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CCG 2023 Apprentice Intake

The apprenticeships will be for the following trades – joinery, plumbing & bricklaying. All trades are a 4 year apprenticeship with a start date of August 2023.

CCG is an industry-recognised provider of trade apprenticeships in Scotland and we are delighted to announce that we are accepting applications for our 2023 Apprentice Intake.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has recently completed a pre-vocational course, interested in learning a trade or has been made redundant part way through your apprenticeship.

The training programme will be undertaken in partnership with a chosen academic partner over a four-year duration commencing August 2023. Throughout this period, you will be involved in an applied-learning environment including college-based tuition as well as being based on a live CCG construction project.

For an application form please email Teresa Curran

Closing Date – Friday 24th February 2023

Many thanks


Julie McCormack | Senior Commercial & Engagement Officer | The City of Edinburgh Council | Commercial and Procurement Services | Finance and Procurement | Corporate Services | Waverley Court | Business Centre 2.5, 4 East Market Street, Edinburgh EH8 8BG | 0131 529 3453 |

Robert Gordon University – deadline extention

Although the UCAS equal consideration deadline has now passed, Robert Gordon University has decided to extend the application window for our undergraduate courses starting in September 2023.

Acknowledging the uncertainties that young people may face when selecting their pathway into higher education, we would encourage that pupils use our deadline extension as an opportunity to come along to find out more about us and the courses we offer at our Discovery Days (registration opening shortly) on:

Saturday 18 March, 10:00 – 14:00
Saturday 13 May, 10:00 – 14:00
Wednesday 14 June, 12:00 – 16:00

In the meantime, see our facilities through the eyes of our current students who run our campus visits each Wednesday at midday. To book your place, please register or contact should you wish to arrange a visit at an alternative time that is suitable for you.

Please note, individuals travelling from out with Aberdeen City/Aberdeenshire who meet wider access criteria, can receive up to 75% reimbursement for any travel costs associated with attending our Discovery Days.

We hope to see your pupils at our on campus events soon. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions at

Best wishes,

UK & Europe Student Recruitment Team


GOConstruct THE UK’S BIGGEST APPRENTICESHIP Big Assembly 7 February 2023 Online

If you’re thinking about applying for a Construction Apprenticeship, this is the event for you!

Hear from apprentices, employers of apprentices, parents and education providers.

The Big Assembly is a live assembly broadcast, shown to over 100,000 people across the UK.

This is the place to be to get to know apprenticeships from a variety of angles, including former and current apprentices, employers of apprentices, parents, education providers, and much more.

The Big Assembly is 100% free and can be watched online from the comfort of your home, classroom, or place of work.

BBC Young Reporter Competition

If you are aged between 11-18 and in the UK, this is your chance to submit an original story idea to our 2023 competition.

To enter, click HERE.

BBC Young Reporter Competition winners have the unique chance to tell their story on TV, radio, online or on social media with the help of BBC journalists, producers and programme makers.

The theme for the competition is: Me and My World

What original story idea do you think the BBC should be reporting?

Entries should be an original and true story about your life or the world you live in. It should be about a subject relevant to you, your friends, family or community. You need to explain your connection to the story and why you want to tell it to a wider audience.

You don’t need to write or record a finished report, just the outline of a story idea. This can be submitted as a written idea or a video or audio clip.

More details here

Modern Apprenticeship – Healthcare Support Worker

The role will involve assisting the nursing team to carry out home visits to high risk/hard to reach individuals, supporting patients to
attend appointments with other services and delivering harm reduction interventions to identified individuals. All relevant training will
be provided, and regular supervision offered. There will also be scope to develop clinical skills including BBV testing, venepuncture and ECG’s.

More details here

AAB Apprenticeship Programme – Accountancy

The AAB Apprenticeship Programme is a fantastic alternative route into a career in accountancy and business advisory. Our apprenticeship programme allows you to earn a competitive salary and develop new skills while working in a progressive, diverse, energetic and stimulating environment. After gaining valuable knowledge and practical experience, you will start to study towards your chosen professional qualification.

More details here

British Army recruitment events week

Monday 13th March
Tuesday 14th March
Friday 17th March

For S4-S6 age range, if you want to apply you need to discuss this with your Guidance Teacher be fore applying.

Good morning Everyone,

I would like to inform you of an up and coming events week focusing on Intelligence roles within the British Army. Running from 13th March to 17th March 2023. The surge will include the following support from engagement teams:


Our Core Engagement Team (CET) team will provide specific knowledge and insight to Int Corps at large but offer specific insight into Operator Technical Intelligence and Operator Military Intelligence by way of:

1. Materiel and Personnel Exploitation
2. Role specific presentations
3. Role specific kit and equipment
4. STEM activities
5. ATTRACT items
6. Serving soldier advice and guidance to those students interested
7. Q and A session

Intelligence Corps Officers and soldiers are employed in a wide variety of challenging and rewarding roles in many different locations. Intelligence Corps Operators are provided a unique opportunity to cross train in:

Materiel and Personnel Exploitation
Covert Surveillance Duties
Specialist Debriefing
Imagery Analysis
Close Operational Intelligence Support
Strategic Level Assessment
Counter Intelligence Duties
Electronic Warfare Support
Cyber Threat Analysis

This is a great opportunity for the schools who have pupils interested in Intelligence to gain direct access to soldiers who have served in these high functioning roles. Moreover, engage in the team building exercises and have fun.

Careers within the Int Corps are highly sought after and applicants are required to meet certain educational criteria before being accepted. We will be discussing the educational requirements and apprenticeships available from these roles as well as what qualifications can be gained down the line. Furthermore, Q&A throughout on military life, sports and fitness, adventure training to inform pupils of what life in the Army is all about.

We currently have 13th, 14th and 17th March available. Please respond this this email if you would like to discuss booking a visit or if you would like more information.

Michael Hardie
Gdsm Hardie, Scots Guards.
Recruiting Coordinator | Recruiting Group | RR1 | ACC Edinburgh | 67 – 83 Shandwick Pl | Edinburgh | EH2 4SN | DII(F):