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Mrs C McArdle
Mr M Aiton
Mrs D Carruthers
Mr A Cutler
Mrs E Hand
Ms C Lovat
Mr C McIntyre
Miss R Neal
Miss E Sweeney
Ms C Vernel
Mr M Wynne
|National 3, 4 and 5 for Mathematics
Advanced Higher Mathematics (Subject to uptake and staffing)
- UofG Software Engineering Graduate Apprenticeship with the BBC - 20/04/2021 - bmccarthy
- 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.
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:
- Logical Problem Solving
- Awareness or understanding of Software Programming
- Practical application
- Time Management
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
- 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
Start Date: September 2021
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
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:
- 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.
- 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
- 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.