Developing the Young Workforce

Work Experience BAE Systems

Any pupils interested in applying for a work experience placement with BAE systems during 2019-20 should speak to Mr Kidd.  Alternatively you apply directly through the link below (deadline for application is Friday 31st May)

 https://www.baesystems.com/en/careers/careers-in-the-uk/getting-ready-for-work/work-experience

Work Experience

 S4/5/6 pupils who are interested in doing a work placement during study leave should see Mr Kidd for more details.

Stonemasonry Apprenticeship

 An Ayrshire company are offering Stonemasonry Apprenticeships.  Any interested pupils should see Mr Kidd.

Spirit AeroSystems Apprenticeships

Based in Monkton, right next to Prestwick Airport, Spirit AeroSystems are a global leader in aerostructures manufacturing. They apply emerging technologies to the design, assembly and integration of components and structures for the world’s premier aerospace programs.

Spirit offer 4 year apprenticeships and will be advertising for their 2019 intake on their website https://www.spiritaero.com/ in February and March.  The apprenticeship involves full time attendance at Ayrshire College in year 1, followed by a part-time work / college programme in years 2-4.  Interested candidates should have achieved or be on target to achieve National 5 qualifications in English, Maths and one Science or Technology subject.

Keep watching the website or see Mr Kidd for more details.

Foundation Apprenticeships

Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce and Skills Development Scotland will be hosting an information evening about Foundation Apprenticeships on Wednesday 6th March, 2019.  Venue and time tbc.

Foundation Apprenticeships are a Skills Development Scotland (SDS) initiative, providing new, work-based learning opportunities for learners in their senior phase of secondary education. It enables them to complete elements of a Modern Apprenticeship while still at school.

Learners work towards a Foundation Apprenticeship alongside their other subjects — National 5 and Highers and will also spend part of the school week with a learning provider (Ayrshire College) and with a local employer. They will work towards industry-recognised qualifications while developing skills and experience in the workplace.

Auchinleck Academy are offering the following foundation apprenticeships in the academic year 2019/20:

Engineering

Social Sevices, Children & Young People

Civil Engineering

Scientific Technologies (Laboratory Skills)

Business Studies

Further information on foundation apprenticeships can be found at the following links:

https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/79474.html

https://www.apprenticeships.scot/become-an-apprentice/foundation-apprenticeships

 

 

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