Today launches E-DYW on https://www.dyw.scot/edyw.html which is a One-Stop-Shop for young people, educators, employers, parents/carers.  It includes multiple resources from private & public sector bodies to provide support to young people leaving school this year #DYWSummersupport20.

Student Webinar: Understanding the Banking Sector

We value financial education. That’s why we’re holding an interactive webinar that helps students aged 15-18 understand more about financial services and banking.This 1-hour interactive webinar will explore:

  • How a bank works
  • How banks are navigating the current crisis
  • An overview of the UK banking sector

There will also be a Q&A should there be any specific questions about financial services and banking.

When is the webinar?

Friday, 19 Jun
10-11am (London time)

The webinar will run via WebEx, with details to follow on how to log in.

If you are interested in joining, please register via the link below

Register now >


DYW support session

Dear Parent/Carer,
Please see the parental support session offered below which may be of interest.
Connect + Skills Development Scotland about young people’s options for education, work and training 26 May
Places are free, registration is essential at 
Choose from afternoon or evening session.  Details attached.

NHS Apprenticeships

The NHS are still recruiting for staff across a number of different disciplines, most recently for their Trainee Dental Nurse Programme (Modern Apprenticeship) based at the Glasgow Dental Hospital and School. Applicants need two National 5’s in English and Science at Grade A to C and National 4 Maths. Click here


Careers in Accountancy – Register here
30 April, 11am – 11:45am
Want to know more about starting your career in Accountancy? Tune in to hear from our current graduates and school leavers about life in the professional services sector

Careers Convention 2020

The Careers Convention was a great success again this year, many presentations were on offer as well as over 70 stalls. There was a fantastic turnout from with over 1300 pupils and parents in attendance. Feedback from the event from pupils, parents and exhibitors was very positive.

Many thanks to all staff and partners involved in organising this professional and informative evening.

Please access the images from the evening by clicking here.

Glasgow Clyde College: Open Day and Modern Apprenticeship Event

Glasgow Clyde College

Open Day and Modern Apprenticeship Event – Wednesday 4th March 2020

Apprenticeship Week 2020

Glasgow Clyde College would like to invite students to their next Open Day and Modern Apprenticeship Event. The event will be formatted as a careers fair attended by over 25 employers and training providers offering Modern Apprenticeship, employment and training opportunities across a number of industries as well as all college faculties providing course information and application support  for Glasgow Clyde College courses.

This is a one-day event open to the general public so parents and guardians are more than welcome to attend.

Open Day details

Date:               Wednesday 4th March 2020

Time:               10am until 2.30pm

Location:         Anniesland Campus, 19 Hatfield Drive, Glasgow, G12 0YE

The Open Day is aimed at providing students with the opportunity to learn more about the incredible apprentice courses Glasgow Clyde College.  There will be opportunities to speak with lecturers for more detailed information about course content, progression and application support.  Students will have the opportunity to tour the college campus to learn more about the college experience.

The Apprenticeship Event is aimed at providing student/school pupils with the opportunity to learn more about Foundation and Modern Apprenticeships and the services provided by key stakeholders and to assist Employers with recruitment of new Modern Apprentices and the recruitment opportunities available to young people. This is a really exciting opportunity for students to engage with potential employers. 


Kenneth Macleod Travel in Giffnock

Kenneth Macleod Travel in Giffnock are looking for a local enthusiastic young person who is interested in travel to work as a trainee.

For more information please contact the manager Julie McEntegart julie@kmtravel.co.uk

Glasgow Clyde College Event

The event will take place on Wednesday 29th January at 12 noon in Langside Theatre, Glasgow Clyde College.

There will be a light lunch, and time for neworking.  There will also be information on the range of courses that is currently offered by the School of Media and Performing Arts, which include journalism, media, television, sound production, dance, acting and performance, music and stringed instrument making.

Please see your Pastoral teacher for more information

S5 pupils: Sutton Trust Summer Schools, 5th – 10th July

In Partnership with the Sutton Trust, University of Glasgow offers a week-long residential summer school aimed at high school students in their penultimate year of study. Successful applicants from around the UK will attend lectures and seminars, take part in stimulating activities around campus, and explore the city of Glasgow with their fellow scholars.

Students will be introduced to the variety of academic areas that can be studied at university in Scotland.  Additionally, all students complete an online Academic Skills module designed to prepare for the transition to Higher Education.  Completion of this module will be taken into consideration upon application to the university and can form part of an adjusted offer of entry.

Applications are now open and details of how to apply can be found here. The deadline to apply is midday on Tuesday 3rd March.

You will require a reference from your Pastoral teacher (deadline 6th March).  You must inform them and provide at least 1 week’s notice.

JP Morgan: Aspiring Professionals program (APP)

The APP supports high achieving students from low income backgrounds across the UK to access top universities and careers. They offer support through their four pillars:

  • Mentoring by a J.P. Morgan professional
  • Tailored skills sessions and career workshops
  • University application support and guidance
  • 2-week residential internship with J.P. Morgan in London

Follow the link for more details and how to apply:   Aspiring Professionals Program – London program

Deadline: noon, 17th January 2020 

Law Society of Scotland Careers day

Law society of Scotland are running a Legal study and Careers day 2020

On Wednesday 19th February (10am-3.30)
CMS Cameron McKenna Babarro Olswang
1 West Regent Street
G2 1AP

If you wish to attend please see Ms Kennedy to register your interest.

KPMG new ‘audit only’ apprenticeship in Scotland

Audit is all about examining organisations, and ensuring their published annual accounts are a ‘true and fair’ reflection of their financial performance.

As a member of our Audit team, you’ll focus on delivering high-quality results. You’ll use new technologies and tools such as artificial intelligence and predictive analytics, to provide insights and data to produce quality audit outcomes. You’ll also have the chance to gain a deep understanding of a variety of businesses across different sectors – from the biggest multinationals through to innovative start-ups.

As an apprentice, you’ll gain a breadth of expertise and experience in Audit. You’ll be equipped with valuable technical skills, broad commercial understanding and in-depth knowledge of different industry sectors. Apprentices joining the Audit Programme will have the opportunity to work in a specific business area whilst studying towards a valuable professional qualification.

for more information or to apply click here



Modern Apprenticeships at Glasgow Airport

DHL at Glasgow Airport currently have two Modern Apprenticeship vacancies for a Trainee International Freight Forwarder, enrolling onto a Business and Administration Modern Apprenticeship.

Anyone interested should can contact l.glendinning@microcomtraining.com to apply, the closing date is Thursday 19th December.

Job overview – An Apprenticeship to develop towards becoming an International Freight Forwarder, whose overall aim is to manage or support our Customers’ logistics by arranging the movement of Freight via Air or Ocean, and /or Road.  This can include Exporting and Importing Goods from and to the UK and across the World.

Key Activities can include:

  • Develop relationships with customers (internal/external)
  • Ensure  all customer enquiries are responded to promptly and professionally
  • Adhere to Customs Compliance procedures and documentation
  • Ensure each ‘Job File’ is fully and accurately completed
  • Work with Carriers and Handling Agents to resolve exceptions and discrepancies as they arise
  • Work with DGF departments on Ocean or Air freight planning and coordination
  • Liaise with DGF Transport & Warehouse teams on Ocean or Air freight planning and coordination
  • Liaise with overseas offices on Ocean or Air freight planning and coordination
  • Maintain mandatory milestones through the Company’s Freight Forwarding system
  • Use Company systems to create, manage and maintain the movement of freight
  • Update the Company’s  customer complaints system with all required inputs
  • Ensure that all interactions are compliant with DPDHL Code of Conduct and other compliance requirements e.g. anti corruption.
  • Contribute to the ‘First Choice’ continuous improvement program
  • Participate in Monthly Team briefing sessions
  • Complete all statutory and mandatory training as and when required

 Salary – £14,625 – £17,000

 Working Hours – 9:00 – 17:30


  • Customer service focus
  •  Good administrative and organisational skills
  • Results driven with a high attention to detail
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and use own initiative
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • High level of IT skills
  • Minimum of 5 x Standard grades 1-3 or National 4/5 including English and Maths
  • You must have a minimum of 1 x Higher grade 6 or equivalent qualification

Campbell Dallas Accountancy Firm

The Campbell Dallas School Leaver intake is now open for applications. Deadline 31st January 2020.  There is 4 positions at HQ in Braehead.

An alternative to the university route into the industry.

For those that don’t know, Campbell Dallas are a well-established award winning accountancy firm that operate all over Scotland with >500 staff

For more info and to apply > https://www.campbelldallas.co.uk/careers/graduate-trainee/#1477055910742-6f83c2cf-4134

For young people interested, Campbell Davis are having an open evening (for pupils and parents / guardians) on the 21st Nov 6-8pm at their HQ in Braehead. Pupils must register before attending this evening.  Please see Pastoral support, DHT or Mrs Wilson if you wish to register. 

Engineering the Future for Girls – Monday 8 – Friday 12 June 2020

Strathclyde University is offering a 1-week Summer School for S3 girls (entering S4 in June). Engineering the Future for Girls is being delivered in collaboration with BP and BAM Nuttall 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 BAM Nuttall and all student costs, including a contribution towards travel, will be covered. Strathclyde will accept applications from girls with any range of subject choices at National 5. The summer school is non-residential and therefore pupils should be able to make their way each day to the Strathclyde University Campus in the heart of Glasgow City Centre. For the pupils’ convenience, we have arranged for Mentors to accompany pupils from and to Queen Street train station, Glasgow Central train station and Buchanan Bus Station at the start and end of each day.

 Pupils should apply using the online application form available on our website: www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/outreach/engineeringthefutureforgirls

 The deadline for applications is Monday 25 November 2019 and pupils will be sent a confirmation email upon receipt of their application. The selection panel will meet in January 2020 and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by Friday 31 January 2020.

 In the application form, pupils are asked to supply the name and contact details for a teacher who can provide a statement in support of their application. Teachers will receive an automated email which will include a designated link to the online application in order to submit their statement. We ask that teacher statements are submitted online by Friday 6 December 2019, in order for the application to be considered.

 If you would like any further information on the Summer School, please email: engineeringthefutureforgirls@strath.ac.uk

Barclays Foundation and Higher Apprenticeships

Just picture it: getting your Barclays career off to a flying start and finding your calling – with no student debt in sight. That’s quite something. And that’s what our Foundation and Higher Apprenticeships offer.

As an apprentice, you’ll constantly be learning and growing as you take on fresh challenges, with trust and belief that will never waver. It’s how you’ll open up all sorts of new doors, at any point in your life.

Whether you already know what you would like to do after school or you are still exploring possible opportunities – Please join us to learn more about our work, culture and the range of possibilities available.
Event: Buzz Apprenticeship Virtual Event
Date: 18th November – 27th November
Time: 30 minute sessions. Please select time using the registration portal
Location: Online virtual event
Register: click here

Spaces are limited – so please register your attendance by: 15 November 2019

In the meantime, head over to our website for more information and details about our latest opportunities.


Senior Phase School Pupils Event for Parents/Carers – How you can help your Young Person

SDS would like to invite you to an event for the parents and carers of S4, S5 and S6 pupils at:

Barrhead Foundry Tuesday 29 October between 5pm and 8pm.

The event is an opportunity for you to find out more about the work that we do with school pupils and how we support them to develop Career Management Skills. We recognise also that you are a key influencer on your young person’s decision making. There will be speakers on number of topics to help you to support them with their career plans. The short talks will be presented at various intervals so that you can attend whichever ones suit best. The programme is as follows:

5.00 pm What are Career Management Skills?
5.15 pm Today’s Labour Market
5.30pm My World of Work
5.45pm The Apprenticeship Family

6.00 pm What are Career Management Skills?
6.15 pm Today’s Labour Market
6.30pm My World of Work
6.45pm The Apprenticeship Family

7.00pm What are Career Management Skills?
7.15 pm Today’s Labour Market
7.30pm My World of Work

In addition to the above, there will be SDS Careers Advisers available for you to speak to individually.

Please email Barrhead@sds.co.uk or phone: 0141 577 8547 to let us know if you would like to come along to the event.

Eastwood Mearns Taxis

At Eastwood Mearns Taxis there are great opportunities to earn some extra cash whilst still in school or further education!

Part time and flexible positions available working in our 24-hour call centre in Busby. Hourly rate is age dependent and exceeds national minimum wage which is paid monthly.

You will be responsible for answering inbound calls and entering information onto our computerised dispatch system for customers wishing to book taxis.

Full training will be provided.

You can apply by emailing careers@eastwoodmearns.com with your CV. If you do not have a CV, please simply tell us a bit about yourself in the email. Your name, age, address, contact information and any information you feel may be useful for us to know.

Wills Bros Civil Engineering

Starting September 2019 in Partnership with University of Strathclyde

-What qualifications will I get?
A full BEng University Degree, and a professional qualification such as Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Environmentalist.

-What benefits will I get?
You’ll get a competitive salary, range of benefi ts including a pension
scheme and 25 days holiday per year.

-How long will it last?
Our Degree Apprenticeships last for four years;

-Where will I be based?
Our apprenticeship schemes are based in the central belt of Scotland.

-What do I need to apply?
4 B-Level Highers preferably in Maths and Physics. Alternatively, you may
have already completed a HNC in Civil Engineering, and a ‘can do’ attitude!

-How do I apply?
Send your CV and Covering Letter by 21st of August 2019
explaining why you want to be part of the team to:

Morgan Stanley Glasgow High School Insight Week

Morgan Stanley believes capital has the power to create positive change in the world. The biggest and most impactful changes come from people like you. If you come to Morgan Stanley, what will you create?

We currently have opportunities for S5 and S6 students to take part in our Glasgow Insight Week, running from 14th to 18th October and following either a Technology or an Operations & Accounting programme.

This opportunity will allow you to take part in a variety of sessions including work shadowing, business overviews, networking sessions and the chance to learn more about what is involved in the recruitment process.

To be considered for this Insight Week, you must be on track for or achieved a minimum of 4 Higher Grades at grade B or above, including Maths and English. You must also be 16 years of age by 14th October 2019 to qualify for this opportunity.

To apply for the Technology Programme, please click here

To apply for the Operations & Accounting programme, please click here

For any further queries, please contact glasgow.campus@morganstanley.com

Generation Tech

Generation Tech is an exciting technology design challenge hosted by J.P. Morgan for female students studying National 5 mathematics interested in a STEM career. Using technology prototyping tools and their own creativity, students will be supported by JP Morgan Technologists, to design an app to address a social good challenge.

Entry Requirements:
• Female students studying National 5 Mathematics interested in STEM.
• Students can apply as individuals, or in teams of 3-6
• Technical skills are not required
• Students will need to arrange their own transportation to and from the event

Register: Please ask your interested students to register at generation.tech.uk@jpmchase.com

Event Date: Saturday 8th June 2019

Event location : 45 Waterloo Street, Glasgow

Application Deadline: Friday 17th May 2019

Summer Recruitment Jobs Fair

Work EastRen are holding their Summer Recruitment Jobs Fair on Wednesday 29th May at the Barrhead Foundry from 3pm to 6pm.

Our Jobs Fair will feature employers with full time, part time and seasonal jobs.

Employers attending on the day will include:

• Adcal Dental Lab
• Enable Scotland
• JD Sports (Braehead and Silverburn)
• MACS – Mearns Afterschool Care
• Tailor Maid Home Care
• Teleperformance
• Tinies Child Care
• Uplawmoor Hotel
• Viridor

Lawscot Foundation – mentoring/bursary opportunity

The Lawscot Foundation – invitation for prospective law students to apply for an annual bursary and mentoring support.

We would like to invite you to encourage pupils to apply who are:
-considering studying law (the LLB) in Scotland, commencing in autumn 2019
– facing significant financial barriers

We aim to support at least eight students in 2019 by providing them with a bursary package of £2,500 per year during their studies, and a solicitor mentor to assist with careers advice.

The closing date for applications is 24 May 2019.

In order to be eligible to apply, pupils need to be able to answer yes to the following questions:
– Do you have an offer to study law (known as the LLB) at a Scottish university?*
– Is your parental/ guardian total annual income under £34,000 and/ or do your circumstances mean you would be unable to attend university due to your financial situation? (This can include receiving EMA, free school meals, being in care or being a young carer).

The application form and further information can be found at www.lawscotfoundation.org.uk/apply

Year in Industry (YINI) – 1-year paid placements in Scotland for S5/S6 students

Year in Industry (YINI) have placements in architecture, engineering, mainly electrical and mechanical, business, finance/accountancy in multiple roles in Scotland http://www.etrust.org.uk/year-industry/vacancies/vacancies—scotland and many more UK wide.

*Registrations to YINI close on 31st May 2019.

The Year in Industry (YINI) placements offer students the opportunity to gain professional development by working at a reputable company. They help place students in top UK companies and organisations every year, including, Rolls-Royce, EDF Energy, Scotrail, ScottishPower, Leonardo, Schneider, Syngenta, P&G plus many more.

Typically, the programme lasts for 12 months and comes with a good salary.  Pupils don’t have to have filled in a UCAS application to join either but they do need to be sitting their Highers/Advanced Highers or equivalent.  Some pupils stay on with the companies and take up their advanced apprenticeships.  A number of students are sponsored through university each year and many of our partner companies see The Year in Industry as an important part of their graduate/employee recruitment programme.


A Year in Industry placement can fast track a student’s future career, greatly improving employment prospects. 97% of students who have undertaken a Year in Industry feel they are more employable, as it adds massive value to a CV as well as greatly increasing confidence and maturity levels.

  • They will be paid a proper salary
    • Be expected to undertake a challenging job, which will both be stretching and relevant for your future studies and career path.
    • We provide an optional math’s course for all placed students who are school leavers
    • Free workshops included during placement, covering project management, presentation skills, leadership and management
    • Support throughout from YINI mentors and the placement companies
    • The possibility of summer placements during university or moving on to apprenticeships with the companies
    • Possible sponsorship through university



Degree Apprenticeship opportunity with Barclays

Innovator. Disruptor. Trailblazer.  There’s more to become.

You’ve got the drive. The ideas. Now it’s time to put it all to use — while learning from industry-leading experts and taking on new challenges. We’ve recently launched our Foundation and Higher Apprenticeship opportunities in our Operations and Technology business areas. Here’s everything you need to know about them.

Operations & Technology Foundation Apprenticeships Operations & Technology Higher Apprenticeships
Location: Northampton, Manchester, Cheshire, London Location: Glasgow, Northampton, Cheshire & London, Manchester
Assessment centre: 24th July – 8th August 2019 Assessment centre: 8th May – 6th June 2019
Start date: 16th September 2019 Start date: 29th July 2019
Program length: 2 years Program length: 4 years

What happens in Operations?

Every minute of every day, Barclays is a hive of activity — from a couple getting their first mortgage to a business receiving a crucial loan. Operations are behind it all, using data to ensure each transaction, payment and trade is processed effortlessly.

What happens in Technology?

Our Technology teams keep us ahead of the curve — developing innovative technologies that shake up our industry.

What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships at Barclays enable you to take on a fulfilling role, earn a salary, and gain new qualification — all with our support behind you.

Why should I become an Apprentice?

Whichever team you’re interested in, you’ll be part of a structured development program — one that gives you everything you need to start building a rewarding career at a world-class bank. You’ll benefit from focused on-the-job training, challenging work, a strong team-focused working culture and the opportunity to drive and take ownership of your career. All of this coupled with a Foundation Apprentice Qualification or Higher Apprentice Degree. Once your Apprenticeship’s complete, you’ll stay part of the team to develop your career further.

How do I apply?

Visit https://joinus.barclays/eme/apprenticeships/ to find our more and to apply


Solicitor Apprenticeship

Do you want to join the next generation of legal talent?

Build your career at CMS, the future-facing law firm.

Our six-year Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship Programme opens the door for a new generation of talent to join our award-winning firm. Based in London, Manchester or Bristol, you’ll earn a salary whilst studying for a law degree and gain the knowledge, experience and wider skills to develop your career as a solicitor.

Year 13 students – for opportunities to commence a solicitor apprenticeship in September 2019, visit cmsearlytalent.com for more information and to apply. Deadline for applications is Tuesday 23 April 2019.

Year 11 & 12 students – for opportunities to attend an information evening to find out about solicitor apprenticeships in subsequent years, visit cmsearlytalent.com.


The Hays Room @ Barrhead Foundry

Tues 2nd Apr, 2019 – 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Job opportunities at Bargeddie Plant for the following:

Production Manager   
Production Shift Supervisor
Maintenance Manager
Collections Business Manager
Maintenance Shift Supervisor  
Apprentice Engineer

 All vacancies can be viewed online at:   https://viridor.co.uk/careers

Trainee Administrator

Argyle Consulting Limited is one of Scotland’s largest independent financial consultancies, helping our clients to plan for their future, their families and their businesses.

We are currently looking to recruit a Trainee Administrator in our busy city centre Glasgow office.

This is an opportunity for a suitable candidate to enter the financial services industry, learn new skills and develop knowledge, opening up several avenues of career progression in the longer term.

The key purpose of the role is to provide administration support to colleagues, ensuring we deliver a first-class service to our Clients.

Working within a supportive working environment, the successful candidate will initially cover the following areas:
•Assist in the efficient operation of an administrative support service
•Inputting client data and ensuring our systems are kept up to date
•Gathering information on websites and by phone
•Issuing client communications
•Assisting in other routine office tasks
•Systems; client database, Microsoft Word, Excel, Teams and Outlook
•Learning the Administrator role; data, valuations, processing business

As Investors in People Platinum, full training and support in every area will be provided.

It is essential that applicants are:
•Able to follow instructions and complete tasks fully and on time
•Hard working with a strong desire to learn to learn a new role
•Focussed with high attention to detail
•Good organisational skills
•Systems; basic use of MS Office, Outlook and websites
•Motivated, reliable and responsible
•Willing to undertake training and development appropriate for the role
•Diligent and punctual

For more information and to apply click here

Accelerate course (S4/5 pupils)

If you are in S4 or S5 and would like to study any of the following:

  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • Law
  • Product Design

Then you may be eligible for the Accelerate course at the University of Strathclyde.  Accelerate is a one-week programme, for pupils at the end of S4 or S5 thinking about going to university. It aims to provide a targeted focus on the pupils’ chosen area of academic interest, giving them a head start on the road to their chosen career.

The 2019 programme runs from the 24th to the 28th of June.

Teams of academic experts have put together week-long Challenges in each of these subjects to allow you to find out all about your area of interest and the career opportunities open. Led by undergraduate and postgraduate student mentors from the relevant fields, you will undertake a variety of group challenges, as well as attending a careers and industry afternoon.

Two of the Accelerate Challenges (Chemistry; and Product Design) have official accreditation on the SCQF Framework. This means that there will be some assessment on these programmes and, should you pass this, you will gain 5 credits at level 7. Level 7 is the same as Advanced Higher or first year university work.

For more information see Miss Kennedy

Medic Insight S5 pupils

This is the application form for Medic Insight Glasgow’s 2019 Week Programme for s5 pupils, running the weeks beginning 17th and 24th of June. Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 17th March. Please fill in all areas as honestly as you can and to the best of your abilities. Only one response is allowed per person. Be sure to check your answers are complete before you click submit. Plagiarism is not tolerated and will automatically exclude your application from consideration. All sections marked with an asterisk must be completed; if this is not possible, write “n/a” and provide a reason for this in the last section of this form.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 17th March – no exceptions will be made.

Click here to apply.


Brodies LLP is a founding member of PRIME, a pioneering initiative by the UK’s leading law firms to encourage greater diversity in the legal profession by offering quality work experience and continuing support to young people from less privileged backgrounds.

We are committed each year to offering students aged 13-17 the opportunity to take part in a structured work experience programme that is co-ordinated and delivered by Brodies staff representing departments across our business.

The programme delivers a minimum of 30–35 hours of work experience and is designed to give the young people involved an insight into all aspects of our business, not just law but also our professional support services, such as IT, Finance, HR and Marketing.

We would like to extend an invite out to your 4th year and 5th year students who may be looking to study law at university. Students applying must be entitled to free school meals OR be the first in their family to go to university. The Glasgow week will be held in our 110 Queen Street office and will take place on Monday 24 June to Friday 28 June.

If students wish to attend they must fill in the below questionnaire which will take around 10-15 minutes. Successful students will be contacted directly. To take the survey click here