Skills Scotland Apprenticeship Theatre in the SECC. The event is scheduled for 0930-1130 on Thursday, 30 November 2017. This opportunity is open to all S4-S6 pupils although there are only a limited amount of spaces available and will be on a first come first served basis.

    Skills Scotland Glasgow aims to inspire Glasgow’s youth about their future careers and opportunities. The event attracts young people from schools, colleges and community groups alongside their friends and families. At the event everyone can try different activities that will give them a taste of the skills and challenges that young people will meet in a range of careers. These activities are showcased by employers, colleges, training providers and other organisations.

    Skills Scotland Glasgow is part of a series of Skills Scotland events held in three key locations. The series was established in 2009 and remains Scotland’s premier careers, jobs, skills and apprenticeship events for young people and their key influencers.

    Any pupil who wishes to come along must register with Mr Colgan or Mr McCarthy.

    More information can be found by clicking here.

  • Childcare Modern Apprenticeship - 24/10/2017 - bmccarthy

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    Are you interested in a career in Childcare?

    Are you aged between 16-19 years old?

    Do you want to work towards an industry recognised accredited qualification?

    Would you like to work full time as a Childcare Modern Apprentice in a nursery setting working with babies to children aged 5 years old?

    Do you have, or are you likely to gain, three National 4 level subjects, one of which must be English (or equivalent)?

    If you have answered ‘Yes’ to the above then you should apply online at: www.carouseltraining.com

    Once you apply Carousel will contact you to arrange  an interview for the training position. They will continue to work with you to secure employment whilst undergoing your training. The training will last between 15-18 months at which point you will be a fully qualified Childcare Practitioner having completed the SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People) SCQF Level 7.

    No experience is necessary.

    Why not WORK and EARN while you LEARN?

    For more information speak to Mr McCarthy or the Careers Officer.

  • Trinity Careers now on Twitter - 12/10/2017 - bmccarthy

    TwitterTrinity High School has now launched its own dedicated careers twitter page where pupils, parents and associated partners can keep up to date with the latest career, college or university opportunities.

    Just follow us on Twitter @SL_THS_Careers 

     

  • Refrigeration Engineer Modern Apprentice - Cambuslang - 12/10/2017 - bmccarthy

    James Hogg

    James Hogg, Transport Refrigeration Service, of Cambuslang have an exciting new opportunity for a Modern Apprentice Refrigeration Engineer. For more information and contact details click the link here to access the James Hogg site.

    Alternatively, you can speak to Mr McCarthy for more advice.

  • Scottish Government Work Experience - 09/10/2017 - bmccarthy

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    Trinity High school pupils Aaron Clark, Charlotte Smith and Nicole Kirk have been enjoying a fantastic work experience programme delivered by the Scottish Government’s Social Justice Department. This is a pilot scheme and it is hoped this can be rolled out to offer more pupils the chance to pick up some work experience within the Scottish Government with a view to any apprenticeship opportunities.

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    Karen Armstrong and Shona McTavish of the Scottish Social Justice Department have been guiding the pupils through this programme as they are given the opportunity of making a real contribution. The pupils have already viewed various policy documents and are encouraged to discuss and suggest amendments from a young persons perspective.

    The pupils have attended First Ministers Questions at Holyrood and enjoyed meet with the presiding officer and  Rutherglens own, Claire Haughey MSP.

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    The programme began September 4th with the pupils alternating between Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. The pupils will diary their experience over the course of this 10 week programme and  the Social Justice department colleagues will continue to work with the students to help develop a narrative that they will deliver to their school on their experience.

  • Get Into Engineering: Time is running out! - 03/10/2017 - bmccarthy

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    Trinity High School is extremely excited about the prospect of teaming up again with Robertson Construction, thanks to Clyde Gateway, to deliver another programme of ‘Get into Engineering’.

    ‘Get into Engineering’ is a 10 week programme completed between school and college with opportunities to visit live engineering projects. The programme has been running successfully for the last 5 years and gives pupils access to opportunities to take part in site work, attend Glasgow Kelvin College and university site visits. Pupils can expect training on Health and Safety and Manual Handling as well as classroom based activities designed to test employability skills such as communication, leadership and problem solving.

     

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    This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone in S5 and an excellent addition to any CV or application form for anyone considering a career in engineering or applying for entry on to an engineering based university course. Click here to see last years group on site.

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    An initial site visit is scheduled for WC 23 October 2017 for full briefing from Robertson Construction.

    Anyone interested in attending should give their name to Mr McCarthy no later than Friday, 13 October.

  • Online Careers Advice Service Launched with Perceptive Communicators - 02/10/2017 - bmccarthy

    Clyde Gateway have enlisted the help of Perceptive Communicators, a Glasgow based communications consultancy, to deliver an online careers service for Trinity High School pupils.

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    Our pupils will enjoy access to the many clients currently on the books of Perceptive Communicators such as Cisco, Skyscanner and Colliers International amongst many more. They can expect expert careers advice regarding employment opportunities or further education/university options. This may range from interview techniques and CV writing skills to specific industry related questions or general careers and apprenticeship advice.

    Click the SBNN orFuture FutureScot links for more information and media coverage of this initiative:

     

    This is a fantastic opportunity and any pupil who wishes to get involved should speak with Mr McCarthy as soon as possible.

     

  • Pre-Apprenticeship Trainee Chef - 27/09/2017 - bmccarthy

    Skills Exchange

    Skills Exchange Scotland, in partnership with New College Lanarkshire, are offering pupils the opportunity to work towards a Modern Apprenticeship in Hospitality as a Chef. Successful completion of this pre-apprenticeship course will lead to a Modern Apprenticeship in Food Preparation Level 2 with Lanarkshire Catering School. See below for more details.

    Training company Skills Exchange Scotland

    The Village Centre

    12 Maxwell Drive

    East Kilbride G74 4HG

     

    Role Trainee Chef

     

    Company Walker Precision Engineering

    4 Fullarton Drive

    Cambuslang G32 8FA

     

    Details The company is initially offering a 6 – 8 week work placement which would be done through the Employability Fund Stage 2 delivered by Skills Exchange Scotland

     

    The successful applicant would be working with the head chef and kitchen team in the staff restaurant. This would involve all types of food preparation for breakfasts, lunches and breaks.

     

    Employer requirements ·         Genuine interest in a career in hospitality

    ·         Reliable, good attendance and timekeeping

    ·         Willing to learn

    ·         Able to work in a team

    ·         Able to follow instructions

    ·         Positive attitude

     

    Hours 7.00 am – 3.00 pm  Monday – Friday

     

    Note : Placement would be done over 4 days a week.

     

    Funding On Employability Fund Stage 2 the young person would receive £55 per week plus travel costs and chef clothing

     

    Eligibility Young person must have reached their official school leaving date

    Aged 16 – 19 ( due to MA funding criteria )

     

    Progression Modern Apprenticeship in Food Preparation Level 2 with Lanarkshire Catering School

     

    Referral arrangements Contact Diane Ashwood to arrange an interview

    07902 354747 / diane@skillscotland.co.uk

     

    Alternatively, you could speak to Mr McCarthy for further assistance regarding this opportunity.

  • Pre-Apprenticeship Opportunity with Police Scotland - 26/09/2017 - bmccarthy

    Police NPA

    Jobs & Business Glasgow are looking for applicants to take part in their Employability Fund course – this enjoyable 7 week training programme provides candidates with the chance to learn a variety of office skills, achieve an SQA National Progression Award in Administration at Level 5, and visit Police Scotland’s HQ in Dalmarnock to speak to staff about what it’s like to work there.

    During the programme candidates will be invited to take part in an interview for a Modern Apprenticeship in Business Administration with Police Scotland, based in their HQ in Dalmarnock.

    Applicants must be able to pass Police Scotland vetting procedures, which includes a full financial history check.

    If the interview goes well, applicants will join the team at Police Scotland, Dalmarnock where they will continue to work towards their Modern Apprenticeship in Administration. Here’s some additional information:

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    For more information:

    Call Jobs & Business Glasgow FREE on: 0300 123 2898
    Email: contact@jbg.org.uk
    Visit: www.jbg.org.uk/policescotland

    Alternatively, pupils can speak with Mr McCarthy for assistance and support regarding this opportunity.

  • Discovering Engineering with S2 Girls programme NOW OPEN - 12/09/2017 - bmccarthy

    Young WEIR-WISE:  Discovering Engineering with S2 Girls

    29-30 January 2018

    Building on the success of their ‘Engineering the Future for Girls’ summer school, which has been delivered over the past two years, Weir-Wise are delighted to announce the introduction of a new programme for S2 girls which will launch in January 2018. Through participation in team-based challenges, Young WEIR-WISE is designed to open young female students’ eyes to the excitement of a career in engineering, and consequently, to encourage them not to give up physical sciences at National 5.

    The Young WEIR-WISE: Discovering Engineering with S2 Girls programme is being delivered in collaboration with the Weir Group – one of Scotland’s oldest and best-known global engineering companies, with a current workforce of 14,000. The leaflet below provides further information on the 2-day programme and is a fantastic opportunity for those with a talent for mathematics or physical sciences.

    The programme is fully-funded by the Weir Group and student costs, including a contribution towards travel costs, will be covered. The programme is non-residential and therefore pupils should be able to make their way each day to the University of Strathclyde Campus in the heart of Glasgow City Centre. Teachers are not required to accompany pupils.  For the pupils’ convenience, Weir-Wise will arrange for Mentors to accompany pupils from and to Queen Street train station, Glasgow Central train station and Buchanan Bus Station at the start and end of each day.

    Pupils should apply at https://www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/outreach/weir-wise/ using the online application form. The deadline for applications is 1 October 2017. A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of application. The selection panel will meet early in November to review the applications received and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by 10 November 2017. An automated email is sent to teachers informing them of the application submitted and requesting a supporting statement. The supporting statement for each student will be submitted online using a designated link by 15 October 2017, for the application to be considered.

    If you would like any further information on the programme, please contact Weir-Wise by email at: eng-weir-wise@strath.ac.uk , alternatively you can contact Mr McCarthy at the school who will be happy to help you.

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  • Glasgow University Offering Places in Medicine - 09/06/2017 - bmccarthy

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    The University of Glasgow bid for and was awarded 20 places for a foundation Pre-Medical Year Programme in March of this year (see attachments; Letter of Invite; Application Form). The Glasgow Medical School Access Programme will run for the first time in the 2017-18 academic year, beginning in September 2017. Successful performance in the pre-med programme will lead to direct entry to Year 1 of the Medicine degree.

    The university has already targeted applicants who:

    • participated in the Reach Programme, but did not gain entry to Medicine
    • live in an SIMD 20 postcode area
    • have care experience
    • are disadvantaged by living in a remote and rural locale

    By this targeted approach, the university has filled a number of the places with pupils attending schools targeted by the Reach Programme or meeting one of the other criteria.

    However, they have places remaining on the course and are aware that some potential applicants within the schools in our Local Authority may not have applied already for consideration.  Any pupils who feel they fit the criteria and have the profile for applying to Medicine, should apply for consideration now.

    The deadline for application is Wednesday 14 June. Application forms can be downloaded from the attachment links above It is anticipated that interviews will be held in the week beginning Monday 19 June. Applicants will have the precise date, time and location confirmed, if invited for interview.

    Completed applications should be e-mailed to: med-sch-admissions@glasgow.ac.uk

    If you require any assistance in applying for this opportunity speak with Mr McCarthy ASAP.

    The University of Aberdeen was also awarded 20 places for a pre-med year and is still recruiting. For information, please contact Sally Middleton on:  sally.middleton@abdn.ac.uk

  • Dental Nursing - Places Available - 09/06/2017 - bmccarthy

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    New College Lanarkshire are offering a new Foundation Apprenticeship (Level 6) in Dental Studies. This Level 6 Dental Studies course will provide pupils with the foundation knowledge, employability skills and expertise to enable them to gain employment as a student dental nurse or continue on to the NCL HNC Dental Care course.

    This is a very successful course and, of last year’s cohort, 14 school pupils were offered unconditional places on the ever popular HNC Dental Care course starting in August 2017.

    School pupils will attend Coatbridge Campus Dental Department for two half days per week (Wednesdays and Fridays 1pm -4pm) gaining ‘hand’s on’ experience via simulated learning within NCL’s state-of-the art clinical teaching rooms.  The theory underpins the role of a student dental nurse and consists of specialist modules which are continually assessed.

    To apply, pupils require 3 National 5s, one of which should be English (A-C pass).

    Pupils are welcome to join this year’s cohort from Wednesday 14 June at 1pm at Coatbridge Campus.

    Alternatively, any S5/6 pupil who may be interested in attending this course, please contact Mr McCarthy or email Kate Wilson NCL at kate.wilson@nclan.ac.uk

  • ATTENTION! MODERN APPRENTICESHIPS WITH DIAGEO - APPLY NOW!! - 08/06/2017 - bmccarthy

    DIAGEO CURRENTLY HAVE APPRENTICE OPPORTUNITIES IN ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, AS WELL AS PACKAGING OPERATOR,  IN SHIELDHALL

    You need to hurry – Closing date 13th June 2017

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    DIAGEO ARE A COMPANY WITH SOME OF THE MOST STORIED & ICONIC SPIRITS, BEER & WINE BRANDS IN THE WORLD

    From Johnnie Walker to Smirnoff, Diageo is searching for Modern Apprentices from different backgrounds who have a voracious appetite for manufacturing culture and supply chain practices. The products are at the heart of what they do at Diageo Manufacturing and packaging them are some of the most important elements of their business. They operate in a world full of heritage and innovation where age old craftsmanship meets cutting edge science and latest engineering technology, and over the four year programme with Diageo you’ll grow your expertise in Engineering. Their International Supply Centre forms a key part of Diageo Global Supply and is a central pillar of their business with a strong integrated network of over 4,500 people.

    DIAGEO ARE LOOKING FOR CONFIDENT, PASSIONATE AND INSPIRING APPRENTICES. IS THAT YOU?

    They are looking for self-motivated individuals with high energy levels who are tenacious in their output and delivery. Their apprenticeships are an ideal place to start a career and be part of a growing and exciting organisation. To be a great apprentice you’ll need to be highly practical, a great problem solver and interested in how things move and work. In addition you will be an enthusiastic learner willing to grow and develop throughout a 4 year Apprenticeship and have a desire to take on more responsibility as your career develops. Not only will you successfully manage to gain valuable work experience, but you’ll also learn both practical skills and theory at a local college and achieve industry standard qualifications and have the opportunity to become ‘Time Served’ and continue to a long and prosperous career with a global innovative and fast moving organisation.

    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    Diageo are looking for apprentices who not only have the capability to succeed in our organisation today but also have the potential to be our leaders of tomorrow. They are looking for someone who is committed to the role and Diageo from day one.

    In order to do this, Diageo are looking for candidates to achieve the required standard of technical knowledge and ability to become a competent Mechanical or Electrical Engineer. They are also looking for someone to demonstrate a full understanding of the site processes and work diligently towards gaining a Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering NVQ/SVQ at Level 3, as issued by an approved body and to achieve a Higher National Certificate. Whilst working for Diageo you will be required to always adhere to Diageo Health and Safety & Compliance Policies and uphold Diageos Vision and Values.

    SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

     Minimum of 3 National 5’s at a ‘C’ pass (N5 Grade 6 or above) or above (to include Maths and English).

     Must qualify for Modern Apprentice programme criteria (as detailed on Skills Development Scotland) (Age 16+)

     Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills

     Positive and flexible attitude

     Ability to demonstrate strong work ethos both individually and as part of a team

     General computer system knowledge and experience preferred – ability to functionally use Microsoft packages such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint are beneficial.

     Full UK driving license is preferable but not essential.

     Can be a part served apprentice

    WANT TO KNOW MORE?

    Please visit the Diageo Linkedin page: Diageo Linkedin or their website: Diageo Careers and apply now and they’ll be in touch. If you require further information then please email: globalcareers@diageo.com If you’re not inspired to apply already then please watch the following video which represents our apprentices’ true passion for Diageo and its brands: Meet Our Apprentices

  • Clyde Gateway and Robertson Construction Graduation - 07/06/2017 - bmccarthy

     

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    Congratulations to Cara Allan and Nathan Holmes on successfully completing the Clyde Gateway and Robertson Construction ‘Get into Engineering’ course.

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    Clyde Gateway, through Robertson Construction, offer our pupils an opportunity to taste life as an engineer in the many different fields that they operate, such as Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering and Electrical Engineering. The course is intended to raise awareness of Engineering and stimulate an interest in this field.

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    The pupils undertake various classroom tasks at school and in the university which test them in very relevant employability skills such as AAA1problem solving, team work and communication skills, as well as more engineering specific tasks, and on site Health and Safety awareness training.

    All of this before visiting ‘live’ engineering projects, such as the Cunningar Loop, to gain first-hand experience of the many facets of engineering and to see their classroom training in practice.

    As part of the programme, the pupils carried out project work at Robertson Central construction sites, including AAA
    piling and steelwork activities at Collegelands in Glasgow and an
    introduction to civil engineering at the Huntershill sports complex in Bishopbriggs.

    They also attended training sessions held by Robertson Central, where they received an introduction to mechanical and electrical engineering.

    On completion the course Cara stated, “I enjoyed everything about ‘Get Into Engineering’, especially the visit to Kelvin College where we learned about all the different paths there were into engineering. I’ve always been interested in engineering, but this has shown me all the different types of jobs that are out there, and I am now certain that I want to pursue a career in civil engineering.”

  • DYW - Carousel Childcare Modern Apprenticeships - 28/03/2017 - bmccarthy

    CAROUSEL TRAINING

    • Are you aged between 16-19 and thinking of leaving school in the summer?
    • Would you like to move into a real job earning a real wage?
    • Do you have, or do you expect to have, a minimum of three National 4 with one being English?
    • Are you interested in a career in Childcare and are keen to work full time in a nursery with babies up to 5 year olds?

    If you answered ‘yes’ to all of the above then you should be considering a Childcare Modern Apprenticeship with Carousel.

    Carousel offer:

    • Full training towards SVQ Social Services (Children and Young People).
    • Help and support guiding each apprentice towards graduation over 15-18 months.
    • Earn while you learn.
    • Assistance to secure full time employment whilst undergoing training.

    For full entry details and to apply go to www.carouseltraining.com or simply call 0141 332 0030 to speak to a Carousel member of staff who will be happy to assist.

    Alternatively, you can check the DYW noticeboard or speak with Mr McCarthy or Mrs Donnelly (Careers Advisor) for more information.

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  • DYW- Latest Apprenticeship Opportunities - 28/03/2017 - bmccarthy

    Click on the link below to take you to a list of the currently advertised Modern Apprenticeships. Choose between Business Administration and Cyber Security, or a media career through the BBC. There’s engineering opportunities through BT and Rolls Royce too as well as the automotive industry and Hairdressing. There’s something for everyone.

    APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES 2017

    Alternatively, you can speak with Mr McCarthy or Mrs Donnelly (Careers Advisor) for further advice.

  • DYW- Rolls Royce Apprenticeships - 27/03/2017 - bmccarthy

    For information on the latest Rolls Royce apprenticeship, click the link below to open the PDF. By clicking  the graphic you will be taken to the Rolls Royce application page.

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  • DYW - 50 New Modern Apprenticeships from Mappit and Planit. - 24/03/2017 - bmccarthy

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    Over 50 Modern Apprentice opportunities available

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    A whole host of industry sectors to choose from

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    Click Modern Apprenticeships to find out what’s on offer

     

  • DYW - UWS Graduate Level Apprenticeships - 21/03/2017 - bmccarthy

    GRADUATE LEVEL APPRENTICESHIPS

    Innovative work-based learning

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    Aimed at those already in employment or those wishing to enter employment, and seeking to achieve an Honours degree.

    Starting September 2017:

    • Software Development
    • Engineering Design & Manufacture

    University of the West of Scotland is working with Skills Development Scotland to deliver Graduate Level Apprenticeships (GLAs). Developed in partnership with industry to provide innovative work-based learning opportunities that enable apprentices to work full-time while studying for a UWS Honours degree.

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    GLAs are a brand new way for you to achieve a degree whilst in paid employment. They are designed in conjunction with employers, so you can be sure the qualification and skills you develop throughout are what you will need for the world of work.

    For employers

    GLAs allow you to maximise your return on skills investment, providing the graduate talent pipeline that your business needs. Apprenticeships are proven to deliver tangible business benefits: increased productivity, talent development and retention, improved service delivery, and staff engagement in professional development.

    UWS would very much welcome enquiries from businesses who would like to learn more or get involved.

    To find out more about

    Graduate Level Apprenticeship opportunities at UWS and how to get involved, please contact their GLA Team at apprenticeships@uws.ac.uk.

     Follow us @UWS_GLAs

  • DYW - BBC Apprenticeships Now Available - 13/03/2017 - bmccarthy

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    Can you answer ‘yes’ to the following?

    • Are keen to learn about the media and production processes?
    • Have a passion for creating multi-platform content to be consumed by audiences?
    • Are keen to learn as well as work and earn an apprentice wage?
    • Have good Maths and English (National 5 level would be ideal but not necessary)
    • Maybe don’t think that further education is the path for them, and would like to learn on the job instead?
    • Will be 18 years old after the 4th September 2017?

    If so, the BBC Scotland Apprenticeship might be just the right opportunity for you.
    Click here on BBC Scotland Apprenticeship to see the flyer for more information and links for where to find out more information.

    The BBC Scotland Apprenticeship is open for applications until the 18 April 2017, for a September 2017 start.

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  • DYW - Engineering the Future for Girls at the University of Strathclyde - 08/03/2017 - bmccarthy

    Are you a girl in S3 going into S4 and thinking about your future career?Strathclyde

    Strathclyde University are offering you the chance to join them for a week of fun activities designed to inspire you from 19-23 June 2017.

    Employees form BP and BAM Nuttall and Researchers from the University of Strathclyde will engage you in a range of challenges that will inspire you to consider a career in engineering.

    If you consider yourself as an engineer of the future or have never considered engineering as a career option before, but want to find out more about it, then click the link below for further information and details on how to sign up.

    Engineering the Future for S3 Girls leaflet

  • DYW - There's more to the NHS than a medical career - NHS Apprenticeship Opportunities - surprise yourself. - 08/03/2017 - bmccarthy

    NHS GG&C APPRENTICESHIPSNHSGGC

    The NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) is currently accepting applications for its highly sought after Modern Apprenticeship programme (MA) with 50 places now available.

    The programme, delivered in partnership with Glasgow Clyde College, has already recruited more than one hundred young people over a broad range of job roles since it was launched in 2013.

    NHSGGC is looking to recruit trainees aged 16-24, or up to the age of 29 for those with a disability, across a range of sites and services. There are opportunities in:

    • Administration and Finance
    • Engineering
    • Health & Safety
    • Pharmacy Services
    • Decontamination Services
    • Hospital and Community based Health Care Support.

    This programme gives young people access to high quality training and nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships have proven to be an extremely successful tool in attracting, training and retaining new employees across hospital, community and corporate services.

    Successful applicants will receive on the job training and work towards qualifications in business and administration, accounting, health and safety, healthcare support, engineering, plumbing, pharmacy services and procurement.

    Applications are now being accepted through: www.nhsggc.org.uk/working-with-us/the-recruitment-service/modern-apprenticeships/

     

  • DYW - Funding Available for Accounting and Finance Students. Are you Eligible? - 07/03/2017 - bmccarthy

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    ICAS Foundation – Making a Difference

    Bursaries of up to £10,000 payable over 4 years available

     

    ICAS Foundation is a charity and they have bursary funding to award this year to eligible pupils. To date ICAS have awarded £722,000 in bursary funding. The ICAS Foundation is a body that has been established by ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland) to make a significant difference to academically talented young people from disadvantaged communities by helping them take their first steps into a professional career in accountancy or finance.

    Younger people from disadvantaged communities are under-represented at university level across Scotland and, in particular, on courses that lead to a life-long profession. ICAS, as one of the leading professional accountancy bodies in the world, believes that it can do more to open up access to the accountancy profession and has helped establish the Foundation to help do just that.

    *   On offer are bursaries of up to £2,500 per academic year for students studying Accountancy or          Finance degree.

    *   Students with parental income below £34,000 are eligible to apply.

    If you meet the criteria and are due/expect to start a university course, studying accountancy or finance this year. ICAS would be interested in helping you.

    ICAS are now accepting applications for bursary funding.

    The closing date for applications is 19 May 2016.

     

    Application forms together with guidance is available on our website http://www.icasfoundation.org.uk/. This charity is available to pupils who have been offered a place at University (conditional or unconditional) to study Accountancy and Finance and are eligible to apply.

    If you have any questions or you wish additional support you should initially contact Mr McCarthy. However, you should feel free to contact:

    Jenny Morrison

    Operations Administrator

    ICAS Foundation

    DIRECT LINE: +44 (0) 131 347 0121

    jmorrison@icasfoundation.org.uk<mailto:jmorrison@icasfoundation.org.uk>

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  • DYW - Where can a Foundation Apprenticeship Take Me? - 22/02/2017 - bmccarthy

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    Apprenticships.scot have updated their website to include more detailed information on the value of Foundation Apprenticeships. You can find information on:

     Where could a Foundation Apprenticeship take you?

    4 potential exit points have been identified for pupils:

    • Straight to work
    • A Modern Apprenticeship – highlighting the fact that elements of the MA will have been undertaken within the FA
    • A GLA (Graduate Level Apprenticeship)
    • College or University – highlighting how FA’s can support course applications. Link takes you to further information on Universities that are accepting FA’s as part of entry requirements.

    Types of Foundation Apprenticeships

    Links to further information on each of the 10 frameworks is available – Details are also given within these framework links to the potential progression route from each exit point as per example below:

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    Find a Foundation Apprenticeship: a search function has been made available to search by local authority area and FA framework. This results in where programmes will be delivered by each College campus location

    Case Study Videos: access videos highlighting pupils who have progressed to a Modern Apprenticeship programme.

    Go to the Apprenticeships.scot web page by clicking this link

    Below are 2 case studies published in the national media as real life examples of the value of Foundation Apprenticeships:

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  • DYW - Priests for Scotland - 01/02/2017 - bmccarthy

    Interested in the Priesthood? Not sure? Looking for inspiration? Priests for Scotland is a publication designed to promote the path to priesthood.

    Read about the experiences of a range of people from different backgrounds and their personal journey’s in faith.

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    If you are interested in the priesthood, or you would like to find out a bit more, click here priestsforscotland.org.uk for a direct link to the website.

    Alternatively, you can contact your nearest adviser as listed in the “Your Contacts” section of the first page of “Priests For Scotland” booklet, or pop down for a quiet word with Mrs Marks, Faculty Head of Religious Education.

  • DYW - IT Software Development - Modern Apprenticeship - 01/02/2017 - bmccarthy

    IT Modern Apprentice Opportunities at JP Morgan’s Glasgow Technology Centre.

     GTC AwardedGTC awarded ‘Scottish Youth Employer of Month’ Due to the continuing success of GTC’s IT Modern Apprentice programme in Glasgow, they are now looking for applications for the 2017 intake.

    The Apprenticeship scheme offers the following:-

    –          A full-time position based in the Glasgow office

    –          Competitive Salary

    –          Supported day release to study leading to a BSc (Hons) degree in Software Development for Business (achievable in 4 years)

    –          Chance to get real world experience whilst obtaining a degree!

    If you are interested, please follow the link for further details and to apply:

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    Note: Applications close on 10 Feb and we expect them to fill fast, so don’t delay!

     

     

  • DYW - GTG Apprenticeship Recruitment Open Day - 01/02/2017 - bmccarthy

    GTGRESERVE YOUR SPACES NOW!!

    As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, GTG Training is holding an Apprentice Recruitment Open Day on Friday 10th March 2017 from 10am until 3pm.Pupils are invited to attend GTG’s showcase of Modern Apprenticeship opportunities, giving pupils an insight into careers in Mechanics, Vehicle Body Repair, Vehicle Spray Paint, Vehicle Parts, Business Administration, Customer Service, Alarm and Garage Engineering.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to view GTG’s leading-edge training facilities, meet current apprentices and speak with various companies that employ apprentices and find out more about what they have to offer.GTG apprenticeship programmes offer people aged 16 and over a way to earn while they learn, as they work towards a recognised qualification, skilled employment and greater career prospects.

    Please note: This event is free of charge and targeted at people aged 16+ with National Grade 4/5, Standard Grades and Intermediates are also accepted (already achieved or currently studying at this level).

    To reserve your space or obtain further information please contact Mr McCarthy or you can go direct to GTG as detailed below:

    Stephanie Mills

    Tel: 0141 950 5600

    Email: Stephanie.mills@gtg.co.uk

    www.gtg.co.uk

  • DYW - Thales Offer Additional Apprenticeship Opportunities - 01/02/2017 - bmccarthy

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    Thales have announced the addition of further apprenticeship opportunities in the following fields:

    • Systems Engineer
    • Project planning and Controls
    • Mechanical Engineer
    • Business Administration

    Interested pupils can access these, and a host of other opportunities, by clicking the link to the Thales Apprenticeship web page.

  • DYW - Get into Engineering - 23/01/2017 - bmccarthy

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    The Clyde Gateway funded Robertson Construction ‘Get into Engineering’ initiative got underway on Wednesday 18th January. Pupils from Eastbank Academy and St Mungo’s Academy joined Trinity High School pupils for an introduction to the course delivered by Robertson Construction’s own Gillian Pettigrew.

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    Pupils enjoyed meeting each other and undertaking various challenges designed to test skills and qualities such as problem solving, team work, communication and leadership.

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    Over the next 10 weeks the pupils can look forward to visits to live civil engineering projects, topped up with educational visits to the University West of Scotland and completing e-learning activities on employability skills such as Health and Safety and Manual Handling training.

    Click here to see what  the pupils got up to on site!

  • DYW - Thales Offering Engineering Apprenticeships - 17/01/2017 - bmccarthy

    Thales Opportunities Thales

    Are you interested in an Engineering career? If you have, or are working towards, 5 * N5’s including Maths and English, you could be eligible for an engineering apprenticeship with Thales.

    Please find below information concerning the up and coming apprenticeship opportunities. The positions will be on the website for the next few months.

    I am pleased to advise that our apprentice recruitment campaign for 2017 went live w/c 19th December with over 90 opportunities across the UK business. We are pleased to offer Advanced, Higher and Degree Level programmes in Manufacturing, Engineering, Business, Finance, Project Management, IT and Procurement.  We have roles in Crawley, London, Cheadle, Templecombe, Cambridge, Bristol, Glasgow and Belfast.

           Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeships – suitable for GCSE and above

           Level 4 Higher Apprenticeships – suitable for A Level and above

           Level 6 Degree Apprenticeships – suitable for A Level and above

    If you have any students that may be interested in undertaking an apprenticeship with Thales UK, please could you direct them to our website – www.ukearlycareers.thalesgroup.com.

    Assessment centres will run from February half term. Programmes will start September 2017.

    If anyone has any questions please feel free to contact Nicola Todd, Head of Apprenticeships on nicola.todd@uk.thalesgroup.com who would be very happy to help. 

    Press Control and Click on the graphic to enter the Thales web site for more information.

    http://www.ukearlycareers.thalesgroup.com/

     

  • DYW - Fancy Getting Into Youth Work? This might be the answer for you! - 17/01/2017 - bmccarthy

    YWTA Leaflet Application New 2017

  • DYW - What's going on in our school? - 11/01/2017 - bmccarthy

    Work Experience: S4 pupils have the opportunity to go out into the world of work for a week and experience a work-experience1real life work setting. Pupils can choose from an array of options such as banking, dentistry, football coaching, office based environments and many more.

    work-experienceThese placements give pupils a flavour of the world of work and offer an insight into an area that may be of particular interest to them. It allows them to get their hands dirty by rolling up their sleeves and getting ‘hands on’ and seeing what a working week is like and helping them to become work ready.

  • DYW - What's Going On In Our School - 10/01/2017 - bmccarthy

    Carillion Construction

    In December, 10 pupils from Trinity High School will be joining 10 from Stonelaw to visit the Carillion site in Bishopbriggs. They will be able to watch current apprentices undertaking various tasks and learning valuable skills such as manual handling and power tool training whilst completing the SQA Certificate of Work Readiness.

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    This Pre-foundation Apprenticeship opportunity has proved so popular with the pupils, with this most recent visit being oversubscribed, that there are already plans in place to repeat this exercise in the New Year. If your son or daughter is interested they should apply to attend through Mr McCarthy.

    Initially, the pre-foundation apprenticeship is aimed at Christmas school leavers and, following the visit, the pupils will be able to apply to the course which covers the following:

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    Successful completion of the pre-foundation apprenticeship can lead to a Modern Apprenticeship with Carillion or one of their business partners.

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    Although this opportunity is currently open to Christmas leavers, our plan is to run the visit again to accommodate summer leavers too.

    The Royal Bank of Scotland are currently delivering a National 5 level Skills for Work in Financial Services. This course is being delivered to S4 pupils from Trinity and Stonelaw. We are the only schools in Scotland to benefit from this opportunity.

    The course involves classroom work combined with visits to an RBS branch and Glasgow City College as well as valuable work experience.rbs1

    This would give the pupils the chance to achieve and award which would introduce them to the financial sector, which has been identified by Skills Development Scotland as an area of potential future employment in our area.

    All the opportunities for our pupils are relevant to industries that have been highlighted by SDS as displaying significant skills gaps. We plan to extend the CoWR to incorporate more industry sectors, such as SKY, and thereby attracting more pupils. We will continue to work with employers and education establishments to bridge these gaps and to help deliver the work force of the future.

  • DYW - What's Going On In Our School? - 10/01/2017 - bmccarthy

    The next generation of engineers!

    In conjunction with Robertson Construction, Clyde Gateway and the University of the West of Scotland, we are again, able to offer pupils the opportunity to experience the world of engineering at first hand by getting their sleeves rolled up and engaging in practical projects.

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    Robertson Construction are continuing to support our pupils by delivering this 10 week pre-foundation apprenticeship programme. From class room engagement to workshops and site visits, everything Robertson Construction do is designed to encourage future employment in the industry.This has proved a success in previous years and allows pupils to take their first steps towards becoming engineers after graduating from a course designed to encourage careers in the industry.

  • DYW - What's going on in our school! - 10/01/2017 - bmccarthy

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    What’s going on in our school?

    Thanks to a joint partnership with Clyde Gateway and The Marriott, we are able to offer our pupils the opportunity to pick up valuable work experience within the Hospitality Sector. Pupils can choose from various roles such as Concierge, Conference and Banqueting and Leisure amongst others. They train on the job to develop a sense of responsibility to work whilst picking up highly sought employable skills such as communication, leadership and organisational skills. On completion of the required work experience hours and theory units the pupils can expect an SQA accredited Certificate of Work Readiness, an industry recognised qualification.group

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thinkingUnemployment rates in Scotland are significantly higher for young people compared with adults. To change this, we need to support pupils to build the skills they’ll need to be successful when they leave school.With this in mind, the government has set a challenge! Can we reduce the rate of youth unemployment by 40% come the year 2021?The whole education system is working in closer partnership to ensure programmes of study and subjects are relevant to the world of work and, through a collaborative effort with employers, we are pooling all resources to create real employment opportunities for all our pupils.
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As you can imagine, with so much activity going on, it can create a labyrinth of information which can cause confusion and frustration when trying to find out what exactly is on offer. Even simple things like where to go to find out more information, or a single point of contact to talk to for support and advice to find something that suits your needs, or that of your son/daughter. We hope this newsletter will act as a map to guide you through some of the information that is out there and steer you and your children to an informed choice about their future.

A good place to start is Apprenticeships.

We’ve all seen the term ‘apprenticeship’ appear more frequently on the news, in the press and in the recruitment sections of job search websites, but what exactly are they?

Well, to start with the term ‘apprenticeship’ has had something of a makeover!! The new name is now ‘Modern Apprenticeship’ (MA) and they can be offered to school leavers, college leavers as well as university graduates.
They can vary in length, level and content but they all must include the 5 core skills that employers want, namely – Communication, Numeracy, Problem Solving, Team Working and IT.

get-qualifiedThere are now frameworks in place for over 80 different types of MA covering industries as diverse as Aquaculture, to Health Care and Creative and Digital Media.There is huge demand from employers to have a young skilled workforce and many combine on the job learning with additional qualifications in-house or through a college or training provider.The duration of an MA can vary depending on the role, remit and qualification structure that the modern apprentice is signed up to.

rbsThey are definitely on the increase and some are even beginning to creep into the school curriculum such as the RBS pre-foundation apprenticeship. So you might well be wondering what on earth is a Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) and what value does it actually have?

clyde-gateway-carillionA Foundation Apprenticeship is a blended learning approach which brings together learning in the classroom with work based experience and an accredited qualification.

Pupils are released from class and work with real employers on real projects, gaining the equivalent of a Higher

Award in a vocational subject. Some of the elements of an actual Modern Apprenticeship (MA) are included, meaning that the young people already have a head start in the workplace. Universities such as, UWS, Highlands and Islands, Robert Gordon and Strathclyde are recognising and accepting some Foundation Apprenticeships as part entry to various degree courses. UCAS (Universities and College Admissions Service) have just launched their brand new website which proudly features its very own apprenticeships advice service offering post 16 and post 18 opportunities. You’ll also find a dedicated degree and professional apprenticeships section which profiles current programmes in more detail.

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Special thanks has to go to our most valued partner, Clyde Gateway, without whom many these initiatives would not be possible.We have a long standing relationship with Clyde Gateway and they play a key and instrumental role in assisting our pupils achieve a positive destination.Clyde Gateway actively seek opportunities to develop relationships with employers in order to offer our pupils a route to self-betterment and fulfilment through a number of Modern Apprenticeship opportunities and we, wholeheartedly, value and appreciate their efforts.

Clyde Gateway currently offer Certificate of Work Readiness in Hospitality through The Marriott Group; an introduction to the Financial Services industry with the RBS pre-apprenticeship programme; Modern Apprenticeship opportunities in Construction thanks to Tigers and Carillion and an insight into Civil Engineering with the ‘Get into Engineering’ programme run in partnership with Robertson Construction. Clyde Gateway are also involved in many other activities such as the Hospitality Ambassadors and STEM events to name but a few. All of the initiatives delivered by Clyde Gateway are designed to help our pupils develop skills for work, life and learning to allow them to make an informed and positive choice about their future.

 

Their unstinting support, encouragement and investment of time, personnel and money to our school has been instrumental in the successful implementation of the Developing the Young Workforce agenda in this, and neighbouring schools.

 

 

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Find out all you need to know about the Employability Pathways to a Brighter Future here:

  • Foundation Apprenticeships
  • Youth Employability – Aspire
  • Training for Trades
  • GradU8 – National 4&5 Level Classes

 


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