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  • Apr 28 / 2017
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Bright Green Future – Opportunities

Open now for applications for September 2017 start 

We’re looking for young people aged 14-17, with an interest the environment and climate change, to take part in a two year programme starting in September 2017.


Joining Bright Green Future will help young people to gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to embark on a career path which could influence decisions on energy and climate change, and really make a difference to our planet! For an idea of what our first cohort have been up for this year and more information about the programme see this page on our website.


As part of the programme, participants will carry out activities including:

Local projects – running simple low carbon projects in their local community such as a school eco-day or green week, draught-proofing workshop, energy auditing, renewable energy assessments, litter picking, film nights, lightbulb swaps and more

Residential course – a four-day summer school to meet other participants and take part in workshops, talks and hands-on activities

Training & learning – both face-to-face and online training sessions exploring energy, sustainability, and how to influence decision-making

Work placement – a ‘policy and influence’ work placement or work shadowing opportunity at a professional organisation which influences local or national policy such as a local authority, a governmental agency, or an environmental and landscape planning body (including our partner organisation, the Town and Country Planning Association)

Mentoring – help and support throughout the programme from a member of staff at the Centre for Sustainable Energy

Bright Green Future is being run by the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE), an established and respected energy charity with a huge range of experience in delivering projects that involve helping households to lower their energy use, addressing fuel poverty, supporting community energy, influencing energy policy, research projects, and much more. CSE staff will be on hand to support and mentor participants throughout the duration of the programme.


We’d be really grateful if you could help us to get the word out to young people by sharing this information with your students and displaying the attached poster in any relevant locations. If you’d like some print-outs sent to you, please let us know.


This exciting opportunity is open for registration now until Sunday 4th June (though early bird applications are welcome). Application forms can be downloaded from our website or please see attached.


For more information, you can read through our guidance booklet (attached), go to our website or get in touch with us and for updates, please see our Facebook and twitter pages.


Kind regards,


Bright Green Future team

It’s your world. Step up and be heard.


If you’d like more information contact us at bgf@cse.org.uk. The team here at CSE are Caitlin, Dan, Harriet, James, Naomi, Rachel C, Rachel H and Roy. 


Bright Green Future is part of a Big Lottery funded project called Our Bright Future, aimed at empowering young people to lead progressive change in their communities and local environment. See www.ourbrightfuture.co.uk for more details.


Web: www.bright-green-future.org.uk

Twitter: www.twitter.com/brightgrnfuture

Facebook: www.facebook.com/csebrightgreenfuture

  • Apr 28 / 2017
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ICAS Foundation

ICAS Foundation – Making a Difference

Bursaries of up to £10,000 payable over 4 years available

ICAS Foundation is a charity and we have bursary funding to award this year which may be of interest to your pupils. To date we have awarded £722,000 in bursary funding. The ICAS Foundation is a body that has been established by ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland) to make a significant difference to academically talented young people from disadvantaged communities by helping them take their first steps into a professional career in accountancy or finance.

As you will know, younger people from disadvantaged communities are under-represented at universities across Scotland and, in particular, on courses that lead to a life-long profession. ICAS, as one of the leading professional accountancy bodies in the world, believes that it can do more to open up access to the accountancy profession and has helped establish the Foundation to help do just that.

We offer bursaries of up to £2,500 per academic year for students studying Accountancy or Finance degree.

Students with parental income below £34,000 are eligible to apply.

We need your help to identify students who meet the criteria and are due/expect to start a university course, studying accountancy or finance this year. We would be interested in helping them. We are now accepting applications for bursary funding. The closing date for applications is 17 May 2017.

Application Forms together with guidance is available on our website www.icasfoundation.org.uk. If you could share this information with students who have been offered a place at University (conditional or unconditional) to study Accountancy and Finance and encourage eligible students to apply that would be great. It would be helpful if you were able to contact students before the Easter break to allow then time to submit an application.  

If you have any questions then please feel free to contact me.

Thank you for your support.

Jenny Morrison

Operations Administrator

ICAS Foundation


  • Apr 28 / 2017
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Modern Apprentice Opportunities

Modern Apprenticeship Vacancies are now open for applications.
Hospital Based Healthcare Support Worker – Older Peoples Medicine Glasgow Royal Infirmary  – Please click this link for more details  http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/253935.aspx
Places are available for information session on Wednesday 3rd May at 1:00 pm, Lecture Theatre Glasgow Royal Infirmary.  Email modern.apprentice@ggc.scot.nhs.uk to book your space.  
Ward Clerk – Older Peoples Medicine Glasgow Royal Infirmary  – Please click this link for more details http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/256821.aspx Places are available for information session on Wednesday 3rd May at 1:45 pm, Lecture Theatre Glasgow Royal Infirmary.  Email modern.apprentice@ggc.scot.nhs.uk to book your space.  

  • Apr 28 / 2017
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Duke of Edinburgh – Education Scotland Award Finalists

I am delighted to notify you that Kersland/Park Mains High School has been shortlisted in the category ‘Transforming Lives Through Learning’ in the Scottish Education Awards 2016.  Reaching the final stages is an achievement in itself as nominations were of a very high standard.  The next step in this process is for the judges to visit the school to find out more details about our nomination.

I would like to congratulate the Silver D of E pupils involved:        Taylor Burns
                                                                Kirsty Fender
                                                                Caitlyn Earl
                                                                Megan Douglas
                                                                Eve Anderson
                                                                Stephanie McCrone
                                                                Michelle Wentzell

Our pupils supported 6 pupils from Kersland School and learned and benefited as much in return.

Many congratulations to Gordon Gregory and Mick Kelly (DHT, Kersland School) who deserve this recognition for the fantastic work they do with our young people.  I will keep you updated on progress on this issue.

  • Apr 25 / 2017
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CBBC Children’s Fantasy Games


My Name is Jamie and I work as an Assistant Producer on a thrilling new CBBC Children’s fantasy gameshow.

I hope you don’t mind me contacting you. We are currently looking for applicants of all abilities, aged between 9-13 years to take part in a new fantasy gameshow that will be filmed in Scotland over the summer months. The successful candidates will get a chance to test their skill, determination and bravery against a series of physical and mental challenges.

I am getting in touch with you to see if you would be willing to put a poster up in your school and pass a flyer to your teachers or parents/ guardians so they can pass the information on to any pupil that may be interested in applying. Alternatively should you wish to share this through social media you can copy the link below the link below, this link will take people directly to the application.


I have attached the poster and flyer to this e-mail and they contain the information on how to apply etc. However if you require any further information please get in touch.



Jamie Kieran

Assistant Producer
CBBC Fantasy Gameshow

Zone 4.34| BBC Scotland | 40 Pacific Quay | Glasgow | G51 1DA

CBBC Fantasy Game Show_Poster 2

CBBC Fantasy Games Poster

Office Phone: 0141 422 6383

Direct Line : 0141 422 7284

  • Apr 20 / 2017
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Apprenticeships for Girls – Arnold Clark


Celebrate Women in Automotive Event


Arnold Clark aims to start its first female-only mechanic group in 2017. This will be open to all females that have achieved or are working towards their National 4 or above in Maths, English and either a Science or a Technical subject.

We are pleased to invite your pupils to join us at our Celebrate Women in Automotive Event, at GTG Training and Conference Centre in Glasgow on Thursday 27th April 2017.

At this exclusive event we’ll be showcasing opportunities that might previously have been seen as male-dominated.

The event is:

• Aimed at young women aged between 16 and 19 • An excellent opportunity to gain a real insight into the roles we offer and take part in series of workshops, practical tasks • A chance to meet successful female employees in the automotive industry

There is limited availability* for this event, with only two sessions and 16 places on each. Each session will give pupils a unique opportunity to experience life in the automotive industry and will run for around 1 and a half hours. Start times are 9.30am and 11am.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Mills on 0141 435 4490 or complete our application form by clicking on the ‘Secure your place’ button and sending it back to stephanie.mills@gtg.co.uk


Secure your place



*Please note that bookings will initially be limited to two spaces per school. All places reserved are on a first come, first served basis. Boots and overalls will not be provided by GTG Training.

You have received this email because you have previously purchased a car from Arnold Clark, used one of our services or signed up to our mailing list on our website.

Don’t want to receive emails from us any more? No problem, just unsubscribe.

Our mailing address is: Arnold Clark, 454 Hillington Road, Glasgow, G52 4FH.

Our telephone number is: 0141 648 1200.

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Arnold Clark is a trading name of Arnold Clark Automobiles Limited, a company registered in Scotland No. 036386. Registered office: Arnold Clark, 454 Hillington Road, Glasgow, G52 4FH. VAT Registration Number: GB 334331879. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

  • Apr 20 / 2017
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Locker Returns – Reminder

S4 pupils should return their locker keys on Thursday 20 April during the morning interval in the Assembly Hall
and refunds of deposits will be given where applicable. Pupils should report at the start of the interval.

S5/6 pupils should return their locker keys on Friday 21 April during the morning interval in the Assembly Hall
and refunds of deposits will be given where applicable. Pupils should report at the start of the interval.

  • Apr 20 / 2017
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S3 Boys Football Success – Under 15’s Paisley and District Winners

Well done to Sam Muir and Aaron Macdonald from S3 who were selected for the under 15s Paisley and District Football Team involved in the final against Forth Valley last night. Their team won the final at Stirling Albion Stadium.

A massive well done to both our S3 boys and the team.


  • 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