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Richardson & Starling Apprenticeship Programme 2021

Richardson & Starling are proud to announce the launch of a new Apprenticeship Programme.

Despite a difficult year with varying pandemic restrictions, Richardson & Starling are looking to futureproof its workforce by investing in new talent development.


We are looking to invite 12 motivated individuals to join our award-winning team operating across Scotland and the North of England. If you have the right attitude and would like to become a skilled property preservation specialist then we are looking to hear from you!

All selected apprentices will work amongst the existing team of experienced preservation trades. Every apprentice will also be enrolled in the Veitchi Trade School and gain exposure to a wider range of specialities and further enhance their skillset. Apprentices will be assigned a mentor to ensure they are getting the relevant experience needed to become a seasoned professional.

More details here

Oil and Gas Technical Apprentice Programme

The Oil and Gas Technical Apprentice Programme is a 3 year, 9 month programme and is split into two stages. Apprentices will spend 21 months at college, followed by two years on-the-job training at one of our UK based sponsoring companies.

Being an apprentice gives you the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications, combined with practical training with some of the most innovative oil and gas companies in the world. As an OGTAP apprentice you will:

Study towards related qualifications
Work alongside experience staff
Gain job-specific skills
Earn while you learn
Through a random selection process, apprentices will either be part of the programme under OPITO or ECITB.

OPITO, the skills organisation for the energy industry, manage the programme on behalf of the operating companies, whilst the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) manage on behalf of the contracting companies.

The apprenticeship is offered in four disciplines. When applying you will be asked to state your discipline preference, however, your first choice cannot be guaranteed.

Electrical Maintenance
Instrumentation and Control Maintenance
Mechanical Maintenance
Process Operations
Full details are available on our website


During Scottish Apprenticeship Week we will be running Apprenticeships Roadshow 2021, a series of four live webinars over 1st-4th March 2021.
The webinars are targeted at parents, carers and young people and will be profiling the Apprenticeship Family and three sectors where we know there is an interest from pupils and where (post-COVID) it is anticipated the sector will recover and be offering apprenticeships and opportunities.

Each webinar will be broadcast live on our YouTube channel, we will then launch the recording of the sessions for those that cannot attend live. We ask that parents, carers and young people register for both the live and pre-recorded content, this will help us understand our reach.

What Is An Apprenticeship? – 1st March 2021 (6:30pm-7:20pm)
Retail & Hospitality – 2nd March 2021 (1pm-1:50pm)
Sport & Leisure – 3rd March 2021 (9:30am-10:20am)
Construction – 4th March 2021 (11:50am-12:40pm)

Register here

MacTaggart Scott – Apprenticeships

Apprentice Production Engineer (APPLICATION PROCESS NOW OPEN Until April 9th 2021):
If you want a practical hands-on career which guarantees further technical training and experience, then apply for an apprentice position with us and train to be an engineering craftsperson.

We have a variety of apprenticeships available this year:

Production Electrical
Fitter/Test Fitter

More details here

Trainee Administrator – Baillie Gifford

You will work within our Trading team who strive to deliver a focused, high quality service to the firm’s investment team. You will be working in a team based in both Edinburgh and more recently, Hong Kong. You will be the first point of contact for all administrative and some operations queries. It’s a role where you will complete daily tasks, as well as work on projects that will improve the performance of the team as a whole. We will also provide training and support so that you can start making bookings too.

Apply here

Student Recruitment and Support Advisor

You will provide student-centred information, advice, guidance and support, mostly by phone and email; assisting with enquiries about our courses, fees and financial support through to the administration of their registration. You’ll also support students with a wide range of queries while they are on their course.

You will be able to communicate effectively, by phone and in writing and have recent experience of working in a customer facing environment.

The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within the Job-Related Information.

More details here

Customer Operations Representative

Are you customer obsessed with a background in dealing with customers?

Would you like to progress or begin your career in financial services with one of Britain’s Top Employers?

Consider a career with Phoenix – looking after Standard Life customers.

At Phoenix Group, we strive to help people achieve a more secure and sustainable future. We’re really proud of our legacy of helping our customers and with circa 14 million policies, we make a difference to the lives of millions of people as the UK’s largest long-term savings and retirements business. More than ever, people need help and guidance from a company which is simple to deal with and who they trust.

Apply here

Clinical Support Worker – NHS Lothian

Please be aware that we anticipate an extremely high level of interest in this advert and it is therefore very likely that the advert will close earlier than the noted date. It is advisable that you apply early.

We are recruiting to a number of clinical support worker / Healthcare Support Worker / Theatre Healthcare Support worker posts at Band 2 across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

More details here

The Sutton Trust Apprenticeship Summer School

The Sutton Trust Apprenticeship Summer School will be delivered in partnership with leading employers. The programme will help you make an informed decision about your future career.

You will gain an in depth understanding of degree apprenticeships, what they involve and whether a degree apprenticeship is the right choice for you. You will hear from current apprentices, experience networking opportunities, attend sessions hosted by employers and learn the different application processes employers use.

More details here