Business Administration Modern Apprenticeship

Pioneer Mutual Credit Union based in Main Street, Barrhead are looking to recruit a Business Admin Modern Apprentice.  Due to the nature of the business all applicants must be aged 18.

Duties will include:

  • Perform transactional duties to serve members by receiving or paying out funds with high accuracy.
  • Maintain accurate transactional records.
  • Provide cash receipt and payment services in accordance with credit union policies and procedures.
  • Opening and processing new accounts.
  • Process loans
  • Social media analytics
  • Assisting in marketing and promotions
  • Provide members with excellent customer service
  • Membership surveys
  • Answering telephone
  • General admin duties


  • You will work towards a Level 2 SVQ in either Business and Administration or Customer Service.
  • You will be visited by your Assessor every 2/3 weeks.
  • You will also receive training on the in-house computer system and ABCUL training which covers Data Protection, Money Laundering, Complaints Procedures and Customer Services, Security and Health and Safety at Work.

Experience required:
No previous experience necessary but must have an interest in working in Admin, Customer Service and Finance.
Basic IT skills are essential
Educated in English and Maths to National 5 level

Additional Information:
If you are interested and would like to apply then please submit your CV and a cover letter to by 14th July 2017

Hairdressing Apprenticeship Opportunities

Rainbow Rooms International
Rainbow Rooms have 12 Hairdressing apprenticeship opportunities available.
Do you to make waves in the world of hairdressing? At RRI they ensure that you get the best training from day one – giving you the perfect start to your styling career.

Their apprenticeships (both SVQ levels 2 and 3) allow you to earn while you learn from some of the top stylists in the country. Based in their Training Academy, which has been producing some of Scotland’s best hairdressing talent since 2003, you’ll be given all the support you need to realise your true styling potential.
Find out more about how you can apply for an RRI Apprenticeship:

Ryde Hairdressing Muirend
On Wednesday 28th June between 4.30 – 5.30pm Ryde Hairdressing will be holding an in salon apprenticeship information session, it is open to all who might be interested in finding out more about a hairdressing apprenticeship now or in the future.

Staff will be on hand to answer any questions attendees might have and provide an information pack about hairdressing apprenticeships and the  salon.
Ryde Hairdressing
395 Clarkston Road
Glasgow G44 3JN
0141 237 3822

Junior Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to all pupils in S1-S3 who received an award at the Junior Awards Ceremonies on Friday 16 June. Mr Inglis congratulated pupils on their outstanding achievements.  Mrs Gibson introduced Carol Frew, a former Headteacher of Carolside Primary School, who was the guest speaker for both the S3 ceremony as well as the S1 and S2 ceremony.  Pupil achievements were recognised for endeavour, sporting activities, S3 Broad General Education, S3 subject awards as well as S3 class awards. Details of the award winners can be found below:


S1 endeavour and sporting awards

S2 endeavour and sporting awards

S3 BGE, endeavour and sporting awards (R, S &T)

S3 BGE, endeavour and sporting awards (V,W,X & Z)

S3 class awards

S3 subject awards

S1-S3 Sporting awards

Front Cover

Order of service – S1-S2

Order of service – S3

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to all pupils who participated in the Scottish Rowing National Championships.  Severin Nielsen (S4) and Matthew Fielding (S5) both competed in the singles races rowing.  Lauren Amner (S6) won gold in the J18 girls 8+ and Lukas Nielson (S6) won silver in open mens Novice 4+.  Well done!

NASA Space Week

The NASA Space Week event allowed pupils across S3 to design an original living quarter within their space shuttle, demonstrating their innovative use of STEM knowledge. Several candidates competed and the designs are now displayed proudly in the Science Department. The lucky 3: Adam , Austin and Charlie visited the University of the West of Scotland to meet and work alongside NASA astronaut Steve Swanson.  Adam’s team qualified for the final but unfortunately did not win the overall competition.  The pupils were so engaged the whole week and really enjoyed this experience. The week-long event also allowed them to gain knowledge of, and develop skills in areas such as:

  • NASA leadership, team building and personal development skills
  • About biomedical research
  • How space exploration benefits life on earth
  • What the space environment feels like (from those who have been)
  • Scientific research, experiments and innovation – on earth and in space.

S6 Election Week

S6 Election Week has officially started today with all 12 final candidates filming their campaign videos. These will be shared tomorrow.

Keep up to date with all of the action this week by following our candidates on Twitter.

Head Boy Candidates Head Girl Candidates
Andy Moses Bronagh O’Dowd
Anis Makesh Eilidh Galloway
Chris Vettraino Ellie Watson
Eisa Mahmood Lauren Amner
Fraser McCann Louise Paterson
Lukas Nielsen Niamh Mathieson

Voting will take place on Friday 16 June.  All S6 pupils and staff will be eligible to vote.

School Show

Following on from our fantastic productions of Hairspray and Blood Brothers, the Performing Arts department are delighted to be launching this year’s school show on Tuesday 13 June at 12.35pm in Drama 1. Come along to learn all about our exciting new venture and the magic that awaits us this December! Pupils interested in performing and production are welcome to come along, where more details on auditions and jobs involved will be available.  We hope to see many of you there!


The Communication Support Service are fundraising with a Spring/Summer hamper. Any donations would be greatly appreciated, however great or small by Monday 19 June. Contributions can be handed in to the school office.