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Attention summer leavers: Engineering Apprenticeships

Scottish Water is recruiting Electrical & Mechanical Engineering apprentices.

Requirements: minimum of 5 SGs (to include English, Maths & a science).

Closing date: 26th April 2013

Further info: http://www.scottishwater.co.uk/business/about-us/careers/modern-apprentices

If you require support with your application, see Mrs Ross or your PC teacher to make an appointment with Ms Currie (ESO).

GHA Bursaries -£1500 per year for HNC/HND/Degree level courses

Glasgow Housing Association awards bursaries of up to £1500 per year to pupils who are applying for college/university courses. Last year, several pupils from Lourdes were successful in securing this financial support. Pupils must meet the following criteria:

Courses applied for must be HNC/HND or degree level

Pupils must reside in a Glasgow Housing Association property.

There is also a £500 education grant available for leavers who have NC/NQ places.

Any pupil who thinks that he/she may qualify for the bursary or the education grant should approach his/her Pastoral Care teacher in the first instance or speak to Mr Urquhart


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The Nuffield Science Bursary Scheme

The Nuffield Foundation Science Bursaries for Schools(also known as The Nuffield Research Placements) is an excellent opportunity aimed at pupils currently in their 5th year at school studying for their Highers. The scheme gives pupils an opportunity to carry out research or development projects in any of the Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Maths disciplines. Projects last 4-6 weeks during the summer vacation and pupils receive a bursary of £80 per week + travel expenses. Placements are available across the UK, in universities, commercial companies, voluntary organisations and research institutions. This is a fantastic opportunity for pupils to gain invaluable work experience within an organisation and network and build up useful contacts. It will also develop pupils’ confidence and improve key skills such as communication, research and report writing.Any S5 pupil who is interested in pursuing a career in any of these disciplines and would like to apply, should contact Mr Urquhart as soon as possible.

Mr Urquhart

Finance Apprenticeship Programme 2013

‘In recognition that times are changing, Morgan Stanley now appreciates that not all school leavers will have the means or the interest in pursuing a university degree.  For those who are both ambitious and academically strong we would like to offer an alternative – an opportunity to study towards a professional qualification while gaining both practical industry experience and earning a salary.

Due to the success of the Programme which was introduced in 2011, in September 2013 we will be looking to start further school leavers on the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) qualification through our Finance Apprenticeship.

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