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Mick Burns

Careers Adviser

mick.burns@sds.co.uk

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Vacancies

From Monday 29 July 2013 information about vacancies from the Careers Adviser will no longer be posted on the school website. You will now find them at http://www.edubuzz.org/midandeastvacancies/. You can also follow the Twitter feed #midandeast

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KPMG School Leaver Programme (Degree Level)

KPMG School Leavers’ Programme 2013

Edinburgh

Our School Leavers’ Programme is a compelling alternative to pursuing a traditional university route. We’ve developed an innovative 6 year programme that offers the opportunity to get a job in our audit team, obtain an accounting degree at the University of Birmingham, and become a fully qualified chartered accountant with ICAS.

We pay a starting salary of £20k (in London). This could be your opportunity to be completely free of student debt because your university tuition and accommodation fees and your professional fees will be paid for by us.

Our Requirements

As a general rule, you’ll be expected to meet the following requirements:
- Minimum grade 2 in S Grade Maths
- Minimum grade 2 in S Grade English
- Minimum of 4 Highers totalling 320 UCAS Tariff Points

For more information go to: 

www.kpmgcareers.co.uk/school-leavers/school-leaver-programme

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Scottish Government – Administration Modern Apprenticeship

This Modern Apprenticeship is based in Third Sector Division, 3-H South, Scottish Government, Victoria Quay, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ

 This is a high profile delivery area which provides an opportunity to work with a diverse and interesting range of stakeholders. It is also an area in which Ministers take keen interest.

For our Modern Apprenticeships, we wish to attract high quality candidates who have the

- potential to perform at this level

- ability and commitment to achieve all the outcomes of the apprenticeship including passing SVQ 2 in Business Administration

This position has an attractive starting salary of £15,792.

Closing date for applications is Thursday 20th June 2013.   CVs and covering letters to be emailed to emma.scott@sds.co.uk

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Royal Bank of Scotland – Apprenticeships

Level 2 Intermediate apprenticeship:

The programme lasts for 12 months.

No educational qualifications required

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

The programme lasts for 18 months.

Minimum of S Grade Maths and English at 3 or above. Would prefer applicants to have Highers

Please use the following link for more information and how to apply.

https://www.rbsbankyoubuild.com/school-leavers/apprenticeships

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Thomas Cook – Travel Services Apprenticeship

During the Apprenticeship scheme you’ll be gaining invaluable knowledge and experience every day, learning about the travel business and how it all comes together as you put your outgoing, friendly and results-focused personality to the test. This is an amazing opportunity for those with a passion for travel and commitment to ensuring customer satisfaction to a business that will recognise and reward your hard work and contribution with incredible career progress opportunities.

To get started, applicants need 5 Standard Grades at levels 1 or 2, preferably including maths and English. In return apprentices will receive an extensive range of discounts and travel deals, such as access to cheap late deals, employee reductions on holidays and great discounts on all the travel essentials.

For more information on the Thomas Cook Co-operative Travel Apprenticeship programme go to:

http://www.thomascook.com/recruitment/uk-and-ireland/apprentices/

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NHS Lothian – Trainee Pharmacy Technician

NHS Lothian is looking for an enthusiastic motivated individual to train to become a pharmacy technician.

Entry Requirements:
Four Standard Grades at level 1/2 or above or equivalent. These should include English; Mathematics; Chemistry and Biology.

Training: Trainee will work towards SVQ Level 3 Pharmacy Services. Training will be provided in the work place and by attendance on day release at Edinburgh College.

Apply: To request an application pack email your name address and job ref number: PHA/NHSL/2013/14/012 to recruitment@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk or Tel: 0131 536 3030(24hrs

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Horticulture Modern Apprenticeship – The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (Edinburgh Zoo)

The modern apprenticeship is open to 16-19 year olds (for those with dates of birth between 1 July 1994 and 30 June 1997) and offers a full time work programme of learning and qualifications.

Training: You will work towards a Modern Apprenticeship, which includes studying for an SVQ Level 2 in Amenity Horticulture at Oatridge College. This will be on a day release basis. You will also be taken through additional practical qualifications e.g. machinery operation and first aid training. RZSS Apprentices are also required to complete a diary of work carried out at Edinburgh Zoo and complete some practical based garden projects, in both years 1 and 2.

Salary:

Year 1: £5,850

Year 2: £7,140

You will be provided with protective clothing and any safety equipment required for the work you are doing.

Progression: On successful completion of your apprenticeship, you may have the opportunity to extend your training period for an additional two years to undertake an SVQ Level 3 horticultural qualification

Closing date for applications is Monday 3rd June 2013

For full information of the apprenticeship and how to apply for the position, please email jobs@rzss.org.uk with a note of interest and follow the instructions which will be emailed to you.

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Trainee Engineering Technician

David Narro Associates is a Structural and Civil Engineering Consultancy based in Edinburgh and they are looking for an enthusiastic Trainee Engineering Technician to join a team of Structural Engineering CAD Technicians in their busy Edinburgh office.

Training:

You will receive on the job training in Computer Aided Draughting using 2D and 3D draughting software packages to allow you to produce structural detailed drawings for projects. Training will also include working towards an HNC/D in Civil engineering on a day release basis.

Entry requirements:

2 Highers ideally in Maths and a science related subject

S Grade or Higher Graphic Communication

Applicants should have an interest in IT and engineering, good communication skills and a desire to learn.

Applications should be made through www.teenwork.co and should include a short covering letter explaining why you consider yourself to be a good candidate for this job.

Closing date: 31 May 2013

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Scottish Government Modern Apprenticeship

Scottish Government is seeking applications for an Administration Modern Apprentice. The post will be in the Communication Directorate, Marketing Team based in St Andrew’s House, Regent Road, Edinburgh.

Competencies and experience required:

Team work

Information management

Customer service

Self awareness

Potential to perform at the required level

Ability and commitment to achieve all the outcomes of the apprenticeship including passing SVQ2 in Business Administration

 Essential criteria

Strong numeracy and Literacy skills

Experience of excel spreadsheets and databases

Desirable criteria

Organised with strong administrative skills and an eye for detail

 Candidates should explain in their CVs specifically how they meet the competencies indicated in the post and should include a short covering letter.   CV and covering letter should be emailed to emma.scott@sds.co.uk

This position has an attractive starting salary of £15,792

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