- Nuffield Research Placements at Glasgow University - 30/01/2020 - bmccarthy
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
- Graduate Level Apprenticeship - BSc Software Engineering - 29/01/2020 - bmccarthy
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.
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
• 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
- CGI Offer Graduate level Apprenticeship in Software Development - 16/12/2019 - bmccarthy
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.
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?
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?
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- 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.
Monday 16th December
10:00am – 3:30pm
Arm, 4A, Skypark 5, 45 Finnieston St, Glasgow G3 8JU
– 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..
- Barclays Graduate Apprenticeships in Glasgow - 27/11/2019 - bmccarthy
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.
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
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.
The Computing Science Department offer the following courses:
National 3, 4 and 5 Computing Science
Pupils who achieve N5 can progress to Higher level Computing Science.
NPA Computer Games Development
NPA Cyber Security