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  • Jan 15 / 2018
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Budding Apprentices

Mrs Watson Director of HR for Thales UK came along to do a presentation to senior pupils along with a former pupil Fraser Guthrie who is a manufacturing technician apprentice with Thales in Glasgow.

The session was organised in conjunction with the Technical Department and senior pupils in from these classes participated along with other pupils who have indicated they would like to be engineers.

Mrs Watson gave a presentation on recruitment procedures, interview hints and tips and assessment centres. Mrs Watson stressed Engineering is a lifelong career and Thales offer technician and graduate apprenticeships as well as graduate internships and Graduate Engineer posts.  Fraser gave the pupils first hand information on the assessment centres and what is involved. Mrs Watson discussed Thales and the business they do and also stressed the importance of preparing for assessment centres by researching the firm they are applying to.

With recruitment to apprenticeships in full swing this was a really useful session as it will really help pupils with all their engineering applications. The pupils were fully engaged with the speakers and I am sure they will benefit from all these hints and tips.
To reinforce this presentation there is  plenty of information on
www.myworldofwork.co.uk on applications, cv’s, interviews and the strengths quiz to help you with the interviews. You can also go to www.apprenticeships.scot where there are lots of current apprentice vacancies and information on foundation, modern and graduate apprenticeships.


Lesley A MacKay Careers Adviser SDS at Park Mains High

  • Jan 09 / 2018
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City of Glasgow College – Open Day



The open day is for those applying for August start courses.

You can find out information about courses and discuss anything about courses with lecturers.

You can view the facilities in new College building.

You can take part in hands on activities

You can find out more about funding.

College applications will open on 17th January 2018


  • Dec 19 / 2017
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Inspired Art Exhibition

Congratulations to Cameron Menzies, Lucy Hill, Cameron Hughes, Carli Millar, Amber Paton, Rory Moore, Miren Docherty, Matthew Hawthorne, Beth Paton and Dillan Smyth.

Their work has been selected to be shown in the ‘Inspired’ exhibition at Paisley Museum and Art Galleries.

Well done to all our pupils on their success


  • Dec 18 / 2017
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Apprenticeship Opportunity

Royal Mail Apprentice Programmes
As the UK’s third largest employer, Royal Mail offers apprenticeships and trainee management opportunities on a different scale to other businesses. We deliver six days a week to more than 29 million addresses across the UK and our vision is to be recognised as the best delivery company in the UK and across Europe. But we can’t do that without attracting the very best talent. So we offer apprenticeships that give a genuine insight into Royal Mail and our processes, and trainee management schemes that offer a fast-track into the business.

Our Apprenticeships

• Vehicle Maintenance

• Engineering

• Project Management

• Technology

• Logistics Management

• Finance

• B2B Sales

What you’ll gain

As a Royal Mail apprentice you’ll gain a unique understanding of our 500 year old business. Crucially, you’ll find out how we improve our customers’ experience across specific functions, while gaining qualifications and receiving a salary. All of which will set you up for a successful future. That could mean taking on more responsibility, further training and development, or looking for new opportunities across the business.

  • Dec 15 / 2017
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Graduate Apprenticeship Opportunity


Thales are now recruiting for GRADUATE and MODERN apprentices in




Closing date 1st January

Study towards BEng Engineering Design and Manufacture at Strathclyde

University. You will follow specific subject strand related to job.

Entry qualifications AABB including Maths and Physics

See website for more details