Fermentation Assistant at Ingenza

You will learn all there is to know about Fermentation.

You will learn specifically about;

– Microbiology
– Aseptic Technique
– Media preparation
– Using a microscope
– Pouring plates
– Growth of cultures in shake flasks

You will be under the supervision of a former Modern Apprentice who is now a Fermentation Scientist with a successful 10 year career at Ingenza!

You will be expected to attend Edinburgh College for initially 1 day per week where you will be enrolled on the course ‘Life Sciences and Related Science Industries’

The successful candidate should have Maths and English at a minimum of National 4 level

Deadline 10/03/2019

Location Edinburgh

Salary £10 000 – £11 000 per year

For more info, and to apply check  here

Engineering Technician Apprentice with TNT

As an Engineering Technician Apprentice you will form part of a professional on site engineering team who are responsible for maintaining our large and varied fleet, ranging from company cars to trucks and trailers.

You will learn new skills and work towards a Level 3 apprenticeship standard in Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. If you successfully complete the apprenticeship you will be offered the opportunity to join the team on a permanent basis as a skilled Vehicle Maintenance Technician.

Location: Edinburgh

External Closing Date: 02/04/2019

for more info and to apply, check here

Arthur McKay Electrical Installation apprenticeship

Arthur McKay offer SVQ qualifications in electrical installation: This 4 year apprenticeship consists of a combination of college hours and on site experience, leading to a final FICA test and an SVQ/NVQ level 3 in Electrical Installation. 

Example tasks:

Installing and maintaining cables, wiring, conduits

Using a variety of hand and power tools

Reading plans and technical drawings

Testing installations

Applications for 2019 apprenticeships are open from 7th January – 30th April 2019.

Entry criteria:

Applicants must have sat and passed the relevant industry approved assessment – SECTT (in Scotland). It is also desirable for applicants to have achieved a National 5  in Maths, English, Physics and a technical subject as a minimum. 

For more info on the job, and to apply check here

Edinburgh College Inspiration Days

The college are hosting 4 afternoon events designed to give pupils in S4/S5 or S6 who are planning to study an SCP course[School College Partnership Course] the opportunity to attend a workshop to find out more about the course of their choice and take part in activities.

Friday 8 March – Midlothian Campus (1.30-4.00pm)

Friday 15 March – Sighthill Campus (1.30-4.00pm)

Friday 22 March – Milton Road Campus (1.30-4.00pm)

Friday 29 March – Granton Campus (1.30-4.00pm)


More information in the poster attached  : 

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To sign up for the event check here

Work experience: National Galleries of Scotland – National Portrait Gallery

Work experience placements are available to secondary school students who show a genuine interest in art and possibly a desire for further study or work in art.

The experience offers an opportunity to get involved in some of the support functions of the Galleries. There is no direct involvement with the art, curators, or exhibitions.

The placement is for 1 week during which each day is spent with a different department

  • helping support day to day activities
  • shadowing events
  • visiting exhibitions where possible

Work experience contact details

Volunteer Programme Coordinator
Modern Two Lodge
72 Belford Road

+44 (0)131 624 6294


To download and send an application form check here

New Look Retail apprenticeship

New Look in Edinburgh have a new apprenticeship vacancy open for applications now.

They offer the following:

SVQ Level 2 in Retail Skills (SCQF 5)
Level 2 Core Skills in Numeracy, ICT & Communication (SCQF4)

Nat 4 qualifications or equivalent is preferred but not essential.

New Look require applicants to have good communication skills as well as team work and organisational skills.

This job role is based in the city centre of Edinburgh.

Salary: £7,311 per year

Full-time (38 Hours)

Training  provider: People Plus

Deadline: 27/02/2019

For more info and to apply, check here

Engineering Apprentice

Viridor are a recycling, renewable energy and waste management company who transform waste into raw materials and energy.

Viridor are looking for an Energy – ERF Engineering & Maintenance  apprentice to work in Dunbar.

The  Engineering Apprenticeship Scheme will take approximately four years to complete. Becoming a Viridor Engineering Apprentice will require commitment to a comprehensive training programme, ‘on the job’ training and the completion of a portfolio of evidence to support a SVQ Level 3 Engineering Maintenance.

Entry requirements: five National 5 Grade Qualifications which must include English, Maths, and a Science at grace C or above, as well as two further National 5 subjects at Grade C or above (preferably one being a Technical Subject i.e. Craft & Design)

Deadline: 30th April 2019. Please be aware this role starts in August 2019

To apply check here 

Your rights in work

Whether or not you are planning to start work after leaving school, you should know and understand your rights in work, including :

  • employment status
  • working hours
  • National Minimum Wage
  • temporary and seasonal jobs

Learn more now and before you leave school so that you have the awareness and confidence to take up a new, real job.

For more info check the Employment section on MGS careers page  

under “Your rights in work”,  go to My WOW 

BESA in school in February


BESA Training provides a range of apprenticeships for the building engineering services sector.

Building Services Engineering is all about making the buildings we live, work and play in safe, working and healthy environments.

Modern apprenticeship schemes BESA promote include:

  • gas engineering
  • heating and ventilation
  • refrigeration and air conditioning

On the 25th February BESA is coming to the Grammar to offer aptitude tests to those students interested in an apprenticeship programme in either of the above.

*If interested in taking part – please see Ms Anne Hoffman [School Employability Officer] asap*

More info on BESA check here 


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