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  • Apr 19 / 2017
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Apprenticeships – Care Assistants


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:


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 2017)

Salary £12,983 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 in Health Care and Social Services (SCQF Level 6) and register with the Scottish Social Services Council.

You will require National 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.

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: 28th April 2017






  • Apr 18 / 2017
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S3 Boys Football Success

Late info for the Paisley & District Under 15 football team have reached the final which is being played tomorrow night at Stirling Albion FC’s ground (Kick Off 7pm).

We have 2 players in the team; Sam Muir and Aaron MacDonald, both S3.

Well done boys on your success. Good luck to the team and hope your win the final.


  • Apr 18 / 2017
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Arnold Clark – Modern Apprenticeships Available Now

Arnold Clark Apprenticeships

Arnold Clark Apprenticeships are now live on www.apprenticeship.scot

These include:

12 x light vehicle technician apprentices

1 x spray painting apprentice

1 x body repair apprentice

2 x parts apprentices

The closing date is the 30th April.

GTG will test for levels of maths and English. Revision is available on the BBC bite size website; the tests that you will receive as part of the recruitment process will be similar.

  • Mar 29 / 2017
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Newsletter April 2017, School News

Quiz Time – Salvation Army in Erskine

Quiz Time at the Salvation Army 

A group of S5 pupils wanted to go into the community to do something different. They organised a quiz at the local Salvation Army hall as well as entertained the ladies with Bethany signing some favourite songs. The ladies at the Salvation Army really enjoyed the quiz and were delighted that pupils from Park Mains High School wanted to come and do something for them. This builds strong community links for our pupils and gives people in our community an opportunity to build strong relationships with our young citizens.

Well done to all the pupils who have been involved in organising this very successful event.

  • Mar 29 / 2017
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Newsletter April 2017, School News

Primary School Olympics Games

Primary Olympics 

A group of S5 girls organised an olympic event for 3 of our local primary schools at Erskine Sports Centre. It was organised and supported by Ian Shearer, Active Schools Sports    Co-ordinator and his team. The event was a massive success for the Primary 6 pupils who participated and all the primary pupils enjoyed the track and field events.

Well done to all the S5 girls who organised the event and thanks to Mr Shearer and his team for their valuable support in making the event a success.

  • Mar 29 / 2017
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Xbox Teacher Challenge – S5

Xbox Teacher Championships 

The pupils had organised a teachers tournament on FIFA 16 over the course of a week. They organised the games to be played at lunchtime or interval with other pupils coming in to spectate and cheer on their favourite teacher. The tournament was eventually won by Mr McGroaty of Tech. 

Well done to all the staff and pupils involved in what was a very enjoyable and fun event.

  • Mar 29 / 2017
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Newsletter April 2017, School News

Wear It Pink Day – S5 Elective

Wear it Pink Day 

The S5 Elective group collected money for Wear It Pink – Breast Cancer. They organised the event to raise funds for this very worthwhile charity. This included publicising the event across the school for pupils to wear an item of pink on the day as well as face painting, pink ribbons on peoples faces at lunchtime.

Well done to all pupils involved in this event.

  • Mar 29 / 2017
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Newsletter April 2017, School News

Rugby Success – S4 Pupil

Rory Jackson in S4 has been selected for Scotland U16 rugby squad. Rory is in the centre of the front row. Well done Rory.

19/03/17 – 17031901 – SRU
The Red Team at the Scotland U16 Training Camp.

  • Mar 29 / 2017
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Senior Pupils – Locker Notice

I M P O R T A N T    N O T I C E


S4,S5 and S6 Pupils

S4, S5 and S6 Pupils are required to return their locker keys before exam leave .Please read the following instructions.

·         S4 pupils should return their locker keys on Thursday 20 April at morning interval in the Assembly Hall.

·        S5/6 should return their locker keys pupils on Friday 21 April at morning interval in the Assembly Hall.

·        Refunds of deposits will be issued where applicable. Pupils should report at the start of the interval.  

No latecomers please!!

·        Pupils, who have lost their key and have not yet informed Mrs Hards, should do so NOW!

  • Mar 29 / 2017
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Hospitality Take Over Event – West College Scotland

21 pupils from S2 were involved in a hospitality takeover day event at West College Scotland, Paisley on 9 March 2017. Miss Davidson and Miss Noble travelled with the pupils to the full day event  which involved cookery demonstrations, cake decorating, live cook along sessions and information on careers in hospitality.

The day provided our pupils with an insight into the hospitality industry and also information regarding future career opportunities.