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  • Aug 16 / 2018
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Welcome Back to School

As we welcome pupils back to school, we would like to advise parents and guardians that the cost of meals in all Renfrewshire Council schools has changed from the start of the new school term. From August 15th the school meal price will be £2.60. Children entitled to free school meals will still receive them as usual. Parents or guardians who receive certain benefits are eligible to apply for a free school meal for their child.

  • Aug 16 / 2018
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Renfrewshire Music Centre

Renfrewshire Music Centre will re-open on Saturday 25th of August. All lessons will be at the same time as last year. Parents/Carers will be informed directly of any lesson changes if necessary.

  • Jul 31 / 2018
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Exam Results – Helpful Information for University Entrance

Helpful tips for University Entrance

At this time of stress here are some useful tips to deal with exam results.

UCAS Track where pupils see the progress of their University applications will be on lockdown from Thursday 2nd August when results are issued to Universities. This allows the Universities to offer places based on results.

UCAS WILL RE OPEN on Tuesday 7th August at 10am.

If you have been offered a place the first sentence will say CONGRATULATIONS.

If you need to look for alternative places you need to act fast.

YOU CAN ONLY ENTER CLEARING IF YOU ARE REJECTED BY ALL YOUR CHOICES.

You will then be issued with a clearing CODE.

You should call Universities you are interested in before you are issued code to ensure there will be a place for you and then apply formally when you get clearing number.

There are very few places available in clearing.

You can still apply to College although the choice is not as big as it was in February.

You should call the exam results helpline number in your results if you have concerns or are not sure what to do next.
This is staffed by Careers Advisers and I personally have handled calls on this for 20 years.

I shall be on holiday until 13th August this year. My Colleagues in our Paisley Centre in the Russell Institute will be available to offer advice.

Good luck

Lesley MacKay

Careers Adviser Skills Development Scotland

  • Jul 31 / 2018
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Pupils Entitled to Free School Transport to Park Mains High School – August 2018

For pupils entitled to free school transport from Langbank, Bishopton and India Drive Inchinnan please see the attached specifications regarding the pick up points and pick up times for your child. A text has been sent to you to advise which contract your child has been allocated to and this will direct you to the specification for that contract on the attachment, which will then provide details of the pick up points and times.

Pupils who are starting the school in August 2018 as new pupils should have submitted an application to Renfrewshire Council to be allocated a bus pass on one of the school contracts. If your child requires free school transport and you have not yet applied, please submit an application online at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/transport.

Any enquiries regarding the allocation of pupils to the contracts or pick up points/times should be directed to SPT on 0141 333 3785

Operators as follows:

Contract 5153K – Pride of the Clyde Coaches Ltd (Bishopton)

Contract 5154K – Glen Coaches Ltd

Contract 5156K – Gibson Direct Ltd (Ferry Road area)

Contract 5220H – Operator to be advised

Contract 5247L – Better Chauffeuring (New operator for August 2018)

Contract 5290H – Gibson Direct Ltd (Langbank)

Contract 5320D  – Pride of the Clyde Coaches Ltd (Dargavel Area)

Contract 5585P – Gibson Direct Ltd (India Drive)

Contract 5950A – ABC Central Taxis

The pick up points and pick up times are detailed on the attachment.

Park Mains specs July 18

  • Jun 19 / 2018
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Apprenticeship Opportunity

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE ENGINEERING MODERN APPRENTICE

Faculty           

Faculty of Engineering

Department/School

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Staff Category

Modern Apprentice

Type of Employment

Fixed-term

Working Hours

Full-time

 

Salary range:  First year £10,512; second year £12,481
FTE:  2 Posts – both full time
Term:  Fixed (24 months)
Closing Date: 24 June 2018

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde is one of the largest and most successful engineering faculties in the UK, and the largest in Scotland. As a leading international technological university, Strathclyde University is recognised for its world class research, knowledge exchange and educational programmes. At the heart of this is the Faculty of Engineering which boasts a growing research portfolio of nearly £100 million. We are also the only Engineering Faculty in the UK to be engaged in eight multi-million pound EPSRC-funded Doctoral/Industrial Training Centres.

The department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering offers two engineering modern apprenticeships. Successful applicants will be trained in all aspects of engineering technical practice and will work towards the attainment of appropriate professional and academic qualifications.

We are currently looking for an Engineering Modern Apprentice to work as part of the engineering team supporting research and development activities within the Department. You should have a keen interest in developing a variety of technical skills, facilitating the pursuance of an interesting career in engineering. The successful candidate will also be trained to demonstrate practical skills to small groups of students.

You will have a minimum of 4 Nat 5’s at Level A, B, or C which should include English, Maths and Science and have good organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.

The Modern Apprenticeship programme is co-ordinated within the University and gives the successful candidate an opportunity to “earn and learn” as they will achieve a SQA qualification during the 2 year programme.
Please note that as a result of funding rules, Modern Apprentices must start the scheme before their 20th birthday.

Initial interviews have been scheduled for 05 July 2018.

For informal enquiries, please contact Susan Lynch, MA Coordinator s.e.lynch@strath.ac.uk

  • Jun 19 / 2018
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Apprenticeship Opportunity

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
MODERN APPRENTICE INTERNATIONAL OFFICE

 

Faculty

Professional Services (Information Services, Compliance, Commercial, etc.)

Department/School

Research and Knowledge Exchange Services Directorate

Staff Category

Modern Apprentice

Type of Employment

Fixed-term

Working Hours

Full-time

 

Salary: £10,512 first year and £12,481 second year
FTE: 1 (35 hours/week)
Term: Fixed (24 months)
Closing date: 01/07/2018

You will provide administrative support for the International Business Development team within Research and Knowledge Exchange Services. The International Business Development team supports individual academics to undertake projects which deliver internationally recognised research and impact through meaningful international partnerships.
You will provide support across a broad range of administrative activities that underpin the team’s activities. This is an exciting opportunity for a young person interested in international partnerships in the Higher Education sector.
This is a Business and Administration Modern Apprenticeship delivered at the University of Strathclyde. Modern Apprenticeships are aimed at young people and school leavers and offer the highest standard of training in any chosen vocation. The Business and Administration Modern Apprenticeships are two-year, fixed-term employed positions. During this period, Apprentices work in a University Department gaining work experience and vocational qualification in their relevant area.
In line with government funding rules, Modern Apprentices must start the scheme before their 20th birthday.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Clare McLaren, International Engagement Coordinator, clare.mclaren@strath.ac.uk, 0141 548 3494.

  • Jun 19 / 2018
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Apprenticeship Opportunity

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
BUSINESS MODERN APPRENTICESHIP

 

Faculty

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department/School

School of Humanities

Staff Category

Modern Apprentice

Type of Employment

Fixed-term

Working Hours

Full-time

Salary Range: First year £10,512: Second year £12,481 per annum
FTE: 1 (35 hours/week)
Term: Fixed (24 months)
Closing Date: 26/06/2018

The School of Humanities are currently looking for a Modern Apprentice to help support a busy Courses Support Team (CST).  The postholder will support administrative activities for a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes; provide quality frontline operational services to all internal and external stakeholders; provide administrative support for academic and CST staff involved in the delivery of the degree programmes; work in harmony with the CST in order to ensure the smooth running of key operational activities and on-line systems support.  Candidate will have a minimum of 4 National 5s at C or above, which must include English, Maths and Administration/Computing, good IT skills and excellent customer service skills, both face-to-face and via telephone.

Applicants should note that due to funding rules, Modern Apprentices must start the scheme before their 20th birthday.

Formal interviews for this post will be held on Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Susan Lynch, Modern Apprentice co-ordinator (s.e.lynch@strath.ac.uk).

  • Jun 19 / 2018
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Job Opportunity – McGills Buses

Bus Engineering Assistant

McGills

Job overview

As a Bus Engineering Apprentice for McGills, you’ll get the opportunity to repair and maintain all kinds of vehicles, making sure they roadworthy and safe. As well as getting hands-on experience in the workshop, gaining experience of engine replacement, electrical work and welding, you will attend training at GTG to complete your apprenticeship in Bus and Coach Engineering and Maintenance.

What will I learn?

You will train through GTG Training to complete a Modern Apprenticeship in Bus & Coach Engineering & Maintenance.

What qualification or qualities are required?

Maths, English and either a Science or Craft subject at National 4 or above, Standard Grades 1-4 (Intermediates will also be accepted).
The willingness to learn and follow instructions.
Enthusiasm and a proactive approach.

£10,000 – £10,600 per yearInchinnanFull-time (40 Hours)

GTG Training 09/05/2018 SCQF level 6/7 / MA level 3

For more information look on www.apprenticeships.scot

  • Jun 18 / 2018
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Apprenticeship Opportunity – Erskine

Mitchell’s of Erskine is a family run butcher shop in Bridgewater shopping centre in Erskine. We are recruiting for an apprentice to start as soon as possible. The position will be full time and any specifics such as pay will be discussed with the business owner John Mitchell upon enquiry.

Please contact us at the shop on 0141 8127890 or even better come in and speak to us in the shop we are open 7 days a week.

Looking forward to your reply

Ryan King

Mitchell’s of Erskine

 

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