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 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 >

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:

 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:

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 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 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

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

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

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—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 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 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


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:

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


Planning a professional dance career

Can You Dance: 24th March, Glasgow
Come and meet us + see our students perform at Can You Dance, SEC Glasgow-  click here

Spring Fling show: 29th March, Edinburgh
Get a taste of the diversity of training in our annual college performance.- click here

College Auditions: 4th Apr 2019 – Audition for award-winning specialist dance college, Dance For All- click here – Application required
For pupils 15yrs+ / S4 & up who are serious about becoming a professional dancer, choreographer or dance teacher.

Office Administrator

Westlea Care Home, Neilston are currently recruiting for a part-time Office Administrator. We are looking for a conscientious, honest, reliable person who understands the importance of confidentiality. You will be predominately office based and will be required to work 2 days per week – Mondays and Fridays from 9am to 5pm.

 Your duties will include:

General office duties, processing supplier invoices, staff rotas, processing monies, etc

 Required Education, Skills and Qualifications

Must be literate in English and able to communicate in an effective manner both verbally and in writing. Computer skills, e.g. emails, spreadsheets, word documents. Numeracy skills will also be required. Full training will be provided


For more information and to apply click here


Tony Mann’s Barber Shop, Giffnock has an immediate start for an experienced fully qualified Barber for their busy shop. Applicants must have experience working within a barbershop and will be required to cover all aspects of barber work from old to new styles.

Full time hours available for the right candidate on a self-employed basis.

For more information and to apply click here

Kitchen Assistant

Westlea Care Home, Neilston are currently recruiting for a Kitchen Assistant.

Your duties are to assist the cook and provide nutritious meals under hygienic conditions and to be aware of and act at all times in accordance with current food laws and regulations. All employees are bound by Company Rules and the Residents Charter which are detailed in separate documents.

Principal Duties and responsibilities:

  • To assist the cook to prepare and serve meals as required.
  • To be responsible for the clearing of tables, washing up after meals, the overall cleaning of the kitchen and, where appropriate, the dining area.
  • To maintain health and safety regulations and full compliance with other statutory requirements in the kitchen area including the hygienic disposal of food waste.
  • To draw to the attention of the Cook, and/or the Manager any problems or potential hazards in the kitchen and dining areas
  • To have full knowledge of the Home fire procedures
  • To undertake such other duties within the general areas of the kitchen that may be reasonably required from time to time (these other duties will be allocated by the Home Manager on the basis of the hours worked, as stated in the Terms of Conditions of Service of the Employee).

For more information and to apply click here

Trainee Dental Lab Assistant

Adcal Dental Lab is a Dental Laboratory based in Barrhead. We are currently looking to employ a full time trainee Dental Lab Assistant to join our small team.

We provide the following services:

  • ​Cobalt Chrome
  • Orthodontics
  • ​Gum Shields
  • Whitening Trays
  • Hard and Soft Splints
  • Repair Services

Dental Lab Assistants are tasked with assisting Dental Technicians in the preparation, fabrication and finishing of dentures and dental devices. This hands-on position requires a moderate level of technical expertise.What we are looking for:

  • Prosthetic Denture Work
  • A hardworking and self-motivated individual to work in our busy lab on a full time basis
  • An individual who is looking to begin a career with a dental laboratory
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Passionate about working within a busy hands-on environment
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Excellent attention to detail

For more information and to apply click here

School leaver opportunities at Johnston Carmichael

Exciting opportunities are available in our Glasgow office for 5th and 6th year school leavers to join our JC Futures School Leavers Programme and just wanted to remind you that the closing date for applications is Thursday 14th March 2019.

Our training programme is suitable for pupils who feel that university is not for them and would like to gain practical experience while they learn, earn and work towards a professional qualification. Working with our Audit or Tax teams, the successful candidates will be provided with training and support in basic accountancy skills in their first year, therefore a Higher Accounting qualification is not required.

Candidates should have achieved or be aiming to achieve 135 UCAS which may equate to 5 Highers (or equivalent) over 1 or 2 years. Any pupil interested in applying should send their CV and a cover letter to by the closing date.

If you have any questions regarding the training programme or the vacancies, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Full information of all our student vacancies our training programmes can be found on our website 

Foundation Apprenticeship week

Foundation Apprenticeships boosts youth employability.

Foundation Apprenticeships are open to pupils in the senior phase of secondary school and support a range of career pathways including Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships, work, college or university.

Across Scotland, they are being delivered in many schools in a number of ways, with pupils gaining industry relevant knowledge and improving the core skills currently being sought by employers.

There is a quick guide to apprenticeships here

For more information on Foundation Apprenticeships click here

Morgan Stanley -female focussed Technology Insight Day – Step In, Step Up

Join us for an insight into Technology at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley is made up of many talents and perspectives and our diversity is what makes us unique. What you are interested in and how you approach the world will determine your individual path at Morgan Stanley.
The Step In, Step Up programme is an introductory one-day programme designed for female S4-S6 students. The day will give an oversight into the different technology programmes Morgan Stanley offers, as well as giving participants the opportunity to partake in interactive challenges, panel sessions and career workshops.
Come and learn more about our Technology opportunities and how you can develop your skills in this area.

Eligible pupils can apply for the programme here.

Want to Learn More About Foundation Apprenticeships?

On behalf of Glasgow’s regional colleges; Glasgow Kelvin College will be hosting an event at The Glasgow Film Theatre during Scottish Apprenticeship Week.

Skills for the Future – The Importance of Apprenticeships” The focus of this event is to raise the awareness of Foundation Apprenticeships (FAs) and the journey of our students through their  FA.

Following on from the national campaign by Skills Development Scotland, we welcome along any employer, parent, school teacher or pupil who wants to know more about Foundation Apprenticeships. The event will give key information and a guide to Foundation Apprenticeships. We will also have current employers and students there on the day to give an insight into their FA experience.  For parents and pupils attending we will also give you an understanding of where an FA can lead to once successfully completed.  As an employer you will gain an understanding of how taking on an FA will benefit your business.

Date: 8th March

Time: 09.30-12.00

Venue: Glasgow Film Theatre,  12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB


Register using the Event Brite link:

For more information about the vocational Programme and Foundation Apprenticeships available for next year, visit the St Ninian’s High School Vocational Website

Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship

Our Apprenticeship programme runs across a range of engineering specialisms including Track, Electrification & Plant, Signalling, Telecoms and Overhead Line. During your first 21 weeks you’ll be living and learning at Network Rail’s training centre in the Midlands. For the remainder of the 3 year programme you will work out of your local depot.

In your first 21 weeks you’ll be one of 150 apprentices living and learning at Westwood, our world-class training facility. You’ll take on academic study at the same time as working and complete a series of work-based learning assignments and reports.

Depending on the path you choose, once out in the field you could be:
• Designing signalling schemes
• Investigating loss of power to a substation
• Repairing damaged track or developing new telecoms technology, all whilst making sure the trains keep running to schedule
There’s lots to take in and a lot of responsibility to take on, but by the end of the scheme, you’ll be set up for a great future and career at Network Rail.

Desired skills
• You will have a good understanding of Maths, English, basic IT skills and are committed to further study and learning
• You’re safety aware, with strong attention to detail and problem solving skillsYou’re happy to listen, learn from others with the confidence to communicate your own ideas and an ability to interpret and explain technical information
Personal qualities
• You need to be a good team player, enthusiastic and have a drive to succeed.
Candidates need to be 18 on or before the 29 September 2019. This is because all apprentices will be required trackside from the outset of their training programme, ensuring we are compliant with Health & Safety requirements and regulations around shift patterns and working at night for under-18s. There is no upper age limit, our oldest apprentice was 37.

Desired qualifications
• We require a minimum of four GCSEs A*-C / Grade 9-5 four Scottish National 5’s or equivalent
• These have to include English Language, Maths, Science or Engineering
• We’ll accept a relevant BTEC / NVQ level 2 and above to replace Science or Engineering
• A list of equivalent qualifications can be found on the Network Rail website in the ‘What you need’ section
Find out more and apply click here

The Lawscot Foundation Bursary

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

The Lawscot Foundation (a Scottish charity) would like to invite pupils to apply for a bursary and mentoring if they are:
• considering studying law (the LLB) in Scotland, commencing in autumn 2019
• are facing significant financial barriers

They 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).

*More information, including the list of accredited universities can be found at


Mactaggart & Mickel Apprenticeships: Painter or Joiner

Mactaggart & Mickel are recruiting apprentices for an August 2019 start at Mactaggart & Mickel Homes Ltd. 2 Painters based in the Central and West of Scotland.  Joiner based in the East of Scotland.

 If you would like to apply or you are interested, you can find out further details on their recruitment website and submit a CV directly:

Apprentice Surveyor Scotland working with BAM Construction

Are you interested in becoming a Quantity Surveyor? The following apprenticeship opportunity is now available on line.

 Apprentice Surveyor Scotland (located in the Central Belt)

A four year Graduate Level Apprenticeship in Construction and the Built environment at Edinburgh Napier University, studying Quantity Surveying, whilst working with BAM Construction.


Due to the nature of this Apprenticeship, it would suit those 16 years+. You are only eligible to apply if:

•You are predicted or have achieved a minimum of BBCC at Higher level

•Have achieved National 5 English and Maths at Grade C or above

Please find more information and the application process on their website:


S5 pupils! Summer School at the Univeristy of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is running a new free one-week Summer School this year, in partnership with the Sutton Trust. It will run from 7-12 July 2019 and is open to pupils who have just completed S5 and are continuing on to S6. It is a residential Summer School, with pupils living in University accommodation for the week. All meals will be provided and taken in University refectories and the Students’ Unions.

More information on the individual courses and eligibility can be found both on the Sutton Trust website:

Applications are now open and will close at 5pm on Thursday 28 February

Pupils must apply via the Sutton Trust website at:


HSBC- Work Experience

HSBC Work Experience opportunities that are now open for applications.

The HSBC Work Experience Programme is designed to encourage students from different social-economic backgrounds to find out about banking with a view of joining HSBC either after university of after school through the apprenticeship or undergraduate programmes.

The programme offers a five day shadowing experience to students in the later years of full-time secondary education, sixth form or college. The programme was set up with the idea to help young people gain an insight into a professional environment, as well as the banking industry.

All Work Experience opportunities will be available through June, July and August 2019. Specific details regarding each opportunity are available on each advert, to be found here

Please be informed that you have to scroll down when you open the link – all work experience placements are at the bottom of the page. There is no need to filter the search.

The application process will entail some online questions and if successful, a telephone interview. To help prepare for this, we recommend checking out our Application Hints and Tips page here

Our placements will be spread out across the UK and students can list their location preferences when applying, but please note that we cannot make any guarantees on placing a student in their preferred location as this is subject to availability.

We have 2 different links for Scotland so students should be looking after, based on their location preferences:

  • Work Experience Central Scotland 2019
  • Work Experience North Scotland 2019

All applications should be submitted before the deadline of 10th February 2019. As places will be limited, we will be offering placements on a rolling basis, therefore students should apply early to avoid disappointment.

For further information on the programmes please see our main page here

S5/6 Parent’s night – Career Advisors

Our Career Advisors from Skills Development Scotland  will be present at the S5/6 parent’s night on Thursday 31st January.  This is an excellent opportunity for pupils to get further advice regarding career opportunities prior to selecting their subjects for 6th year or leaving school.  No appointments are necessary.   The Career Advisors will be in the pastoral base throughout the evening.