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


    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!


    • 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:

    Please see additional info below.

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

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    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?


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    Do you have Highers or A Levels?


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

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



    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:

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

    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.

  • 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
    • 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

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