Scottish Water Apprenticeship Programme

water 1Start an apprenticeship at Scottish Water and you’ll be well on your way to receiving first class training and mentoring, gaining huge investment in your development and earning nationally recognised qualifications – all while getting paid.  Scottish Water apprenticeship schemes are a real alternative to university and will not only gain you qualifications but also allow you to get hands-on, real work experience with the chance to learn from an professional and experienced team.  Scottish Water  will offer you tailored learning and development and the opportunity to take ownership of your
career.   For further details and to register your interest visit: http://www.scottishwater.co.uk/about-us/careers/modern-apprentices

PTA Quiz Night

Quiz night poster 2016The PTA organises many events each year to raise money for the school fund which is used to cover the costs of extra-curricular activities, to support pupils in hardship and to finance projects such as the Eco Garden.  Last year, the Quiz Night raised in excess of £1000 for school funds.  Please support this event and help us to raise even more this year.

On Friday 11 March, the PTA have organised a Quiz Night to take place in The Street from 7-11pm.  Tickets cost £5 per person and can be purchased from the school office or by contacting the numbers on the poster.

Pupil Achievement

ski-ing 7.3.16Congratulations to Andrew (S3) who achieved 3rd place individually in the novice category at the SSSA Alpine Race Series Final. The event was held on Thursday 3 March at the Nevis Range following a qualifying event on Thursday 25 February at Glencoe.  This is a fantastic achievement Andrew.  Well done!

Engineering the Future for Girls

S3 Girls in Enginering BP & Strathclyde UniEngineering the Future for Girls is Strathclyde University’s newly-launched 1 week Summer School for S3 girls. It is being delivered in collaboration with BP 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 all student costs, including travel, will be covered. Strathclyde will accept applications from girls with any range of subject choices at National 5.  Pupils should apply at http://www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/outreach/engineeringthefutureforgirls using the online application form.   The deadline for applications is 1 April 2016.  If you would like any further information on the on the Summer School then please email engineeringthefutureforgirls@strath.ac.uk.

The Clyde 1 Recruitment Fair

Recruitment fairSome of Scotland’s biggest employers are waiting to speak to you at the Clyde 1 recruitment fair.  This free entry event takes place at the Hard Rock Cafe, Buchanan Street Glasgow, March 16th from 10.30am – 7.30pm.  Come along and see what new opportunities are waiting for you.  For more information visit: http://www.clyde1.com/recruitment/  If you have any questions, please get in touch with Clyde 1 at events@clyde1.com

What could a career in tech offer you or your child?

Digital worldDiscovering Digital World Glasgow, TIC Strathclyde University, 26th April, 6:30pm-8pm

With 11,000 job vacancies and around 83% of local Scottish tech employers planning to recruit over the next 12 months the current and future opportunities in tech are plentiful.  Almost every industry from energy to finance, healthcare, sport, fashion and the creative industries have technology embedded at the heart of what they do.

Skills Development Scotland and Young Scot have teamed up to give you the chance to learn more. Meet leading industry professionals and Scottish technology businesses who will offer you an insight into the wide variety of careers in this fast growing industry. It’s an opportunity not to be missed!

Who should attend?

Parents keen to understand what a tech career could offer their child’s future
Adults thinking of a career change
Students looking for more information on careers in the tech industry
Who will be there?

Scottish digital leaders, schools, colleges that are right on your doorstep such as NS Design, Edge Testing, Screenmedia, Be Positive and more. Hear them unveil the truth behind a digital career.

What is going on?

Throughout the evening there will be an exclusive talk from Gary Ennis of NS Design who will outline why he chose to pursue a career in digital and what he see’s the future of digital in Scotland looking like. There will also be an interactive panel, with other industry perspectives, education specialists and training providers to map out the potential routes into tech that are available. Food and refreshments will be available throughout the evening as you roam through the inspiration area and speak one-on-one with local employers and some of Scotland’s more innovative minds in tech.

Any queries contact Lauren Sweeney at lauren.sweeney@sds.co.uk
When
Tuesday 26 April 2016 from 18:30 to 20:00
Where
TIC University of Strathclyde – 99 George Street Glasgow, Scotland G1 1RD
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