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NetworkRail apprenticeships

What is a NetworkRail apprenticeship? – NetworkRail apprentices work on network of rail, signals, electrified lines and telecommunications to get them ready for the future.

How does it work? – First 21 weeks will be spent living and learning at Westwood, our training centre in the Midlands. The rest of your scheme will be spent working from a depot close to home. Specialising in electrification and plant, overhead lines, signalling, telecoms, track or off track, you’ll receive expert training.

How and when to apply? – Please apply for March 2019 apprenticeship scheme as soon as possible, we will be closing down the chance to apply to our depots once we receive enough applications. More info here

EDF Energy apprenticeship

Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship : EDF Energy  operate nuclear, coal and gas power stations, wind farms, and combined heat and power plants.  Their apprenticeships are fixed term – 4 years with the following breakdown :

Years One and Two: Based at the National College for Nuclear Southern Hub, Somerset.

Years Three and Four: You’ll return to your base location at our Torness Power Station in Dunbar, Scotland.

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?
  • Five GCSEs at Grade C or above (or Grade 4 and above in the new GCSE grading structure) OR National 5 or equivalent, including Maths, English and 2 of either Science, Technical or Engineering subjects
  • Talent for practical subjects
  • Desire to learn and develop your skills
  • Willingness to relocate as required.
Closing Date:

Sunday 6 January 2019

More info and to apply go here

A job opportunity for a plumber’s mate

Time Served Plumber and Plumber’s Mate required for Tom Knight & Sons Plumbing & Heating Services

Plumber’s Mate

Hours: Full Time – Permanent

Wage: TBA depending on Experience

Looking for someone that has an interest in Plumbing and willing to learn on the job if required. Driving Li-cence and advantage but not essential.  Looking for reliability and a good time keeping. Work will be within the Lothian’s and Fife area.

For more information contact Tom Knight on 07801347161 or email sending your CV

Applications open for apprenticeships starting in 2019

Leonardo is the largest inward investor in the UK defence sector, the largest Italian inward investor to the UK, and one of the biggest suppliers of defence equipment to the UK MoD.

Apprenticeships are offered in the areas of Craft, Test, and Design Engineering, Business and Cyber disciplines, and  in Scotland – graduate level apprenticeships in Software and Design Engineering.

For more info no current vacancies check here

UCAS applications for Nursing at The University of Edinburgh

Changes applicable ONLY to the  Nursing course (UCAS code B700):

Applicants require National 5 Maths at grade C (was previously grade B); and now no longer require any level of Biology (previously needed minimum National 5 grade B).

Typical offer range

The typical offer is likely to be: SQA Highers: AABB – ABBB

SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in one year of S4-S6

Check more info here

*Edinburgh College Open Days*

Those seniors interested in applying to college, and who would like to go to Edinburgh College Open Day(s) coming up soon – please speak either to your School Careers Adviser (Karolina) or your school Employability Officer Anne Hoffman. Anne will be based in the transition area on Thursday 15th Nov lunchtime, and can put your name on her college trip open day list.

Natural Sciences Volunteers at National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland are currently looking for a volunteer to help with reorganisation and documentation of our Natural Sciences collection at National Museums Collection Centre.

The role: Curatorial Volunteer Vertebrate Biology

Based at: National Museums Collection Centre, Edinburgh

Commitment: flexible , preferred one half day/week

Closing date: Monday 19 November

For more info and to apply check here

The role spec. volunteer


Upcoming Vet Medicine Event: Edinburgh University

For those interested in *vet medicine* : Access to The Professions (Edinburgh University) will run an event – lecture in Midlothian, at their Easter Bush  Campus. The lecture t is focused around dogs’ health over their lifetime. Useful for those considering career in vet medicine .

More info and to sign up here  and here