Modern Apprenticeship – Career Development – Musselburgh

Skills Development Scotland are looking for a candidate to join their team of Careers Advisers as a Modern Apprentice in Career Development (SVQ level 3). SDS  Careers Advisers provide information, advice and guidance to customers. They work with them to build their career management and employability skills and support them throughout their career journey.

Job spec:

A range of duties such as:

  • Responding to customer enquiries face to face and on the phone
  • Signposting customers to relevant SDS services
  • Promoting our services to young people who are in school or are unemployed
  • Supporting the co-delivery of group sessions
  • Maintaining accurate customer records

You will be employed on a 2-year fixed term contract and will be based at Adam Ferguson House, Station Road, Musselburgh, EH21 7PQ.

You will be supported in your learning and development to achieve the Modern Apprenticeship framework in Career Development. This includes working toward the Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) level 3 (SCQF Level 7) in “Enabling Clients to Access Career Development Services”

Salary £17,888
Hours 35
Duration 2 Years
Driving Licence required No
Closing Date 01/09/2019
For more information and to apply check the job spec

Animal Husbandry apprenticeships – Edinburgh University

The University of Edinburgh have a new modern apprenticeship vacancy available. Training offered leads to SVQ Level 3 (SCQF Level 7) in Life Sciences.

Contract: 30 months

Pay: £16,460 per year

Working within a team of 10 individuals you will be involved in working with small animals within a research environment, including the responsibility for their care and welfare.

Qualifications required: At least two qualifications at Higher Level, one of which must be science and no fewer than four national qualifications, nat 5 or equivalent, with passes in English, maths and science.

Deadline 20/08/2019More info and to apply check here 

Lothian Tractors Ltd apprenticeships Macmerry

  • Apprentice Agricultural Engineer
  • Apprentice Parts Person

Company: Lothian Tractors Limited
Location: Macmerry

Lothian Tractors Ltd is a main dealer for leading agricultural brands New Holland, Kverneland, Richard Western and a whole host of others. Due to continued expansion, the above positions have become available, offering an opportunity to join their excellent team at Macmerry. In the workshop they are looking for hard-working, self-motivated people with the desire to succeed and an ability to work as part of a team and equally well individually.

Suitable candidates should have good time keeping, a clean driving licence, be able to work overtime as and when required and conduct themselves in a professional manner.

Applicants for the apprenticeship positions need to be self-motivated with a desire to learn in a demanding industry. Ability to work as part of a team and embrace flexible working hours will be expected, as will reliable time keeping.

To apply send a CV and cover letter either by email or post, to          Lothian Tractors Lt., Unit 5 Macmerry Industrial Estate, Tranent, EH33 1RD

SQA exam results Helpline

Exam Results – 6th  August 2019

On Tuesday 6 August 2019, thousands of young people get their exam results. Skills Development Scotland Advisers will be on hand from 8 am on 6th August with information, advice and guidance.
The Exam Results Helpline 0808 100 8000 open from 8 am to 8pm on Tuesday 6th August 2019; and from 9am to 5pm weekdays from Thursday 8th until Wednesday 14th August.

Edinburgh Careers Fair 23rd August

*For those looking for a new job*

Edinburgh Careers Fair is open to all candidates with different experience and education levels. It’ll be a great opportunity to meet employers, and learn about new opportunities as well as ask questions to get a good picture of what companies can offer their employees.

No pre-registration is required, you can just turn up on the day – however, you can find out more regarding The UK Careers Fair by visiting or emailing Book tickets here 



Chef apprenticeship at Edinburgh University

This Modern Apprenticeship is with the University’s Accommodation, Catering and Events department (ACE) who provide a comprehensive range of accommodation, conference, event and catering services for staff across the University and for all types of visitors to the University.
The main function of the Edinburgh First Catering and Event Kitchen team, within ACE, is to provide food and beverage services to a range of customers. These services can be provided in our five on-site conference and event venues at Pollock Halls (beside Arthurs Seat) or as part of an outside catering service.

Contract: 18 months
Salary: £16,460 per annum

Deadline 31/07/2019

More info and to apply check here 

Hairdressing modern apprenticehsip

A new trainee Hairdresser vacancy, modern apprenticeship, available with Mentor, based in Edinburgh.

You will learn the practical and theory skills in hairdressing and be a fully qualified hairdresser after 3 years.

School level qualifications that you may have gained and any past work experience would be an advantage but not necessary. Quality’s include, reliable, friendly face, willingness to work, positive attitude.

Deadline : 01/08/2019

More info and to apply check here 

Edinburgh College Clearning event

Edinburgh College are running a Clearing event day following the SQA results day. This is an opportunity to  speak to the college staff and find out about courses that have spaces left. There may be an opportunity to make a fast track application at the campus.

Course Clearing Event
Thursday 8 August 2019
12 – 4 pm
Granton Campus
350 West Granton Road, EH5 1QE

Please make sure you bring all qualification certificates, portfolios and examples of work with you to the course clearing event so we can fast-track your course offer.

More information here 

Graduate Apprenticeship – Administration

Heriot Watt University :The role will be supporting the Executive Dean but the role holder may also be required to provide executive support to other members of the executive team and therefore you must be a confident communicator who is also a champion juggler of priorities.

Pay: £11,223 per year
Location: Edinburgh
Contract:Full-time (35 Hours)
Heriot-Watt University
Deadline: 14/07/2019
Qualifications offered: SCQF level 10 – Honours Degree

For more information and to apply check here 

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