University of Glasgow update

Dear Higher Education adviser,

We hope that you and all of the school community are safe and well. Please forward this email to the appropriate contact(s) and let us know if anyone should be added to our contacts list.

If there is anything we can do to support your current UCAS applicants, or any pupils starting to think about their applications for university study in 2022, please let us know.

Information about the recent decision to defer students offered a place on the BDS Dentistry to September 2022 is available via our admissions information pages as well as a copy of the communication that is being sent to all applicants for 2021 entry who are still waiting for a decision on their UCAS application(s): www.gla.ac.uk/undergraduate/teachers/admissionswideningparticipation/

We’ve revamped our videos and resources pages to help you find information more easily. Please feel free to use any of these resources in school and do let us know if there’s anything else that you would find useful. We’ll also be very happy to provide live virtual presentations and Q&A sessions in (or after) school: www.gla.ac.uk/undergraduate/teachers/videosvirtualresources/

Our What’s On pages include information about our next Open Day in June, online fairs and information sessions, Software Engineering Graduate Apprenticeship information session and vacancies, and masterclasses in History and English Language & Linguistics for senior students: www.gla.ac.uk/undergraduate/teachers/whatson/

Best wishes,

UK Student Recruitment

External Relations, University of Glasgow

PATHWAY APPRENTICESHIP – BUSINESS SKILLS

Contract: Fixed Term – 26 weeks / 25 hours per week
Allowance: £100 per week
Training Provider: Limelight Careers
Closing Date: Friday 5 March

The course will be delivered on a virtual platform. You will take part in projects, individual and group activities developing IT and other practical work-based skills that employers find valuable. You will build a portfolio of evidence that showcases the requirements of the Business Skills Pathway Apprenticeship.

More details here

Scottish Apprenticeship Week – Get help with your CV!

CV – Curriculum Vitae

This means life works – it’s something most employers want when you apply for work.

You provide information including your name, contact details, education, qualification, work history, hobbies/ interests and any other information you think would be useful for the job you’re applying for.

Your CV needs to be amended every time you apply for a new position to reflect the appropriate skills and personal statement as necessary.

You need a working email in order to complete the ‘My Strengths’ and then ‘My CV’ on My World of Work. Link below.

https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/getting-job/building-cv

Examples of CV’s for a school leaver follow link below

https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/example-cvs-and-cover-letters-school-leaver

Covering letter
This is a document sent alongside your CV when applying for jobs. Its acts as a personal introduction and helps to sell your application. A cover letter is necessary as it gives you the chance to explain to an employer why you’re the best candidate for the job. Link below providing examples.

https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/cover-letters

Ask for help!!! Contact a Careers Adviser for help and advice

emma.m.scott@sds.co.uk

wendy.malcolm@sds.co.uk

mick.burns@sds.co.uk

A couple of really good short videos how to write a CV as well as avoiding mistakes

Additional good sources for creating your CV can be found below

https://www.planitplus.net/EasyCV/

Scottish Apprenticeship Week – Monday event

Developing the Young Workforce Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian are hosting a live webinar for Parents and Pupils on 01 March 2021, 1830-1920 on ‘Meet the Apprenticeship Family’.

This webinar will focus on the three levels of the Apprenticeship Family – Foundation, Modern, Graduate – and the opportunities for progression for pupils when they school.

More details and to register go here

If you need any help please contact:
emma.m.scott@sds.co.uk
wendy.malcolm@sds.co.uk
mick.burns@sds.co.uk

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 1-5 March 2021

It’s never been more important to show our support for apprenticeships.

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2021 is a time to share the value apprenticeships can bring to individuals, employer and the economy.

This year’s theme is Business Backing Talent, to showcase the great things that happen when employers back talent through apprenticeships. 

Businesses have adapted to challenging times. Employers and learning providers have innovated so apprentices can learn, achieve and progress. While businesses taking on apprentices have developed new and safe ways to recruit in their commitment to backing talent.

There’s more support from Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland to help individuals get the chance of an apprenticeship and for businesses to benefit from employing apprentices.

Scottish Apprenticeship Week is the time for all those in Scotland benefiting from apprenticeships to join together and share their stories to encourage others to get involved. 

The week will also provide information on the range of support available for employers to back talent through apprenticeships. 

If you’re a teacher, pupil, parent or carer, you can also sign up to our ‘Introductions to apprentices’ broadcast. Find out more here

Careers information and advice