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Vestas – Share this Job Apprentice Service Technician

You will join our Service UK team in Scotland (must live at an address within Scotland) and enroll in a 4-year apprenticeship program. This will provide an opportunity to learn the key skills and qualifications required to become a fully qualified Service Technician with Vestas. The role will be blended learning, split between college (classroom and workshop) for 2 years, working towards a HND in Electrical Engineering (Monday to Friday). Followed by a further 2 years of site based practical learning, working amongst our service teams, gaining further experience and training.

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Trainee Mental Health Nurse

Are you interested in a career as a Registered Mental Health Nurse but not in a financial position to undertake full time study at University?

If you have the right values of care, compassion, dignity, respect, openness, honesty, responsibility, and teamwork for working within the NHS and the commitment to work with people with Mental Illness, then we have a unique opportunity for you.

NHS Lothian, in partnership with the Open University, are seeking to recruit 20 trainee Mental Health Nurses to undertake the BSc (Hons) Nursing: Mental Health through the Open University. This is only the second year we have offered the opportunity to be supported by both organisations to study to become a Registered Mental Health Nurse whilst employed on a permanent contract with NHS Lothian as a Health Care Support Worker.

Posts will be available across the range of Mental Health Services provided by NHS Lothian such as Adult Acute Mental Health, Older Peoples Acute Mental Health, Dementia care, Adult Mental Health Rehabilitation, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Mother and Baby Mental Health Service.

Entry requirements:

​​​Core skills in numeracy at SCQF level 5 or Standard Grade Mathematics or Arithmetic (passed at credit level) or National 5 in Mathematics or Arithmetic or the equivalent.

Core skills in communication at SCQF level 5 or Standard Grade English (passed at credit level) or National 5 in English or the equivalent.

Employment is subject to you becoming a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme, occupational health clearance and satisfactory references prior to appointment.

You must be eligible to work the required practice hours in the UK for the duration of your studies.

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Seasonal jobs resources

Although it’s only temporary, a seasonal job will give you skills you can use all year round. Any job you do means experience for you CV, money and meeting new people who could help you in the future. Temporary jobs also show that you’re keen to work and if you impress your employer, it could turn into something permanent.

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