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  • May 15 / 2018
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Modern Apprenticeship Opportunity

ERSKINE has been caring for Veterans for over 100 years. Our four purpose built Care Homes provide quality care of the elderly in a homely environment.  We currently have an opportunity for the following in the Erskine Home, Bishopton:

 

 

Modern Apprentice Administrator

37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday

                                                    (2 Year Fixed Term Contract)

16 – 19 Years Old (Prior to 31 December 2018)

Salary £11,796 per annum

In your role as a Modern Apprentice Administrator, you in will work in an office support role within a care home environment. The role will provide administrative support across various departments in the Erskine Home.

You will work in a team where you will be supported by an experienced member of staff as well as receive valuable on-the-job training to compliment your learning as you complete your Modern Apprenticeship in Business Administration.

National 5s (including English), or the equivalent Standard Grades 1 -3 are essential for this role. A good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages and general IT skills are also required. The successful candidate must be willing to complete a SVQ in Business Administration during their 2-year apprenticeship.

Interviews will be held in June, and the successful candidate will start their apprenticeship in September 2018.

If you would like to talk to us about our apprenticeship vacancy, or require support to complete an application, please contact Karen Came, Learning and Development Advisor, on 0141 814 4583.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure.

 

If you have not received a response via email within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion (please ensure you check your spam / junk mailbox).

 

Please apply online at www.erskine.org.uk

 

HR Department, Erskine, Bishopton, Renfrewshire, PA7 5PU

Telephone: 0141 814 4528

 

                                                  Closing Date: 25th May 2018

  • May 15 / 2018
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School News

Modern Apprenticeship Opportunity

ERSKINE has been caring for Veterans for over 100 years. Our four purpose built Care Homes provide quality care of the elderly in a homely environment.  We currently have an opportunity for the following in the Erskine Home, Bishopton:

 

 

Modern Apprentice Chef

37.5 hours per week – including weekend work

                                                    (2 Year Fixed Term Contract)

16 – 19 Years Old (Prior to 31 December 2018)

Salary £12,416 per annum

In your role as a Modern Apprentice Chef, you in will work with the Catering Team, within the Erskine Home, learning about maintaining food safety in a kitchen environment, preparing, cooking and finishing food dishes.

You will be supported by an experienced member of staff as well as receive valuable on-the-job training to compliment your learning as you complete your Modern Apprenticeship.

National 4 – 5s (including English), or the equivalent Standard Grades 1 -3 are essential for this role. A good knowledge of Microsoft Office packages and general IT skills are also required. The successful candidate must be willing to complete a SVQ in Professional Cookery during their 2-year apprenticeship.

Interviews will be held in June, and the successful candidate will start their apprenticeship in September 2018.

If you would like to talk to us about our apprenticeship vacancy, or require support to complete an application, please contact Karen Came, Learning and Development Advisor, on 0141 814 4583.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure.

 

If you have not received a response via email within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion (please ensure you check your spam / junk mailbox).

 

Please apply online at www.erskine.org.uk

 

HR Department, Erskine, Bishopton, Renfrewshire, PA7 5PU

Telephone: 0141 814 4528

 

                                                  Closing Date: 25th May 2018

  • May 15 / 2018
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Apprenticeship Opportunity

ERSKINE has been caring for Veterans for over 100 years. Our four purpose built Care Homes provide quality care of the elderly in a homely environment.  We currently have opportunities for the following in the Erskine Home and the Erskine Park Home:

 

Modern Apprentice Care Assistants

37.5 hours per week – including shift / weekend work

                   (2 Year Apprenticeship with guaranteed offer of permanent employment)

16 – 19 Years Old (Prior to 31 December 2018)

Salary £13,291 per annum

Erskine is keen to recruit Modern Apprentice Care Assistants who are committed to the care of older people to enable them to live as full, active and independent life as possible.

With the support and supervision of Senior Care Staff, you will provide personal care to residents, support them at mealtimes and escort them to activities such as physiotherapy classes or games in the Activities Room promoting independence, respect and dignity at all times.

During your apprenticeship you will receive valuable in-house training to enhance your learning. You must be willing to complete a SVQ Health Care and Social Services (SCQF Level 6) and register with the Scottish Social Services Council.

You will require National 4 – 5s (including English), or the equivalent Standard Grades 1 -3.

In addition to the above you should also have the desire to learn, possess good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

Interviews will be held in June, and the successful candidates will start their apprenticeship in September 2018.

If you would like to talk to us about our apprenticeship vacancies, or require support to complete an application, please contact Karen Came, Learning and Development Advisor, on 0141 814 4583.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a PVG Scheme Disclosure.

 

If you have not received a response via email within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion (please ensure you check your spam / junk mailbox).

 

Please apply online at www.erskine.org.uk

 

HR Department, Erskine, Bishopton, Renfrewshire, PA7 5PU

Telephone: 0141 814 4528

 

                                                  Closing Date: 25th May 2018

  • May 14 / 2018
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Parent Council Fundraising Walk

This is a reminder that we have a Park Mains High School Parent Council hill walk to Ben Lomond on Sat 9th June.

We’ve only had a few people confirm attendance so far so could you let me know if you are able to attend.

If you can’t make it then see if you can persuade other parents to attend and feel free to pass on this e mail.

It should hopefully be a good spring day out after the SQA exams.

If you are interested please reply to this e mail and we can send you further information.

Thanks

 

Russell

PC Chair

 

  • May 11 / 2018
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Ski and Snowboard Trip Italy 2018

During the Easter break Park Mains took away 12 pupils on the trip of a lifetime Skiing and Snowboarding in the Aosta valley, Italy.  We all had a fantastic week.  Plans are underway for another Skiing and Snowboarding trip next Easter (2019).  This trip is open to all S1 and S2 pupils only.  The letter below is going out as of Monday 14/05/18.  Should your child be interested, please see the letter for additional information and contact Mr. Long, through the school office, with any questions.

Snow Letter 2019

Video

https://youtu.be/QjEch5u7jCw

Day 1 – Saturday 7th April – Travel Day

It’s Saturday. It’s 10am. Pupils are excited for an 8 day ski holiday with their friends. Parents are excited for an 8 day holiday away from their kids. After saying their final goodbyes, we buckled in and set off for what was going to be a mammoth 24 hour journey from Erskine to Courmayeur. With spirits high, the first half of the drive flew in and before we knew it we had arrived in Dover for our 8pm ferry. On the ferry we were treated to a complimentary buffet which was well needed after a day of travelling.

Day 2 – Sunday 8th April – Travel Day 2 & Arriving In Italy

Soon, we arrived in Calais and we embarked on the French leg of our journey. We all managed a few hours’ kip through the night and when we woke up it was time for breakfast at a service station. With a croissant in hand and the sun rising over the French countryside, it was a picturesque start to our 2nd day. As we continued our drive, the landscape began to change dramatically as snow-capped mountains appeared in the distance as we approached the Alps.

Upon arriving in Courmayeur, we met our Interski coordinator, Izzy, who would look after us all week. We dropped our bags off in the hotel and headed to the ski/snowboard hire and collected all of our gear for the week.

Day 3 – Monday 9th April – First Day on the Slopes & Ten-Pin Bowling

Monday began with a bright and early wakeup call from Mr Long as he ran along the corridor chapping doors and playing music to get pupils up and excited. After a big breakfast, we were bussed to La Thuile and pupils were introduced to their instructors and groups for the week.

The visibility on the mountain was poor, but with plenty of snow fall over the recent weeks the quality of the slopes was fantastic. We shredded the slopes from 9:30am until 2:30pm and met up with the rest of the group at the bottom of the slope. Everyone was smiling; there was a mutual feeling of excitement throughout the group and we couldn’t wait to get back on the slope tomorrow. But first, we had the first activity of our Après schedule – Ten-Pin Bowling! There were some impressive strikes and some not-so-impressive gutter balls, but we all had a blast.

Day 4 – Tuesday 10th April – Second Day on the Slopes & Pizza Night

Arriving at the resort, morale was high and pupils couldn’t wait to get going. Unfortunately, it was raining quite heavily, but that didn’t stop Mr Long dancing to songs on his phone much to the amusement/embarrassment of the pupils. The weather dried up as the day progressed and the second day on the mountain was just as enjoyable as the first.

Tuesday’s Après activities involved visiting the local town of Aosta. We walked along the cobblestone streets and arrived at a quaint restaurant where we were served authentic Italian pizza – yum!

Day 5 – Wednesday 11th April – Third Day on the Slopes & Ice Skating

As pupils got more runs under their belt, both their confidence and ability grew and their instructors took them on newer and more challenging slopes. Visibility was still poor but it was getting progressively clearer as the week went on.

After having dinner at the hotel, we headed to Aosta again – this time for ice skating. As if Jack Findlay wasn’t showing off enough with his impressive skiing, he brought his own ice skating boots!

Falling on the ice became known as “doing a John Davies”. He proudly claims he fell a total of 21 times! It certainly didn’t dent his enthusiasm.

Day 6 – Thursday 12th April – Fourth Day on the Slopes & Ice Cream

Thursday was the first clear day on the mountain, and what a day it was! This was the first time we could appreciate the awe-inspiring mountains that surrounded us in the valley (and actually see where we were going).

After a fantastic day on the slopes, we headed back to the hotel to get changed before walking into the local town of Courmayeur. We hit up a busy ice cream shop where we ended up getting a 2nd serving – oops! Who doesn’t love ice cream though?

Day 7 – Friday 12th April – Fifth Day on the Slopes & Quiz Night

Friday saw the clouds parting and blue skies over the mountain range. This meant two things: incredible visibility, and loads of sunburnt faces!!

After skiing, we met at a restaurant on the mountain and pupils were presented with awards from their instructors; recognising their achievements over the week. Instructors shared their favourite memory of pupil, many of which included spectacularly wiping out into the snow face first.

As this was our last night in Courmayeur, we rounded off the day with a presentation from our coordinator Izzy, before taking part in a team quiz organised by Mr Smith… Even the coach drivers got involved! It’s fair to say things got heated but Mr Long’s knowledge of garibaldi biscuits helped his team win the prize.

Day 8 – Saturday 13th April – Last Day on the Slopes & Home Time

Before heading back to Erskine, we managed to fit in almost a full day on the slopes. The sun was shining and we all made the most of our final runs on the stunning mountains. Mr Long and Mr Smith bumped into the snowboarding pupils and tagged along with them for the afternoon, which resorted in many snowballs being thrown and pushing each other over. As 2pm arrived, we returned our equipment and waved goodbye to La Thuile.

We returned to the hotel for a few hours to pack away our equipment and charge our phones and tablets, before setting off for the return journey back home. The atmosphere on the bus was fantastic, with a noticeable difference in how the pupils interacted compared to the outwards journey. It was clear all the pupils had bonded as they shared this amazing experience together.

  • May 10 / 2018
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School News, Science

Mission Discovery

Park Mains High School has been allocated 5 places for the programme which will take place at the UWS Paisley Campus for the full week Monday 4th to Friday 8th June. If any S3 pupils are interested in participating please speak to Mrs Nicholls by end of day Monday 14th May.

Mission Discovery 2018 Overview

 

  • May 08 / 2018
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University of Stirling

We have worked with students from over 800 schools across the UK and with our help, teachers have seen a notable increase in the number of students interested in pursuing healthcare careers, and successfully gaining offers at University.

Please kindly also forward this information to your students in years S3-S5 because they will find this invaluable. Thank you.

Hundreds of healthcare professionals from across the UK will be volunteering to present and network with your students who are interested in:

  • Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Dr Iain Kennedy, MBChB, BSc
  • Kind regards,
  • Teachers who would like to speak to a Mentor (Doctor) to find out how our National Medical Organisation can support your students this year can book a telephone appointment with us at this link: https://medicmentor.co.uk/book-a-telephone-appointment-with-a-mentor/
  • Teachers can attend for free, as well as students from low-income backgrounds.  I have attached a flyer for your information.
  • All proceeds are used to support healthcare students with scholarships, elective bursaries, free training and educational initiatives.
  • Students can register on the Medic Mentor website (medicmentor.org) and find out more about the events here.
  • Registration is £25 for students on the Saturday conferences and there is an optional UCAS lecture available on Sunday for each specialty.
  • It is a highly valuable opportunity for your students to network with a variety of healthcare professions, learn about work experience opportunities and how to make a successful application.
  • Please note that these events are filling quickly!
  • at our National Healthcare Weekends on the 16th and 17th June taking place at the University of Stirling!

Lead Mentor

National Healthcare Weekend July Flyer

  • May 04 / 2018
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Renfrewshire Big Spring Clean – Erskine

Renfrewshire’s Big Spring Clean – Erskine

On Thursday 3rd of May group of 20 S1 pupils from Park Mains High School took part in a Renfrewshire’s Big Spring Clean event at Bridgewater Shopping Centre. Pupils worked hard to clear the area surrounding the shopping centre of litter collecting over 20 bags of rubbish. This area is popular with Park Mains pupils at lunchtimes and our group proved themselves to be responsible citizens, keen to help keep their local area clean and tidy for everyone to enjoy.

@RenCouncilNews #BigSpringClean

 

 

  • May 02 / 2018
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School News

Apprenticeship Opportunity

Engineering Maintenance     ScotRail

What might a typical day in this job look like?

We have high expectations and in return ScotRail will offer individuals the opportunity to gain excellent training, leading to a Modern Apprenticeship in   Engineering. This is a 4 year apprenticeship during which time you will receive college and in-house depot training.
We are offering dedicated individuals the opportunity to gain excellent training, leading to the award of Modern Apprentice in Engineering Maintenance. The maintenance depots throughout Scotland are responsible for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of more than 600 vehicles. Vehicle types are varied and include the most modern types of Traction and Rolling stock within the UK. All vehicles are maintained to the highest quality and engineering standards resulting in a challenging working environment. You will work towards your NC and HNC Electrical Engineering Qualification along with associated Vocational qualifications to SVQ Level 3 standard

What will I learn?

You will also have the opportunity to gain excellent training with an SVQ qualification in Customer Service as well as a Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s award, which is an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding programme of personal development including five sections volunteering, physical, skills, expedition and residential.
Throughout your apprenticeship you will be working with an industry recognised assessor and mentors who will provide full support.
Training, Glasgow based: Comprehensive Training initially involves a 5 day Induction training programme including first aid and fire safety training. This will be followed by a one week Residential programme.

What qualification or qualities are required?

We are looking for a team player who is enthusiastic and flexible with a minimum of 4 Standard Grades at Level 3 or above or National 5 Awards in: Maths, English, Physics and one other Technical based subject.

15,977 – £15,977 per year Glasgow, Full-time (35 Hours)    Forth Valley College 03/05/2018                  SCQF level 6/7 / MA level 3

For more information look on www.apprenticeships.scot

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