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  • South Lanarkshire Places for Everyone Surveys - 15/06/2021 - crafferty

    We would like to invite teachers, pupils and parent/carers to participate in South Lanarkshire Council’s Places for Everyone surveys.

    South Lanarkshire Council work closely with Sustrans, an organisation which aim to encourage active means of transport. As part of our Places for Everyone project we will be designing and developing safer routes for active travel around South Lanarkshire and require feedback from locals to do so.

    We are looking for as many respondents as possible and would love to have your input to assist on decision making.

    We would appreciate if you would take time to complete the surveys by clicking the relevant link below, no later than Friday 25th June 2021.

    Pupils
    https://sustrans.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/south-lanarkshire-council-pupils-pfe-schools-2021-fina

    Teachers

    https://sustrans.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/south-lanarkshire-council-teachers-pfe-schools-2021-fi

    Parents/Carers

    https://sustrans.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/south-lanarkshire-council-parents-carers-pfe-schools-2

    Thank you for your help.

  • ATTENTION! Graduate Level Apprenticeship - Design Engineer - 11/06/2021 - bmccarthy

    emtec

    Position: Trainee Graduate Design Engineer
    Hours: 37.5 hours week
    Shift: Monday-Thursday 8:30-16:30 & Friday 8:30-15:30
    Locations: Uddingston
    Contract Term: 4 Years Apprenticeship
    Salary upon finishing: £24,000 – £28,000

    The renewable industry is rapidly expanding as more and more businesses turn to greener energy solutions. The pursuit for highly skilled professionals is underway and we want to build a team of just that. We have a great opportunity for a school leaver to join our team and grow along with the business. Developing your academic learning with industry accreditation helps progression as a professional.

    Design engineers use technical knowledge, mathematical expertise, and design skills to create innovative solutions to problems across a range of industries.

    The Graduate Apprenticeships in Engineering Design and Manufacture is a work-based learning programme and has been developed in partnership between Industry, the education sector, and Skills Development Scotland. This Graduate Apprenticeship provides a new way into degree-level study for individuals who want to go straight into work from school.

    The future of Renewable Energy is bright. Now is the time to start your career journey and get involved!

    Requirements:

    • SQA National Qualifications: Grades BBBC at Higher, Maths and English at least at National 5

    • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm for engineering in the renewable energy industry.

    • Clear ambition to develop a career within Renewables.

    • Ability to engage people at all levels and work within a team.

    Compensation & Benefits:

    • Starting £12,000 per annum with annual pay increases (on successful completion of each academic year)

    • Pension scheme

    • 33 days’ paid holiday

    • Wellbeing services

    For more information or to apply please email your CV to: careers@emtecgroup.co.uk

    Please see additional info below.

    School Leaver Advertising – Apprenticeship Graduate Design Engineer

    Salary Scale – Apprenticeship Graduate Design Engineer

  • Scottish Power Engineering Apprenticeships - 03/06/2021 - bmccarthy

    Scottish Power1 Scottish Power

    At Scottish Power, they’re focused on playing their part. They’re committed to speeding up the transition to cleaner electric transport, improving air quality and over time, driving down bills – to deliver a better future, quicker for everyone.

    They know that people are central to helping them realise this vision and they need talented, hardworking, and flexible people to join them. Through their Early Careers Programmes, they develop their own talent and offer a wide range of careers for people with different skills, expertise, and ambitions.

    Their industry is going through unprecedented levels of innovation and change so there’s never been a better time to join them.

    With entry requirements ranging from 2xN5’s to A band Higher results, there’s bound to be something that suits you.

    Check out their programmes below to see which one is right for you!

    Do you have National 5s or GCSEs?

    sp1

    Click here

    Sp2

    Click Here

    Sp3

    Click Here

    Do you have Highers or A Levels?

    Sp4

    Click Here

    Sp5

    Click Here

    Sp6

    Click Here

    There’s many more to choose from. Check here!

  • Morgan Sindall Construction - Virtual Insight Day - 03/06/2021 - bmccarthy

    Morgan Sindall are looking for individuals who would like to find out about technology careers in the construction industry. Working in teams you will be completing activities that demonstrate the use of technology in the construction industry.

    • Are you a team worker?
    • Do you have good communication skills?
    • Do you have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Applications?
    • Do you have the ability to work independently?
    • Do you have the ability to work from home?
    • Do you have a laptop or tablet with working mic and internet connection?

    If you answered ‘yes’ to the above and want to take part, here’s what the day entails:

    The insight experience is delivered using Google Classrooms that meets all GDPR and Safeguarding requirements. You will work in virtual offices. There will be a mix of independent working and listening to career journeys from roles that use technology.

    During the day you will:

    • Receive a project brief

    • Virtually meet our job role experts

    • Undertake a virtual Site Tour

    • In the afternoon you will present back your project as a team

    This is a one day only experience on Tuesday 22nd June 2021: 9.30am – 5pm

    The closing date for application is 6th June 2021. If you wish to do so give your name to Mr McCarthy ASAP!

     

  • EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) - 02/06/2021 - MrMcGowan

    The Home Office has produced an EUSS children’s leaflet, in partnership with the University of Liverpool. It has been designed with children in mind and is intended to support children and parents with information to help them apply to the EUSS.

    With the application deadline of 30 June 2021 now less than 30 days away, it is crucial that eligible parents apply to the EUSS themselves and check whether they need to do so on behalf of their children. No child of any age is covered by a parent’s application to the EUSS.

  • Strathclyde University's Accelerate Programme - 21/05/2021 - bmccarthy

    Strathclyde

    ACCELERATE

    Monday 21 st to Friday 25 th June 2021

    Want to find out more about the career you would like to follow?

    Interested in finding out what it’s like to study at university?

    Want to boost your chances of success in the future?

    Held at the University of Strathclyde, ‘Accelerate’ is a week-long programme for pupils at the end of S4 and S5. Through a series of group activities, you will be able to find out more about the career you are interested in following. There are five courses that you can choose from, depending on what you might like to study after school:

    • Chemistry

    • Chemical Engineering

    • Computer Science

    • Electronic & Electrical Engineering (EEE)

    • Product Design

    Led by current university student mentors, you and your team will complete our exciting five day challenge programme, as well as attending career workshops and getting a chance to see what student life is like.

    Accelerate 2021 will be run virtually on Microsoft Teams. What’s in it for you?

    • Find out about the different areas of the career you would like to follow

    • Discover what studying and working in your chosen field is really like

    • Discuss your career and academic options with professionals and university staff

    • Meet new friends and work with current University students

    Feedback from previous participants:

    “I think it is a brilliant way to open your eyes to real university life.”

    “I really enjoyed this week as it allowed me to meet new people and learn new things. I also learned a lot about university courses and following careers after a degree.”

    “A fun-filled week and a great way to make friends.”

    “The mentors are just fantastic, always there to help us and are very friendly.”

    “I think it is a great opportunity and has really helped me to figure out my career path.”

    For further info, visit: https://www.strath.ac.uk/professionalservices/sees/wideningaccess

    or contact us at accelerate-programme@strath.ac.uk

  • SLC Graduate Level Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering - 21/05/2021 - bmccarthy

    SLC

    South Lanarkshire Council

    Roads and Transportation Service

    Graduate Apprenticeship Opportunity

    Civil Engineering

    Why choose a career in Civil Engineering?

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

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

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

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

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

    GLA

    What is the Graduate Apprenticeship in Civil  Engineering?

    The Graduate Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering develops skills and experience to produce multi-disciplinary graduates.  You will study at Glasgow Caledonian University to gain a BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering (Environmental Civil Engineering) and after graduation you will be able to gain the qualification of IEng with an industry professional body. During your training you will be a member of South Lanarkshire Council staff.  The salary during training will start at £21500 with annual increments available and you will be paid as a full time member of staff with the same benefits as other council staff.   The Council will cover all course fees.

    What will you learn?

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

    How do I apply?

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

    • SQA Highers: ABBB including Maths, Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science at B.
    • A Foundation Apprenticeship is accepted as equivalent to one higher as part of the overall grade profile of Highers required for entry. Any essential subjects at Higher should still be achieved in addition to the Foundation Apprenticeship

    If you meet the entry requirements and would like to apply, please register your interest along with your name, school and contact telephone number to Morag Watt at morag.watt@southlanarkshire.gov.uk

    You will then be provided with instructions on how to apply.

    Alternatively you can speak with Mr McCarthy for more information.

  • MA with David Corbett Hairdressing - 21/05/2021 - bmccarthy

    Corbet

    52 Main Street, Bothwell, Glasgow.

    G71 8EX

    OPPORTUNITIES

    MODERN APPRENTICESHIP

    in HAIRDRESSING

    Award winning salon David Corbett Hairdressing located in Bothwell have been nominated for Scottish Hairdresser of the Year and British Men’s Hairdresser of the Year at the British Hairdressing Awards 7 times.

    We are recruiting now for creative and confident school leavers who are interested in developing a career within the hairdressing industry through our modern apprenticeship programme.  Successful candidates will be offered full training, pay and holidays throughout their apprenticeship along with a dedicated in-salon training day to help develop and build their hairdressing skills to NVQ Level 2.

    No experience is necessary but it would be beneficial to have an interest in fashion, creative flair and have the ability to work alongside other people and possess great interpersonal skills with a pleasant and chatty outlook when dealing with the general public.

    If you feel you would like to work in this exciting industry and possess the necessary skills then we would love to hear from you.  Please email your CV with a covering letter telling us why you’d be the right choice for us.  Email your C.V. to

    Carolann Suarez

    davidcorbetthairdressing@hotmail.com

    Modern Apprenticeship Vacancies (1)

  • NHS NextGen UCAT Session - 21/05/2021 - bmccarthy

    NHS LOGO
    NHS NextGen will be running their “Preparing for UCAT” session online. The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is the admissions test used by a consortium of UK Universities for their medical and dental degree programmes This will take place on the 24th June 2021 (time to be confirmed).
     
    Any pupil who wishes to take part in this session should register by giving their name and email address to Mr McCarthy.

  • NHS Track and Trace Update - 20/05/2021 - bmccarthy

    Please click the link for an NHS Track and Trace Team update.

    Parental Letter (2)

  • Trinity Parent Council Minutes - 6 May 2021 - 12/05/2021 - bmccarthy

    Please find attached (click the link to access) the minutes of Trinity Parent Council meeting, 06 May 2021

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  • British Film Academy 2021 Craft Skills Course - 11/05/2021 - bmccarthy

    BFI

    BFI FILM ACADEMY 2020/21 Craft Skills Course

    Break into Film

    As part of the BFI Film Academy specialist course programme, applications are now open for our Craft Skills course for young people aged 16 to 19 across the UK.

    Participants will receive advanced and intensive craft sessions focusing on screenwriting, cinematography, sound, directing and editing and take part in masterclasses with award winning film industry experts.

    The Specialist course gives the opportunity to work with professional actors and use industry standard equipment to produce a short film within the 7 day residential.

    Upon completion, your films will be screened online for industry guests, your friends and family, and you will be given key advice on industry entry and supported to produce a personal development plan to help you with your next steps in film.

    Course Dates

    The course takes place from Saturday 31st of July to Saturday 7th August 2021.

    NB: The course will consist of several evening or weekend sessions from early July covering screenwriting, film watching & group development leading up to the residential course.

    (If Covid 19 restrictions remain in place, the course will take place via virtual learning, with a weekend film shoot in Edinburgh for each team. We’ll engage with all course learners to set the most appropriate dates throughout July and August)

    Course Fee

    We welcome applications no matter your background or previous experience. The course fee is £50, with bursaries available for those who require financial aid to participate.

    Applying

    Any young person who has previously attended a BFI Film Academy Specialist/Residential course or is currently at University or will be at the time of the course taking place is not eligible to apply.

    Applications close 5pm 18th June 2021.

    TO APPLY PLEASE CLICK HERE

    BFI Web Page: HERE

    Screen Education Edinburgh Web Page: HERE

    If you have any questions or would like to discuss the opportunity further, please contact course Coordinator Steven Cook steven@screen-ed.org

  • Modern Apprenticeships with the Scottish Government - 11/05/2021 - bmccarthy

    ScotGov

     

    The Scottish Government are currently advertising Modern Apprenticeships in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Salary starts at £20,064 during training rising in increments.

    Deadline for application is 27 May 2021.

    The following information relates to the Administration and Finance opportunity with in the Glasgow branch of the Scottish Government. The link to apply follows at the end.

    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. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the interview.

    Overview
    In April 2019, the First Minister recognised a ‘global climate emergency’ and following the passage of the climate change Bill, Scotland will now be required to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045 with an interim reduction of 75% required by 2030 and 90% by 2040.

    Decarbonising the supply of heat to all of Scotland’s buildings is one of the major challenges that will need to be addressed. The 2019 Programme for Government commits the Scottish Government to combining the action we need to take on climate change with our ambition to provide affordable, warm homes.

    The Successful candidate will work across three units in the consumers and low carbon division. These units work across policy development, regulation and delivery of Scottish Government programmes which aim to help decarbonise Scotland’s Buildings. As a result of this the chosen candidate will be able to learn from different areas within the division and give them the tools to further develop there Scottish Government career.

    Main Duties
    • Responsibility for personal assistant support to the C2 Unit Heads of the Heat Strategy, Heat in Buildings Regulation and Energy Efficient Scotland Delivery Units, including inbox and diary management as needed. This will include using MS Outlook to manage the calendars and inboxes of the Unit Heads, management of meeting papers and One Note and operating as a professional and discrete point of contact from and to internal and external sources, and as first point of contact for the three Units.
    • Responsibility for arranging key meetings and events for B and C Band Staff across the three units and providing support to the three Units with the coordination of events as required, to meet deadlines.
    • Information and knowledge management for the Units, including: – Unit records management using the electronic records management system (eRDM) to store and retrieve documents and leading on information gathering exercises (email trawls, websites etc.).
    • Support the budget manager and team leaders in the Energy Efficient Scotland Delivery Unit, processing payments and financial information.
    • Responsibility for booking travel for C Band team leaders and Unit heads.

    What will I learn?

    Throughout the first 12 months the candidate will be expected to gain a relevant SVQ qualification. Support will be provided by a qualified assessor who will work with the successful candidate on a monthly basis. Time will be given to work on your qualification, this includes delivering 2 presentations.

    What qualification or qualities are required?

    Please read each of the essential criteria and think about a time or an example that can help demonstrate your knowledge/skills.

    1. Good interpersonal and team working skills.
    2. Knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft office applications.
    3. Good written and oral communication skills.
    4. Excellent organisational skills with the ability to plan, prioritise and manage workloads to ensure deadlines and objectives are met.

    Apply for this apprenticeship

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

    You need to apply for this vacancy directly on the employer’s site.

    Apply on company site

  • South Lanarkshire Council's Graduate Level Apprenticeship in Engineering - 11/05/2021 - bmccarthy

    SLC

    South Lanarkshire Council are currently recruiting engineering graduate level apprentices for the Roads and Transport Department.

    Why choose a career in Civil Engineering?

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

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

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

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

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

    What is the Graduate Apprenticeship in Civil  Engineering?

    The Graduate Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering develops skills and experience to produce multi-disciplinary graduates.

    • You will study at Glasgow Caledonian University to gain a BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering (Environmental Civil Engineering)
    • After graduation you will be able to gain the qualification of IEng with an industry professional body.
    • During your training you will be a member of South Lanarkshire Council staff.
    • The salary during training will start at £21500 with annual increments available
    • You will be paid as a full time member of staff with the same benefits as other council staff.
    • The Council will cover all course fees.

    THIS MEANS NO STUDENT LOANS OR DEBT!!

    It’s a ‘No-Brainer’

    What will you learn?

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

    How do I apply?

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

    • SQA Highers: ABBB including Maths, Physics, Technological Studies or Engineering Science at B.
    • A Foundation Apprenticeship is accepted as equivalent to one higher as part of the overall grade profile of Highers required for entry. Any essential subjects at Higher should still be achieved in addition to the Foundation Apprenticeship

    If you meet the entry requirements and would like to apply, please register your interest along with your name, school and contact telephone number to Morag Watt at morag.watt@southlanarkshire.gov.uk

    Alternatively you can speak with Mr Colgan or Mr McCarthy for further assistance.

     

     

     

     

  • DEADLINE for ScotRail Apprenticeship Opportunities 12 May 2021 - 11/05/2021 - bmccarthy

    Apprenticeship.scot

    ScotRail have a range of Modern Apprenticeship opportunities covering areas such as customer service through to engineering. As a ScotRail apprentice you can enjoy a salary in excess of £16,000 a year whilst training.

    Find out more about the range of positions available and to apply by clicking the link to apprenticeship.scot

    You’ll need to be very quick though with application deadlines within days!

     

  • Present The Best Version of You! - 10/05/2021 - bmccarthy

    You may be applying to university or college or perhaps you plan on going straight into the world of work.

    Either way, you will be constructing and writing personal statements, completing application forms, issuing CV’s and/or attending interviews. Regardless of the next step you take, you will want to be sure you are giving yourself the best possible opportunity for success by presenting the best version of you!

    Thanks must go to Clyde Gateway, who asked Perceptive Communicators, their PR and Communications partner, to produce a video offering advice and giving tips on how to present the best version of yourself.

    Perceptive Communicators are experienced specialists providing PR, interim communications support, marketing, public affairs, research, media training, employee communications, reputation management & crisis communications support, event management and digital and social media support throughout Glasgow, Scotland and the UK, making them a fantastic source for the correct support and advice on skills and techniques.

    Click the image below to access the 30 minute video.

    Perceptive Communicators

     

    Link

     

  • S4/5/6 SQA Timeline Information for Parents and Guardians - 07/05/2021 - bmccarthy

    Information for S4/5/6 Parents & Guardians regarding Trinity High School’s SQA Timeline.

    Please see attached letter from Head Teacher, Mrs Craig, which can be accessed through this link:

    LINK: SQA 2021 SQA 2021

    Allison1

    Allison2

     

  • A Message from Our New Headteacher - 04/05/2021 - MrMcGowan

    Tuesday 4th May 2021

     

    Dear Parent/Guardian

    I hope you have enjoyed a lovely weekend break despite the bank holiday Monday weather!

    It is an honour and privilege to be appointed Head Teacher of Trinity High School and I look forward to continuing to develop a community of faith and learning which recognises and cultivates each of our young person’s unique God-given talents, enabling every one of them to lead happy, dignified and successful lives.

    As some of you may know, I have been a teacher at Trinity High School for some time, and from day one I have enjoyed working with our fantastic young people, their supportive parents and the wider community.

    This past year has been a turbulent year for everyone and hopefully we are now seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

    My focus for the forthcoming session is to support staff in ensuring our young people feel safe, happy and achieving. The staff at Trinity High School have never failed to amaze me with their professionalism, commitment and dedication to ensure the best educational experiences for all our young people, I hope to continue to build upon this.

    In the coming year(s) I will ask for your support through consultation and involvement in a number of areas to continue taking the school forward. I hope our home/school/church partnership will further the provision of a wider range of experiences for our young people to develop and succeed in.

    I am in no doubt that we still have challenges ahead, but with your support I believe we will continue to make a positive difference to the lives of our young people.  I am looking forward to working with you for the benefit of our school community

    Building positive relationships with parents and guardians is key and I will be happy to talk through any concerns or queries you may have.

    Yours sincerely

    AC

     

     

    Allison Craig

    Head Teacher

  • Big P has left the building! - 30/04/2021 - MrMcGowan

    As we bid farewell to Mr Bollen and welcome Mrs Craig to her new role as HT, on behalf of all the staff and pupils of Trinity, we offer them our best wishes with the new chapters in their lives.

    PBCake

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  • The Foundation Apprenticeships Information Evening - Wednesday 21 April - 21/04/2021 - bmccarthy

    The Glasgow consortium would like to invite you to attend The Foundation Apprenticeships Information Evening with Live Q&A

    About this Event

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

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

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

    Click here to book and attend this virtual event.

  • Edinburgh Science Careers Hive Open Day 2021 - 21/04/2021 - bmccarthy

    CAREERS HIVE LIVE+ONLINE 2021 OPEN DAY

    Taking place from 10am–2pm on Sat 1st May this event is aimed at teachers, students (with a guardian) and those that work with young people. This is your opportunity to attend our online exhibition, engage with STEM professionals and experience our own take on the traditional careers fair.

    To attend the event, you need to book a free place at Eventbrite: www.careershiveliveonline2021.eventbrite.co.uk

    Spaces are limited so book straight away. More information can be found in the pdf below.

    If you have any questions feel free to contact Matthew at careershive@scifest.co.uk

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  • Interested in Law? Finance? Business? - 21/04/2021 - bmccarthy

    SMBP

    Social Mobility Business Partnership (SMBP) Work Insight and Skills Week

    What: Fantastic ‘virtual’ Work Insight & Skills programme for S5/S6 students interested in a career in law, finance or business.

    When:  21-25 June

    Who:  S5-S6 students who meet the eligibility criteria (see attached)

    Deadline for applications:  Friday, 30 April

    Fantastic ‘virtual’ Work Insight & Skills programme for S5/S6 students interested in a career in law, finance or business.

    Run by the award winning Social Mobility Business Partnership, this virtual offering will take place during 21st to 25th June 2021. Students will spend up to three hours each day meeting with different high profile organisations where they will learn about that business and get involved in business-like tasks and games. The week will also include a session learning about the psychology of resilience and goal achievement.

    Students wishing to take part must:

    –       Attend state school; and

    –       Have achieved or is on course to achieve a minimum of BBB by end of S5, including English and Mathematics.

    And, meet one or more of the following:

    –       First generation to attend university; or

    –       Are or have been eligible for free school meals in the last 6 years (NB FSM eligibility criteria includes benefits measure and pupil premium links back to FSM eligibility in the last 6 years); or

    –       Has received or is eligible for an Education Maintenance Allowance; or

    –       Where the young person is, or has been a carer; or

    –       If the young person is or has been in the care system; or

    –       Lives in a postcode with a SIMD ranking of 1-3 (30% most deprived areas) – you can check here.

    How to and next steps

    • Advise Mr McCarthy of your interest ASAP – Deadline is Friday, 30 April

    Find out more about SMBP here

  • ATTENTION! Calling Female Pupils Interested in Law, Finance or Business - 21/04/2021 - bmccarthy

    CMS

    CMS has been in Glasgow for 30 years.  They have over 70 lawyers advising on real estate, corporate, construction, employment, banking, IP/ IT and infrastructure matters. Glasgow is also home to CMS’ Legal Services Unit.

    CMS in Scotland has won numerous awards including Legal 500 Scotland Law Firm of the Year, Scottish Business Insider Legal Advisor of the Year as well as Real Estate Team of the Year– all testament to the quality of our people and our relationships with our clients.

    CMS have kindly offered female pupils with an interest in these areas the opportunity to take part in a morning virtual session. See below.

    The CMS Masterclass event is run in collaboration with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW). It offers female students the opportunity to meet and learn from a group of inspiring professional women from a variety of organisations and backgrounds.

    Fantastic ‘virtual’ Work Insight & Skills programme for S4/S5/S6 students interested in a career in law, finance or business. 

    CMS Masterclass: making connections, get ahead!

    What: An opportunity for female students to hear from leading businesswomen as they share their inspiring stories and tips for a successful career.

    When:  Wednesday, 28 April – 09:30 – 12:00

    Who:  female students aged 16-19?

    Deadline for applications:  Friday, 23 April

    What to do next: Advise Mr McCarthy asap of your interest and to take your application forward.

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  • Software Graduate Apprenticeship at Glasgow University - 20/04/2021 - bmccarthy

    Apprenticeship.scot

    Software Eng App

    Softw

    Job overview

    The VeryConnect Graduate Apprenticeship program ensures you will benefit from the excellent career growth opportunities available to all of our team. You will be working and learning alongside people a wide range of experience: from other Graduate Apprentices, new graduates, to senior technical professionals with global experience.

    We will help you build your career and you will play an active role in shaping our software, with ongoing peer to peer support and mentorship.

    What will I learn?

    VeryConnect offer you the opportunity to complete your University of Glasgow degree while working in an exciting, rapidly growing company with customers from Edinburgh to Fiji.

    Our culture is all about learning and applying the latest web technologies. You will be working with a team of developers who are always learning and are happy to share knowledge. We have a close relationship with the teaching staff at the University and we will ensure that the tasks you are completing will progress alongside what you are being taught in your degree.

    After 4 years at VeryConnect you will have attained a full Computing Science or Software Engineering BSc and have 4 years of work experience. The position offers exceptional opportunities for growth and will present you with the chance to build your network and professional experiences.

    What qualification or qualities are required?

    From day one you will be working with experienced professionals on customer projects utilising a variety of technologies and business skills.

    • In your first period of work, you will have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with our software and get to know the team.

    • You will also learn how to use our different tools and industry processes with the guidance and support of the team.

    • After you get to know the team and software, you will be given the opportunity to work on small features which go live to all of our customers globally. Within the team, everybody has their code and worked looked through by another team member. You will have the opportunity to both review other people’s work and get supportive feedback on your own tasks.

    •As your knowledge and skills increase, you will have the opportunity to work on increasingly larger tasks with more challenging aspects.

    • You will be working with the latest technologies and experience both writing new software and updating existing software to the latest technology.

    • You will be given exposure of other areas of the business and will target your development on what you enjoy most and what suits you best.
    Standard academic entry requirements: AAAA/AAABB
    Minimum academic entry requirements: BBBB
    Other mandatory academic requirements: Higher Maths at B or above is required, and Highers should include two Science subjects. Grades should be achieved by the end of S5.

    Candidates who did not achieve the minimum grades in one sitting and are studying towards additional Highers and Advanced Highers in S6 may receive a conditional offer based on a higher entry tariff by agreement with the University.

    Apply for this apprenticeship

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

    From 2021, Graduate Apprentices will now need to apply to SAAS for funding. Find out more.

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  • Graduate Apprentice Opportunities with Barclays - 20/04/2021 - bmccarthy

    Barclays

    Higher Apprenticeships

    Getting qualified. Whether it’s a degree or professional status, it’s a huge achievement that can completely change your prospects – but it’s not always open to everyone. Some of us can’t afford it. For others, the timing just wasn’t right. But with our Higher Apprenticeship, all that can change. At any point in your life, we’ll help you gain a university-level or professional qualification while building an extraordinary career at Barclays.

    To apply for one of our Higher Apprenticeship programmes, please click below. You will be required to create an account to find out more information and apply.

    The indicative application deadline is 29th April 2021, however we welcome early applications.

    1. 2021 Higher Apprentice – Operations – Glasgow 
    2. 2021 Higher Apprentice – Technology Developer – Glasgow
    3. 2021 Higher Apprentice – Compliance – Glasgow
    4. 2021 Higher Apprentice – Risk – Glasgow

     

  • UofG Software Engineering Graduate Apprenticeship with the BBC - 20/04/2021 - bmccarthy

    UoG BBC

    Software App BBC

    Job Introduction

    • Do you love using your logical mind to solve problems?
    • Do you enjoy or have an interest in coding and software programming?
    • Do you want to develop apps and digital services that serve millions of people round the globe?
    • Do you want to learn and earn at the same time and have an amazing experience at the BBC and with University of Glasgow.

    Role Responsibility

    Based in Glasgow with BBC Scotland and Design + Engineering teams, you’ll get to work at the heart of our digital product teams at the BBC, all while studying for a degree apprenticeship at Glasgow University.

    You will complete both off-the-job and on-the-job training. You’ll study for a bachelor’s degree (Hons) with tailored modules such as:

    • How to learn new software and systems programming languages
    • Foundations of Professional Software Engineering Practices
    • Practical Algorithms
    • Testing and Software Improvement
    • Web Application Systems
    • Computer Architecture and Network Systems
    • Data Storage and Retrieval
    • User Interaction
    • BSc Major Project

    Through a series of university taught modules and industrial experience we will prepare you as a new Software Engineer for an internet-fit BBC.

    The Ideal Candidate

    You will be someone who naturally wants to be a hands-on Software Engineer and will feel comfortable developing over the course of the scheme to work with software languages, software frameworks, cloud computing and associated systems.

    We’re not looking for you to come as a ready-made Software Engineer– we just want you to have an ambition and determination to succeed.
    Throughout the application process we’ll be asking for evidence that shows your passion and ability for this technology-based role. You need to be a good communicator and have the ability to develop to be effective in the working environment with technical or non-technical people.

    Throughout the application process, we will be assessing the following:

    • Collaboration
    • Flexibility
    • Logical Problem Solving
    • Awareness or understanding of Software Programming
    • Practical application
    • Resilience
    • Time Management
    • Communication

    As this is a degree apprenticeship we need strong academic performance. Candidates with Scottish qualifications will need 4 x Highers at B or above (or Advanced Highers) which must include Maths and two Sciences including Computing.
    Candidates outside of Scotland will need to show equivalent qualifications of 3 x A Levels at B or above which must include Maths and at least one Science.

    We also accept B or above in HNCs and HNDs in the subjects listed below, but you must have successfully completed the Maths Calculus Module as part of the qualification

    • Computing
    • Software Development
    • Computer Games Development

    A minimum GCSE or Standard Grades qualifications in Maths and English at A-C or equivalent is also mandated.
    You will have interest and confidence to develop your working knowledge and skills in software programming, algorithms and cloud computing.

    To be eligible for this scheme, you will need to have the right to work in the UK. You also need to be over 18 at time of starting in September 2021.

    What we’re offering

    • A salary of £14,400 per year (pro-rated) followed by an annual increase.
    • 25 days holiday a year. As well as national bank holidays, you’ll also get an extra day-off between Christmas and New Year.
    • Industry training delivered by the BBC Academy from specialists and senior BBC technical staff.
    • Completion of Bachelors Degree (Hons) delivered by the University of Glasgow

    Package Description

    Start Date: September 2021

    Location: Glasgow

    Typical roles following the scheme: Software Engineer

    Click here to find out more and apply: UofG Software Engineering Graduate Apprenticeship with the BBC

  • Glasgow University Graduate Apprenticeship Opportunities - 20/04/2021 - bmccarthy

    UoG

    Glasgow University are advertising their current batch of Graduate Apprenticeships opportunities in collaboration with their business partners.

    How would you like to work towards your Glasgow University degree whilst working, and earning a wage, with one of their partners who include the BBC, Barclays and Very-Connect amongst others. See below for more details:

    LIVE VACANCIES

    Our partner employers currently accepting applications for 2021 are listed below.  Please note this list changes frequently as new opportunities go live, so we recommend signing up for alerts.

    • Barclays Technology is delivering cutting edge technology solutions to support banking and financial services.  Apply to Barclays.  Please note, the Higher Apprentice – Technology Developer based in Glasgow is delivered in partnership with UofG.
    • VeryConnect is a fast-growing tech start up, specialising in Membership, CRM, Community software all-in-one solutions, with a worldwide customer base.  Apply to VeryConnect 
    • BBC Design and Engineering is driving the reinvention of the media, whilst delivering TV, radio and online services to millions of people every day. Apply to the BBC

    It is possible to apply to multiple GA opportunities simultaneously.  If you are also applying to traditional courses through UCAS, we strongly advise you also continue to progress these applications as you can make a final decision once you have all your offers on the table.

    Please visit the University of Glasgow Careers Service webpages for advice on writing CVs and Cover Letters.

    Hear from a first year Graduate Apprentice why he chose the GA route and what to expect.

    UoG Grad

     

  • Early Years Modern Apprenticeship - 19/04/2021 - bmccarthy

    Carousel

    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 12-15 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

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  • Glasgow Consortium Foundation Apprenticeship Information Evening - 01/04/2021 - bmccarthy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-glasgow-colleges-foundation-apprenticeships-information-evening-tickets-148753940039

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

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

  • New Virtual Experience Offers From Major UK Employers - 30/03/2021 - bmccarthy

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

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

     New Virtual Work Experience Opportunities Recruiting Now:

    ·        Army Headquarters Scotland – Morning

    ·        Army Headquarters Scotland – Afternoon

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

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

    ·       Application Deadline: 04 May 2021

     

    ·       Work in Nuclear: Virtual Work Experience at Dounreay

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

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

    ·       Application Deadline: 09 April 2021

     

    ·       Royal Air Force Careers Insight – Access All Areas

    ·       Royal Air Force Careers Insight – Access All Areas

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

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

    ·       Application Deadline: 20 April 2021

     

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

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

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

    ·       Application Deadline: 2 May 2021

     

    ·       BRINGING CONSTRUCTION TO YOU (Scotland & North England)

    ·       Dates: 10 – 12 May 2021

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

    ·       Application Deadline: 23 April 2021

     

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

    ·       Dates: 27 April 2021

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

    ·       Application Deadline: 31 March 2021

     

    ·       National Grid – Thinking about a career in energy ?

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

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

    ·       Application Deadline: 8 April 2021

     

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

    ·       Date: 24 May 2021(4pm – 6pm).

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

    ·       Application Deadline: 26 April 2021

     

    ·       Green Skills National Competition with Anglian Water

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

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

    ·       Application Deadline: 12 May 2021

     

    ·       M&S Insight Session – Understanding Social Action

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

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

    ·       Application Deadline: 12 May 2021

     

    ·       Green Skills in Consulting & Construction with Jacobs

    ·       Dates: 28 April 2021

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

    ·       Application Deadline: 8 April 2021

     

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

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

  • FAO Parents/Carers of S4-S6 school leavers! - 30/03/2021 - bmccarthy

    sds

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

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

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/school-leavers-help-for-parents-and-carers-tickets-147529955067

  • ATTENTION!! TRADES MODERN APPRENTICESHIPS - 25/03/2021 - bmccarthy

    Cruden

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

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

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

    The following apprenticeship opportunities are on offer:

    • Bricklayers
    • Joiners
    • Painters
    • Plumbers

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

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

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

    Start date is 9th August.

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

    Tel: 01698 688 954

    Mobile: 0777 067 8028

    agata.swiderska@sds.co.uk

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

    Good luck!

  • Civil Engineering Grants - Time is Running Out! - 24/03/2021 - bmccarthy

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

     Previous award winners have said;

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

    and

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

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

    Into Civil Engineering Details 2021 (2)

    2021 Into Civil Engineering application form (2)

  • Meet the Expert - Live Sessions - 12/03/2021 - bmccarthy

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

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

    Here’s a list of what’s coming up:

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

  • Social Security Scottish Gov Positions - MARCH 16th Deadline! - 10/03/2021 - bmccarthy

     

    Salary
    £20064 – £22232
    Location
    Glasgow
    Hours
    Around 37.00 per week
    Closing Date
    16 March 2021 at midnight
    Reference
    IRC86303E
    Employment Type
    Permanent Employee

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Apply for this job

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

  • NHS Modern Apprenticeships - Plumbing/Joinery/Electrician and More! - 02/03/2021 - bmccarthy

    NHSGGC

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

    They include:

    Modern Apprenticeship Vacancies

    Live Vacancies

    MA Practitioner Clinical Technologist Medical Equipment Management (Electronic Engineering) 

    MA Joiner (Craftsperson)

    MA Plumber (Craftsperson)

    MA Mechanical Fitter (Craftsperson)

    MA Electrician (Craftsperson)

    Modern Apprenticeship Programme

    What are you recruiting for?

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

    Live Vacancies – Click to view 

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

    Our second phase of recruitment for 2021 will include:

    • Apprentice Trainee Dental Nurses
    • Apprentice Trainee Pharmacy Technicians

    Vacancy Information Sessions

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

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

    How do I find out when you are recruiting?

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

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

    https://youtu.be/mqmJIYs0p30

     

     

  • STV and Media Opportunites - MARCH CLOSING DATES - 02/03/2021 - bmccarthy

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

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

    STV is Scotland’s home of news and entertainment.

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

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

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

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

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

    Closing date: 05 March 2021

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

    IT Support Assistant (Glasgow)

    Closing date: 07 March 2021

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

    Trainees in Scripted Drama, Glasgow (Glasgow)

    Closing date: 08 March 2021

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

    Junior Creative (Glasgow)

    Closing date: 5 March 2021

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

    Team Assistant (Glasgow)

    Closing date: 9 March 2021

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

  • Chartered Accountant Programme for School Leavers - 02/03/2021 - bmccarthy

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    School Leavers Chartered Accountant Programme

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

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

    Find out more here: Audit Scotland

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

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

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

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

    For careers with Audit Scotland click here: Enter 

  • Glasgow University Sutton Trust Summer School - 01/03/2021 - bmccarthy

    SUTTON TRUST SUMMER SCHOOL

     GU

     

    Applications for the University of Glasgow Sutton Trust Summer School 2021 are open.

    The programme will run from 4th – 9th July 2021 and is open to pupils who will have just completed S5 and are continuing to S6. Due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus, the programme will run online in 2021.

    The five subject streams available for 2021 are:

     Arts and Humanities

    • Engineering

    • Medical Studies & Life Sciences

    • Physical Sciences

    • Social Sciences

    Further details of the courses can be found on our website below:

     

    Throughout the week, pupils will meet existing undergraduate and postgraduate students and academic staff within their areas of interest. They will attend academic sessions online, and will also find out more about university life, through talks on student support and finance. Online evening activities will be organised such as a quiz, yoga session, and games night.

    Pupils will also have the opportunity to complete our online Academic Skills module. If a pupil subsequently applies to the University of Glasgow, successful completion of the Sutton Trust Summer School and Academic Skills Module could lead to an adjusted offer of entry.

    Applications are now open and will close at midday on Tuesday 16th March.

    Pupils must Apply via the Sutton Trust.

    Pupils will be asked if they meet eligibility criteria, which are a bit broader than the widening participation criteria we normally employ, opening this opportunity up to more pupils. The eligibility criteria are:

    • Are studying in S5

    • Attend, and have always attended, a state-funded school or college (non-fee paying) in the  UK

    • Would be in the first generation of their family to attend university

    • Have been eligible for free school meals at any point during their secondary schooling

    • Attend a school or college with a below-average Higher point score and/or a low rate of progression to higher education

    • Live in a neighbourhood with a low rate of progression to higher education and/or a high level of socio-economic deprivation

    • Have achieved at least five A or B passes at National 5, and where applicable, taken subjects relevant to the course applied for

    • If pupils are (or have been) looked after, accommodated or in care, they only need to meet the age, school and academic requirements

    Pupils are not expected to meet all these criteria but should indicate on their application those they think are applicable to them.

     

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

    If you have any queries or would like any further information, please contact our Sutton Trust Summer School Co-ordinator Dr Paula Blair on wpsummerschool@glasgow.ac.uk

     

  • New College Lanarkshire - One to One Sessions - 01/03/2021 - bmccarthy

    NCL
    One-to-ones with our course experts!
     
    If you’re thinking of applying to New College Lanarkshire, join us online between Monday 1st and Friday 19th March at a time that suits you.
     
    Our one-to-one sessions allow you to explore, discover and interact directly with our very own course experts.
     
    You can ask them questions, explore the course in more detail and discover the many ways you can progress within the college, onto university and into employment.

    Sessions available in:

    ·   Sport
     
    ·   Animation and Digital Design
     
    ·   Photography
     
    ·   Art and Design
     
    ·   Law
     
    ·   Travel & Tourism
     
    ·   Hairdressing and Barbering
     
    ·   Business Management and Marketing
     
    ·   Accounting and Administration
     
    ·   Beauty and Nails
     
    ·   Professional Cookery
     
    ·   Hospitality
     
    ·   Social Sciences
     
    ·   Music and Sound Production
     
    ·   Nationals and Highers
     
    More sessions will be added over the coming days, so make sure you check back regularly!
     
     
    Don’t see the area you are interested in? Please email hello@nclan.ac.uk and we will arrange a one-to-one with a course expert at a time that suits you.

    To find out more about New College Lanarkshire and the range of courses we have on offer, please visit our website.

  • If considering Engineering, you MUST consider this! - 25/02/2021 - bmccarthy

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    FAO ALL S4, S5 and S6 PUPILS

    If you are considering applying an engineering degree course, you MUST consider this option!

    APPLICATIONS FOR THE STRATHCLYDE UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING ACADEMY

    AND THE ACCESS TO ENGINEERING ACADEMY COURSES ARE NOW OPEN!

    The Engineering Academy is an alternative route to a degree with Strathclyde University. The traditional route would be for pupils who have achieved 5 or more band A highers including Maths/Physics and/or Chemistry. Entry to the Engineering Academy can be gained at the end of S5 or S6 with 4 Highers at B grade which must include Maths, Physics and/or Chemistry. A Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering would be accepted as one of the other highers.

    The Engineering Academy is a blended approach to the degree with a greater emphasis on practical skills. The course is run in collaboration between Strathclyde University and New College Lanarkshire, although allstudents will be formally recognised as Strathclyde University students.

    Upon successful completion of the Engineering Academy, students gain direct entry into the 2nd year of the Strathclyde University course. Whilst following this route, students will also be able to take advantage of 12 weeks of work experience each year with the possible option of a sponsorship! This route will continue to graduation.

    S4 pupils can apply for the Access to Engineering Academy NOW!

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    This course is designed for S4’s who may wish to apply to university for an engineering degree. It is a 2 year course and runs from S5 into S6 at the end of which, pupils can apply for direct entry to the Engineering Academy as described above. Applicants who choose the Access Engineering Acadeny route, and complete it successfully, will be guaranteed entry to the Academy.

    This course runs on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, similar to a Foundation Apprenticeship. By the end of S6, learners would need to pass Higher Maths and Physics UNITS and the Access course at college to apply for the Engineering Academy.
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    This programme is delivered by New College Lanarkshire in collaboration with University of Strathclyde and recruitment for September 2021 is now underway.
    Currently between the year 1 and year 2 cohorts, we have 23 learners working remotely with New College Lanarkshire.
    This programme has been extremely successful, and we have 6, year 2 learners applying for the Engineering Academy at University of Strathclyde.
    Feeback from the current cohort is they really enjoy working with New College Lanarkshire and have really enjoyed the course content and skills learned so far.
    Any pupil interested in applying for the Access to Engineering Academy course, or the Engineering Academy, should speak with Mr McCarthy asap. Alternatively, you can express an interest by emailing me on gw12mccarthybrendan@glow.sch.uk

  • S2 Options Advice Programme - 23/02/2021 - bmccarthy

    S2 OPTIONS ADVICE PROGRAMME – 2021/22

    Due to current government restrictions related to COVID – 19, our Options Programme this year will take a slightly different format. We have created a dedicated online platform for all parents of S2 pupils which can be accessed via our school website. Furthermore, a specialist Google Classroom for all S2 pupils has been created which will provide a wealth of support and guidance to those pupils making their option choices for session 2021/22.

    Stage 1 – Options Programme Launch On 1st March 2021, we will officially launch our dedicated Options Webpage and Google Classroom for all parents and pupils.

    Stage 2 – Option Booklet (Week beginning 1st March 2021) This will be made available online via the Options Webpage and Options Google Classroom. It will include a sample Options form for session 2021/22. The booklet gives an insight to all of the subjects on offer.

    Stage 3 – Careers Awareness (Online provision from 1st March 2021) A google classroom has been created for all S2 pupils. This online classroom has a wealth of resources that pupils can use to support their choices as well as find out about career pathways. There will be videos created by subjects to give information about what each subject contains. Furthermore, resources from Skills Development Scotland and My World of Work will be available. Pupils will be able to contact their Pupil Support Teacher via this classroom or directly via their glow email.

    Stage 4 – Careers Convention Week (Online provision from 7th March 2021) Using the Google Classroom we will host a Career Convention Week. There will be a wealth of information regarding different career pathways and specialist industries. Resources linked to specialist chosen fields can also be accessed e.g. careers, university applications, medicine, construction etc. This will support pupils in making informed choices when selecting their option choices for session 2021/22.

    Stage 5 – Parental Options Presentation (available online from 1st March 2021) Every year we would normally host an information evening event in Trinity High School for all parents and pupils in S2. This involves a talk from the Depute Head Teacher regarding the options programme. This year we will continue with this however, the presentation from the Depute Head Teacher will be a pre-recorded PowerPoint with voice over and it will be made available online via the Options Webpage. This will enable parents to access the presentation at a time that suits and as many times as they wish. In addition to this, we know this evening is usually an opportunity for parents to ask questions therefore we have also created a FAQs section on the Options Webpage to help parents find the answers to some of our most commonly asked questions regarding options.

    Stage 6 – Completion of Final Option Form (available online from 1st March) The options form this year will be an online google form. The link for this will be available to pupils via their Options Google Classroom. Once pupils have accessed the resources on the Google Classroom and as parents, you have had an opportunity to explore the Options Webpage and have discussions with your child; they can consider completing the Options Google Form. Each pupil should only complete one option form online so must ensure they have made final decisions before submitting. The options form must be completed on or before FRIDAY 26th MARCH 2021.

    Current Pupil Support Provision If you need to contact your child’s pupil support teacher then please see the list below for the current S2 provision. Pupil support teachers should be contacted via their Glow email addresses and these can be found on the dedicated Options Webpage.

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  • Apprenticeship Week 01-05 March - 23/02/2021 - bmccarthy

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    On the 1st- 5th of March we will be celebrating #ScotAppWeek21 and we want you to enjoy it with us!

    Make sure you don’t miss out.

    Visit the SDS Apprenticeship.scot website to find out what events you can join during the week.

    Click here to enter

     

  • Thinking of applying for a Civil Engineering course this year? This could be for you! - 23/02/2021 - bmccarthy

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    Thinking about applying to start a civil engineering course this year? Is a lack of financial support a barrier for you? If so, you could apply for an ICE Scotland Into Civil Engineering Award. Applications are open to young people applying for a college or university course in civil engineering starting September/October this year. You could be awarded £4500 per year for up to 4 years, so it’s well worth applying for!

    If you feel this would benefit you, please check the details in the links below and complete the application form.

    Into Civil Engineering Details 2021

    2021 Into Civil Engineering application form

    This should be returned to lynn.dow@ice.org.uk by 31st March.

  • Helping your child with S2/3 subject choices - support for parents and carers - 22/02/2021 - bmccarthy

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    Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is offering parents and carers an online opportunity to find out more about how they can help their child make their S2/3 subject choices for the Senior Phase. Scotland’s national skills agency has organised the virtual session on Thursday 25 February which will also give parents and carers information about accessing a wide range of SDS support.

    Careers advisers Joan Duncan and Gemma Smith will be providing expert advice for parents and carers of young people in S2 and S3.

    Joan said: “Thinking about what options to choose at school can be daunting for young people and their parents and carers. As well as this session, SDS also has a Subject Choices tool on SDS’s My World of Work website which helps pupils explore where options choices can take them.

    “It gives young people and their parents and carers the opportunity to explore job profiles, industries, Foundation and Modern Apprenticeships, refine their search by what someone is most interested in and use the tool as many times as they like to find out more about different options. There are other tools to try and the more tools you try, the better career suggestions we can give.”

    This virtual event, which is from 6.30pm until 7.15pm on Thursday 25 February, will also have a question and answer session. 

    To take part please register here. 

  • Amy's Aspire Story - 26/01/2021 - bmccarthy

    Amy Aspire Web version

  • Morgan Stanley Apprenticeships - 19/01/2021 - bmccarthy

    Morgan Stanley

    SEE WHO WE ARE AT MORGAN STANLEY.

    EXPLORE THE OPPORTUNITIES.

    JOIN US AT OUR APPRENTICESHIP INSIGHT EVENTS

    At Morgan Stanley, we offer a range of Apprenticeship opportunities aimed at school leavers. Apprenticeships offer an alternative route by providing the opportunity to study towards a qualification, whilst gaining practical industry experience and earning a salary. Join us at our Apprenticeship Insight Events to learn more about what Programmes we offer across our London and Glasgow offices and what it’s really like to be an Apprentice at Morgan Stanley

    APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME OPEN EVENINGS

    Join us at our Apprenticeship Programme Open evenings where potential applicants, parents and teachers can find out more about the programmes we offer beginning in September 2021 and hear from our current Apprentices about their experiences so far. The session details for each programme are detailed below

    OPERATIONS GRADUATE APPRENTICESHIP OPEN EVENING

    Four year Apprenticeship Programme based in Glasgow within our Operations division. We will support you to achieve a BA (Hons) degree in Business Management in partnership with the University of Strathclyde, whilst also working at the firm. Date: Thursday 18th February 2021 Time: 16:30 – 18:00 APPLY HERE

    FINANCE APPRENTICESHIP OPEN EVENING

    A three year apprenticeship, taken in line with study for the ACCA Foundation Diploma. The ACCA qualification provides students with practical accounting and financial skills whilst developing their grasp of business. Date: Tuesday 23rd February 2021 Time: 16:30 – 17:30 APPLY HERE

    TECHNOLOGY GRADUATE APPRENTICESHIP OPEN EVENING

    Four year Apprenticeship Programme based in Glasgow within our Technology division. We will support you to achieve a BSc (Hons) degree in Software Development in partnership with the University of Strathclyde, whilst also working at the firm Date: Thursday 25th February 2021 Time: 16:30 – 18:00 APPLY HERE

    REGISTER NOW REGISTER NOW REGISTER NOW

    Morgan Stanley – Apprenticeship Open Evening Events

  • Apprenticeships with Scottish Water - 19/01/2021 - bmccarthy

    Scottish Water

    Together we are Trusted to Serve Scotland.

    Learning. Earning. Growing. Developing.

    Click here to register and apply

    Scottish Water is built on people. We’re passionate about developing the potential of everyone in our team, making the most of your skills and abilities – and offering you every chance to progress with one of Scotland’s largest and most important businesses. So join us as an apprentice and you’ll be more than ‘just’ a part of the team who manage millions of litres of waste water produced by households across Scotland every day – you’ll be building a career that can take you in any number of directions.

    You’ll also be part of one of Scotland’s largest and most critical businesses – and an organisation built on people from all backgrounds. We’re a team that respects and values peoples’ differences, where you can be yourself – and where you can flourish. We’re passionate about creating opportunities for men and women who have the ability to deliver essential water and waste water services to the people of Scotland, now and in the future.

    Who are we looking for? We’re looking for people who are self-motivated, team players who enjoy being outdoors. You should be practical, well organised and a good problem solver with a positive attitude and the ability to work on your own initiative. You’ll have five National 4 or 5 Qualifications (or equivalent) and a full UK driving licence (or currently be working to achieve this) as you’ll typically be working across a number of our sites.

    This is your chance to learn as you earn, working with industry-leading teams across Scotland to help deliver services that are essential to the daily lives of the people of Scotland.

    What’s it like working at Scottish Water? We take employee engagement very seriously – and we’re proud of our inclusive and collaborative work environment where we respect people’s differences. We are passionate about creating opportunities for young people and are proud to have the Investors in Young People Gold Standard accreditation, demonstrating our commitment to providing rewarding opportunities for young people.

    We have excellent opportunities for you to develop through our apprenticeship programmes. If you are interested in these opportunities you can register your interest now by completing the short application here (this will take around 5 minutes).  Click the apply button below.

    Full applications for our 2021 Modern Apprenticeship opportunities will be accepted from March. By pre-registering we’ll contact you then to let you know how to apply.

    If you would like to help us create the Scottish Water of the Future then pre-register by midnight on Sunday 28th Feb 2021.

    Working at Scottish Water

    Scottish Water is one of the UK’s leading water companies, the quality of drinking water and satisfaction with the service we provide our customers has never been higher – but we want to be even better – and you could help play an important part!

    We take employee engagement very seriously and have an inclusive and collaborative work environment where we respect people’s differences. We are committed to creating an engaging environment and a positive experience for our employees and we have an inclusive and collaborative work environment. We were recently recognised by The Times as a Top 50 Employer for Women 2019. In 2017 we won the Diversity in the Public Sector Award 2017 (Herald and GenAnalytics) and the HR Network Award for Talent Management 2017. We also have Carers Positive Exemplary Status. We aim for work to be an energising and fulfilling experience and everyone plays their part to ensure that Scottish Water is trusted to serve our customers and communities.

    We are passionate about creating opportunities for young people and are proud to have achieved the Gold standard in the Investors in Young People accreditation, demonstrating our commitment to creating rewarding opportunities for young people.

    You will have access to a host of benefits which include 37 days holiday a year, a defined benefit pension scheme, a discounted medical cash plan and cycle to work, plus a variety of agile working arrangements and family-friendly policies designed to support your wellbeing.

    Next Steps

    Any offer of employment with Scottish Water will be subject to the successful completion of a mandatory pre-employment screening process, including Disclosure Scotland and eligibility to work in the UK. Details can be found on our website.

    For more information about this role or if you require any additional support throughout the application process please contact the recruitment team: SWRecruitment@scottishwater.co.uk

    Click Here to Apply

  • Youth Employability in SLC - My Brighter Future - 18/01/2021 - bmccarthy

    My Brighter Future

     

    South Lanarkshire Council have just published their annual ‘My Brighter Future’ brochure for 2021-2022. In it you will find details of South Lanarkshire Council’s proposed youth employability provision for this coming session including Aspire, GradU8 and Foundation Apprenticeship programmes.

    Here is what Tony McDaid, Executive Director of Education Resources, has to say about it:

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    Access the full document below:

    EDU_MBF youth employability brochure 2021-22

     

  • Message from SDS Careers Adviser - 18/01/2021 - bmccarthy

    Update from Skills Development Scotland

    As schools across Scotland are closed to most pupils, Skills Development Scotland Careers Advisers will continue to provide careers information and advice by phone and digitally.

    Our Advisers will contact pupils who were scheduled to have a face-to-face appointment to make alternative arrangements.

    Subject Choices

    If your child is choosing their subjects, their school Careers Adviser will be available, if required, to provide support over the coming weeks to help them think about their choices, including a one-to-one conversation. If the school believe a pupil would benefit from a discussion with the Careers Adviser, then a referral can be made and the adviser will make contact with the pupil. There’s also the opportunity for you – as a parent or carer – to join the conversation and discuss where their options might take them in the future. As current government guidelines don’t permit these conversations to take place in person, we’ll seek to make alternative arrangements by phone or video conference.

    You’ll also find lots of helpful tools and information to help with subject choices, on the careers service website, My World of Work. Visit www.myworldofwork.co.uk/subjectchoices

    Please be aware that career information and advice is available online for anyone who needs it at My World of Work. You can also contact your local centre to speak to an adviser or call the SDS helpline on 0800 917 8000.

  • HSBC Virtual Opportunities - 14/01/2021 - bmccarthy

    HSBC

    See below for the latest HSBC offer to all interested pupils.

    Happy New Year! We hope that you had a restful festive break even if celebrations looked different for you this year.

    Investing in Futures:

    The COVID-19 pandemic has created a real sense of confusion and uncertainty for students, with question marks raised over the state of the employment market and future career prospects.

    To counter this, the Early Careers team at HSBC have created a series of bite-sized virtual events and material all with the aim of developing your soft skills. This is designed to give confidence on employment prospects, mythbust common recruitment misconceptions and target key employability skills to give you an advantage when looking for a career.

    Find Out More

    The webinars will all be free to attend, and will be hosted via Zoom. Please register in advance through the following links. Spaces are limited, and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

    A taste of success – Work experience

    HSBC 2021 Work Experience placement opportunities are now live and

    students can apply via our Work Experience page.

    12 Days of Winter Work Skills

    Soft skills play a critical role for creating and growing a professional career. They help to build relationships and solve day to day situations within the world the work. For full exploration please see link to pdf at the bottom.

    14th January – Who am I?

    An exploration of Personal Branding including: what is a Personal Brand, how to discover and build your own and why changing your mentality is key for success.

    Register for this webinar: https://hsbc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uJLUtO6NQc2VYaD17yoP9Q

    4th February –  Do I need a degree to enhance my career?  

    An exploration of various career routes that are available to students, with an emphasis on what you need to consider when trying to choose the correct one for you.

    Register for this webinar:

    https://hsbc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_D3x-B7VPSLyECYocbLL5Og

    11th March  –  How to stand out?  

    A session dedicated to applications. This will include a breakdown of CVs in general and also aim to demystify online applications. We will also include application hints & tips from an employer’s perspective to give you an insight into what is looked for.

    Register for this webinar:

    https://hsbc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g5LQlWAyS_-O78W4DoSv1A

    22nd April – How to be the best you?  

    An exploration of the different type of interviews alongside their purposes. This will cover what signs to look for, and also how you can maximise your chances at success. We will also include different tips and tricks from an employer’s perspective to give you an insight into what is looked for.

    Register for this webinar:

    https://hsbc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cbg82vsMSkWt2ztQtAKLUQ

    More details to follow:

    May – Wellbeing

    June –  Classroom to boardroom, A day in a life?

    July – Progression stories….

    August – Resilience ‘so what now & moving forward’

    Find Out More

     12 Days of Winter Work Skills

  • Opportunities with Earnst & Young - 14/01/2021 - bmccarthy

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    For the attention of S5 & S6 pupils!

     

    Good Morning,

    Hope you are well?

    Here are some fantastic opportunities with EY for students who are looking for a summer work experience or a possible apprenticeship in Accounting, Business & Finance.

    This event is specifically for Scottish students in S5 & S6. 

    Webinar Details: 

    • Wednesday 20th January, 4pm – 5pm
    • Opportunities to secure paid work experience with EY this summer 
    • Keynote talk from a partner along with some engaging / interactive workshops
    • Information on all apprenticeship and graduate opportunities 
    • Recruitment process hints and tips
    • Open to all S5 & S6 students
    • Parents are encouraged to join the session

    Registation Link: 

    Can you please inform me by email (Mr McCarthy) if you have registered.

    Thank you and good luck!

  • Apprenticeship Opportunities in Hamilton and East Kilbride - 14/01/2021 - bmccarthy

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    We have two Business Skills Pathway Apprenticeships based in Hamilton and East Kilbride.

    They are looking for interested candidates to enrol and put forward their names for the employers consideration.

    Candidates should  be unemployed, have National 5 English and a keen interest in working in an office environment.

    Pathway Apprenticeships are for school-leavers up to 18-years-old who might be facing more limited options due to the economic impact from COVID-19. Around 1,200 opportunities will be available to young people in the first phase of the initiative, you will have the chance to train and get qualifications in sectors with long-term prospects.

    Pathway Apprenticeships are a 6 month course at SCQF Level 5, participants will be paid a minimum of £100 a week.

    Microcom Training will be dealing with Business Skill Pathway Apprenticeships, this will be for anyone interested in working in an office environment.

     For more information please feel free to email Microcom on l.glendinning@microcomtraining.com or give them a call on 07870 565325.

    Good Luck.

  • Virtual Work Experience and Other Events - Sign-up here! - 14/01/2021 - bmccarthy

    uptree
    With learning from home extending until at least the end of the month, we wanted to get in touch with some ways Uptree can support you at this difficult time.
    Does this sound like something you would be interested in? Pass your name to me and I will nominate you (first come first served)
    Uptree are looking for the next generation of business people, interested in consultancy, legal, tax and more. By nominating your students, you give them a GUARANTEED spot on the event.
    Nominations need to be received by Monday 25 January.
    Details:
    Tuesday 23 February
    10am-12.30pm
    Online via Zoom
    To nominate your student – please send us their name and school email address and we will  send them a personalised invitation. Students must still register via our website for safeguarding and monitoring purposes to claim their guaranteed place (this will be explained in their invitation).
    Uptree’s FuturesUP event is back and bigger than ever – they have 250 places for students from Scotland and North of England to get involved with industry specific panels, hear from motivated speakers and network with employers and other like-minded students.
    Details:
    Friday 12 February
    1pm-4.30pm
    Online
    Why not sign up for the  Arm Application Masterclass
    Good for any students still seeking a destination in Technology or Engineering? Arm Technology aim to offer 10 attendees of their Application Masterclass a place on their 2021 apprenticeship scheme.
    Details:
    Thursday 25 February
    2pm-4pm
    Online
    Book an online careers workshop
    Uptree are still running online careers workshops in STEM, Business & Finance, Law, Professional Services and Marketing. Students can log on from home and work together in interactive sessions. To book, send an email to me with your preferred date, time and I will try to organise.
    Uptree’s careers curriculum is ideal for home working students – each young person can work through the lessons in their own time, developing their skills. Even better, you don’t need to be online to take part, so perfect for those who might have data or tech issues.
    Any pupil who is interested in any of the above can book a place by clicking the relevant links or be emailing me (Mr McCarthy). Can I ask, if you do apply though the links, please drop me an email to let me know what you have applied for.

  • City of Glasgow College Virtual Open Day - Jan 23rd - 17/12/2020 - bmccarthy

    City of G

    City of Glasgow College are holding a Virtual Open Day on Saturday 23rd January 2021 between 10am and 4pm.  

     

    The Virtual Open Day will provide visitors with an online opportunity to explore the wide range of courses we have on offer as well as meeting key College staff. Our aim is to give you an insight into our vibrant student community and showcase academic excellence. Whether you are thinking about a course now or in the future, you will get all the advice you need to make an informed choice.

     

    You do have to register online to attend the Open day, so please click here to register.

     

    What is on offer: 

    • Academic staff will be available to talk about their courses and entry requirements.
    • Speak to our Admissions Team to make an application or to check the status of a previously made application.
    • Student Advisors will be available to give advice regarding the Careers service, student funding and childcare
    • Discuss Learning Support
    • Watch our College videos in the Auditorium
    • Chat with other visitors, current students, and Alumni members in the Networking Lounge.
    • If you have any general enquiries or require any assistance to navigate the site, drop in at the Helpdesk

    Click here to register.

     

    For more information on our wide range of courses on offer visit www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk

     

    We look forward to welcoming you on Saturday 23rd January 2021.

  • Modern Apprenticeship - SLC Road Operative - 16/12/2020 - bmccarthy

    SLC

    South Lanarkshire Council are presently advertising for Road Operative Modern Apprenticeships. See details below:

    Road Operative

    Job Description

    Roads and Transportation is one of five services within Community and Enterprise Resources and is responsible for a wide range of services, including the following:-

    – Maintaining roads, footpaths, and street lighting

    – Response service dealing with emergencies

    – Winter maintenance

    – Road and Bridge Design

    – Geotechnical & Traffic Engineering

    – Flood Prevention, Road Safety & Parking

    – Transportation and Public Transport

    Becoming a Modern Apprentice will give you the opportunity to develop a career within Community and Enterprise Resources, and be trained to the appropriate National Standard through off and on the job training and experience.

    Roads and Transportation Services are looking for candidates who can demonstrate commitment to their own learning and enthusiasm for building a career as a Modern Apprentice Road Operative.

    What do we look for?

    These opportunities are for trainees and therefore do not require you to have any experience in this field, what we do require is:

    • Evidence of recent learning experiences
    • An understanding of the role of Road Operative
    • An understanding of the importance of Health and Safety
    • An understanding of the benefits of effective team work
    • And a willing to learn and adapt to the working and training environment

    Requirements

    These vacancies are restricted to applicants who have recently attended a South Lanarkshire Council High School and/or live in the South Lanarkshire Area.  You must be 16 years of age by 31/12/2020 and no older than 19 years of age by 19/03/2021. 

    South Lanarkshire Council and Skills Development Scotland recognise that disabled people and those who are care experienced can face challenges on their career journey.  So, if you are disabled or care experienced and aged between 20 to 29 years of age by 19/03/2021, you may be eligible to apply if you meet the rest of the essential criteria. 

    Disabled candidates must be able to meet the requirements of the intrinsic criteria (refer to job profile). Care experienced means you are or were formally looked after by a local authority, in the family home (with support from social services or a social worker) or elsewhere, for example, in foster care, residential/secure care, or kinship care (with family friends or relatives).

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

    Responsibilities

    Applications online

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

    If you require any further assistance relating to the application process then please e-mail us at ModernApprentice@Southlanarkshire.gov.uk.

    South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all members of the community.   As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum behaviour requirements for the position.

    South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.  Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.

    Important Information

    • You must be 16 years of age by 31/12/2020 and must be no older than 19 years of age by 19/03/2021. Or aged between 20 and 29 if you are disabled or care experienced.
    • You must have attended a South Lanarkshire Council High School and/or live in the South Lanarkshire Area.
    • These posts are available on a Fixed Term Contract for a 2-year Apprenticeship

    The Individual

    • Learn and contribute to team working methods and all aspects of road maintenance and construction including patching, surfacing, paving, kerbing, drainage, temporary traffic management including erecting and removing signs, barriers and cones to appropriate specifications. As well as learning to contribute to the Council’s statutory requirements in relation to gritting, snow clearing, flood prevention and measurements for safe passage on the road network

    • Observe and comply with Health & Safety guidelines and code of conduct policies

    • Complete all relevant course work to achieve a Level 2 Modern Apprenticeship in Road Building and Maintenance

    • Learn to operate and use specialist plant and vehicles e.g. road breakers, road saw, masonary saw and compressors. (if appropriate)

    • Carry out all work and associated duties according to agreed timescales, and to agreed quality specifications and productivity levels.

    • Attend all relevant training courses and quarterly reviews as directed.

     

     

  • Cash for Christmas - Immediate Starts Delivery Drivers/ Parcel Sort Operatives - 07/12/2020 - bmccarthy

     

    The COVID-19  pandemic has lead to an enormous and unprecedented upsurge in demand for parcel delivery services. VR Recruitment in Hamilton have 2 customers, Yodel and DPD, and they are in desperate need of  “as many staff as possible” over the coming 3 weeks.

    Realistically, they require 100 staff to start immediately across their sites in Cambuslang, Eurocentral, Bellshill, Cumbernauld and Livingston.

    Staff can be given an immediate start, and a rota, booked 6 weeks in advance. This is NOT a Christmas contract.

    Positions available are:

    Parcel Sort Operatives

    Minimum 20 additional staff. Must be able to do Early morning (circa 02:00am starts or afternoon shifts. Will be working as part of a parcel sort operation, lots of heavy lifting and working to a fast pace and often to tight deadlines.

    Paid £9.90p/h. Weekly pay.

    Van Drivers

    Specifically need parcel delivery drivers who can work at either Bellshill or Livingston.

    Staff need to be willing and able to deliver 50 to 60 parcels per day. Very little training and guidance is provided although if they’ve done any sort of delivery work it will be pretty easy to pick up.

    £10.00p/h weekly pay

    If interested, click the link below to apply. Applications can be turned around very quickly.

    https://vr-services.co.uk/register/

    Alternatively, you should contact David McLean of Virtue Recruitment Services on:

    T: +44 (0) 1698 674 019

    E: david@vr-services.co.uk

    W: www.vr-services.co.uk

     

     

     

     

    For every site I need

     

    Parcel Sort Operatives

     

    Minimum 20 additional staff. Must be able to do Early morning (circa 02:00am starts or afternoon shifts. Will be working as part of a parcel sort operation, lots of heavy lifting and working to a fast pace and often to tight deadlines.

     

    Paid £9.90p/h. Weekly pay.

     

    Van Drivers

     

    I specifically need parcel delivery drivers who can work at either Bellshill or Livingston.

     

    They need to be willing and able to deliver 50 to 60 parcels per day. Very little training and guidance is provided although if they’ve done any sort of delivery work it will be pretty easy to pick up.

     

    £10.00p/h weekly pay

     

    I can turn around applications from submission to working within 15 minutes using the below portal

     

    https://vr-services.co.uk/register/

     

    I’ve also had great success working with your colleague Neil Bell in Dundee for the DPD Dundee site there.

    (As an aside, I can’t praise Neil highly enough. He is a credit to your organisation, the effort and skill he has shown on this project in Dundee has made him our go-to point of contact for all projects in the area).

     

     

    The tick points candidates need to fulfil for the Warehouse Operation are;

     

    Safety Footwear and Hiviz vest

    Warm clothing

    Physical Dexterity to lift and move packages up to 25kg (If in doubt, I can put candidates through an online manual handling course which again can be turned around in under an hour. It’s £50+VAT. It’s not essential, but if you have people who are on the fence or phasing back to work after a period out of work I’d recommend it)

     

    Means of Transport to Yodel Bellshill (ML43NR), DPD Eurocentral (ML1 4XL), DPD Cumbernauld (G69 9NB), DPD Cambuslang (G32 8FA), Yodel Livingston (EH54 5DL). Baring in mind public transport is not the best at that time of the morning

     

    For Yodel Bellshill I have an immediate requirement for 10 staff starting tonight (02/12/2020) at 22:00pm. They’ll be out 5 nights per week every week. Can provide the candidates with a rota

     

     

     

     

    Any questions give me call. I’ll be here all day

     

     

     

    Kind Regards,

     

    David McLean

    Virtue Recruitment Services Ltd

    91 Bothwell Road

    HAMILTON

    ML3 0DW

    UNITED KINGDOM

    T: +44 (0) 1698 674 019

    E: david@vr-services.co.uk

    W: www.vr-services.co.uk

  • Morrisons Business Management Graduate Level Apprenticeship - 02/12/2020 - bmccarthy

    Morrisons Morrisons2

    Morrisons3

    Job overview

    We have nearly 500 friendly stores in our local communities and they have never played a more important role in our customers’ lives than they do right now as we continue to feed the nation. You can play a key role in working in the heart of your community with our Business Management Graduate Apprenticeship.

    Now you don’t have to choose between starting your career or studying towards a Degree. At Morrisons, we are giving hard-working school and college leavers the chance to have the best of both worlds.

    Our Business Managements Graduate Apprenticeship, delivered in partnership with University of Strathclyde, allows you to work towards a degree while preparing for a brilliant management career within our unique food retail business. Not only do we pay all your course fees for you, but you also get to work and earn a £19,500 starting salary while you’re studying.

    What you’ll be doing?
    Want to learn what it takes to keep a Morrisons store running smoothly? As a Business Management Graduate Apprentice, you’ll spend three years gaining the skills, knowledge and experience you need. You’ll learn about our store trading operations and systems. You’ll develop your project management skills by supporting live business projects. Plus you’ll get an early taste of leadership when you take on responsibility for a team of colleagues within a department.

    By the end of the three years you’ll be a Manager in one of our stores, with accountability for a range of departments. Show us real potential, and you could even progress onto our Store Manager Development Programme.

    Make no mistake, retail management can be hard graft. It’s a fast-paced world where roles tend to be shift based, and where you often have to do early starts, late finishes and weekends, as well as working bank holidays and during peak times of the year. But if you love thinking on your feet at the heart of the action and want to have great ideas to provide our customers with a great shopping experience, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

    Achieve a valuable degree and the start of a great career
    We’re confident you’ll find working at Morrisons rewarding, our team spirit is hard to beat! We celebrate individuals and their achievements, it’s all about getting stuck in, learning tons, and bringing what makes you special to make us better.

    While you’re working with us, you’ll also be studying towards a BA (Hons) Business Management Degree at University of Strathclyde. Balancing work and a degree course will be challenging. But we’ll offer you at least half a day leave a week to concentrate on your university studies.

    What you’ll need to join us
    We’re looking for resilience, determination and good leadership skills, along with the flexibility to meet the changing needs of our business. You’ll also need a minimum of 104 UCAS points (based on the new UCAS tariff or 260 based on the old tariffs) and Grade C (4) or 4 Highers at minimum level B including Maths or equivalent qualification.

    What will I learn?

    As a Business Management Graduate Apprentice, you’ll spend three years gaining the skills, knowledge and experience you need. You’ll learn about our store trading operations and systems. You’ll develop your project management skills by supporting live business projects. Plus you’ll get an early taste of leadership when you take on responsibility for a team of colleagues within a department.

    By the end of the three years you’ll be a Manager in one of our stores, with accountability for a range of departments. Show us real potential, and you could even progress onto our Store Manager Development Programme.

    What qualification or qualities are required?

    You’ll have a head start in this vacancy if you’ve completed a Foundation Apprenticeship in a related field. We’ll need you to provide evidence of your qualification and show you gained the relevant skills from your placement

    A minimum of 104 UCAS points (based on the new UCAS tariff or 260 based on the old tariffs) and Grade C (4) or 4 Highers at minimum level B including Maths or equivalent qualification.

    Apply for this apprenticeship

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

    You need to apply for this vacancy directly on their site.

    Apply on company site

     

  • Future Scot IT Business Management Graduate Apprenticeship - 02/12/2020 - bmccarthy

    Future Future1

    Futurescot

    Job overview

    FutureScot.com is the go-to site for digital technologies leaders in Scotland. FutureScot hosts conferences and reports on the digital technologies industry in Scotland both online and via its quarterly magazine. FutureScot features interviews with digital leaders and disrupters, policymakers and grassroots groups.

    You will form an integral part of the team and operate as the main go-to for all IT technical support matters as well as assisting in marketing and PR related activity to ensure the FutureScot brand and events remain current and as the main source for all things digital. We also produce the Times and Sunday Times Scotland newspaper supplements and magazines on behalf of News International.

    You will be responsible for all backend support for Office 365, our CRM HubSpot and be required to run/manage the websites via WordPress. You will also ensure all live conference events run smoothly and ensure we get the most from our social media activities and design tools such as Adobe and Canva.

    We are looking for a candidate who has a desire to work in the fast-moving media and events sector in critical business support and IT role. You will undertake a Graduate Apprenticeship in Business Management: IT with Heriot-Watt University whilst also working hard and gaining valuable experience working with Canongate & Future Scot.

    What will I learn?

    FutureScot values career-driven individuals who have a passion and eagerness to learn and succeed in their career. You will sometimes be expected to act on your initiative so you must have some base experience of working on back-office IT systems such as Office 365, HubSpot and WordPress, however, we will support the apprentice in any additional learning. We place a great deal of importance on the commitment to the apprentice programme and learning objectives.

    Media and conference platforms have changed out of all recognition in the last 6 months and we offer a great opportunity to become part of a new live events industry, but with established brands and working with experienced staff.

    You will study towards achieving a MA (Hons) in Business Management: IT 1 day per week at Heriot-Watt University whilst being a key member of the FutureScot team. Attendance at University classes is mandatory and must be treated in the same way as any other working day.

    What qualification or qualities are required?

    You’ll have a head start in this vacancy if you’ve completed a Foundation Apprenticeship in a related field. We’ll need you to provide evidence of your qualification and show you gained the relevant skills from your placement

    For direct year 1 entry Highers AAAB (over two sittings).
    HNC with B in a graded unit.

    Intermediate 2 / National 5 / GCSE English and Mathematics.
    Modern Apprenticeship in relevant discipline will be considered.

    Candidates with relevant and demonstrable work experience will also be considered.

    Apply for this apprenticeship

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

    Apply Now

  • Morgan Stanley Graduate Level Apprenticeships - 02/12/2020 - bmccarthy

    Morgan Stanley

    Morgan Stanley Mod Morg

    Job overview

    This programme is available in our Glasgow office and is a four year Apprenticeship within our Technology division, taken in line with study for a Software Development degree at the University of Strathclyde. You will benefit from theory-based learning as well as the opportunity to develop practical skills in IT, which you will apply as you gain a valuable insight into the financial industry. Throughout your apprenticeship experience you will receive support from your manager and be entitled to full Morgan Stanley benefits.

    What will I learn?

    Your training curriculum will commence in your first week at Morgan Stanley. This will include an introduction to Morgan Stanley followed by technical and professional skills sessions. Throughout your Apprenticeship, alongside your formal studies, you will be exposed to business speakers, practical sessions and have the opportunity to exchange ideas and learn from your peers through various forums and events.

    Our development teams design, develop and maintain applications used by our business units. Daily activities include meeting with clients to gather and analyse requirements. They make system design decisions, evaluating, integrating and developing necessary software, and then test and deploy applications to production. Developing high-performing systems, and evolving complex workflows and life-cycle management capabilities are just some of the projects available for developers.

    What qualification or qualities are required?

    Entry requirements are the pursuance or completion of a minimum of 4 Higher Grades at BBBB including either Computing, Maths or Physics, plus National 5 English.

    The programme start date will be September 2021. The deadline for applications is the 7th March 2021.

    Apply for this apprenticeship

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

    You need to apply for this vacancy directly on their site.

    Apply on company site

     

  • Childcare Modern Apprenticeships with South Lanarkshire Council - 24/11/2020 - bmccarthy

    SLC

    SLA07171 – Early Learning and Childcare Modern Apprenticeship

    • LOCATION: Various Locations across South Lanarkshire, ML3 0AA
    • RATE: £9.60 per hour
    • CONTRACT TYPE: Permanent
    • POSITION TYPE: Full Time
    • HOURS: 37 hours per week

    Job Description

    Early Learning and Childcare is a career where the rewards of working with babies, young children and their families, are an everyday event. If you are interested in working with young children, helping to make a difference to their lives and develop their skills, while learning about the world around them; then the Early Learning and Childcare Apprenticeship Programme could be for you.

    South Lanarkshire Council have Nursery Classes in local primary schools and Early Learning and Childcare Centres throughout South Lanarkshire. Our aim is for our children to become “Successful Learners, Confident Individuals, Responsible Citizens and Effective Contributors.”

    Modern Apprentices will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of Early Learning and Childcare as well as gain an understanding of current guidance for working with children. This includes Child Health and Development, Curriculum for Excellence, Together We Can and We Will, Realising The Ambition: Being Me, and the Value of Play.

    Examples of what Modern Apprentices do:

    • Encourage and support children’s development through a variety of play experiences
    • Provide a range of learning opportunities to help children understand the world around them
    • Be responsive to children’s needs
    • Encourage children’s creativity
    • Work with families from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and actively promote diversity
    • Work as part of a team
    • Engage in outdoor play with children

    Modern Apprentices are supervised and trained in nurseries by qualified staff. They are also required to undertake an SVQ in Social Services Children and Young People (SSCYP) at SCQF level 7 and undertake training, both classroom and online, as well as any additional core training.

    In line with South Lanarkshire Council’s Vocational Development Strategy, and working alongside Skills Development Scotland, these posts are restricted to 16-24 year olds.

    South Lanarkshire Council and Skills Development Scotland recognise that disabled people and those who are care experienced can face challenges on their career journey. If you are disabled and/or care experienced and aged between 20 to 29 years of age by 22 March 2021, you may be eligible to apply if you meet the rest of the essential criteria.

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

    Requirements

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS.

    • At least three passes at National 5, Intermediate 2 or 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 task(s)
    • Commitment and ability to study and achieve SVQ in Social Services 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 have attended secondary school in South Lanarkshire

    You will also be required to meet the registration requirements of an Early Years Practitioner with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

    If you are interested in a role within care you should try the Scottish Social Services Council (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

    Responsibilities

    Delivering a Fairer Future – Under the Council’s positive action programme, applications for this post are particularly encouraged from male applicants.

    Employment History/Foreign Police Check

    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.

    This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.

    Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Council.

    Applications online – Due to the volume of applications expected we will be unable to offer feedback to unsuccessful candidates

    South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community.   As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position. 

    South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.  Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.

    Click here for more information and to apply

  • Business Modern Apprenticeships with South Lanarkshire Council - 24/11/2020 - bmccarthy

    SLC

     

    SLA07153 – Business Administration Modern Apprenticeships

    LOCATION: Various Locations across South Lanarkshire, ML3 0AA

    SALARY: £17,519.00 per year

    CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term

    POSITION TYPE: Full Time

    HOURS: 35 hours per week

    Job Description

    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 by 15th March 2021 and must be no older than 19 years of age by 15th March 2021.

    Or if you are disabled or care experienced, and aged between 20 to 29 years of age by 15th March 2021, 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.

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

    Closing Date: Friday 4th December 2020 to suit start date of Monday 15th March 2021.

    Interviews are scheduled to take place Tuesday 12th – Thursday 14th January 2021 and the start date for successful applicants will be Monday 15th March 2021.

    Requirements

    Applications online

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

    South Lanarkshire Council are Equal Opportunities employer and encourage applications from all members of the community.   As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum behaviour requirements for the position.

    South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.  Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.

    Click here for more information and to apply

     

     

     

     

     

  • Morgan Stanley Apprenticeship Opportunities - 18/11/2020 - bmccarthy

    Morgan Stanley

    Each year Morgan Stanley opens for applications for their Apprenticeship Programmes within their Operations, Finance & Technology divisions. This year, whilst the circumstances are slightly different to previous years, they will  be opening for applications on Monday 30th November across all three programmes.

    They are hosting multiple virtual events to ensure students are still equipped with knowledge on who they are, what they do at Morgan Stanley and most importantly how pupils could start their career at Morgan Stanley.

    See some details below for their apprenticeship programmes and events.  Events start in the first week of December (Thursday 3rd).

    Glasgow Apprentice Programmes:

    Morgan Stanley Glasgow: Technology Apprenticeship Programme 2021

    • 4 year Graduate Apprenticeship in Software Development BSc (Hons) delivered in partnership with Strathclyde University
    • 4 Higher Grades at BBBB, 1 of either Maths or Computing or Physics plus Nat 5 English

    Morgan Stanley Glasgow: Finance Apprenticeship Programme 2021 

     3 year programme taken in line with study for the ACCA Foundation Diploma

    • Expectation to progress onto Analyst Level and complete ACCA Professional Qualification
    • 4 Higher Grades at BBBC (1 sitting) or 4 Higher Grades at BBBB (2 sittings) or equivalent including Maths and English

    Morgan Stanley Glasgow: Operations Apprenticeship Programme 2021

    • 4 year Graduate Apprenticeship in  BA (Hons) Business Management in partnership with Strathclyde University
    • 4 Higher Grades at BBBB, including English and Maths

    Events (as attached):

    • Meet Morgan Stanley Apprentices – 3rd December 2020, 16:30 – 17:30
    • Glasgow Apprenticeship Programmes Insight – 9th December 2020, 16:30 – 17:30
    • CV& Interview skills workshop – 21st January 2021, 16:30 – 17:30

    If you have any questions regarding events or programmes please reach out to glasgow.campus@morganstanley.com and someone will come back to you.

    Alternatively you can speak with Mr McCarthy for further assistance.

    JOIN US AT OUR APPRENTICESHIP INSIGHT EVENTS

  • Construction Opportunities - 11/11/2020 - bmccarthy

    Stage 4

    Tigers are starting a stage 3 Construction employability group in South Lanarkshire now and are looking for pupils interested in this field.

    Interviews are currently in process for an immediate start.

    Any pupil interested should speak with Mr McCarthy as a matter of urgency.

    Tigers STA Unit 4 Huntershill Village Auchinarin Road Bishopbriggs G64 1RX

  • RAF Opportunities - 11/11/2020 - bmccarthy

    RAF

    The RAF are offering a range of opportunities to find out about Apprenticeships and pathways to a career with them.

    The Link below offer access to an interactive PDF that has quick links to several online videos including, RAF careers presentation, apprenticeships, benefits, and myth busters.  Additionally, it has links to careers, fitness and parents guide brochures.

    Click the links on the PDF below to access each of them.View Fullscreen

  • Apply to be an Army Officer - 29/10/2020 - bmccarthy

    Army Funding

    APPLY TO BE AN ARMY OFFICER

    If you are thinking about joining the Army as an officer, there are opportunities for you to
    gain funding while you study.

    ARMY OFFICER INTERNSHIP

    Experience life as an officer for 12 months before, during, or after university – with a salary of
    £18,000, and no commitment to join afterwards. Applications open August to December.

    ARMY UNDERGRADUATE BURSARY

    BURSARIES for study at university up to £25,000.
    MEDICAL BURSARIES up to £75,000 available for students as potential Doctor, Dental, Veterinary
    and Nursing Officers.

    FULLY FUNDED DEGREE

    Officer training at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst can count towards an Army funded degree in
    Leadership and Strategic Studies, offered by the University of Reading’s Henley Business School.

    HOT OFF THE PRESS! STEM UNDERGRADUATE SPONSORSHIP

    Applications open from 2021 and it is expected to cover 3 years of university tuition fees
    plus an annual bursary and a lump sum on completing training.

    APPLY TO BE A SOLDIER

    Soldiers gain qualifications throughout their career. Here’s just a taster.

    98% of soldiers enrol on one of 40 APPRENTICESHIP programmes
    related to their role: from engineering to equine grooming.

    You can also get a DEGREE IN NURSING as a soldier – get tuition
    fees paid and a salary of over £21,000 whilst studying.

    SEARCH FUNDING UNIVERSITY ARMY ONLINE

  • Modern Apprenticeship with The Scottish Government - 05/10/2020 - bmccarthy

    Scottish Government2

    Scottish Government – Administrative Officer

    The Scottish Governmant are currently advertising for 3 Modern Apprenticeship Administrative Officer positions in Glasgow.

    • Full-time (37 hours)
    • Salary- £20,064- £22,232
    • Glasgow Based

    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. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the interview.

    Overview:

    We are currently seeking applications for professional administrative officers within the Business Division of the Scottish Government Legal Directorate. The post-holder will be part of a team of 6 X A3 professional administrative officers.

    The post holder will be joining our newly integrated professional support teams in to a single directorate wide business support team. The team provide support to 180 solicitors across the directorate. This is an interesting, varied and challenging position with the opportunity to develop new skills in a highly active legal area. SGLD offer a range of development opportunities including in-house training and attendance at other courses with corporate learning.

    The Business Division in SGLD is working towards delivering a new and improved directorate wide modern and effective support function that ensures that all of the solicitors we work with receive the high quality support they need. We are looking for staff to build a resilient, professional and modern support team that develops and enhances the support we currently offer as well as creating opportunities to develop the team and their skills. You will have a chance to contribute your views and ideas on what a moderns support service could offer.

    As well as providing support to our advisory divisions the team also provide professional support to our litigation divisions so there will be opportunities to observe the courts in action and to assist the four Litigation Clerks with court preparations, working closely with solicitors and counsel.

    What will I learn?

    Qualification:

    Throughout the first 12 months the candidate will be expected to gain a relevant SVQ qualification in Business Administration. Support will be provided by a qualified assessor who will work with the successful candidate on a monthly basis. Time will be given to work on your qualification, this includes delivering 2 presentations.

    What qualification or qualities are required?

    Please read each of the essential criteria and think about a time or an example that can help demonstrate your knowledge/skills.

    1. Good interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively.
    2. Good knowledge and understanding of Outlook and Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook.
    3. Ability to work well as part of team working flexibly across a number of different tasks.
    4. Proven organisational and time management skills, including the ability to balance competing demands and use initiative

    Apply for this apprenticeship

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

    You need to apply for this vacancy directly on their site.

    Apply on company site

  • Modern Apprenticeship in Childcare - Early Years - 05/10/2020 - bmccarthy

    Carousel MA

     

    Carousel are currently offering Childcare: Early Years Modern Apprenticeship opportunities. See below:

    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 a Childcare 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!

    IF INTERESTED YOU CAN APPLY ONLINE AT: www.carouseltraining.com

    CAROUSEL TRAINING CENTRE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TRAINING PROVIDER

    Carousel Training Centre
    Apprenticeships Modern in Early Years
    www.carouseltraining.com

  • Men Interested in a Career in Childcare - 05/10/2020 - bmccarthy

    Carousel MA

    Carousel Training Centre are offering Modern Apprenticeship positions in Childcare: Early Years Training and, with a drive to attract male care workers, they would be particularly interested in receiving your application.

    • 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 working with babies to children aged 5 years old?

    The process is simple:

    • Carousel interview you for the training position.
    • They 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!

    IF INTERESTED YOU CAN APPLY ONLINE AT: www.carouseltraining.com
    CAROUSEL TRAINING CENTRE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES TRAINING PROVIDER

    Carousel Training Centre
    Modern Apprenticeships in Early Years
    www.carouseltraining.com
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  • Emergency Call Handlers - Scottish Ambulance Service - 24/09/2020 - bmccarthy

    Emergency Call Handler – West ACC

    £20,700 – £22,594 a year

    Scottish Ambulance Service are now recruiting relief Emergency Call Handlers to work within their West Control Centre, Cardonald.

    If you’ve been in an emergency, you’ll know that the 999 call is answered promptly and professionally. But have you ever thought about what actually happens at the other end of the emergency line?

    Emergency Call Handlers are critical in allowing the Scottish Ambulance Service to provide life-saving advice and assistance to callers. They’re the first point of contact for the public, and they work to prioritise each call, provide effective life support, first aid and medical advice where necessary and liaise with ambulance crews en route to the emergency, also dealing with Police and other emergency services.

    The Person

    Applicants must be able to type at a minimum of 35 wpm with accuracy and demonstrate the ability to work effectively under pressure and with minimal supervision.

    You will also need excellent communication skills, the ability to prioritise and make decisions quickly, often under great pressure.

    Ideally you will have experience in working with the public either in a healthcare setting, a contact centre environment or on a face to face basis.

    The Scottish Ambulance Service reserves the right to close this advert early if applicant numbers are significant.

  • Virtual Work Experience with PwC, IBM, EY, CGI and others! - 03/09/2020 - bmccarthy

    Young Professionals

    Young Professionals are an organisation who work with over 2,000 schools and colleges nationwide to help companies attract and recruit the very best talent onto their apprenticeship and work experience programs.

    You have probably heard of some of these!

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    Young Professionals are currently putting together a 2 day work experience program for S5 & S6 pupils during the  October break. They have teamed up with some of the biggest brands on the planet such as IBM, EY and PwC to deliver an amazing 2 day program for students to get involved with.

    Many work experience places this summer got cancelled due to Covid-19 so Young Professionals want to make sure pupils do not lose out and are able to engage with some huge brands, learn new things and begin to build their own professional network for when they enter into the work place.

    Key Details:

    • October 15th – 16th 
    • 9am – 4pm each day (times may vary)
    • Open to all S5 and S6 students
    • Specifically for students looking to get into Technology, Business, Accounting & Finance 
    • Online webinars and workshops with group exercises + prizes to stand out students
    • Digital log books will be sent out for them to complete during their experience
    • All sessions will be taking place on Zoom (so a laptop, tablet or phone will be needed)

    This work experience program if FREE and places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis (ONLY 200 PLACES).

    To book on, students will need to register their interest following the below link.

    Young Professionals Virtual Work Experience

    If you have any questions please speak with Mr McCarthy.

  • Early Learning & Childcare Support Worker (70 Posts Incl Term Time) (£19,000-£20,500)) - 25/08/2020 - bmccarthy

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    ATTENTION SUCCESSFUL GRADU8/FA CHILDCARE STUDENTS

    • LOCATION:  Various locations in North Lanarkshire, ML1 1AB
    • SALARY:  £19,269.00 – £20,508.00 per year pro rata
    • CONTRACT TYPE:  Temporary & Casual
    • POSITION TYPE:  Casual/Relief
    • HOURS:  35 hours per week

    BE AWARE OF CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 27 AUGUST 2020

    Job Advertisement

    NLC4 – £19,269 – £20,508 (Pro Rata)

    Early learning & childcare in North Lanarkshire is going through a period of transformation change.

    • Are you interested in continuous professional development, ensuring you have the skills and competencies to deliver the highest quality of service possible?
    • Do you have the dedication and the enthusiasm to help us build on our successes, support our transformational change programme and show inspirational practice in these exciting and inspiring times?
    • Are you child centred?

    If so, then we want to hear from you. 

    We are now recruiting for the role of Early Learning & Childcare Support Worker across various locations in North Lanarkshire, these posts are casual & short term contracts mainly across the middle of the day, and are part time hours in term time and full time establishments.

    You must be a Member of the PVG scheme or be willing to become a member of the PVG scheme with satisfactory scheme record/or scheme record update

    Interviews will be held remotely online on the 4th of September. Please ensure you have the appropriate technology available to facilitate this. Please use personal email addresses to enable remote interviews.

    North Lanarkshire Council are Happy to Talk Flexible Working, we operate a Smarter Working Policy.

    CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE SITE AND APPLY

    Click here to see our Recruitment Charter.

  • Modern Apprentice Finance & Accounting Assistant with NHS - 25/08/2020 - bmccarthy

    NHSGGC

    The following Modern Apprenticeship Vacancy is now open for Applications:

    Modern Apprentice Finance Assistant – Management Accounts (Dykebar, Paisley)

    What are they looking for?

    NHS are recruiting a Modern Apprentice to train as a Finance Assistant, supporting the Management Accounts team based at Dykebar Hospital on the outskirts of Paisley.

    You’ll work closely with dynamic and enthusiastic professionals who are committed to making a difference. You will get to see how a complex organisation works, solve problems, and get to add value to key health services. You will also be able to build a range of transferable skills.

    This is a busy and fast paced role, particularly around month end deadlines. The majority of time is spent using a PC inputting and analysing figures.

    Your duties will include, but are not limited to some or all of the following:

    • Assist in the production of monthly management accounts and assist in investigation of reports.
    • Creation of financial spreadsheets in excel.
    • Input of financial data into spreadsheets and databases
    • Assist the management accountant in preparation and distribution of monthly management reports.
    • Respond to routine financial queries via email, telephone calls and face to face conversations.

    The successful completion of the Training programme will result in you achieving the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Advanced Diploma.

    More information on this vacancy and a full Job Description can be found in the Candidate Information Pack available from the NHS website

    https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/302603

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

    Entry Criteria:

    At the time of submitting your application you must already hold 3 Higher Qualifications at Grades A to C, two of which must be in Maths and a Business/IT/Science subjects and National 5 at grade A to C in English, or the SCQF equivalents.

    These vacancies are aligned to the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Modern Apprenticeship Programme and therefore only open to those applicants aged 16 to 24 years (or 16 to 29 years for Disabled Applicants or applicants who are care experienced*), in line with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Widening Access to Employment Strategy and workforce projections.

    * Care experienced applicants are people who live/have lived with foster parents/kinship carers or who live/have lived in a residential children’s setting/secure unit. If this describes you please indicate this in your supporting statement.  

    For full details and to apply visit the NHS website https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/302603

    Closing date Noon on Monday 7th September 2020

  • Apprenticeship.scot Vacancies - 24/08/2020 - bmccarthy

    Apprenticeship.scot

    Apprenticeship.scot are currently advertising more than 80 Modern and Graduate Level Apprenticeships. These range from Business Administration, Engineering and Construction to Software Design, Mechanics and Hospitality.

    No matter what you are interested in doing when you leave school, there’s something here for everyone. Have a look at these: Click on the images to visit these positions or click here to visit apprenticeship.scot

    Scottish Government

    Mechanics Heavy Goods

     

    Hospitality Management

    Finance

    Digital Admin

    Chef

    Admin Assistant

  • Aldi Apprenticeships - 24/08/2020 - bmccarthy

    Aldi

    Aldi are currently recruiting apprentices in the following operational areas:

    • Stores Apprentice
    • Logistic Apprentice
    • Driver Apprentice

    Everything you need to know about a career in retail

    Aldi’s website states;

    ‘We are not like other retailers. If you have the drive, commitment and grab-life-by-the-trolley-handles attitude, every day can be amazing here. As an apprentice, you’ll learn the ins and outs of Aldi – one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country. It’s hands-on, practical work combined with theory, as you work towards a qualification and a permanent position at Aldi. We’re not going to lie, this is hard work, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. And with opportunities in StoresLogistics and Driving, there’s more than one way to succeed here. You just have to want it.’

     

    STORES APPRENTICE

    Aldi Stores apprentice

    Our Stores Apprenticeship Programme

    Pop into an Aldi store, and you won’t see any dilly-dallying. Our people know what needs to be done, and they just get on and do it. It’s simple really, but it does take lots of drive. But if you’ve got that, our Store Apprenticeship Programmes won’t just give you a great start to our careers it will put you on the right road to success. And if you combine hard work, ambition and an ability to apply yourself to any challenge, you could make it all the way to Store Management.

     

    There are two pathways available for our Retail Apprenticeships:

     

    Career Starter – For applicants with no previous qualifications you can apply for a Level 2 Retailer Apprenticeship which takes around 12-15 months to complete. You will also complete Functional Skills at Level 2 alongside this.

     

    Store Management Apprenticeship  – For applicants that already have their GCSE’s in Maths and English at Grade C or above (or equivalents) you can apply for our Store Management Apprenticeship programme. You will complete both Level 2 Retailer and Level 3 Retail Team Leader which  takes up to 36 months to complete.

    LOGISTICS APPRENTICE

    Aldi logistics apprentice

    Our Logistics Apprenticeship Programme

    This Level 2 programme gives you a rare insight from some of the industry’s most talented people. You’ll learn all about how our products get from suppliers to our customers’ shopping baskets, and work your way towards a Level 2 Supply Chain Operative qualification. It’s a fascinating process, with lots going on, but you’ll discover all the techniques to take on this rewarding challenge. And, with a structured career path, you’ll be well on the way to becoming a success within our business.

    DRIVER APPRENTICE

    Aldi driver apprentice

    Our Drivers Apprenticeship Programme

    To get on the Drivers Apprenticeship at Aldi, you’ve got to be pretty good behind the wheel. (After all, you do need a full and clean UK Driving licence.) But we’re also just as interested in how driven you are. Because to really succeed, you have to grab every opportunity that comes your way. If you do, you’ll get some of the best people in the industry teaching you, and be well on your way to starting a career packed with rewarding moments. We have great camaraderie here, and give our people (yep, even our apprentices) bags of responsibility. But if you like that, then you’ll fit right in. And if all’s gone well, you’ll have a Category C + E licence at the end of the year, and be offered a permanent role in Aldi.

    Salary ranges from £11,500 – £18,000 as an apprentices.

    To search for positions and apply click here!

  • Modern Apprentice Commis Chef - 24/08/2020 - bmccarthy

    Commis Chef

    Commis Chef positions available in various locations including Hamilton, Motherwell and Glasgow

    Job overview

    Working as a Commis Chef within a kitchen environment learning all aspects of preparing and cooking food.

    What will I learn?

    Learning basic food preparation and cookery skills including preparing and cooking meat, poultry, fish, vegetables etc

    What qualification or qualities are required?

    You’ll have a head start in this vacancy if you’ve completed a Foundation Apprenticeship in a related field. We’ll need you to provide evidence of your qualification and show you gained the relevant skills from your placement

    An interest in cooking. Willing to work shifts including weekends. Preferably should have National 4/5 qualifications.

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    You need to apply for this vacancy directly on their site.

    Apply on company site

  • Graduate Apprentice Systems Engineer - 24/08/2020 - bmccarthy

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    Job overview

    Summary:
    We have a fantastic opportunity for a curious, hard-working individual with a passion and drive for IT and Engineering to join our Team in Glasgow.

    You will undertake a 4 year Graduate Apprenticeship in Engineering: Design & Manufacture BEng (Hons) with University of Strathclyde whilst also working hard and gaining valuable experience working with us.

    At the end of your Apprenticeship and your Graduation, opportunities will be available for you to develop your skills and knowledge within our business.

    About Us:

    Servelec Controls develops and integrates bespoke mission-critical systems for national infrastructure by bringing together specialist hardware, software, and world-class engineering to provide control, monitoring and safety solutions. We are
    changing how companies around the world use their software to improve productivity.

    Opportunities:
    • Salary of £17,000 – £20,000 per annum (dependent on experience) PLUS six monthly salary increments for the duration of the Apprenticeship (4 years).

    • Complete a 4 year Graduate Apprenticeship – Engineering: Design & Manufacture BEng (Hons)

    • Guaranteed job at the end of the Apprenticeship.

    • 33 days holiday per year.

    • Flexible start and finish times

    What will I learn?

    • Develop the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in systems integration.

    • Assist Engineers to design, develop, program and test mission critical innovative solutions.

    • Develop a thorough understanding of the businesses operational procedures and ensure compliance with both external and internal standards.

    • Work with various teams to develop knowledge and understanding within the Power & Infrastructure division.

    • Assist Engineers to work with clients to identify solutions and enhancements for their systems that are appropriate to their needs.

    • Operate in accordance with Company policies and procedures.

    • Attend campus as required for the completion of your studies.

    • Complete and pass the Baseline Security Verification Requirements and Counter Terrorism Checks.

    What qualification or qualities are required?

    • Previous work experience in any industry – Desirable
    • 4 SQA Highers at B level including Maths and Physics (or equivalent) -Essential

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  • Graduate Apprentice Software Engineer - 24/08/2020 - bmccarthy

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    Job overview

    The VeryConnect Graduate Apprenticeship program ensures you will benefit from the excellent career growth opportunities available to all of our team. You will be working and learning alongside people a wide range of experience: from other Graduate Apprentices, new graduates, to senior technical professionals with global experience.

    We will help you build your career and you will play an active role in shaping our software, with ongoing peer to peer support and mentorship.

    What will I learn?

    VeryConnect offer you the opportunity to complete your University of Glasgow degree while working in an exciting, rapidly growing company with customers from Edinburgh to Fiji.

    Our culture is all about learning and applying the latest web technologies. You will be working with a team of developers who are always learning and are happy to share knowledge. We have a close relationship with the teaching staff at the University and we will ensure that the tasks you are completing will progress alongside what you are being taught in your degree.

    After 4 years at VeryConnect you will have attained a full Computing Science or Software Engineering BSc and have 4 years of work experience. The position offers exceptional opportunities for growth and will present you with the chance to build your network and professional experiences.

    What qualification or qualities are required?

    From day one you will be working with experienced professionals on customer projects utilising a variety of technologies and business skills.

    • In your first period of work, you will have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with our software and get to know the team.
    • You will also learn how to use our different tools and industry processes with the guidance and support of the team.
    • After you get to know the team and software, you will be given the opportunity to work on small features which go live to all of our customers globally. Within the team, everybody has their code and worked looked through by another team member. You will have the opportunity to both review other people’s work and get supportive feedback on your own tasks.
    •As your knowledge and skills increase, you will have the opportunity to work on increasingly larger tasks with more challenging aspects.
    • You will be working with the latest technologies and experience both writing new software and updating existing software to the latest technology.
    • You will be given exposure of other areas of the business and will target your development on what you enjoy most and what suits you best.

    Standard academic entry requirements: AAAA/AAABB
    Minimum academic entry requirements: BBBB
    Other mandatory academic requirements: Higher Maths at B or above is required, and Highers should include two Science subjects. Grades should be achieved by the end of S5.

    Candidates who did not achieve the minimum grades in one sitting and are studying towards additional Highers and Advanced Highers in S6 may receive a conditional offer based on a higher entry tariff by agreement with the University.

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  • Immediate Starts with NHS 24 - 24/08/2020 - bmccarthy

      Call Operator (Show/Hide Details)
    Location: NHS 24 West Contact Centres Grade: Band 2
    Salary: Band 2 (£18,600- £20,606) Contract: FixedTerm
    Ref: 028662 Closing date: 31 Aug 2020
    Category: Administrative Services
    Region: National
    Posted: 18 Aug 2020
    Employer: NHS 24
    400 Posts available
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    Working as a Call Operator, you will receive calls from patients who have or may be suffering from a pre-determined symptoms, some even with the symptoms of the Coronavirus. You will need to listen sensitively and communicate clearly and accurately. Patients you speak to may be anxious or upset, and rely on you to instil confidence with your enthusiastic, focused and professional approach to every call.

    WHO ARE YOU?

    Someone who is available immediately to start and can work shifts.

    You are enthusiastic and committed to fully undertaking this opportunity. You have the ability to follow instruction and adhere to process whilst listening sensitively and communicate clearly with the callers.

    As a Call Operator, you will be part of a busy and growing team playing your part in helping to ensure that patients and the public are first in everything NHS Scotland does. This will involve asking specific scripted questions and collecting and recording patient responses. There may be some patients who are in need of an immediate response, and will require to be directed to clinical colleagues or to other NHS services for further assessment. However, you will only be required to undertake this when being supervised by an experienced clinician.

    As part of a multi-disciplinary team at NHS 24 you can make a real difference to people’s lives in what is a challenging time for everyone.

    The attached Job Pack contains further information on NHS 24 and this vacancy.

    We look forward to receiving your application.

    Full Details: Click here to see full details of vacancy – 028662
    How to apply: Apply Now

  • Clark Contracts Modern Apprenticeship - Plasterer - 24/08/2020 - bmccarthy

    Clarks

    Apprentice Plasterer

    Founded in 1978, Clark Contracts Ltd is a privately owned main contractor with six operating divisions; Construction, Retail, Fit Out, Small Works, Maintenance and Manufactured Joinery.

    They are now recruiting for an Apprentice Plasterer to join the business. The ideal candidate will be someone who wants to start their Apprenticeship in Plastering or someone who has already started their Plastering Apprenticeship, and has been unable to complete due to COVID-19.

    To be considered applicants should:

    • Have a good level of academic qualifications.
    • Have good communication skills (oral and verbal)
    • Have a willingness to learn.
    • Be IT literate.
    • Have a full UK drivers licence.
    • A construction related qualification is preferred but not essential.

    Candidates who apply for this role will have their data stored for the purposes of the recruitment process. The storage of your data complies with The General Data Protection Regulation. Full details of what is stored and how can be found in our Recruitment Privacy Notice.

    Should you wish to apply then email your CV to careers@clarkcontracts.com

  • 20 Clerical Officer Posts with Glasgow City Council - 20/08/2020 - bmccarthy

    Gla C Coun

    Glasgow City Council are advertising for up to 20 Clerical Officers within various locations across the city. If you are interested in applying you will need to be quick as the closing date is 23 August 2020.

    Job Description

    To provide clerical admin support to Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership.  Successful applicants will be based across the three locality areas and within city centre based citywide services. Applicants must be able to demonstrate previous administration experience and must have good literacy and numeracy skills, good communication and organisational skills, plus a working knowledge of software packages such as email and other Microsoft Office packages.  Training will be provided in relation to service specific software applications. Applicants must be able to plan, organise and complete allocated work within specific deadlines.  Previous experience of minute taking is desirable, however training will be provided. Applicants will be expected to work well as part of a team.  Applicants must demonstrate a flexible approach to the needs of the service and may at times be required to work from another work location. Successful applicants will require to attend and participate in training, including completion of mandatory on-line training courses/briefings.  We are looking for applicants with the ability to deliver excellent customer care in a professional and polite manner while providing a high quality service to our customers. For applicants who previously applied and are awaiting a date for assessment there is no need to re-apply.

    Full details on the role can be accessed here.

    To apply you should have a minimum of 3 * N5 subjects which must include Maths and English. The full Person Specification can be accessed here.

    Applications for these positions will be available through the ‘My Job Scotland’ website. You will have to create an account to do this if you have not already got one. Follow the instructions on how to do so when you click ‘Apply’.

    Access the position here: https://myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/glasgow/jobs/clerical-officer-20-posts-193320 

  • Graduate Level Apprenticeship - Cyber Security - 20/08/2020 - bmccarthy

    Apprenticeship.scot

    Apprenticeship.scot are currently advertising a fantastic Graduate Level Apprenticeship opportunity as a Trainee Technical Support Engineer in Cyber Security.

    This position is offered through Westica Communications Ltd, which is an independent UK digital telecommunications equipment manufacturer based in Glasgow, supplying products and services to many organisations in the Emergency Services, Power Utility, Government, Telecom and Oil and Gas sectors in the UK and overseas.

    This will be delivered through a blended approach incorporating real working experience and university day release learning.

    Reporting to the Technical Director, this is an exciting “hands on” technical role involving desk, lab and field-based activities with a high level of customer contact. As a trainee in the Westica engineering team, the Technical Support Engineer will be expected to learn how to contribute to the network design, build and maintain service that we offer our customers.

    As part of your training and development within Westica Communications you will undertake the Graduate Apprenticeship BSc (Hons) Cyber Security at Glasgow Caledonian University commencing in October 2020.

    During this apprenticeship you can expect to earn between £17,000 to £20,000 per year.

    What will I learn?

    Specific Duties of role:
    • Become one of the company’s network design experts in customer network design, training, configurations, fault finding etc
    • Setup and configure a wide range of communications equipment in the Westica factory and setup customer demonstration networks when required.
    • Support customers by answering their technical questions via telephone, e-mail, or in person, and taking part in the company helpdesk rota.
    • Travel to customer sites in both UK and overseas to troubleshoot problems, install and commission equipment and project manager install activities. This may require specific customer site training/security clearances for which training will be given.
    • Carry out detailed network and RF planning using planning tools after training
    • Work with the account team on pre-sales activities, tender responses, etc.
    • Work with the account team to ongoing ensure customer satisfaction

    What qualification or qualities are required?

    You’ll have a head start in this vacancy if you’ve completed a Foundation Apprenticeship in a related field. We’ll need you to provide evidence of your qualification and show you gained the relevant skills from your placement

    Entry onto the Graduate Apprenticeship BSc (Hons) Cyber Security at Glasgow Caledonian University is 4 Bs in your Highers (or equivalent), including maths
    or computing. Or a College HNC or HND in Computing/Networking or Cyber Security.
    • Interest in Technology especially networking and security
    • Good communication skills
    • Commitment to a 4 year development programme
    • Motivated and enthusiastic behaviour

    Ability to work as part of a close-knit team with personality and knowledge sufficient to build excellent rapport with technical customers
    Current driving licence (or plan to get this in near future)

    Click here to apply

    Alternatively, you can ask your Pupil Support, Mr McCarthy or the Trinity High School Computing Dept for further details and/or advice.

    Good luck!

  • Useful Employment/Apprenticeship Links - 17/08/2020 - bmccarthy

    Employment/Job and Apprenticeship Websites

    Speak to your schools SDS advisors if you want more details on any of the links below.

    Recruitment Organisations Web site URL:
    Lanarkshire Jobs https://www.facebook.com/groups/211105095652383/
    Apprenticeships.scot https://www.apprenticeships.scot/
    SDS Job Hub https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/jobhub
    SCVO – Community Jobs Scot https://scvo.org.uk/jobs/community-jobs-scotland/vacancies/p19v
    SCVO https://scvo.org.uk/jobs
    NHS https://jobs.scot.nhs.uk/
    S1Jobs https://www.s1jobs.com/
    MyJobsScotland https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/
    Indeed https://www.indeed.co.uk/
    Reed https://www.reed.co.uk/
    Total Jobs https://www.totaljobs.com/
    Monster https://www.monster.co.uk/
    Goodmoves https://goodmoves.com/

    Useful Info:

    There are currently entry level jobs available at the supermarkets and retail stores particularly around home delivery and assembly and the Fire Service are offering employment opportunities.

    However, the South Lanarkshire Council apprenticeships have closed but worth checking the website for updates.

    If you need any advice or help with any of the above you can speak with our SDS Careers Advisors, your Pupil Support Teacher or Mr McCarthy.

  • Glasgow University Applicants - 17/08/2020 - bmccarthy

    GU

    The University of Glasgow is willing to reconsider applications following the recent announcement from Deputy First Minister, John Swinney. has asked that I let you know that

    The University is encouraging pupils to get in touch with them regarding their offers to study at Glasgow and they will be considered for entry again. Some pupils may have accepted their insurance options elsewhere, however, Admissions will be able to advise individual applicants of any actions they will need to take to have their application reconsidered by the University.

    Mr Neil Croll is happy to receive any enquiries from pupils and the WP team will work with Admissions to ensure any applicants who wish to have their application considered again in light of receiving their new grades, will have this done.

    Neil’s email address is: Neil.Croll@glasgow.ac.uk.

    Alternatively, pupils can speak with Pupil Support or Mr McCarthy for further information.

  • Strathclyde University Engineering Academy (Availability) - 13/08/2020 - bmccarthy

    Strathclyde

    Strathclyde University have announced an opportunity for pupils whose grades this year did not reveal their full potential. The Engineering Academy at the University of Strathclyde is a partnership between the University, colleges and industry giving students an alternative route into an engineering degree at the University.

    Presently, they have a small number of additional places available for entry this year (2020/2021) which is a fantastic opportunity for any pupils who have an interest in studying engineering at Strathclyde University.

    Typical entry requirements are BBBB, however some pupils may be eligible for a reduced offer if he/she is from a widening access background. Pupils must have Higher Maths and Physics/Engineering Science and the Engineering Foundation Apprenticeship can be used as one of the non-mandatory Highers.

    Pupils apply via UCAS using the admissions code 0BRT.  If successful in gaining a place, pupils become full-time students of the University of Strathclyde who spend the majority of their first year with one of their Partner Colleges completing an enhanced HNC along with practical skills units and some classes at the university.  Many students find this provides a more supportive structure in their first year.  If they successfully complete the first year they will progress on to an engineering degree programme of their choice at the University the following academic year. From second year onwards they have the opportunity to apply for paid summer placements with engineering employers who are looking to create their talent pipeline.

    If you have any questions regarding the Engineering Academy please do not hesitate to speak with Mr McCarthy, Mr Colgan or Mrs O’Neill. Alternatively you can contact the Strathclyde University Engineering Academy direct here:

    e: engineering-academy@strath.ac.uk

    Good Luck!

  • FuturesUP! Work Experience - 19/06/2020 - bmccarthy

    Calling all S5 and S6 pupils who want to boost their employability!

    FuturesUP is a multi-industry networking event, designed to support students to gain valuable insights into the world of work and build their professional network.
    Students can build their own agenda, choosing from four inspiring sessions:

    Agenda

    1.00-1.30pm
    Welcome and resilience presentation from our partners, PwC

    1.30-2.30pm
    Session 1:  Finance and accounting with UBS, J.P. Morgan, PwC & KPMG
    Session 2:  Digital and consultancy with PwC, Deloitte & IBM

    2.30-3.30pm
    Session 3:  STEM with Arm, MBDA and GCHQ
    Session 4:  Law with Clifford Chance & DWF

    3.30-4.00pm
    Wrap up, survey and inspiring speaker (TBC)

    Why you should attend:

    1. Be inspired about different careers available
    2. Gain access to a professional network
    3. Ask questions & hear first-hand stories
    4. Improve your confidence when applying to jobs in the future

    Visit FuturesUP! YouTube account to view previous events: FuturesUP @Google and FuturesUP Online.

    To apply, you will need to prepare a short motivation statement about why you want to attend the session and submit this via the Uptree website. Student’s should find out if they are successful one week before the event. 
    Good luck!

  • Interested in Civil Engineering? - 15/06/2020 - bmccarthy

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    Pitch 200

    ICE are looking for your help! If you’re interested in Civil Engineering why don’t you have a look at the few short videos by clicking the link below. I’m sure you will find them interesting, informative and fun and you can take advantage of the opportunity to vote for the one you think is best.

    What is Pitch 200?

    Pitch 200 is a competition with a difference.

    Pitch 200 challenges civil engineers to use their creativity to explain a civil engineering principle, concept or idea in an accessible and entertaining way, in just 200 seconds!

    This year, due to the coronavirus lockdown, civil engineers from across Scotland have turned to everyday objects and the resources available to them at home to create a pitch video.

    We are grateful to all who took part and we have a shortlist of three, who have each created a unique video to share their passion and enthusiasm for civil engineering.

    Now, we’re asking you to vote for the pitch video you think is the best!

    • Did you learn something?
    • Did the video make you think?
    • Did it make you smile?
    • Do you understand an aspect of civil engineering a little better as a result of watching?

    Watch the videos and cast your vote

    Voting is free and the poll closes on Monday 29 June 2020.

    If, having watched the videos, you have any questions regarding Civil Engineering, Alison Ward of ICE is happy to take them. Perhaps you want to find out about routes into Civil Engineering through the apprenticeship family. Whatever your question Alison is on hand to help and you can contact her on: alison.ward@ice.org.uk 

  • Strathclyde University Virtual Presentations - 09/06/2020 - bmccarthy

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    You’re invited!

    Presentations for schools and colleges

    The Recruitment and International Office at the University of Strathclyde are pleased to be able to offer you a range of virtual presentations that you and your students can access from home. These include a programme of presentations for students considering Higher Education on topics such as:

    • Choosing a course and a University

    • UCAS and the personal statement

    • Transition to University and Student Finance

    You and your students can register for one of the dates provided or contact us through ugenquiries@strath.ac.uk and we may be able to arrange an alternative date for your school.

    Virtual Visit Days

    We will also be offering Virtual Visit Days throughout June and July that your students may wish to register for.  The virtual visit will include a presentation on the University of Strathclyde, our courses, facilities and student experience.  Students will also have the opportunity to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team and with our student ambassadors.  A virtual campus tour will also be available.  Please pass this information on to your students.

    Register here

    For more information and to book a place you and your students can register here.

    Register here

     

    Update: COVID-19 FAQs

    We understand that you are currently facing various challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the changing nature of the situation we are regularly updating the information on our website and social media channels as it becomes available.  Please visit our FAQs for prospective students for the most up to date information. Rest assured that our team continues to be available to provide you with ongoing information, guidance and assistance during this time.

    Read our FAQs

     

  • Check out these Modern Apprenticeships - 05/06/2020 - bmccarthy

    Apprenticeship.scot

    There are over 75 Modern Apprenticeship opportunities currently advertised on apprenticeship.scot. They range from Office Administration and Finance related apprenticeships through IT  and Engineering to the Fisheries and Merchant Navy opportunities. There’s bound to be something here that excites you. Below are just a sample of these fantastic positions so why not visit apprenticeship.scot and find your next move

    Check these out!

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    You will be able to access and apply or simply find out all you need to know about all the apprenticeship family opportunities in Apprenticeship.scot. The apprenticeship family includes Foundation Apprenticeship, Modern Apprenticeship and Graduate Apprenticeship opportunities.

    If you need to contact a member of staff for advice then email Mr McCarthy on gw12mccarthybrendan@glow.sch.uk

    Good luck!

  • Data Scientist Graduate Apprenticeship - 05/06/2020 - bmccarthy

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    Job overview

    The Engineering arm Aqualife Services Ltd is excited to offer the position of Trainee Data Scientist to a candidate who has a passion for coding, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

    This is an exciting opportunity to simultaneously get into the world of work for an innovative, exciting company, earn salary, and gain a fully funded BSc degree in Data Science.

    Based in Stirling, you’ll get to work on real projects from day 1, helping to develop the intelligence behind Aqualife’s disrupting fish farm management and fish vaccination technology, all while studying for a BSc degree at Stirling University.

    Full-time (35 Hours)
    £17,000 per year

    The successful candidate will be offered employment with Aqualife Services Ltd on the basis that they have successfully been accepted onto the Data Science Graduate Apprenticeship with Stirling University.

    Applicants are to email CV and covering letter to Kristian Clezy (Head of Engineering) at:
    kristian@aqualifeservices.co.uk

    What will I learn?

    You will complete both off-the-job and on-the-job training. You will study for a bachelor’s degree (Hons) with modules such as:

     Computing Science and Data Science

     Data Systems Development, modelling and Integration

     Programming in Python, MySQL, MongoDB, R and R Studio, Java and MiniTab

     Practical Statistics

     Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision

     Research and Development of prototype Data Solutions for Aqualife’s new Fish Farm Management Systems

    Through a series of university taught modules and industrial experience we will prepare you as the new addition to Aqualife’s Engineering team.

    What qualification or qualities are required?

    You’ll have a head start in this vacancy if you’ve completed a Foundation Apprenticeship in a related field. We’ll need you to provide evidence of your qualification and show you gained the relevant skills from your placement

    Any of the following will be considered for entry to the programme:

    BBB at SQA Higher or equivalent qualifications (to include Computing Science or Mathematics)
    Relevant Foundation Apprenticeship and 2 Highers (to include Computing Science or Mathematics)
    Relevant Modern Apprenticeship (SCQF Level 6)
    Applicants with non-standard qualifications including SVQs/NVQs and access programmes will be considered on an individual basis.

    Applicants with work experience and/or professional qualifications can be considered through Recognition of Prior Learning. This is the process for recognising learning that has its source in experience and/or previous formal, non-formal and learning contexts.

    Mathematics competency
    Where there is no evidence of competency in mathematics either in a formal or informal context, candidates will be required to undertake a short test. This can be administered by the University or the Graduate Apprentice employer.

    Applicants must also be:
    Living and working in Scotland
    At least 16 years old
    Working for an employer based in Scotland in an area related to one of the programmes recommended by the employer

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    Apply for this apprenticeship

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

    Apply Now

  • 30 Technology Graduate Apprenticeships with Barclays - 05/06/2020 - bmccarthy

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    Job overview

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

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

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

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

    What will I learn?

    • Completion of all in-team training requirements and attendance at all sessions allocated by Apprenticeship Team.
    • Completion of all individual objectives agreed with Line Manager within timescales
    • Delivery of work which encompasses technical/team learning
    • Ensure adherence to Barclay’s policies, standards and controls
    • Prompt response to meet the business needs for changes
    • Effective liaison with peers & stakeholders
    • Building and maintaining an understanding of the various stages of operations and processes
    • Ensure that they actively participate in their own development and contribute to ensuring that their understanding of technology is current in line with their job description;
    • Operate within and contribute towards the success of their team ensuring that the overall capability of the team is leveraged;
    • Maximise the use of relevant toolsets

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

    What qualification or qualities are required?

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

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    Apply for this apprenticeship

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

    Apply Now

  • Software Engineer Graduate Apprenticeships - Glasgow - 05/06/2020 - bmccarthy

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    Job overview

    The VeryConnect Graduate Apprenticeship program ensures you will benefit from the excellent career growth opportunities available to all of our team. You will be working and learning alongside people a wide range of experience: from other Graduate Apprentices, new graduates, to senior technical professionals with global experience.

    We will help you build your career and you will play an active role in shaping our software, with ongoing peer to peer support and mentorship.

    What will I learn?

    VeryConnect offer you the opportunity to complete your University of Glasgow degree while working in an exciting, rapidly growing company with customers from Edinburgh to Fiji.

    Our culture is all about learning and applying the latest web technologies. You will be working with a team of developers who are always learning and are happy to share knowledge. We have a close relationship with the teaching staff at the University and we will ensure that the tasks you are completing will progress alongside what you are being taught in your degree.

    After 4 years at VeryConnect you will have attained a full Computing Science or Software Engineering BSc and have 4 years of work experience. The position offers exceptional opportunities for growth and will present you with the chance to build your network and professional experiences.

    What qualification or qualities are required?

    From day one you will be working with experienced professionals on customer projects utilising a variety of technologies and business skills.

    • In your first period of work, you will have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with our software and get to know the team.
    • You will also learn how to use our different tools and industry processes with the guidance and support of the team.
    • After you get to know the team and software, you will be given the opportunity to work on small features which go live to all of our customers globally. Within the team, everybody has their code and worked looked through by another team member. You will have the opportunity to both review other people’s work and get supportive feedback on your own tasks.
    •As your knowledge and skills increase, you will have the opportunity to work on increasingly larger tasks with more challenging aspects.
    • You will be working with the latest technologies and experience both writing new software and updating existing software to the latest technology.
    • You will be given exposure of other areas of the business and will target your development on what you enjoy most and what suits you best.

    Standard academic entry requirements: AAAA/AAABB
    Minimum academic entry requirements: BBBB
    Other mandatory academic requirements: Higher Maths at B or above is required, and Highers should include two Science subjects. Grades should be achieved by the end of S5.

    Candidates who did not achieve the minimum grades in one sitting and are studying towards additional Highers and Advanced Highers in S6 may receive a conditional offer based on a higher entry tariff by agreement with the University.

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    Apply for this apprenticeship

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

    Apply Now

  • SDS School Leavers Webinar - 29/05/2020 - bmccarthy

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    School Leavers Webinar

     

    SDS are planning a fun & informative series of short 30 minute webinars to support you with the next steps of your career journey!

    We understand everyone is facing challenges just now and your plans may have changed or seem unclear due to the current situation. We want to let you know we are still here to help and provide you with the career information and guidance you need for your future.

    Join our advisers, Hilary & Erin for our first session on Tuesday 2nd June at 3pm as they take a look at: –

    • Acknowledging the current situation
    • Looking at the positives
    • What skills could come from this?
    • Understanding how Skills Development Scotland can help you
    • Learn about the future sessions we will be running
    • Some actions & links to resources that you can do yourself
    • You can also get involved through the poll questions and comments

    Click the link to join – JOIN CAREERJAM SESSION 1

    We hope you can join us!

  • Trainee Pharmacy Technicians (Modern Apprenticeship) - 29/05/2020 - bmccarthy

    NHSGGC

    What are we looking for?

    We are recruiting 9 individuals to join a two year training programme.  You will be responsible for supporting the coordination and delivery of a range of prescribing support services under the direction of the Prescribing Support Pharmacist.

    Whilst you will be mainly based in our hospitals (the acute sector) this post is rotational, offering experience in the dispensing and supply of medicines and products directly towards, departments and patients.

    The successful completion the Training programme will result in you achieving a National Certificate (NC) in Pharmacy Services SCQF Level 6 and a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Pharmacy Services Level 3 (SCQF Level 7)  and the achievement of any Core Skills that you have not achieved through previous learning.

    Attainment of both of these national qualifications along with the workplace experiential learning that you will receive will ensure that you are then eligible to apply to the pharmacy professions regulatory body – General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) to practice as a pharmacy technician (Reg. Pharm. Tec)

    What qualifications do I need to apply?

    At the time of submitting your application you must already hold a minimum of a National 5 Qualifications (or SCQF equivalent) in Chemistry at grade A to C and a three National Four (or SCQF equivalent) qualifications  in Biology, Maths and English.

    These vacancies are aligned to the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Modern Apprenticeship Programme and therefore only open to those applicants aged 16 to 24 years (or 16 to 29 years for Disabled Applicants or applicants who are care experienced*), in line with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Widening Access to Employment Strategy and workforce projections.

    * Care experienced applicants are people who live/have lived with foster parents/kinship carers or who live/have lived in a residential children’s setting/secure unit. If this describes you please indicate this in your supporting statement.

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

    Who is this apprenticeship suitable for?

    This is an entry level position suitable for someone willing to learn and develop within the role. As well as meeting the educational requirements you will need to be enthusiastic with good manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination with excellent attention to detail, good communication skills and a strong team-work ethic.

    You must also demonstrate in your application that you possess good written and verbal communication skills, are enthusiastic and highly motivated, and are hardworking with good attention to detail

    For full details and to apply visit our website https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/296562

    Closing date Noon on Tuesday 9th June.

  • ICE Scotland's Home Engineering Challenge - 26/05/2020 - bmccarthy

    ICE Scotland’s Home Engineering Challenge

    A Queensferry Crossing from straws? The Falkirk Wheel from K’nex? Young people across Scotland are being challenged to show-off their engineering creativity using household objects.

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    The Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) want to challenge all school pupils across Scotland to demonstrate their creativity and problem-solving skills by building an iconic civil engineering project just from household materials.

    Could you create a Queensferry Crossing from straws? A Burj Khalifa from Lego? A Channel Tunnel from toilet rolls? The Falkirk Wheel from K’nex? Or even the Hoover Dam from papier maché? The possibilities are endless!

    Looking for inspiration? Look at some civil engineering projects of the last 200 years for ideas then see what you have around the house and get building!

    This challenge is open to Scottish school pupils of all ages, from early years to S6.

    It’s an ideal opportunity to explore the creativity, ingenuity and problem-solving skills that civil engineers use every day. Whether it’s for a UCAS personal statement or a primary school portfolio, this is a fun way to show you’ve got what it takes to be an engineer.

    To enter, simply tweet a picture of your construction, tagging @ICEScotland.

    The civil engineering project should be identified in the text as should the age of the pupil who built it.

    The young person shouldn’t appear in the picture and no personal information should be given.

    So get cracking! Build your structure and tweet your photo. Remember to tag @ICEScotland.

    Good Luck!

  • ATTENTION! Pupils Applying for Medicine - 18/05/2020 - bmccarthy

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    NHS NextGen Careers support pupils considering a future in a medical discipline every year and lockdown will not stop them doing this. If you have applied for Medicine this year NextGen would like to support you through to the UCAT test by offering some online sessions designed to fully prepare you for the assessment.

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    Before these sessions can be delivered NHS NextGen would like to gauge the interest from pupils. So, if this is something you think you would benefit from and would like to be involved can you please email me so I can make the necessary arrangements with the NHS to get this organised for you:  gw12mccarthybrendan@glow.sch.uk

    Please email your intention by 5pm, Monday 25 May.

    Thank you.

    Stay safe.

  • Cisco Virtual Work Experience - 18/05/2020 - bmccarthy

    Cisco’s website states……

    We’re helping to create a digital society that works for everyone

    After over 30 years of connecting the UK & Ireland, we’re in a great place to help accelerate its digital future. Nearly every Internet connection in the UK touches Cisco technology and we’re investing in projects across the nation to support innovation, from smart cities to transport, healthcare and manufacturing, to cyber-security and digital skills.

    …… and lockdown is not going to stop them from offering you the chance to pick up some experience as they try to achieve this by offering a virtual work experience.

    If you are interested in software design/engineering, cyber security, coding or finding a place for yourself to fill in the growing UK digital skills gap, then this could be the opportunity for you.

    Find out more at the Cisco Facebook by using this link: https://lnkd.in/gqzHxFp

    Register – Search – Apply!

    The experience will run from 6 – 10 July 2020 and is completely online. Use the instructions below to register  and search for an opportunity to which you can then apply.

    1. Register/login here: http://cs.co/PTYFRegister
    2. Search for Cisco opportunities
    3. Apply!
    4. Advise Mr McCarthy of your application by email: gw12mccarthybrendan@glow.sch.uk

    Application deadline is 06 June 2020.

    Good luck.

  • Youth Worker and Key Worker Opportunities with FARE Scotland - 18/05/2020 - bmccarthy

    FARE Scotland Ltd have 2 fantastic opportunities for anyone interested in working with young people within a school environment to identify and support the needs of pupils. The details of both opportunities are listed below.

    THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS:

    29 MAY 2020 @ 5pm

    INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED FOR 05 JUNE 2020

    Position: Youth worker (school based)

    Reporting to: Employability Manager

    Contractual status: Full Time, 35 hours per week

    Salary: £23,000 – £24,000 per annum

    Annual Leave: TBC

    Job Description

    Working alongside the Wider FARE team and school, the youth worker will help maximise the potential of local facilities to meet the needs of school pupils and local people of all ages. S/he will develop and participate in the delivery of a range of joint and needs identified activities. The post holder will have a sound knowledge of the issues faced by children, young people, adults and families. While also having experience in developing interventions to tackle poverty, its symptoms and close the attainment gap through educational and social activities including volunteering and mentoring opportunities.

    S/he will have experience of planning and delivering needs led programmes by working alongside the school, local people and other organisations in a strategic working group to meet the needs of the pupils and their families within the schools catchment area. The post holder should have good oral and written communication skills and s/he must have the ability to communicate with people at all levels.

    Key Responsibilities

    · Ensure the collection and collation of statistics as required to ensure continued funding and for progress reports to the schools SLT (Senior Leadership Team) FAREs board of directors and various funding bodies.

    · Work closely with the Employability Manager and school staff to develop, promote and organise a variety of youth services.

    · Raise attendance issues with parents; meet with both students and parents in order to support them to improve attendance and/or attainment.

    · Attend meetings with the schools Senior Leadership Team and other agencies that can support students that are a concern in order to successfully improve their attendance and/or qualifications.

    · On-going monitoring of attendance of pupils identified as non-attenders and\or those at risk of falling out of the academic structure.

    · To establish activities which will promote the personal, social, educational and material welfare of young people and their families.

    · Ensure the collection and collation of statistics as required to evaluate the projects impact and for progress reports.

    · Assist with the planning and delivery of F.A.R.E’s attainment programme for at risk young people.

    · Establish and maintain contact with relevant outside agencies.

    · Maintain all records in accordance with guidelines from FARE and the school.

    · Comply with all relevant legislation and F.A.R.E/school policies.

    · Promote the objectives of F.A.R.E as stated in its constitution.

    · Write reports, as requested.

    · Participate in fund raising activities and the development of funding applications.

    · Attend training opportunities.

    · Attend meetings, as requested.

    · Undertake any other duties as specified by the SM

     

    The second opportunity is detailed below:

     

    Position: Employability Keyworker (School)

    Reporting to: Employability Manager

    Contractual status: Full Time, 35 hours per week

    Salary: £23,000 – £24,000 per annum

    Annual Leave: TBC

    Job Description:

    FAREs Employability Programme is to provide accredited training and support to members of the local and wider community to access further education, training and/or employment. The post holder will work closely with the Employability Manager to ensure high quality programmes are delivered to achieve their aims for the candidates. The Employability Keyworker will be responsible for the programme training, delivery, evaluation and forming relationships with key stakeholders.

    Key Responsibilities:

    · Design all referral/induction and training materials, provide an induction to all new trainees using prescribed documentation and procedures.

    · Undertake 1-1 goal setting interviews and reviews.

    · Deliver training in-group settings using a range of learning materials accommodating a range of learning styles.

    · Maintain up to date knowledge of the employment sector for young people/adults and pre- employment training provision that may be needed.

    · Ensure Employability Programme trainees get the support that they require to help them remain engaged, focused and progress to their identified goals.

    · Build trusting relationships with FARE and Employability Programme trainees, challenge negative attitudes and behaviors whilst motivating individuals to retain focus.

    · Support participants’ FE and job search activities, personal

    development, goal setting, identifying and overcoming barriers, CV development, completing applications, interview skills, and accredited qualifications.

    · Liaise with employers to identify job opportunities, further training and/or education within the stages of the Employability Pipeline in order to meet recruitment targets and outcomes.

    · Provide post-employment support to achieve sustained employment outcomes,Including tracking, and record keeping through database.

    · Attend meetings to represent FARE promoting the Employability Programme at external events if required. Monitor and evaluate all employability training programmes.

    · Adapt to changing needs and requirements as the position and organisation grows and develops.

    · Have successfully completed a PVG (Protecting Vulnerable groups) application.

    · Any other duties appointed by the Senior Management Team

    Job descriptions, person specifications and applications can be accessed here 

    If you require further information or clarification you can contact FARE info@fare-scotland.org

  • S6 Pupils Interested in STEM Careers - 11/05/2020 - bmccarthy

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    We hope you are well and keeping safe during this time.
    We wanted to get in touch to let you know about an exciting online opportunity coming up with Facebook for S6 students on Friday 22 May (11am – 12pm): Women in STEM Panel

    Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. If you’re interested in a STEM apprenticeship (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) then join Facebook for a Women in Stem Panel session. You’ll hear first-hand from Facebook’s community what it’s like to work in STEM and successful stories of women in STEM.

    This event isn’t only about women, and Facebook would like to encourage any group who is interested in STEM regardless of gender. However, the focus is on women as an underrepresented group in this field.

    This event gives priority to women in S6 who are interested in a career in STEM. Interested students should sign up online here. 

  • Modern Apprentice Opportunities - 04/05/2020 - bmccarthy

    Apprenticeship.scot

    These may be uncertain and challenging times but we will come out of lockdown and eventually things will be back to some form of normality and, if you have not already been accepted to college, university or employment, now is the time to start thinking about where your future lies.

    If you are within this group and unsure what to do, why not consider one of the modern apprenticeships currently available on the apprenticeship.scot website.

    You will be learning all the practical skills required for the job whilst working towards an industry recognised qualification and earning a fantastic wage in the meantime. After qualification you can continue to grow and learn through employment or use the qualification as a stepping stone into a Graduate Level apprenticeship.

    Here’s a small sample of what is on offer:

    1. Engineer Modern Apprentice with SSE – £19,000 – Glasgow
    2. Associate Draughtsperson (Radio Structure Draughtsperson with BT – £16,176 – Glasgow
    3. Mechanical Engineer Modern Apprentice with Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow) Ltd – £12,480 – Port Glasgow
    4. Dental Nurse Modern Apprenticeship with NHS Glasgow – £18,180 – Glasgow
    5. Care Assistant Modern Apprenticeship – £14,101 – Glasgow
    6. Trainee Chef Modern Apprenticeship – £14,101 – Glasgow
    7. Childcare Modern Apprenticeship – £8,632 – Busby
    8. Digital Admin Assistant Modern Apprenticeship – £10,000 – Paisley
    9. Early Years Practitioner Modern Apprenticeship – £10,400 to £16,328 – Glasgow
    10. Admin Assistant Modern Apprenticeship – £12,000 – Glasgow

    Above is just a random selection of what is on offer. There are over 370 Modern Apprenticeships to choose from. There’s bound to be one that’s of interest to you.

    Have a look Apprenticeship.scot

     

  • Graduate Level Apprenticeship Opportunities - 04/05/2020 - bmccarthy

    Apprenticeship.scot

    We may be living in unprecedented and challenging times right now and if you still haven’t decided on college, university or employment, it can be difficult to see your future through the fog of all this uncertainty. One thing is for certain, the fog will clear and we will come through this.  Will you be ready for this time?

    You should start preparing now!

    Why not consider a Graduate Level Apprenticeship? You can work towards your degree whilst earning some serious cash and picking up all the required work experience the employers are really looking for. Look what’s on offer right now through apprenticeship.scot.

    1. Software Engineer Graduate Apprentice with Smarter Grid Solutions – £18,135 –  Study for Hons Degree at Glasgow University.
    2. Software Graduate Apprenticeship with BBC – £14,250 – Study towards Honours Degree at Glasgow University
    3. Data Science Graduate Apprenticeship with BBC – £14,250 – Study towards Honours Degree at Glasgow University
    4. Software Engineer Graduate Apprenticeship with BBC – £14,250 – Study towards Honours Degree at Glasgow University
    5. Chartered Accountant Graduate Level Apprenticeship with Jeffrey Crawford & Co – £16,000 – Study towards Honours Degree at Robert Gordon University, Edinburgh

    Why build up 4 years of student debt working towards a degree you may still have limited working experience of, even after graduation, when you can work towards your degree whilst earning a wage and working on the job to gather the real practical skills employers are looking for?

    IT’S A ‘NO-BRAINER’

  • Dental Nurse Modern Apprentice - 28/04/2020 - bmccarthy

    NHSGGC

    Trainee Dental Nurses (Modern Apprenticeship)

    What are we looking for?

    NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are recruiting 6 individuals to join an 18 Month Training Programme based within the Glasgow Dental Hospital and School, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.

    On successful completion of the programme you will be awarded a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) Level 3 in Dental Nursing and a Professional Development Award (PDA) Level 7 in Dental Nursing.

    What qualifications do I need to apply?

    At the time of submitting your application you must already hold a minimum of two  National 5 Qualifications (or SCQF equivalent) in English and a Science or Technical Subject at grade A to C and a National Four (or SCQF equivalent) in Maths.

    Who is this apprenticeship suitable for?

    This is an entry level position suitable for someone willing to learn and develop within the role. As well as meeting the educational requirements you will need to be enthusiastic with good manual dexterity and hand-eye co-ordination with excellent attention to detail, good communication and a strong team work ethic.

    A key function of this role ensure that dental equipment is prepared and safe for use on patients and for staff to handle. For this you will need a strong sense of responsibility and meticulous attention to detail, even under pressure.

    A good dental nurse trainee will have  a sympathetic and understanding manner as you will frequently be dealing with patients who are anxious.

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

    * Care experienced applicants are people who live/have lived with foster parents/kinship carers or who live/have lived in a residential children’s setting/secure unit.

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

    For full details and to apply visit website https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/295060

    Closing date Noon on Friday 8th May 2020.

  • Modern Apprenticeships @ Apprenticeship.scot - 27/04/2020 - bmccarthy

    Get a job. Get paid. Get qualified.

    With a Modern Apprenticeship you learn on the job, and get the experience you need. Plus, you work towards a qualification.

    Whether you’re thinking about the future, job hunting, or want to learn new skills, a Modern Apprenticeship could be for you.

    • Over 100 Modern Apprenticeships across hundreds of jobs
    • Get the best possible training, designed with employers and industry in mind
    • Learn in a real world environment that puts your skills to the test right away
    • You get the experience employers are looking for
    • Your qualification is accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority

    My Modern Apprenticeship story

    Don’t take our word for it. Hear from Modern Apprentices themselves.

    Click here to find an apprenticeship that suits you.

  • NHS MODERN APPRENTICESHIP Practitioner Clinical Technologist - 27/03/2020 - bmccarthy

    NHSGGC

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

    CLOSING DATE: 01 MAY 2020

     

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

    Modern Apprentice Practitioner Clinical Technologist – Medical Equipment Management

    What are we looking for?

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

    What qualifications do I need to apply?

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

    Who is this apprenticeship suitable for?

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

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

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

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

    For full details and to apply visit our website- https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/252589

     

  • Apprenticeships with SSE - 10/03/2020 - bmccarthy

    SSE SSE App

    SSE APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINEE ENGINEERING PROGRAMMES

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

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

    THERE ARE NO MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR APPRENTICES

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

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

    Do you have what it takes?

    Have a look below at the current

    SSE APPRENTICESHIPS IN ENERGY

    APPLY NOW

    Job no: 523316

    Apprenticeships in Energy

    UK Wide – Click here for locations

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

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

    What is the role?

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

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

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

    What do I need?

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

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

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

    About SSE

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

    Next Steps

    For more information about this role click here.

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

    Closing date for applications is Sunday 15th March 2020.

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

     

    #LI-HM1

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

  • Modern Apprenticeships with Arnold Clark - 10/03/2020 - bmccarthy

    GTG

    What is an apprenticeship?

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

    Arnold Clark offer apprenticeships in a range of disciplines…

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

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

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

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

    Or visit and apply for individual apprenticeships on offer here:

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

    Alternatively you can speak with Mr McCarthy for more advice.

  • Modern Apprenticeships with Clark Contracts - 04/03/2020 - bmccarthy

    Clarks Contracts

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

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

    Access the online application here!

  • Joiner, Electrician, Plasterer, Slater, Plumber, Domestic Heating Engineer & Scaffolder - 03/03/2020 - bmccarthy

    SLC

    Craft Modern Apprenticeship Programme 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    What do we look for?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Important Information

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

    For more information or if you want this information in a different format or language, please e-mail us at ModernApprentice@Southlanarkshire.gov.uk.

  • NHS Careers - Medical/Non Medical - 27/02/2020 - bmccarthy

    NextGen2020

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

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

    Please email to register your intention to attend at: workexperience@lanarkshire.scot.nhs.uk

    All are welcome.

  • SLC Graduate Level Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering - 19/02/2020 - bmccarthy

    SLC

     

    It’s a ‘No Brainer’

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

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

    But what is Civil Engineering?

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

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

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

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

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

    What is the Graduate Apprenticeship in Civil  Engineering? 

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

    What will you learn?

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

    How do I apply?

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

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

    1 of the Highers above should be at A grade.

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

    If you meet the entry requirements and would like to apply, please register your interest along with your name, school and contact telephone number to Gail Russell at gail.russell@southlanarkshire.gov.uk.

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

    Alternatively you can discuss this with Mr McCarthy.

  • Nuffield Research Placements at Glasgow University - 30/01/2020 - bmccarthy

    Nuffield

    Glasgow University Nuffield Research Placements  2020 is open.

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     Summary of the process:

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

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

    More information on the Nuffield Research Placements scheme can be found at http://www.nuffieldfoundation.org/nuffield-research-placements

  • Free Summer Residential Course at Glasgow University - 30/01/2020 - bmccarthy

    UofG Sutton Trust

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

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

    Medical & Life Sciences

    Engineering

    Social Sciences

    Arts and Humanities

    Physical Sciences (added for 2020)

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

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

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

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

    Further details of the courses can be found on the website here : glasgow.ac.uk/suttontrustsummerschool

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

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

    Applications are now open and will close at 5pm on Tuesday March 3rd. Pupils must apply via the Sutton Trust website at: summerschools.suttontrust.com/how-to-apply/.

    Pupils will be asked if they meet eligibility criteria:

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

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

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

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

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

  • Graduate Level Apprenticeship - BSc Software Engineering - 29/01/2020 - bmccarthy

    UoGBarclays

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

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

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

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

    Your Role

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

    What will I learn?

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

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

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

    What qualification or qualities are required?

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

    Desirable Skills

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

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

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

  • Accountancy Opportunity with Audit Scotland - 28/01/2020 - bmccarthy

    Audit Programme

    Join Audit Scotland with our School Leaver Programme

    Reference:     0390 – SL

    Salary:     £17,385

    Working pattern:     Fixed Term, Full-Time

    Location:     Central belt (Edinburgh/Glasgow)

    Closing date:     15 March 2020 at midnight

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

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

    Join them and you’ll:

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

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

    Interested in applying?

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

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

    School leaver programme– Opens in a new window

    The closing date for applications is 15 March 2020.

    And if you have any questions,you can contact Audit Scotland at 0131 625 1646 or email careers@audit-scotland.gov.uk

     

     

  • Oxford Faculty of Law Open Day - 28/01/2020 - bmccarthy

    Oxford

    Faculty of Law Open Days 2020

    Monday 16, Tuesday 17, and Wednesday 18 March

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

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

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

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

    Meet current undergraduates and law lecturers.

    Have lunch and a tour in one of the Oxford Colleges

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

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

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

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

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

     

  • Arnold Clark - Girls with Skills - 14/01/2020 - bmccarthy

    Arnold Clark

    Arnold

    THINK THAT WORKING WITH CARS IS JUST FOR BOYS? THINK AGAIN.

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

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

    WHY CHOOSE AN APPRENTICESHIP?

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

    How it all works

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

    Stage one

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

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

    Stage two

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

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

    Celebration event

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

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

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

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

  • CGI Offer Graduate level Apprenticeship in Software Development - 16/12/2019 - bmccarthy

    CGI

    CGI1

    Job overview

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

    The Role

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

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

    What will I learn?

    The Apprenticeship:

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

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

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

    What you’ll get

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

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

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

    Location of the role

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

    What qualification or qualities are required?

    Our Requirements:

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

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

    If you have any questions regarding our entry requirements, please contact us at ukstudents@cgi.com

    Ready to be part of Generation CGI?

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

    Apply for this apprenticeship

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

    You need to apply for this vacancy directly on their site.

    Apply now on company site

  • ARM: Britain's most successful tech company - Could you work for them? - 03/12/2019 - bmccarthy

    ARM: Britain’s most successful tech company you’ve never heard of.

    Without ARM, the iPhone and other smartphones wouldn’t work. Hardly anyone knows it – and that’s just how Cambridge’s ‘Silicon Fen’ company likes it.

    Arm are delighted to invite Trinity’s top 5 S5 students to attend an employability session at Arm for the day at their Skypark premises.

    Arm are intrinsic to the development of technology in billions of products, which touch the lives of more than 70% of the world’s population. When you work with great people – and those with incredible potential – everything you do at Arm will make billions of lives better.

    Details:
    Monday 16th December

    10:00am – 3:30pm

    Arm, 4A, Skypark 5, 45 Finnieston St, Glasgow G3 8JU
    Agenda:
    – Learn about careers in Technology
    – Speed Mentoring with Arm professionals
    – Coding session: Programme a MicroBit
    – Employability Skills & CV hints & tips
    – Learn about Arm’s Careers & Attend Work Experience

    Any pupil interested must give their name to Mr McCarthy ASAP with a deadline no later than 5pm on Friday 6th December.

    Spaces are limited and might fill up before the deadline so sign up as soon as possible..

  • Early Learning and Childcare Modern Apprenticeship - SLC - 27/11/2019 - bmccarthy

    SLC

    South Lanarkshire Council are currently advertising Modern Apprenticeships in Early Years and Childcare. See below:

    Job Description

    Early Learning and Childcare is a career where the rewards of working with babies, young children and their families, are an everyday event. If you are interested in working with young children, helping to make a difference to their lives and develop their skills, while learning about the world around them; then the Early Learning and Childcare Apprenticeship Programme could be for you.

    South Lanarkshire Council have Nursery Classes in local primary schools and Early Learning and Childcare Centres throughout South Lanarkshire. Our aim is for our children to become “Successful Learners, Confident Individuals, Responsible Citizens and Effective Contributors.”

    Modern Apprentices will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of Early Learning and Childcare as well as gain an understanding of current guidance for working with children. This includes Child Health and Development, Curriculum for Excellence, Together We Can and We Will, 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
    • Provide a range of learning opportunities to help children understand the world around them
    • Be responsive to children’s needs
    • Encourage children’s creativity
    • Work with families from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and actively promote diversity
    • Work as part of a team
    • Engage in outdoor play with children

    Requirements

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS.

    • At least three passes at National 5, Intermediate 2 or 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 task(s).
    • Commitment and ability to study and achieve SVQ in Social Services 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 have attended secondary school in South Lanarkshire

     

    If you want to go straight to application click here to take you to the My Job Scotland web-page. You may have to create an account if you do not already have one.

    Alternatively, you can speak with Mr McCarthy or Mr Colgan for further details.

  • Barclays Graduate Apprenticeships in Glasgow - 27/11/2019 - bmccarthy

    Barclays

    Build the career you want – and drive advancements in FinTech

    Why build a career in Technology in our global business? Because this is where some of the industry’s biggest innovations were born – and you could create the next.

    Join us and work alongside industry experts who are behind major leaps in FinTech. You’ll be following our innovative learning programme which includes on-the-job training and valuable hands-on experience. And you’ll have the chance to gain a recognised Apprenticeship Qualification – fully-funded by us – anything up to and including a BSc in Technology.

    That means you could earn a degree and also earn a salary. Sounds challenging? Don’t forget you’ve got support from a line manager, career coach and a technical buddy, as well as a network of peers. Wherever you’re based, you’ll find a highly collaborative community that’s full of new ideas.

    Matt at Barclaycard is living proof of what’s possible. Named Data Apprentice of the Year at the 2019 DataIQ Awards, Matt has led multiple data projects across the business, delivering data-driven analytics – and multi-million pound benefits.

    Learn as an Apprentice here at Barclays and we’ll invest in you and your tech career. There are two routes available: Foundation (if you’re at GCSE-level) and Higher (if you have A-levels or equivalent). The first will see you gain a formal level 3 qualification as you build your knowledge, working on real-life projects. The second will help you gain a degree as you learn and evolve your skills in an absorbing tech role.

    Programme Information

    For roles in England, 3 A-Levels (or equivalent) at BCC or above

    For roles in Scotland, 4 Bs in your Highers (or equivalent), including maths or computing

    Highlights

    Get to grips quickly with the latest tech through 80% on-the-job training

    Enjoy the opportunity to work towards a formal degree

    Get a headstart in the tech industry and build an exciting career.

    Apply now

     

  • Christmas Fayre - Thursday 28 November 7-9 pm - All Welcome - 26/11/2019 - bmccarthy

    Our Christmas Fayre is this Thursday from 7-9pm. There will be a variety of stalls on the evening and there are some fabulous raffle prizes to be won. We hope to see you there.

    Christmas Fayre

    Let’s have a look at what you could have won!

    Prizes

    You need to be in it to win it!!

    See you there!

  • Hurry-up! £18,000 MA with Rutherglen based Titan - Interviews 2nd December - 22/11/2019 - bmccarthy

    TitanSales & Marketing Coordinator

    • Glasgow (G73), Glasgow
    • £18,000 per annum plus bonus
    • Titan
    • Permanent
    • Posted 10 days ago

    Titan is a provider of specialist recruitment services to the supply chain, logistics and engineering sectors, and they are looking to add a Sales & Marketing Coordinator to their team to help support the growth and development of the business.

    This is a Business to Business (B2B) sales position and the purpose of the role is to raise awareness of the Titan brand, generate new business and also to make appointments for the Sales Director to attend. This is done in the following ways:

    • Contact businesses who have previously used their recruitment services on an ad hoc basis to explore how those relationships could be developed further
    • Contact businesses with no prior history of Titan, to try and secure the opportunity to provide their services to these companies
    • Create and publish innovative and eye catching marketing material using email marketing and Social Media, blog posts and video
    • Develop their social media and marketing strategy
    • Arrange networking events

    You will use their in house system to note records of all calls, generate call backs and follow ups and also to create and send email campaigns that highlight both their service and also certain individuals who they are representing at any particular time.

    You will also use email marketing packages and a number of social media platforms as well as their own company website to publish marketing material.

    It is absolutely essential you have a professional telephone manner, you are IT literate.

    Titan can offer flexible working hours and an opportunity to work in a growing company.

    This is a sales role so there is sales targets set.

    Your basic salary is £18,000 per year plus bonus which will be based on revenue and appointment numbers generated.

    Interviews are being scheduled for early December and if you are interested in taking this forward you should speak with Mr McCarthy asap.

  • S4-S6 Skills Scotland Glasgow 2019 - 21/10/2019 - bmccarthy

    Skills Scotland 2019

    SKILLS SCOTLAND GLASGOW WILL BE A JAM-PACKED EVENT FULL OF INTERACTIVE, INSPIRING AND INFORMATIVE ACTIVITIES.

    THE EVENT WILL FEATURE HANDS-ON DEMONSTRATIONS WITH INDUSTRY EXPERTS AT THE READY TO OFFER FREE INSIGHT AND IMPARTIAL ADVICE.

    ATTENDEES ARE ENCOURAGED TO VISIT AS MANY STANDS AS POSSIBLE AND TALK TO THE DIFFERENT ORGANISATIONS EXHIBITING.

    THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT
    WHAT THE FUTURE HAS TO OFFER YOU.

    GET SKILLED STANDS

    Get Skilled stands offer in-depth knowledge about certain industries. You can discover new talents and try a variety of different skills when you get hands-on with a Get Skilled activity.

    Experts are always on hand to help as you learn something new and try work-based skills; the aim is to ensure each Get Skilled stand represents a different career sector so to promote as wide a range as possible to you, the visitors.

    APPRENTICESHIP THEATRE

    The Apprenticeship Theatre offers a full programme of exhibitor led seminars promoting apprenticeship options for students. Sessions will have a limited number of spaces and booked groups will be given priority to attend.

    Wednesday 6 November
    Time Company Title Description
    10:00 – 10:20 New College Lanarkshire The Power of Observation FA Scientific Technology (Hazard Perception) – Spot the difference. Put the powers of observation to the test as you compare two nearly identical scientific experiments and try to spot the differences – A great way to get your brain warmed up! Successfully spot a difference and you will go into a draw for the chance to win a £50 amazon voucher.
    10:45 – 11:05 SDS
    11:30 – 11:50 BAE Systems Apply Your Talent Where it Counts Type 26 Programme Director Nadia Savage will provide an overview of BAE Systems Naval ships as a business, talk about her career journey and give an overview on our exciting projects and apprenticeship roles we have to offer starting in August 2020. A BAE systems current apprentice will also talk about their experience on the programme so far!
    12:15 – 12:35 Scottish Government Modern Apprenticeships and The Scottish Government
    The Devolved Government for Scotland has a range of responsibilities including: health, education, justice, rural affairs, housing & environment. Business Administration job roles vary, but can include booking meetings, organising travel, using electronic filing & finance systems, dealing with stakeholders, managing diaries, ordering stationery, answering phones and responding to emails.
    12:55 – 13:15 Coca-Cola European Partners
    13:35 – 13:55 Robert Gordon University Graduate Apprenticeships This session will highlight the benefits of undertaking a graduate apprenticeship by discussing real-life testimonials of current students. Come along to find out what a graduate apprenticeship is, why it might be the best option for you and how you can get involved.
    16:45 – 17:05 SDS
    17:15 – 17:35 PwC Your Business and Technology opportunities after school with PwC
    17:45 – 18:05 SDS

    Trinity High School will be attending  on Wednesday, 06 November, from 1100-1430.

    The event consists of an initial 1hr interactive session from 11am. Skills Scotland have teamed up with an exciting array of talent to put on a mental health session with a difference! During the one hour show pupils will be entertained by a variety of acts and speakers including TedX speaker Jamala Osman and will experience an interactive session from the amazing Professor Til Wykes from Kings College.

    Following this session, pupils will be able to wander around the exhibits and stalls and meet face to face with employers, training providers, colleges, universities and professional bodies to find out what’s on offer.

    Confirmed exhibitors include: Scottish Government (Careers); NHS Careers; Royal Navy and Royal Marines; Stewart Milne Group; CITB Construction; BAE Systems; Diageo; University of Strathclyde; City of Glasgow College and Glasgow Kelvin College amongst many more.

    If you are interested in attending please give your name to Mr McCarthy ASAP. Only a limited number of places are available and will be given on a first come first served basis.

  • Halloween Disco - 10/10/2019 -

    Tickets for the Halloween disco are available now!

    halloween disco poster

    For further information please speak to one of the Enterprise Captains.

     

  • Primary 7 Information Evening - 09/10/2019 -

    Thank you to everyone that came to our P7 Information Evening.   We were delighted to welcome so many of our future pupils and parents and look forward to seeing you all again.

     

    P7 info night entrance

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  • Channel 4 Search for Local Young Talent - 07/10/2019 - bmccarthy

    This is more than just a careers fair!

    New Material celebrates the local media industry and inspires you to learn more about the opportunities available at the new Channel 4 office in Glasgow. This event will help you develop the skills you need to kick-start your career.

    Channel 4 are planning to open a new hub for Glasgow and you are invited along to their upcoming open day. Its taking place on Saturday 26th October at SWG6 – 100 Eastvale Place, G3 3QG.

    Its towards the Partick area of Glasgow – click this link for a map and public transport info.

    On the day young people will be treated to workshops in Scriptwriting, Journalism, Marketing and others. They will also be discussing their apprenticeships, training schemes, work placements and industry experience opportunities.

    Channel 4 jpeg

    If this sounds like something you may be interested in CLICK HERE to book your place.

     

     

  • CCG Offsite Manufacturing Opportunities in Cambuslang - 25/09/2019 - bmccarthy

    CCG

     

    Thanks to CCG, in partnership with Clyde Gateway and Chamber of Commerce, Trinity High School pupils thinking of leaving school this Christmas are being offered a fantastic opportunity within the CCG Cambuslang site.

    CCG Offsite Manufacturing (OSM) is a leading manufacturer of structural timber systems based in Glasgow that was founded by parent company, and principal client, CCG. OSM is the creation of components, modules or entire buildings in a factory setting, which are then assembled on a site; a technology that CCG has been researching and developing for nearly 20 years.

    Have a look inside the factory below.

     

    CCG OSM are looking to recruit young talent from local schools to move into roles within the factory, which specifically focuses on manufacturing and innovative production technology. These are permanent roles at their site in Cambuslang.

    CCG are keen to deliver a talk to any S4/5 pupil who is considering leaving school this Christmas. Interested pupils will then be invited on a site visit followed by a period of work experience. Those pupils who perform well during this time will be invited to an interview which could lead to a permanent position.

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

  • Trainee Quantity Surveyors - 19/09/2019 - bmccarthy

    Clarks Contracts

    Clark Contracts are recruiting for the position of Modern Apprentice in Quantity Surveying. See details from them below.

    Founded in 1978, Clark Contracts Ltd is a privately owned main contractor with six operating divisions; Construction, Retail, Fit Out, Small Works, Maintenance and Manufactured Joinery. We employ over 250 people with offices in the East and West of Scotland.

    We are looking to recruit Trainee Quantity Surveyors to join the business.  They will initially complete a modern apprenticeship before being enrolled on either a college or a university course to complete their academic qualifications.

    Role & Responsibilities

    • Assisting a team of surveyors within the Company.
    • Work closely with Contracts Management and Estimating departments.
    • Take an active role in Clark Contracts’ Supply Chain Management Initiative to ensure relationships are developed with subcontractors.
    • Additional duties as required.

    Candidate

    • Strong academic background, with a focus on mathematics.
    • Comfortable in ability to solve problems by acting on own initiative.
    • IT literate with a good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

    This is an entry level role, for a recent school leaver or any pupil planning on leaving.

    If this is a position you are interested in, or you want to find out more about it, speak with Mr McCarthy asap!

  • Interested in Teaching in a Catholic Primary School? - 11/09/2019 - bmccarthy

    Catholic Teacher1

    Interested in Teaching in a Catholic Primary School?

    Want to find out more about the vocation to teach in a Catholic primary school?

    Then come along to the Recruitment Evening being held on Wednesday, 25 September at 7pm in:

    St Vincent de Paul Primary

    Crosshouse Road

    East Kilbride

    G75 9DG

    You can expect to benefit from:

    Information and advice from the Admission Officer of Glasgow University, School of Education.

    Support and advice from diocesan head teachers.

    If you would like to find out more you can contact Claire O’Neill, Primary RE Adviser, on

    01698 275630

    All Welcome

     

     

  • Parental Survey Request - Skills for the Future - 27/06/2019 - bmccarthy

    Metacropped

    Meta-skills – A Skills Model to Drive Scotland’s Future

    “Technological and societal disruptions are coming at us thick and fast. Whilst we cannot predict the future, we can prepare for a future that is increasingly unpredictable. A focus on skills and human capital gives us a strong foundation from which to build a sustainable and inclusive Scottish economy. Scotland’s citizens need the skills not only to cope with the change but to thrive in it, and more so to be able to exploit novelty and create change for themselves.” SDS 2018

    Ultimately, industry is changing as we move into, what is being described as, a fourth industrial revolution. This is being driven by technological disrupters and means the future of Scotland is changing in terms of jobs and opportunities relevant to this technological revolution. With this new type of job available, the skills required of pupils will be significantly different from the traditional jobs and skills that you and I recognise and understand today.

    Watch this video which details ‘Future Jobs and Changing Industry’

    Skills serve as the ‘bridge’ between knowledge and performance and it is Trinity’s intention to ensure this ‘bridge’ is bolstered with the solid foundation and support the correct and relevant skills will bring. This will help to ensure this ‘bridge’ leads every learner to a future path of success.

    Watch this video to see how we go from classroom to industry relevant skills:

    We want you, as a parent, to play a pivotal role in selecting what you think are the most important/relevant skills that should be taught within our curriculum. These skills should help the pupils make the link between what is taught in the classroom and the challenge of what the world of work requires.

    We are asking you to help us select the ‘meta-skills’ that will help pupils to make this link and be better prepared for what a future Scotland has to offer.

    What are Meta-skills?

    Meta-skills are timeless, higher order skills that support the development of additional skills and promote success in whatever context the future brings.

    The meta-skills we have to select from are:

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    Trinity High School would appreciate if you could take the time to access our short survey. Within each ‘Meta-skill’ category (Self Management; Social Intelligence; Innovation) we would like you to select the 3 sub-skills within each category you feel are more relevant for your child and their school.

    Your submission is completely anonymous and parental returns will be collated alongside pupil and staff returns to produce an agreed template of skills to be delivered in each and every classroom.

    Click HERE to access the skills survey 

    We thank you for your valued contribution.

    Trinitas Crest

     

  • Accountant Modern Apprenticeship - 19/06/2019 - bmccarthy

    North Lan

    Job overview

    The right training. The right experience. The right qualifications.

    Wouldn’t it be great if you could get all this from one, effective, rewarding opportunity? Well you can. This post will give you the practical experience and qualifications you need to follow a career in Accounting, and help you secure a career you’ll really love.

    Working within the core finance function as well as key strategic business units across the Service, the modern apprentice will gain experience in all aspects of the Council’s financial and operational systems. Strong emphasis will be placed on the modern apprentice gaining a working knowledge of local government business processes and accounting systems.

    What will I learn?

    1. Recording income and receipts
    2. Processing and recording payments
    3. Reconciling income bank statements to financial ledger
    4. Providing information for management control
    5. Maintaining financial records and collation of data
    6. Analysing and evaluating financial information
    7. Preparing reports and returns
    8. Liaising with NLC services and external agencies
    9. Distribution of mail, faxing, scanning and general admin duties
    10. Studying towards and achieving Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) level 6 through a planned training programme.

    This job outline is intended to indicate the broad range of responsibilities and requirements of the post. It is neither exhaustive nor exclusive but, while some variation can be expected in particular duties, the outline is considered to provide a reasonable general description of the post.

    What qualification or qualities are required?

    An essential part of this position will be to gain valuable on the job skills and training and to complete a Modern Apprenticeship SVQ Level 3 in Accounting. Apprentices spend time working in a range of different financial service areas learning the business from the ground up, so they can make an effective contribution in helping the Council deliver its services.

    4 Standard Grades, at bands 1-3 / 4 National 5s, at band A-C (both including English), or equivalent, plus two Highers at bands A-C and Standard Grades/Nat 5 in Accounting at bands 1-3 are essential. Those who have completed a Foundation Apprenticeship in accounting will be automatically taken to interview.

    You will have good interpersonal skills and be enthusiastic, confident and outgoing. Well developed IT skills and good communication skills are both deemed essential.

    You must be able to give practical examples of when and how you have demonstrated team work and you should have an awareness of, and a general interest in accounting and working in an office environment, therefore previous office work experience would be advantageous.

    Salary: £7,917 to £14,942 per year

    Based: Various locations across North Lanarkshire

    Employment/employer: Full-time (35 Hours)North Lanarkshire Council

    Closing date: 13/07/2019

    Qualification: SCQF level 6/7

    Apply for this apprenticeship

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

    You need to apply for this vacancy directly on their site.

    Apply now

  • Administrative Apprenticeship with CMBS Rutherglen - 18/06/2019 - bmccarthy

    CMBS

     

    Admin Apprentice Job Description with CMBS Rutherglen

    CMBS Home Improvements are a family run Glasgow business who have been operating for over 28 years servicing and maintaining properties throughout Glasgow and across the West of Scotland.

    Completing around 600 central heating installations, and 300 bathroom installations every single year, they put the customer at the heart of everything they do and fully appreciate the importance of reliability to their clients. Their mission is to ensure that all of their projects are completed in a timely fashion and within deadline.

    CMBS pride themselves in providing an honest and reliable service to their customers and ensure they work with a range of trusted suppliers and contractors with the same values.

    Currently they are looking for a young, responsible and mature person to take up the role of Administrative Apprentice within their Rutherglen premises. They are looking for someone who understands the values and principles listed above and who can work to the CMBS mission and ensure customers are fully satisfied with the service provided.

    The successful candidate can expect to work between the hours of 8.30am – 5pm with a 1 hour unpaid lunch break. Friday is normally a 4.30pm finish. This would be 37 hours a week at national apprenticeship rate of pay.

    CMBS use the Commusoft system and details on this can be found here https://kb.commusoft.co.uk/hc/en-us/categories/200383607-Desktop.

    Ideally, the candidate should be experienced in the use of Outlook, Word, Excel and One Drive. CMBS would like the candidate to be skilled in these areas and would suit successful N5/N6 Administration and IT piupils.

    Full training will be given in all other Main Duties.

    If you are interested in this position you should send your CV and covering letter directly to CMBS here: info@cmbs-scotland.co.uk

    If you prefer to hand in your CV and covering letter in person the sddress details are:

    CMBS

    6 Seath Road

    Rutherglen Industrial Estate

    Glasgow

    G73 1RW

    W: www.cmbs-scotland.co.uk

    If you require any further assistance with this position please speak with Mr McCarthy.

     

  • 2 * Construction Operatives with VHE Construction - 17/06/2019 - bmccarthy

    VHE Tigers

    TIGERS in conjunction with VHE Construction are currently offering an opportunity for 2 General Operative Construction apprentices.

    Based in Rutherglen, your hours of work will be approx 40-46 hours per week (site dependant), between Mon-Thurs 7.30am – 5.30pm and Friday 7.30am -4pm, for which you can expect a weekly wage of £156.

     

    What is expected of you?

    The key tasks of this role include, but are not limited to:

    • Fulfilling the Construction Operatives responsibilities as laid down in the Company’s Health and Safety Policy
    • To complete ‘on the job’ training whilst being Supervised.
    • To erect and maintain all fencing.
    • To assist in the setting up of pumps and other equipment.
    • To assist in the excavating by hand, the laying of liners and other equipment.
    • To maintain all tools and equipment.
    • Ensuring that the site compound and areas are suitable stocked with items for welfare requirements.
    • To assist in the sweeping and digging on site.
    • Ensuring that works are executed in accordance with the requirements of:
      • All applicable legislation.
      • The Terms and Conditions of the contract.
      • The Contract Health and Safety Plan.
      • The Work Package Plans and Task Briefing Sheets.
      • The Contract Quality / Environmental Plan.
      • The approved Works Package Plans and Task Briefing Sheets.
      • The approved Construction Drawings and Specification.
      • The Policies and Procedures contained within the Company Business Management System.
      • Ensure that all company Health &Safety, Environmental requirements are adhered to.

     

    This opportunity is open to all recent school leavers and those who are considering or intending to leave.

    If you require further details regarding these opportunities please speak with Mr McCarthy.

     

  • Accelerate with Strathclyde University - 17/06/2019 - bmccarthy

    Strathclyde

    Accelerate

    Monday 24th to Friday 28th June 2019

    Want to find out more about the career you would like to follow?
    Interested in finding out what it’s like to study at university?
    Want to boost your chances of success in the future?

    Held at the University of Strathclyde, ‘Accelerate’ is a week-long programme for pupils at the end of S4 and S5.
    Through a series of group activities, you will be able to find out more about the career you are interested in following. There are five courses that you can choose from, depending on what you might like to study after school:

    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Electronic & Electrical Engineering (EEE)
    • Product Design
    • Law

    Led by current university students who will act as your mentors, you and your team will complete our exciting five-day challenge programme, as well as attending career workshops and getting a chance to see what student life is like.

    What’s in it for you?

    • Find out about the different areas of the career you would like to follow
    • Discover what studying and working in your chosen field is really like
    • Discuss your career and academic options with professionals and university staff
    • Meet new friends and work with current University students

    Please note that the programme is not residential.

    Comments from previous participants:

    “It was a great experience and I learned a lot about what I want to do.”
    “Programme was very informative and allowed an insight into what real university is like.”
    “I thought it was extremely interesting and now I am 100% sure I want to study law.”
    “The mentors were very helpful, informative and supportive.”
    “I really enjoyed the programme and learned lots of new skills.”
    “Great chance to meet new friends.”
    “This programme was an amazing experience and I really enjoyed it.”

    For further information, visit their website at:

    https://www.strath.ac.uk/professionalservices/sees/wideningaccess

    or contact us at wideningaccess@strath.ac.uk

    You can also phone us on 0141 548 3799.

  • Speirs Gumley - Full Time Vacancy - 17/06/2019 - bmccarthy

    Speirs

    Speirs Gumley is a successful Property Management business with nearly 200 years of history in the management of property throughout Scotland. They are based locally at Shawfield, Rutherglen, operating from the new Red Tree Magenta building.

    Currently, Speirs Gumley employ 70 members of staff to manage their 28,000 customers and they are now looking for a hard working, conscientious young school leaver (or considering leaving) with an appetite for learning who can grow with the business to become an experienced member of the team.

    They are offering a full time position in their Operations team for an Admin/Ops/Accounts Assistant.

    Full training will be provided. See below for some further information:

    As Admin/Ops/Accounts Assistant, you will undertake the following duties:

    • Process client payments (phone) via in-house computer system.
    • Deal with client account queries (phone/email).
    • Update the client database as required.
    • Set up direct debits on client accounts and issue confirmation letters.
    • Liaise with internal repairs/inspection/credit control teams.
    • Process contractor invoices for payment.
    • Check quarterly client invoices for accuracy.
    • Engage with Solicitors when flats are sold and write ‘sales letters’.

    Some of the key requirements for this position are:

    • Excellent work ethic.
    • Positive ‘can do’ attitude.
    • Confident and respectful when working with others.
    • Good telephone manner.
    • Aptitude for learning.
    • Good written skills.
    • Good IT skills, particularly Excel and Outlook.
    • Able to work in a team environment.
    • Able to manage tasks with minimal supervision.

    If you have recently left school, or are considering leaving, and you feel you have the above requirements and want to investigate this position further, speak with Mr McCarthy to take it to the next stage.

     

  • Apprenticeships with Clark Contracts - 14/06/2019 - bmccarthy

    Clarks

    Clark Contracts will be recruiting a number of Modern Apprentices over the next few months with roles such as Admin, Procurement, Quantity Surveying and Estimating. 

    The MA is expected to last 6-12months and a starting salary of £8k – £10k is on offer which will increase upon completion of the MA.

    With the recruitment manager emphasising an immediate need for positions to be filled in the QS / Estimating areas this is an opportunity that will suit someone who enjoys number crunching/accounts and posssibly with an interest in the construction industry but not essential.

    Clark Contracts will be happy to receive any applications from any current pupil or recent leavers.

    If you would like to find out more information please send an email with attached CV to Craig McHugh (details below) and he will get in touch to discuss.

    Recruitment Manager – Craig McHugh

    Craig.mchugh@clarkcontracts.com

    Alternatively, you can discuss this further with Mr McCarthy if you wish.

  • Goldilocks Hair Salon Apprenticeship - 06/06/2019 - bmccarthy

    GOLDILOCKS HAIR SALON

    Goldilocks Hair Salon in Burnside are offering an apprenticeship opportunity to the right person.

    If you are interested in hairdressing and you are keen and eager to learn then this could be the correct opportunity for you.

    Goldilocks are looking for someone who has a mature and responsible approach to work. They need someone who is reliable and trustworthy and can show initiative in a demanding environment. All training will be provided.

    If you think you are this person and you would like to find out more about the position contact Mr Colgan, Mr McCarthy or the Careers Advisers at the school.

  • Gateway to Engineering - 30/05/2019 - bmccarthy

    Clyde Gateway Logo Robertson Glasgow Kelvin UWS Logo

    Once again, a big well done to Lexi Concel, Frances Hobbs, Ethan McHugh, Paul Tennant and Ciaran Duffy on their graduation from the ‘Gateway to Engineering’ programme.

    This excellent programme has been an integral part of our school ‘Developing the Young Workforce’ curriculum for a number of years. It combines classroom/college based learning with practical ‘hands on’ activities and ‘live’ construction site visits to help the pupils develop a sense of the industry specific knowledge and employability skills required in the many engineering fields.

    Thanks, once again, to our valued partners from Clyde Gateway, Robertson Construction, Glasgow Kelvin College and the University of the West of Scotland, the course has been amended, re-developed and re-branded into a fully accredited SCQF Level 5 certificated programme.

    Already the successful pupils are planning their next steps to a positive destination. Some have enrolled onto an Engineering Foundation Apprenticeship already, whilst others have been inspired into considering an Engineering Degree course at university.

    Please watch the video below to see and share in the pupils’ journey.

    The graduation event welcomed speakers from each of the partners, as well as presentations from the pupils, and the award certificates were presented by Mr Jamie Hepburn, Scottish Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills.

    Mr Jamie Hepburn

    Mr Jamie Hepburn

    Natalie Phillips

    Natalie Phillips

    Paul Tennant

    Paul Tennant

    Frances Hobbs

    Frances Hobbs

    Ethan McHugh

    Ethan McHugh

    Ciaran Duffy

    Ciaran Duffy

    Lexi Concel

    Lexi Concel

    Here’s to many more successful years with our partners.

     

  • First Direct Modern Apprenticeships - Hamilton - 30/05/2019 - bmccarthy

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    First Direct are offering multiple Modern Apprenticeship opportunities at their Hamilton Centre starting in August 2019. As an apprentice you can expect to earn £18,200 per annum, plus an annual discretionary bonus payment,  amongst many more benefits.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for recent school leavers, or for those who may be considering leaving, but have no clear idea of where to go next.

    Below you will find all the relevant details and if it is something you would like to progress please contact Francis Gallacher using the details provided.

    Hamilton Apprentice Level 3 Customer Service Representative

    What you’ll do?

    A permanent full time role with career prospects starting 27th August 2019.

    We want people people to join our enthusiastic and dynamic Contact Centre team delivering multi-award winning customer service every day. Working in our fast-paced environment, you will take inbound calls to answer queries from customers about their everyday (or not so everyday) banking. You don’t need to have experience, but a passion for people, commitment to growing our business and a can do attitude.

    What do you need?

    You will enjoy a full induction and training course, 10 weeks in total.  You will do six weeks to start with and another four weeks later in the year that is designed to get you up to speed on the systems, products and services we offer. As the training is intensive it is important that you are able to attend the whole of the course, so consequently, you will be unable to take any holidays during your training period. Training is Monday – Friday 08:30 – 16:00.

    To be successful, you will have:

    • a minimum National 5 in English and Maths
    • great communication skills to listen as well as talk
    • be a team player
    • have a genuine passion for delivering amazing customer service
    • fast paced learners who enjoy variety and can embrace change
    • self-starters who want to be high achievers
    • understanding our customer’s needs and the ability to talk confidently about our award winning products and services
    • real commitment to our customers, business and success. The apprentice programme requires a commitment of 18 months – 2 years.

    When you’ll work

    Full time Customer Service Representatives work 35 hours per week. Shifts are a mixture of days/evenings and weekends. You‘ll be working in a busy, challenging and constantly evolving environment with regular performance measures.

    What you’ll get

    • a nationally recognized Providing Financial Services Modern Apprenticeship and a Certificate in Retail Banking Conduct of Business (CertRBCB)
    • starting salary of £18,200 plus discretionary annual bonus
    • excellent holiday allowance and a chance to buy an additional week each year
    • choice of fixed shift patterns over 4 or 5 days (our shifts range between 6am – 1am, 7 days a week)
    • free parking
    • on-site gym with personal trainer
    • concierge services and on-site shopping
    • pension and share save scheme

     

    Francis Gallacher

    Recruitment Consultant

    Tel : 0141 353 0100

    DD : 0141 370 1446

    Mob : 07736 149353

    www.microcomtraining.com

  • NHS Support for Medicine Applicants - 22/05/2019 - bmccarthy

    NHS LOGO

    The NHS Lanarkshire  NextGen Medical Education Centre are offering support for S6 pupils considering applying for medicine.

    There is the chance to come along to their Medical Education Training Centre at Kirklands Hospital, Bothwell, for an information evening on Thursday, 27 June, from 6 – 7:30 pm. This session will look at UKCAT and the application process and will comprise a short lecture and presentation followed by a Q&A session.

    Following this the pupils can then attend one of two sessions being held in the same venue (Thursday 18 July or Thursday 08 August) both sessions will run from 10am – 4pm. These sessions will cover mock exam practice in preparation for the application and selection process. Pupils need only attend one of these sessions.

    If you are interested in this or if you have any further questions you should speak with Mr McCarthy ASAP.

     

  • USA Soccer Scholarships - 10/05/2019 - bmccarthy

    FirstPoint USA Logo

    Is your son or daughter a footballer aged between 15-22?

    First Point USA are giving players the opportunity to gain a scholarship and study for a degree at top universities in the USA.

    Watch This!

    PERFORMANCE TRIALS

    First Point USA have been helping potential sports stars of the future gain places at American Universities for many years now. Since 2001, they’ve secured scholarships for over 7,500 athletes; securing over $200 million in scholarship awards on their behalf in the process.

    The first step in your journey to experience university in America is to attend one of their football trials. They’ll assess your ability and give you a presentation of what you can expect to get from a football scholarship in the USA.

    If this sounds up your street, apply for a trial now.

    Trials are being held at Toryglen Regional Football Centre, 480 Prospecthill Road, Glasgow, G42 0BY, on Thursday May 16 at 6pm.

    Please be aware there is a REGISTRATION FEE of £20.00. This covers your insurance to participate in the Football trial

    If you are interested click here to register.

  • Early Years Worker Modern Apprenticeship - South Lanarkshire Council - 30/04/2019 - bmccarthy

    SLC

     

    South Lanarkshire Council are currently advertising Modern Apprenticeship opportunities as an Early Years Worker. These positions are being offered on a permanent, full time, basis across various locations through out the local authority with an attractive hourly rate of £9.32 – £10.33 per hour for a 37 hour week. Applications for the posts close on 10 May 2019. Visit the SLC page here .

    Job Description

    Early Learning and Childcare – Modern Apprenticeship, Social Services (Children and Young People) SCQF Level 7

    Early Learning and Childcare is a career where the rewards of working with babies, young children and their families, are an everyday event. If you are interested in working with young children, helping to make a difference to their lives and develop their skills, while learning about the world around them; then the Early Learning and Childcare Apprenticeship Programme could be for you.

    South Lanarkshire Council have Nursery Classes in local primary schools and Early Learning and Childcare Centres throughout South Lanarkshire. Our aim is for our children to become “Successful Learners, Confident Individuals, Responsible Citizens and Effective Contributors.”

    Modern Apprentices will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of Early Learning and Childcare as well as gain an understanding of current guidance for working with children. This includes Child Health and Development, Curriculum for Excellence, Together We Can and We Will, 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
    • Provide a range of learning opportunities to help children understand the world around them
    • Be responsive to children’s needs
    • Encourage children’s creativity
    • Work with families from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and actively promote diversity
    • Work as part of a team
    • Engage in outdoor play with children

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

    If you are interested in a role within care you should try the Scottish Social Services Council (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

    Requirements

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS.

    • At least three passes at National 5, Intermediate 2 or 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 task(s).
    • Commitment and ability to study and achieve SVQ in Social Services 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 have attended secondary school in South Lanarkshire

    You will also be required to meet the registration requirements of an Early Years Practitioner with the (SSSC).

    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 26th August 2019.

    Or if you are disabled or Care Experienced, and aged between 20 to 29 years of age by 26th August 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.

    Responsibilities

    Delivering a Fairer Future – Under the Council’s positive action programme, applications for this post are particularly encouraged from male applicants.

     

    Employment History/Foreign Police Check

    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.

    This post is considered Regulated Work with Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.

    Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Council.

    Please refer to http://www.disclosurescotland.co.uk/publications/ and click on Code of Practice for further information about the disclosure process and best practice.

    Applications online

    We recommend you familiarise yourself with the format and content of the form by clicking on the following link to access the applicant user guide. Please click here

    South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community.   As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position. 

     

  • Police Scotland Open Day - 17/04/2019 - bmccarthy

    Police Scotland Insight Day - May 2019

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

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

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

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

  • HSBC Offering Customer Service Associate Apprenticeships in 2019 – Hamilton - 15/04/2019 - bmccarthy

    HSBC

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

    Job Description

    Customer Service Associate Apprenticeship 2019 – Hamilton

    Description

    Hamilton – Contact Centre Level 3 Financial Services Apprenticeship

    Job summary:

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

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

    What will I be doing as a Customer Service Advisor?

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

    An Apprenticeship with HSBC

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

    What’s in it for you?

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

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

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

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

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

    Qualifications

    To be successful, you will:

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

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

    https://www.naric.org.uk/naric/Individuals/Compare Qualifications/Statement of Comparability.aspx

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

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

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

    Successful applicants must enrol and complete the Apprenticeship programme

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

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

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

    Too apply email CV’s to f.gallacher@microcomtraining.com or call us on 0141 353 0100

  • GTG Arnold Clark Apprenticeships - 29/03/2019 - bmccarthy

    GTGG

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

  • Employability Skills Event - 29/03/2019 - bmccarthy

    DYW N4

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

  • Accenture Software Engineering Apprenticeships - 05/03/2019 - bmccarthy

    Target

    Dear Students,

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

    Thank you.

    Accenture

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

  • Foundation Apprenticeships Boosts Youth Employability - 05/03/2019 - bmccarthy

    Foundation Apprenticeships Boosts Youth Employability

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

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

    View the quick guide on Foundation Apprenticeships here!

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

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

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

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

    Find out more about Scottish Apprenticeship Week here!

  • NHS Careers Event - 25/02/2019 - bmccarthy

    Careers 05 03

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

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

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

  • Girls With Skills and Arnold Clark - 14/02/2019 - bmccarthy

    Girls With Skills and Arnold Clark

    Arnold Clark are introducing a brand new fast-track programme into an apprenticeship, which is now open up to female students across South Lanarkshire.

    Over the last few months the DYW Lanarkshire has been working closely with Arnold Clark on their Girls with Skills project.

    This initiative has been created to recruit more females into apprenticeships in Arnold Clark and will allow students to bypass the normal application process for apprenticeships.

    This pilot programme with Arnold Clark requires talented and motivated female students, who will be a good fit for the programme as spaces on the programme are limited.

    The programme will consist of two stages:

    • Pupils will be invited to an interactive full day session at Arnold Clark’s GTG training centre where they can experience basic mechanical tasks, meet apprentices and take part in a technical skills test.
    • Pupils will then take part in a week’s work experience at an Arnold Clark branch of their choice.

    Following on from this, they’ll be invited back to Arnold Clark for a celebration event with friends and family. Here they’ll find out if they’ve been successful in securing a full-time apprenticeship starting in September 2019.

    Dates for your diary

    • Stage 1: Tuesday 19th March at GTG Training, 1330 South Street, Glasgow, G14 0BJ
    • Stage 2: Week’s work experience: May, however Arnold Clark can be flexible on this
    • Celebration event: Thursday 20th June at GTG Training, 1330 South Street, Glasgow, G14 0BJ
    • Apprenticeship begins: September 2019

    You can find out more about the programme here: www.arnoldclark.com/girls-with-skills

    Entry requirements

    • Age 16 or over
    • Keen to learn
    • Must have achieved or working towards National 4 in Maths and English

    Spaces on the programme are limited and will fill up fast so only pupils who are willing to follow the programme through, and are keen on a mechanical career should apply as there are only 10 spaces for the whole region, North & South Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire.

    First come basis will apply for referrals, students names must be received  by no later than Monday 18th February to take part in the pilot of this programme.

  • South Lanarkshire College Foundation Apprenticeship Workshops - 14/02/2019 - bmccarthy

    DYW Lanarkshire

    Developing the Young Workforce would like to invite pupils, teachers and parents to a selection of information workshops on Foundation Apprenticeships at South Lanarkshire College, East Kilbride.

    The College are providing this information by having 5 half hour workshops. Everyone has a choice of 3 to book onto through Eventbrite.

    This is an exclusive offer to the schools in our area.

    The workshops are:

    • Childcare and Young people
    • Health & Social Care
    • Science technologies
    • Business
    • Accountancy

    The capacity in each work shop is for no more than 20 people therefore booking on Eventbrite as soon s possible will secure your place. See the links below  The workshops take place in South Lanarkshire College on 19th February 2019 from 4.30pm – 6.30pm.

     

    Time slot 1 (4:30-5pm) – https://bit.ly/2MzxumE

    Time Slot 2 (5:15-5:45pm) – https://bit.ly/2RQmyHc

    Time Slot 3 – (6-6:30pm) – https://bit.ly/2RomJ7E

    Any one who requires assistance booking a time slot or just some additional information should speak with Mr McCarthy.

  • HSBC Work Experience Opportunities - Extended! - 30/01/2019 - bmccarthy

    HSBC

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

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

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

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

    Central Scotland Opportunities

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

    Careers/application-hints-and-tips

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

    For further information on the programmes please see their main page here: www.hsbc.com

  • Foundation Apprenticeships within the Food and Science Technologies - 23/01/2019 - bmccarthy

    Food Science Tech

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

    The event will be delivered on:

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

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

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

  • City of Glasgow College Engineering Taster Day - 16/01/2019 - bmccarthy

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

    City of Glasgow Stem

  • Pathways to a Career in Rock & Pop and Music Production - 13/12/2018 - bmccarthy

    NCL

    New College Lanarkshire are currently offering school Christmas Leavers an opportunity to apply for their new January Start music and sound production courses at New College Lanarkshire. These tailor made courses will provide pupils with the practical training and theoretical music and sound production knowledge whilst offering the opportunity of using industry-standard hardware and software to develop the skills required for a career within the exhilarating world of the Music Industry.

    Successful applicants will have access to fully equipped rehearsal spaces, edit suits, a live performance theatre and opportunities to use their state-of-the-art recording studios working on highly practical projects. All courses will commence on Monday 28th January 2019 and finish on Friday 14th June 2019 where students will be required to attend for three days per week. (Timetables to be finalised).

    During the course, students will:

    • Be involved in live music performances (Either performing or recording)
    • Receive bespoke career training leading to further progression and potential employment
    • Build their on-line presence
    • Work with industry specialists and equipment to hone their skills
    • Develop their understanding of Songwriting & Composition
    • Be introduced to Music Sequencing using industry standard software

    There are 18 places available on each course. The application process is simple so if you are a Christmas Leaver and you think you may be interested, you can apply through the following websites:

    Motherwell Campus:

    https://www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk/courses/music-and-music-business/access-to-music-rock-and-pop

    Coatbridge and Cumbernauld Campus:

    https://www.nclanarkshire.ac.uk/courses/sound-production/pathways-to-music-and-sound-production

    If you require further information on the course speak with Mr McCarthy or the Careers Adviser who will be happy to help.

  • Engineer Modern Apprentice - Coca Cola - 30/11/2018 - bmccarthy

    Coca

    If you are thinking of leaving school and wondering what to do in September 2019? If you have a love of all things technical and relish solving problems, then developing your career as an Engineer could be the right next step for you.

    If learning about maintaining cutting-edge machinery sounds fascinating to you, then Coca-Cola’s apprentice programme may be the next chapter in your career. You will get to learn about their Coca-Cola products and work alongside a highly skilled team, all whilst earning money!

    Their 2019 apprenticeship programme is open and waiting for your application! Apply now

    The opportunity:
    Coca Cola European Partners strongly believe in attracting and developing new talent into their business to provide you with the scope to accelerate your learning and identify undoubted potential. Their Engineering apprenticeship programme allows you to do just that, you will be learning on the job working with expert Technicians in their manufacturing sites and set yourself up for a rewarding career.

    Want to learn more about Coca-Cola European Partners, please visit their website by clicking on the following link www.ccep.com/careers

    Coca Cola believe that equal opportunities means inclusion, diversity and fair treatment for all.

    What might a typical day in this job look like?

    What to expect

    • 4 year apprenticeship programme with the opportunity to be made permanent and develop your career further
    • Day release to college together with access to experienced technicians on work-based assignments.
    • SVQ Level 3; Performing Engineering Operations in year one, progressing to SVQ Level 3 in Engineering Maintenance during your second and third year. Then working towards HNC Engineering Practices: Electrical
    • 25 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays
    • £15,500 per year with an annual salary review
    • Excellent benefits including branded merchandise, discounts to different leisure and entertainment events to name a few
    • Exceptional training and development throughout the duration of your apprenticeship

    What will I learn?

    SVQ Level 3; Performing Engineering Operations in year one, progressing to SVQ Level 3 in Engineering Maintenance during your second and third year. Then working towards HNC Engineering Practices: Electrical.

    What qualification or qualities are required?

    What Coca Cola expect of you :

    Think you have what it takes to be a part of their apprentice programme? Just a few things they would need from you:

    • You should be able to demonstrate a mechanical or electrical aptitude (perhaps in your hobbies or interests outside school) and to have a strong desire to become a competent engineer
    • Eligible to work in the UK

    If you have the drive, enthusiasm and passion to join Coca Cola …apply today and they will do the rest.

    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.

    Apply now

    Alternatively, pupils can discuss this opportunity with the school careers advisers or Mr McCarthy.

  • Modern and Graduate Level Apprenticeships - 29/11/2018 - bmccarthy

    Apprenticeship.scot

    Apprenticeship.scot have released details of some exciting apprenticeship opportunities in the Engineering and Banking industries. These include MA with HSBC and a Graduate Level Apprenticeship with JP Morgan. Details are as follows (pay attention to the application deadlines):

     

    Organisation Position Based Salary Click below to apply
    HSBC Customer Service Advisor (MA) Blantyre £17,250 – £18,250 per year  HSBC
     JP Morgan Software Engineer (Graduate Level Apprenticeship) Glasgow £17,000 – £17,000 per year JP Morgan
    Mott Macdonald Civil Engineer (MA) Glasgow/Edinburgh £12,500 – £15,500 per year  Mott MacDonald

    Pupils can also speak with Mr Colgan, Mr McCarthy or the careers advisers for further help and advice.

  • Scholarships for Strathclyde University Engineering Undergraduates - 28/11/2018 - bmccarthy

    Strathclyde

    FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

    The Faculty of Engineering at Strathclyde University provides a wide range of department and industry funded scholarships that are available to all groups of students looking to study at the university.

    Scholarships offer not only financial benefits but often lead to work experience, engagement with industry and graduate interviews.

    As an undergraduate student, scholarships can assist you during your time at university and with your future career. Scholarships can provide you with annual bursaries to help with your studies, as well as providing financial assistance when purchasing books and software. Several scholarships even offer paid internships and possible graduate recruitment opportunities.

    Many scholarships include industry placements, sometimes lasting up to several weeks, giving you an opportunity to gain valuable work experience and contact with industry. This allows you to use the knowledge and skills you gain at university in a practical way.

    Below are some of the Undergraduate Scholarship opportunities on offer and you can find out more information on these and other bursary and grants on offer HERE:

    Institute of Mechanical Engineers Undergraduate Scholarships Scholarships of £8000 available (£2000 per year) Further information and applications can be obtained by emailing awards@imeche.org.
    Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) QUEST Scholarships Up to £2,500 per year available to successful applicants Applicants are required to submit an application form with a reference from school. More info and application forms can be obtained here.
    Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Specific Scholarships:

    Sir William Arrol Bursary

    £1000 additional funding available to students per year First year students can apply for this bursary by obtaining an application form from the department.
    Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Specific Scholarships:

    Whitworth Scholarship

    £5,000 additional funding per year available to pupils. For more information and to apply, click here.

    Any pupil wishing further clarification should speak with Mr Colgan or Mr McCarthy.

  • UWS Midwifery Workshop - 26/11/2018 - bmccarthy

    UWS Logo

    Careers in Midwifery

    The UWS has kindly agreed to send 2 midwives to the school to deliver a workshop providing further insight into the profession of Midwifery. The session will be delivered during the school day and is scheduled for December 4th, periods 4 & 5 (1130-1310).

    This is a fantastic opportunity for any pupil who wishes to know more about the skills needed, as well as the daily work undertaken as a midwife.

    There are a limited number of spaces available and will be issued on a first come first served basis. Pupils are invited to give their name to Mr Colgan as soon as possible.

  • London 2018 - 15/11/2018 -

    On November 1st, Pupils from Trinity High School, Rutherglen travelled to London where they had the opportunity to visit Westminster and were given an insight into the inner workings of Parliament. 5th and 6th year Social Subjects pupils experienced the rich history of the House of Commons and the House of Lords assisted by the guidance of their local MP Ged Killen. The day was completed with a workshop where Pupils participated in some competitive debates to prove their places as the politicians of the future.

    After some reflection on their day in parliament- On November 2nd pupils paid tribute to the victims of the First World War in the Imperial War Museum where the laid a wreath at the foot of the ‘Nery Gun’ to honour the fallen.The wreath was laid by two pupils, who earlier in the week had partaken in the Lessons from Auschwitz Programme where they travelled to Krakow and saw first hand the atrocities of Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II–Birkenau. This harrowing experience coincided with the rich history of the museum – created a touching moment of reflection for all present.

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    By Patrick Casey

  • 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.

  • Supported Study Info - 14/09/2018 - crafferty

    Supported Study for S4-S6 will commence from 25/9/18. Visit the Exam Support area of the school website for timetable and transport information.

  • 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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  • Trainee Finance Assistant - 21/08/2018 - bmccarthy

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    Trainee Finance Administrator /East Kilbride

    Would suit a recent school leaver or those who may be thinking of moving into the world of work. Pupils can find out more from our SDS Careers Advisers.

    Hours and Salary National Minimum Wage.

    Full Time Monday-Friday 0900-1700

    Duties • Entering Sales Invoices

    •Entering Purchase Invoices

    • Reconciling Supplier Statements

    •Processing Customer payments

    • Recording Sales and Stock

    •Assist with Credit Control

    •Issuing Purchase Orders

    •Dealing with customer queries by phone & email

    •Filing

    Other relevant Info (inc terms and conditions, key skills, person specification, benefits) •Interest in Administration and Finance

    •Ability to work as part of a team

    •Good IT skills

    •Good Organisational skills

    •Polite phone manner

    •Willingness to learn new skills

    • Punctual and Reliable

    Qualifications: Ideally at least 5 National 5 grades including English and Maths

  • 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

    HURRY!! CLOSING DATES FAST APPROACHING

    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

  • Options and Careers Evening for S2, S4 and S5 - 21/02/2018 - bmccarthy

    Careers Convention

    Trinity S2, S4 and S5 Options and Careers evening is Thursday, 22 February from 6.30pm. Opportunity to find out more about what options are available and to meet with College’s/Universities/Training Providers and Employers. All welcome.

  • 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.

  • Trinity Family Learning Events Announced - 23/01/2018 - bmccarthy

    Family Learning

    We have organised a variety of family learning sessions which will take place over the coming months. I have attached a leaflet for your information (see link below). Pupils are encouraged to attend these sessions along with a parent, carer or other family member. All sessions are free of charge. To sign up, please complete and return the sign-up sheet to the school office by no later than Monday 29th January.

    family learning leaflet updated

  • 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.

  • S1 Parents Evening Postponed! - 16/01/2018 - bmccarthy

    Due to the deteriorating weather conditions the S1 Parents’ Evening will be postponed until next Tuesday 23rd January.

    Trinity High School apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • 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.

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  • 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

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

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    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.

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

     

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    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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