Modern Apprenticeship Opportunity – NHS

The following Modern Apprenticeship Vacancy will open for application from 12 Noon tomorrow for candidates with 3 or more National 4 Qualifications, one of which must be in English.

This post will close at 12 Noon on Friday 17th November 2017.

Business and Administration Framework– Modern Apprentice Clerical Assistant, Neurology Waiting Times based at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

Please click this link for more details and to apply – Click Here

You can also visit the NHS Modern Apprenticeships main website

A start date of late January or early February 2018 is anticipated, so this would perhaps suit winter leavers.

STEM Opportunity for Girls!

We are delighted to announce that the New York Academy of Sciences open application for year 3 of the 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures program is now open!  This international STEM program is available for Scottish pupils and students interested in a future career in a STEM-related work role.

Students in the 1000 Girls program:

  • Are between 13-18 years of age
  • Are currently enrolled in high school or an equivalent
  • Want to work with a mentor
  • Have regular and reliable access to the internet
  • Can communicate in English, both oral and written
  • Are passionate about one or more STEM field

If you are interested, you can access the application by clicking here.

NHS Modern Apprenticeship Opportunity

The following Modern Apprenticeship Vacancy is now open for application for candidates with 3 or more National 4 Qualifications, one of which must be in Maths or a Technical Subject. This post will close at 12 Noon on Friday 13thOctober.
Healthcare Support Framework (Non Clinical) – Modern Apprentice Orthotics Technical Assistant
Please click this link for more details and to apply –
You can also visit the main website

The anticipated start date is late 2017 or January 2018, so this may be ideal for pupils leaving school at winter.

Test Engineer Apprentice 

Job role: Test Engineer Apprentice with DXC Testing

 This role is for a Test Engineer Apprentice to work for an IT company in Erskine. The candidate will be trained in full and will seek advice in order to make decisions on testing requirements, where these testing requirements are defined on a scale of Easy, Medium, Complex. You will also have the ability to learn and understand automated Enterprise Software Delivery solutions such as Radia (HPCA), SCCM. 

 Roles and Responsibilities 

 You will build knowledge and understanding in the following areas:  

  • Execution of Impact Analysis 
  • Planning and estimating testing for new work 
  • Updating of planning and testing dates, and actual start and end dates 
  • Excellent analytical skills 
  • Test case development skills 
  • Test execution skills 
  • First line defect management 
  • Report writing 
  • Ability to follow account specific Testing Standards and Test Plans. 
  • First line issue management (meetings to resolve etc.) 
  • Defect reporting 
  • Understanding structured test methods and processes
  • Manual Testing processes 

  Skills / Attributes required: 

  • Basic coding and programming knowledge 
  • Winning Attitude 
  • Ability to work individually as well as part of a team 
  • Commitment to Learning 

Qualifications required 

Scotland – You must have at least 5 Standard Grades at level 1-3, or equivalent, including Maths and English 

Training to be provided.

More information:

MSBD – Manage Staging Build and Deploy

Suitable for recent school leavers and students, successful candidates will start on a salary of between £12-£14k per annum. Interested candidates should send their CV to   


Fantastic opportunity for a self-motivated apprentice to become a key member of growing, hands-on IT teams through on the job training, utilising tools and techniques for Cloud, server and end user device building, HP and other technologies that deliver to multiple public sector and commercial clients of national interest. Come and apply your IT skills as DXC enters a new era and benefit from the significant investment in making Erskine one of only two Regional Delivery Centre’s in the UK.

DXC are looking for IT staff who are looking to expand their knowledge and skills. Apply those skills to:

• Physical building of servers, racks and nodes, cabling them and installing operating systems,

• Deploy software builds for workstations and other end user devices like tablets and mobile devices

• Conduct performance testing

• Conduct “dead on arrival” testing of hardware

• Update relevant asset tracking systems

• Work effectively with other team members to achieve specific team goals.

• Refurbish and redeploy hardware assets

• Provide progress reports, reviews and plans.

Core Skills and Experience

• Self-motivated, able to work without close supervision.

• Attention to detail

• Ability to follow documentation to the letter, but suggest improvements if they see them.

• Fault finding and diagnosis

Desirable Skills and Experience

• Experience using Windows OS from version 7 upwards • Experience in using Windows Server 2003 upwards • SharePoint Administration and use

Working for DXC, you can look forward to advancing your knowledge and career with training on some of the newest and best tools in the market-place. Erskine Campus has easy, free parking, just off the M8 and Erskine Bridge, free gym, great canteen, Costa carts.

Childcare Modern Apprenticeship

Childcare Modern Apprenticeship
Carousel Training Centre – Paisley
Permanent, Apprenticeship

Local Private Nursery PA2 Full Time employment opportunity. Modern Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage Applies. Applicants must be 16-19 years old. have a minimum of three National 4 qualifications (one of which must include English) or equivalent.

The job role would require you to be part of a proactive and responsible staff team. You will be involved in planning and setting up activities to help children with their learning, development & growth in a stimulating environment. You will also be responsible for the safety and day to day care of babies and young children where they are supported and encouraged to achieve their full potential. You will be expected to work towards a SVQ Level 3 Social Services Children and Young People with Carousel Training Centre.

On completion of the course, you will graduate as a fully qualified Childcare Practitioner. Skills: No experience is necessary, however good communication skills and a genuine desire to work with children are essential.

More information about how to apply HERE.

BT Apprentice programme – Customer Service Operations

BT Apprentice programme – Customer Service Operations

Location: Glasgow
Work area: Customer Service
Starting salaries: £14,963 increasing to £21k on completion of 18 month apprenticeship programme
Start date: September/October 2017

Using the power of communications
Making a better world, together

At BT, we use the power of communications to make a better world. We create amazing new products and services to make customers’ lives easier and we’re always looking for the next new technology so that we can develop fresh innovations and connect people.

If you’ve got the dedication, and you share our passion for changing customers’ lives, you can transform your potential into an exciting career. Your journey with BT doesn’t end once you have finished the apprenticeship programme. You can continue to share great ideas and seize every chance to learn and grow, and you could progress all the way to a senior role, shaping the next big thing.

Customer Service Operations

For most of our ten million customers, our customer care team is the voice of BT. We’re the ones people turn to, online or on the phone. We bring services to life, from superfast broadband, to TV, sport and beyond. You’ll learn to give a brilliant experience to the customers you work with – whether you become an expert in championing products, or diagnosing and fixing technology issues.
It’s challenging work and you’ll need to be a good listener, as well as a talker. It’s also deeply rewarding when you know you’ve really helped someone, and the customer service skills you gain will last you a lifetime. Everyone who works here plays an important part in shaping our customer experience of the future.

Brilliant experiences, happy customers and exceptional people

Are you passionate about doing the right thing for customers? Love to work in an energised team taking ownership and delivering great results? Do you want to build a career using the power of communications to make a better world? If so, we want to hear from you.

Who we’re looking for

At BT, we’re creating an inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds can succeed. Diversity makes sense for us, for our customers and for our future. We value different perspectives, skills and experiences, and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Whatever your background, there are ten particular qualities that we expect everyone here to demonstrate. We call them strengths. Do you share them?

Learner – keen and quick to grow
Drive – ambitious to do brilliantly
Team – supportive of colleagues
Networker – connects with other people
Ownership – takes personal responsibility
Analytical – careful problem solver
Change – open to doing things differently
Customer – Passion for the people we serve
Commercial – fascinated by business
Efficient – plans to achieve success

We look for ‘sparks’ of great potential that we can develop further with our training programmes and support. If you’ve got the spark, you can build a great future with BT.

Why you should join us

You’ll be part of an apprenticeship community dedicated to our purpose – using the power of communications to make a better world.

Our investment in you will be top-notch training coaching & support. So while you can have a great career within the team, it’s also a stepping stone into other parts of BT. There are lots of opportunities to develop a long and rewarding career with us.


Advanced apprenticeship
Four GCSEs – grades A-C (National 5) including Maths and English, or verified equivalent qualifications.


All applications need to be completed by mid-august

Digital Applications Opportunity

Digital Applications (Level 3)

Location: Linwood

Start dates: June and September 2017
Salary: £13,000 per annum

This scheme gives you the chance to work on a diverse range of tasks and an opportunity to gain the confidence and experience you need to get a real head start in the digital workplace. This 12 – 18 month programme combines classroom training with hands on experience, with modules designed to teach you both the technical and business skills which will develop you into a capable team member, fully prepared for a business career working with digital applications. If you like being well organised, analysing information and you have great communications skills, this programme is for you.

Key responsibilities
Depending on your location, skills and ambitions, you could be working in one of many areas, including:

Support a broad range of security and governance related controls for our customers, constantly maintaining a secure and audit-ready environment
Work alongside our Client Security Managers, contributing to and gaining experience in a range of information security, governance, risk and compliance activities
Learn to build relationships with key stakeholders, making this an ideal environment to learn both technical and communication skills

Why apply?
We’re committed to the growth of our apprentices, and that’s why right from the start you’ll be able to earn while you learn, as you are trained and supported throughout the scheme. On top of this, you’ll receive a permanent contract from day one with a full range of flexible benefits, including 25 days’ holiday, private medical insurance, a pension plan and a fully funded training program to help you achieve your qualifications. This programme has everything you need to operate as a fully-fledged business professional in the digital workplace

What you’ll cover
Through a combination of face to face training and workplace assignments, you’ll develop some of the most essential business skills around. From a technical perspective, you’ll gain your PC passport, ensuring you are confident to use a range of systems and software packages, essential for the workplace.

Qualifications you will achieve as part of your Digital Applications Apprenticeship:

SQA SCQF6 Diploma in Digital Applications Support
SQA SCQF6 PC Passport

Embark on your digital journey now. Find out more about an apprenticeship with Atos and apply.

Click HERE to apply.

IT Apprenticeship Vacancies

A large and well known IT company based in Erskine/Bishopton is currently recruiting for IT Apprentices and Test Engineer Apprentices. Suitable for recent school leavers and students, successful candidates will start on a salary of between £12-£14k per annum.

Interested candidates should send their CV to

Maths Week Scotland – UWS Special Lecture

As part of Maths Week Scotland (11 – 17 September) the UWS is hosting a lecture by Prof. Adam McBride OBE.  The target audience is parents, pupils and teachers.

You can book online HERE.

Maths Week Scotland is a brand new Making Maths Count initiative that aims to promote mathematics and numeracy in Scotland.  Mathematics is a vital life skill, not only for young learners, but for parents, educators, and the entire population of Scotland.  The University of the West of Scotland recognises this, and is delighted to support the Making Maths Count initiative by welcoming you to a special lecture, designed for all ages and all walks of life.

This lecture, entitled “Maths is BEST” is given by Professor Adam McBride, OBE, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and Past President of the Edinburgh Mathematical Society.  Professor McBride is a talented mathematician with over 40 years teaching experience, and a huge amount of infectious enthusiasm for the promotion of mathematics.   Adam has led teams of young mathematicians in competitions around the world, and was awarded an OBE for his services to mathematical education. He was even described as the “man who makes maths sexy”!

The last 40 years have been a new ” Golden Age ” for Mathematics. In the first part of his presentation Professor McBride shall discuss some of the exciting developments that have taken place and how Maths underpins so many things that we see or use every day in life.  In the second part, the emphasis will be on the beauty of Maths. There will be audience participation but don’t be afraid! Bring along pencil and paper (or the equivalent).

UWS invite you to join them, in the Brough Hall of the Paisley campus, on Tuesday 12th September, from 18.30 till 20.30. Refreshments will be available.

For more information, please contact Dr Alan Walker at or call 0141 849 4279.