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  • Oct 15 / 2018
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Career Opportunity

Testing Assistant       at DXC.technologies (based at HP)                    

Performs dry run testing and formal execution of testware under supervision.

Identifies and reports issues, recommending solutions and following established test / quality assurance methodology. Determines appropriate test to conduct

and executes identified business-focused regression tests and tests of defects corrected by software developers. May author test materials with guidance.

What might a typical day in this job look like?

  • Identify appropriate tests to conduct based upon issues to be evaluated. Tests product business functions by executing integration and system test scripts, configuration test questionnaires, and regression tests.
    • Learn to upgrade existing scripts by developing and incorporating new functionality based upon requested need.
    • Reviews and analyzes test results; identifies issues and concerns and recommends course of action.
    • Works in conjunction with technical development staff to support and analyze testing issues and determine technical resolutions; investigates, gathers and furnishes additional information about functional defects including log files, procedures to reproduce, etc.,
    • Identifies issues and determines appropriate course of action by applying testing and quality assurance methodology;
    • Ensures technology, software, etc., used meets client needs and addresses testing issues

What will I learn?

• Our Software and Web Development apprenticeship programme gives you the qualifications, skills and technical grounding in the most popular technologies and programming languages.
• SQA SCQF 6 Diploma in ICT and Telecommunication Professional (equivalent to working at Advanced Higher/HNC level)
What qualification or qualities are required?

You must have at least 5 National 5 grades, qualifications must include Maths and English

£14,500 – £14,500 per year Erskine Full-time (37.5 Hours) QA Apprenticeships 13/10/2018 SCQF level 6/7

More information available on :-www.apprenticeships.scot

  • Oct 15 / 2018
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Modern Apprencticeship

Sign Shop/Warehouse Assistant Mallatite Inchinnan

Modern apprenticeship

Job overview

As the UK’s leading manufacturer and distributor of traffic management and street lighting products, we are looking for a Modern Apprentice Sign Shop/Warehouse Assistant.

What might a typical day in this job look like?

The successful applicant will be working predominately in the sign making department with periods in the general warehousing and trade counter areas. They must be flexible in their approach to work and willingly move around the areas as required.

You will be involved in working with customers, packing, ordering and being aware of road signs. Use of tools to cut signs. Use graphics programmes to print signs.

Good educational standard to about Nat 4 or 5

£7,696 – £8,000 per year Inchinnan Full-time (40 Hours) Genius PPT 23/10/2018 SCQF level 5

For more information go to :- www.apprenticeships.scot

  • Oct 11 / 2018
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Show My Homework – S1 Pupils

The technical issues with Show My Homework are now resolved. A resource pack is being posted to all S1 parents this week with instructions on how to use the system and a parent code to give you access.

Pupils will be using their Glow email address to login to Show My Homework and during the periods of ICT, their teacher will show pupils how to use the system

  • Oct 08 / 2018
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Foodbank Week – House Groups

This week Park Mains High School are having the annual foodbank collection and every day pupils can donate items at the foodbank stand in the Street Area. This year the foodbank stands will be in House Groups and pupils should deposit items at the own House Group stand where reward tokens will be issued to pupils who make a donation. These donations will be counted every day and each House Group will have a daily total on display. This has been a very successful event in past years and we would like to continue this success this year.

On Friday 12 October pupils have a non uniform day where they should wear an item of clothing with their House colour. There will be House Group assemblies taking place on Friday where the House Group winners for this term will be announced and this information will be issued to pupils on the bulletin.

  • Oct 08 / 2018
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Pupil Photographs

Pupil photograph proofs for S1, S4, S5 and S6 will be issued this week during Tutor Class with information from Colorfoto regarding how to order and providing a code for each pupil. There is also a contact telephone number on the information pack should parents have any questions.

Photographs can be ordered online up to and including Friday 19 October or alternatively orders can be handed back the school by Tuesday 23 October and they will be forwarded to Colorfoto for processing.

  • Oct 05 / 2018
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Career Opportunity

BSc (Hons) Software Development     CGI

Job overview                 more information available on:- www.apprenticeships.scot

At CGI we’re offering you a unique opportunity to be part of something exciting and earn while you learn on our Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) Grad Level Apprenticeship. We’re a company that each day enables the transfer of £3 trillion, protects against 43 million cyber-attacks, drives two thirds of the world’s SMS messages, support the missions of more than 200 satellites and who employs 74,000 professionals from hundreds of locations worldwide.

What will I learn?

Join our programme and you’ll study towards a BSc (Hons) Software Development degree at Glasgow Caledonian University whilst spending the other four days a week developing your career on real projects at CGI. You can shape and develop your career throughout the course of the programme then continue with us after graduation.

With our sponsorship, you won’t have to pay a penny in tuition fees. You’ll also benefit from a competitive starting salary and all the support you need to succeed. We’ll even provide the course resources and materials required, so there’s no need to worry about textbooks either and you can use the laptop you are given when you join CGI to use at University. Individuals who participate in the scheme are able to access the same learning opportunities as those who go down the traditional route of direct entry into college or universityYou could be based from our Edinburgh or Glasgow office. As CGI is a consultancy, your projects could be based from other locations asides from your base location, and you should therefore be prepared for travel in your role.

What qualification or qualities are required?

  • The preferred requirement is 4 Highers at Grade B or above including 1 in Maths, Physics or Computing (equivalent qualifications are accepted) unless you can show strong technical (programming/development) ability through work experience or extra-curricular activities.

    £16,478 – £16,478 per year Glasgow Full-time (37.5 Hours) Glasgow Caledonian University 01/12/2018 SCQF level 10 – Honours Degree

  • Oct 03 / 2018
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Parent Visits – Sports Complex

A letter was issued last week to all parents regarding the proposed operational changes to the Sports Complex. Two sessions have been arranged to allow parents to view the adaptations and walk round the Sports Complex with staff from the school and RLL.

The first session is tonight between 4pm and 5pm which will go ahead as planned.

The second session on Monday 8 October has been changed to be between 6.30pm and 7.30pm at the request of parents who attended the Parent Council meeting this week.

  • Oct 01 / 2018
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Modern Apprentice Opportunity

Insurance Apprentice – Claims Handler     Zurich

What might a typical day in this job look like?

A Zurich apprenticeship is an opportunity to be part of a global company that has a real desire to make a difference to our customers, whilst developing new technologies to help them protect what they love most.
Our Insurance Apprenticeship is a great opportunity for someone who would like to start a career with one of the world’s most successful insurance companies. You’ll be able to earn and learn in an apprenticeship role that will give you a real job with real responsibility from day one in a truly global company.
Our Claims function is the largest department in our UK business, and it’s critical in ensuring we provide our customers with an efficient, professional and empathetic service. As an Apprentice Claims Handler you’ll deal with a whole range of situations and our customers will look to you to be able to work quickly to provide them support at an often-stressful time.Our apprenticeships cater for a variety of different skill sets and interests and you’ll receive all the training, support and opportunities you need to set you on your way to a successful career with us.

What qualification or qualities are required?

A professional attitude with a positive ’can do’ approach to your work

National 5 or equivalent including Maths and English is required for this role.

Higher Grade qualifications or equivalent would be advantageous


£16,700 – £16,700 per year Glasgow Full-time (35 Hours) BPP Professional Education 01/10/2018 SCQF level 5

For more information go to:- www.apprenticeships.scot

  • Oct 01 / 2018
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Modern Apprentice Opportunity

Aldi Store Apprentice           Aldi Stores – Erskine

Benefits of working for Aldi:
• We see Apprentices as managers of the future
• Competitive salary (starting at £6.50 per hour)
• Supportive environment where you can learn from the very best
• Many of our Apprentices go on to become Deputy Store Managers after three years
• 28 days’ paid holiday (including bank holidays)

What might a typical day in this job look like?

In year one you will learn all about the store and how it works. You will be expected to:
• Stock shelves                         • Assist customers
• Operate the checkouts           • Build relationships with your colleagues

In year two you will start to take on more responsibility as you complete the level 3 programme. This will involve:
• Managing rotas                     • Allocating tasks to colleagues
• Ordering products                 • Managing cash
• Supporting the Store Manager in running the store

What qualification or qualities are required?

You’ll need passes at National 4 in Maths and English. Other that, it’s about your attitude and desire to succeed

£10,140 – £10,140 per year Erskine Full-time (30 Hours) Lifetime Training 30/11/2018 SCQF level 5

Further information available on:- www.apprenticeships.scot