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. 


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 

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:

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



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

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:


S5/6 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.

S5 Pupils: Scottish Space School applications now open


The 2019 Scottish Space School @ Strathclyde residential summer school will be held at the University of Strathclyde from 9-14 June 2019 and applications are now being invited via the online application system.

Now in its 16th year at the University, the Scottish Space School continues to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists and is aimed at S5 pupils in Scotland currently studying Maths and Science subjects at Higher level.

Applications must be made online and further information and the online application form is available at:

The closing date for applications is Sunday 20 January

If you would like further information or have any questions regarding the programme, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail at:

Pupils should speak to their Pastoral support teacher for a reference.

University of Oxford: UNIQ access programme

Pupils interested in studying at the University of Oxford (2020 entry) should consider the UNIQ access programme and discuss this with your pastoral support teacher.

UNIQ is a free programme which gives students an opportunity to study at Oxford, meet tutors, sample their chosen course, stay in a college and learn how to make a strong application.

Visit their website for further information regarding the different courses and how to apply.


Vodafone Work Experience opportunities

Vodafone has launched two work experience programmes. Here is the all the information you need:

Ignite Work Experience Week
What does it involve? This will provide students with the opportunity to complete a 1 week placement at one of our Vodafone offices in an area of their choice. Students will gain industry focused skills, valuable experience and develop a business network which will help to kick-start their exciting future careers! Placement areas include HR, Finance, Technology, Marketing, Digital and Legal.
Dates & locations:  Glasgow   (16th-20th July)


Requirements: Must be 14-18 years old and have the necessary English language skills to complete the programme.
How to apply: Click HERE


What does it involve? For the 2nd year, we are running a 4 day coding workshop for girls aged 14-18, as part of a global programme spanning 26 countries. This programme will give girls the skills, confidence and encouragement to learn, develop and thrive in STEM fields and occupations. They will be taught the technical skills to build their own website including Html, CSS, GitHub and JQuery.
Dates & locations:  

Glasgow   (13th-16th August)


Requirements: Must identify as a female/non-binary, be 14-18 years old and have the necessary English language skills to complete the programme.
How to apply: Click HERE

For more information, click HERE or if you have any questions, please contact us at


Vodafone Training Programme: Code Like A Girl

WANTED: Volunteer Trainers for Vodafone #CodeLikeAGirl programme

This summer, Vodafone UK will be running an extensive global training programme for GIRLS aged 14-18, to help them engage with the technology industry and encourage them to consider technology as a career path in the future.

The programme will be run throughout the 27 countries that Vodafone operates across, and as part of the programme each country will host a 4 day coding course for girls. We are looking for Vodafone colleagues with web coding experience to support the programme as volunteer trainers for the course. You don’t need to be a software developer/working in a tech team, or have taught before, but you will need to have written web code or created websites before and, of course, enjoy helping others learn.

This year the workshops will run over 3 locations:

  • Newbury (30th July – 2nd August)
  • Manchester (6th – 9th August)
  • Glasgow (13th – 16th August)

Additionally, if you are aged 14-18 and who would like to apply for a #CodeLikeAGirl workshop apply HERE.