Category Archives: Employment and Training

Interview Preparation 2019/20

Time to be a STAR!

Find out what it’s all about here
CV and Cover Letter

Preparing for Interviews

28 October session
Using the STAR resources above complete the following questions as fully as possible. Be creative, think about school, work experience, outside interests/hobbies, volunteering etc to illustrate your examples. Include as much detail as you can and help each if you get stuck but don’t sit and talk for an hour! If you do this, you will have a script to work from for interviews and these are the hardest questions to answer so work hard at this. Remember, completing a task in a given timescale is an important work skill!

Get your language sorted here

Some helpful suggestions from BBC Bitesize
Here are some examples

If you can haggle a brilliant bargain, or persuade people that something’s worth doing – that’s negotiating
If you’re the decision maker, everyone follows your lead, AND you can keep them motivated – that’s leadership
If you’re the go-to person to sort a tricky issue, then you’re a natural at problem solving
If you work well with others – whether it’s on a sports team or a project with others – that’s teamwork
If you can fit a lot into a day or love a to-do list – that’s time management
If you are the one that always comes up with imaginative solutions – that’s creativity.
These are all skills employers love! You just have to describe them in the right way. Focus on the skills you have, shout about them, and they could help you get your dream job.

How-to-ace-your-interview-a-guide-to-interview-skills

Vacancy – North Berwick

WHY NOT the North Berwick shop are looking for staff. .. whynot currently employs people aged from 16 to 82 years old! The only requirement is a bright personality and a willingness to learn.

If you’d like to join our team in North Berwick on a full-time, part-time, short term or long term basis – working in our cafe, delicatessen or in our retail section we’d love to hear from you.

To find out more please email “manager@whynotscotland.com” or call Kashana on 07940 148 475

Trainee Ambulance Technicians

The Scottish Ambulance service are recruiting for Trainee Ambulance Technicians for intakes in 2020

Please note these are the ONLY locations we are recruiting to:
Tayside
Edinburgh, East and Midlothian
West Lothian
Scottish Borders
Lanarkshire
Greater Glasgow and Clyde

The Role:
Ambulance Technicians provide immediate care right across Scotland, often to people in their most vulnerable state and in very difficult and challenging environments.

The Training:
The successful applicant for this post will be an employee of the Service from their start date and will be enrolled on our bespoke clinical programme which will lead to a vocational diploma in Emergency Care Support.

Take a look at the link below for more information and for detailed information on what is required in order to apply:here or https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/emergency-services/scottish-ambulance-service/jobs/trainee-ambulance-technician-175432?utm_source=Indeed&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=Indeed

Apprenticeship Information Day – Torness Power Station

Their engineering maintenance apprenticeship scheme is a four year programme which focuses on the skills required to maintain their power stations. As well as the technical skills, they will also help you to develop the attitudes and behaviours essential to the safe operation of their power stations. Upon completion the successful applicants will be awarded a Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technical Apprenticeship Certificate and will have also attained a BTEC Level 3, with the potential for further education such as a HNC.

EDF is holding an information day for interested applicants – Saturday 23rd November, there will be three sessions on each day – 9.30am, 11.00am and 1pm. Spaces are limited and you MUST book

Email: Gillian.Farquhar@edf-energy.com For more information: www.edfenergy.com/apprentices

Trainee Chartered Accountant

Henderson Loggie is an ICAS approved training provider. Each year we actively recruit graduates and school leavers to join our Chartered Accountant Training Programme. We offer a five year training contract for school leavers which provides them with hands on experience whilst working at Henderson Loggie and external training provided by ICAS. At the end of the five year training contract, should the trainee have performed at a consistently high standard, there may be the opportunity to remain with the firm.

CA Trainee 2020 (5 year) Edinburgh