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  • Oct 26 / 2018
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Business and Administration

Job overview

The Confucius Institute for Scotland’s Schools, (CISS) within SCILT, Scotland’s National Centre for Languages, is looking to appoint a Modern Apprentice for this busy centre.

Working closely with the Project Officer and Project Co-ordinator, you will help provide effective administrative and organisational support to all staff within CISS, for visiting Chinese teachers and outside parties to ensure that all events, meetings and overseas trips are managed effectively.

In addition to general office duties such as room/catering bookings and preparing materials for conference packs, you will assist with the purchase of all CISS resources and will be responsible for booking travel and accommodation. The work will also involve assisting the administrative assistant with some aspects of finance and accurate record keeping.

What will I learn?

You will learn how to use the full suite of Microsoft Office packages as well mastering the basic skills required to work successfully in an administration environment. We will assist your team working and time/task management skills. The University also has a number of bespoke systems that you will learn to use.

What qualification or qualities are required?

We are looking for you to have a minimum of 4 Standard Grades at 1, 2 or 3/National 5s at C or above, which must include English and Administration/Computing.

£10,802 – £12,481 per year Glasgow Full-time (35 Hours) University of Strathclyde 04/11/2018 SCQF level 6/7

Further information available on :- www.apprenticeships.scot

  • Oct 26 / 2018
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Scottish Government – Front of House Officer

Job overview

The recruitment of Modern Apprentices is a fair, open and merit based process (16+) and with permanence from the start of the apprenticeship. Applicants must be unemployed or contracted to work 16 hours or less a week. Please state you meet these requirements on your application. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria will be invited to interview.
There may be a need to occasionally work night shift or weekend shifts depending on the business need. This post attracts an 11.5% pensionable shift allowance.

Main Duties:
• Provide security for the front desk at a Scottish Government building ensuring only people with the correct access get into the building, whilst also assisting visitors by welcoming them and contacting their meeting hosts.
• Responsibility for opening and the closing a main Scottish Government building.
• Carrying out security patrols, monitoring CCTV and reporting security incidents to the Security and Business Continuity team.
• Work as part of the building distribution team by collecting and sorting mail and collecting and preparing parcels
• Set up meeting and conference facilities and assisting staff with IT in these rooms and also assisting with light portering duties.
• Carrying out other miscellaneous administrative functions that are associated with the reception and distribution environments.

What will I learn?

Throughout the first 12 months the candidate will be expected to gain a relevant SVQ qualification. Support will be provided by a qualified assessor who will work with the successful candidate on a monthly basis. Time will be given to work on your qualification, this includes delivering 2 presentations

£18,392 – £20,732 per year Glasgow Full-time (37 Hours) Scottish Government 06/11/2018 SCQF level 5

Further information available on :- www.apprenticeships.scot

  • Oct 25 / 2018
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Apprenticeship Opportunity

£11,923 – £20,277 per year Paisley Full-time (37 Hours) West College Scotland 05/11/2018 SCQF level 6/7

This employer is part of the Disability Confident scheme. This means if you identify yourself as disabled, and meet the minimum criteria for this job, you should be offered an interview.

Job overview

To support Renfrewshire Council’s community by carrying out maintenance/ repairs work across our property estate which can include schools, care homes, offices and housing stock. You will work as part of a wide team who comply with the Council’s customer care code and supports the community who work, live and learn across Renfrewshire.

What might a typical day in this job look like?

You will be based at our Underwood Road Depot, and will work across all Renfrewshire Councils property estate including housing stock, schools, care homes and offices. To carry out maintenance / repair work across our wider estate which can include schools, care homes, offices and housing stock.
To work as part of a wide team and comply with its service pledges supports the community who work, live and learn across Renfrewshire

What qualification or qualities are required?

3 x National 4 qualifications at Grade 4 or above (or equivalent)
These can be in any 3 subjects including English Maths, Graphic Communication etc.
Electrical apprentices must have passed the SECTT entry test prior to commencement.
Genuine interest in the construction industry.
Aged 16 – 24 years at the start of apprenticeship.
Must be a current resident of Renfrewshire.

Apply for this apprenticeship                 more information on-: www.apprenticeships.scot

  • Oct 23 / 2018
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Skye House

From 24 October Miss Leslie will be Acting Principal teacher of Pastoral Care for the pupils in Skye House covering for Miss Stewart for the foreseeable future. This is for all L and M registration classes except 3M and 4M which are overseen by Mrs Shearer.


  • Oct 23 / 2018
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Baking Club – Change of Times

The baking club will be changing date and time to the 1st of November at lunchtime. Therefore there will be no baking club on the 25th of October.

If you are interested in attending the club, please attend a short meeting on Thursday 25th of October at the start of interval in Miss Tugman’s room (home economics).

  • 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.