Nuffield Research Placements Webinar

A free webinar for parents, teachers and partners is being offered by STEM Learning on Friday 11 December 12.30-13.15.

The session will address what Nuffield Research Placements (NRP)  offer, the eligibility criteria, the application process, the logistics of the placements and what will happen if in-person placements cannot take place next year.

If you are a teacher or parent of a student in S5 who might be interested in these placements or STEM professional who are interested in having your organisation host a placement, join the webinar to find out more about the NRP programme and have your questions answered.

Register here:

Participants must be 18 or over and UK residents.

The webinar will take place on MS teams and you will be emailed a joining link in advance of the webinar.

Any pupil interested in applying can see Miss Mortimer or Mr Harrison for support with the application process.

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to Annabel Gold, S5, who has achieved a Merit Award in the UKMT Senior Maths Kangaroo Challenge 2020. This is an outstanding achievement, and Annabel is the first pupil in Williamwood High School to ever achieve such an award. Well done Annabel!

Career in Medicine

Are you in S1-S3 and thinking about a career in Medicine?

REACH Edinburgh and You Can Be a Doctor are running an online event for S1-S3 pupils who plan on applying to medicine.

The event will involve presentations from consultants, GPs and medical students. This will be a great resource for any younger students considering applying to medicine and they would love for as many pupils to get involved as possible.

The event is running on the 15th of December and more information can be found on their website:

If you have any questions please get in touch with school liaison officers; or

Graduate Apprenticeships

Graduate Apprenticeships: civil engineering, construction management and quantity surveying

This is a fantastic opportunity for school leavers with BAM in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or Quantity Surveying Apprentice roles.

Building the present, creating the future
If you are looking for an exciting and challenging career, our award winning Technical Apprenticeship programme could be for you!
Join us as a Civil Engineering, Construction Management or Quantity Surveying Apprentice and from day one you will be working with an experienced team and will be able to make an instant contribution to a multi-million pound project.

Your mission
Alongside working on one of our sites across Scotland, our apprentices study at university on a day release basis. Apprentices will work towards a Graduate Apprenticeship and will get the opportunity to gain a professional qualification through either the ICE, RICS, CICES or CIOB.

What does a Civil Engineer do?

Civil Engineers are construction professionals who make up our site supervisory and management team. They work on large infrastructure projects such as roads, rail and nuclear. Our Civil Engineering Apprentices work predominantly outdoors, turning site plans into reality. On a daily basis, Civil Engineering Apprentices will provide instruction to our skilled workforce using specialist setting out equipment, maintain diaries of site activity and ensure that work is carried out safely in line with the company Health and Safety procedures.

What does a Construction Manager do?
Construction Managers are responsible for delivering building projects such as schools, hospitals and office buildings. They manage a project from conception through to completion. Day to day they are responsible for managing subcontractors, liaising with clients and ensuring the quality and safe delivery of projects.

What does a Quantity Surveyor do?
Quantity Surveyors are part of the Commercial Management team. Commercial Management is the process that deals with the financial and legal aspects of projects. Quantity Surveyors are construction professionals that have a working knowledge of contracts, law, finance, economics, tendering and procurement.

Who are we looking for?
Job requirements:

  • 3 x Highers (minimum of B,B,C). If applying for Civil Engineering must include Higher Maths

  • Due to nature of our business, apprentices must be willing to travel and live away from home

Who are we?
We are one of Europe’s leading digital construction companies, with approximately 20,000 employees. Our goal is to create sustainable environments that enhance people’s lives. Here in the UK we have two operating companies, BAM Nuttall, who provide the very best of Civil Engineering and, BAM Construct UK, specialists in construction, facilities management and property.

We want YOU to be a part of our future, help us to stay on top of our game. Leading the way, with the latest digital technology and continuing to create sustainable environments!

Our recruitment process, what you need to know?
If we like the look of your application you will be invited to a virtual assessment centre in the early part of 2021.

Successful candidates will start in October 2021.

Unfortunately due to the high volume of applications we will not be able to provide specific feedback to every candidate.

The closing date for applications is 4th January 2021

As part of your application, please submit a covering letter answering the following 2 questions:

What is it that interests you about your chosen role of Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying or Construction Management? What skills or qualities do you have that would make you suitable for this role? (maximum of 200 words)
What is it about the BAM Technical Apprenticeship Programme that particularly interest you?

Please note, we are aware that a small number of candidates have been unable to upload their CV through Google Drive. We are working on fixing this issue, but in the meantime, please upload any documents straight from your device. If you have any questions regarding your application please contact us

Graduate Apprenticeship in Civil engineering
What are they looking for?
– 3 x Highers (minimum of B,B,C). Must include Higher Maths.
– Due to nature of the business, apprentices must be willing to travel and live away from home.

Find out more and apply here:

University of Strathclyde Webinars

University of Strathclyde Faculty of Engineering UG Webinars 7th to 11th December

Are you interested in finding out about studying in Scotland’s largest Engineering faculty?

A number of webinars are running this week, you can find the dates and information about registering below:

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Monday 7th December from 4pm to 5pm

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Tuesday 8th December from 4pm to 5pm

Engineering Academy
Wednesday 9th December from 4pm to 5pm
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Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Management
Thursday 10th December from 4pm to 5pm

Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering
Friday 11th December from 4pm to 5pm

PTA Raffle

Congratulations to all our PTA Advent Raffle ‘12 Days of Christmas’ winners so far. Hope you enjoy your gifts.  Prizes coming up in next week’s raffle include: vouchers for Catch, Netherlee, MJs Brasserie, Williamwood and Abientot, Gifted and Maxwell’s in Clarkston.  Tickets can still be purchased through ParentPay up to Tuesday 15th December.  Good Luck and Thank you for supporting the PTA and your school.

Thank you to everyone who has been donating old shoes for the Williamwood Reverse Advent Calendar to be donated to UNICEF. From Monday, we are asking for toiletries donations and Week 3 will be food donations, both for Simon Community foodbanks.