Apprentice Animal Technician – University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh are looking to fill 2 posts of an apprentice Animal Technician.
The job spec:
To train with and become a member of Bioresearch & Veterinary Services, you will support various research groups working within The University of Edinburgh using animal models within Home Office Legation (The Animals (Scientific Procedure) Act 1986).
As a member of Bioresearch & Veterinary Services, you will be trained to provide excellent care for animals and to support biomedical researchers who use animals in research within The University of Edinburgh
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Trainee Swim Teacher with Edinburgh Leisure

LOCATION:Various locations within Edinburgh, EH11 4DF
RATE:£9.50 per hour
HOURS:25 hours per week

Closing date:         Sunday 27th February 2022

Assessment dates: Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th March 2022

We’ll help you jump in at the deep end by giving you all the training and support you need to become a qualified Swim Teacher. And pay you to do it! We’ll even pay your training costs and exam fees.

All you need to bring is a passion for swimming and an eagerness to teach such an important lifesaving skill.

More information and to apply check here : Trainee Swim Teacher – | Edinburgh Leisure | myjobscotland

Edinburgh College Open Day 04/02/2022

Join us for our virtual Q and A sessions exclusively for schools.These are an insightful look into what college has to offer. Pupils will watch a subject presentation giving a taste of our courses, the facilities they will have access to and where they can progress to. Each session provides an opportunity to ask questions directly to our curriculum staff to help answer any of your pupil’s queries about college.


Virtual Q and A’s Friday 4 February 10.30am  – 12pm 

Event Schedule  

To Access  Q and A Session
10.30am Performing Arts Click Here 
10.30am Hairdressing and Beauty Click Here 
10.30am Social Science Click Here 
11am Construction Click Here 
11am Engineering (includes Automotive and Electrical Engineering) Click Here 
11am Childhood Practice Click Here 
11am Enterprise and Commerce Click Here 
11am Photography Click Here 
11.30am Science Click Here
11.30am Health Professional and Social Services Click Here 
11.30am Travel and Tourism Click Here 
11.30am Art and Design Click Here 
12pm Sport and Fitness Click Here 
12pm Professional Cookery and Hospitality, Retail and Events Click Here 
12pm Music and Sound Production Click Here 
12pm Computing Click Here
12pm Broadcast Media Click Here 
Access and Continuing Education (ACE) 
Built Environment (Building Services) 
Modern Languages 

Edinburgh College Open Days

If you are considering applying for a full-time course starting in August 2022 at Edinburgh College, you might want to come to the open events Edinburgh College to find out all you need to know about their courses and how to apply.

Open Days Schedule

Date Campus Time
Thursday 24 February 2022 Milton Road Campus 5pm – 7pm
Thursday 24 February 2022 Midlothian Campus 5pm – 7pm
Saturday 26 February 2022 Granton Campus 10am – 2pm
Saturday 5 March 2022 Sighthill Campus 10am – 2pm


For more information, and to book a place, please go to Open Days 2022 | Edinburgh College

Booking opens on the 1st of February.

Trainee Beauty Therapist

Aura clinic is brand new clinic based in the heart of Edinburgh.

We pride ourselves for giving our Customers the best customer service experience.

We now require a full time trainee or newly qualified beauty therapist you must be enthusiastic person and have a ‘can do’ attitude.

Sales is very important in this role you must be a good communicator who can close sales and meet company targets.

If this sounds like you and you are wanting a new career in the new year then please do apply

We provide laser training and provide good commission structure.

Please when sending CV do write a short paragraph to say why you will be suitable for this position.

Apply through Indeed here

M&G Pre Apprenticeship Programme

 M&G’s Business Administration apprenticeships starting in September 2022!

Bridge to M&G will give S5 & S6 students the opportunity to gain an immersive insight into the business administration-focused apprenticeship roles at M&G, whilst being mentored by a professional facilitator from The Talent Foundry, and experts from M&G plc and Odgers (an international head-hunting company).

The fully funded pre-apprenticeship programme will cover: 

  • Is M&G the right fit for them? Students will find out more about what life at M&G looks like, and the key values they look for in applicants.  This will help students ensure that the company is the right fit for them and demonstrate their understanding of the organisation during the application process.
  • Detailed walkthrough of the apprenticeship itself and the application process: Students will learn about how an apprenticeship works and learn the application process in depth – including what M&G look for at different stages of the interview process.
  • Engagement with M&G employees: Students will have several encounters with M&G’s current apprentices throughout the programme and gain key advice about how to approach the application process from their experience.
  • Coaching sessions with TTF: These sessions will help students in smaller groups identify and gain confidence in talking about the skills they have, what makes them stand out, and sell themselves as an ideal candidate!

What are the dates of the programme? 

Sessions with M&G and Odgers will be taking place virtually at the following times:

Date    Start time  End time
11th January 2022 M&G & The Talent Foundry 9:00am 11:00am
25th January 2022 M&G & The Talent Foundry 1:00pm  3:00pm 
8th February 2022 M&G & The Talent Foundry 9:00am 11:00am
1st March 2022 M&G & The Talent Foundry 1:00pm  3:00pm 
w/c 7th March 2022 Odgers & The Talent Foundry TBC TBC

Are students eligible? 

  • As a minimum students should have 5 National 5s with good grades in Maths and English (A-C).
  • Be interested in applying for a business admin apprenticeship with M&G when they leave school.
  • The programme is looking to attract students from ethnic minority backgrounds

How do I book a place for my students? 

Visit – or email Gemma Hellawell, Programme Manager at or call us on 0207 148 0934 for more information.



Apprentice Play Practitioner opportunities

ELOSCN is a Charitable Organisation who operate 12 Breakfast and After School Clubs in Edinburgh & the Lothians, we are currently looking to recruit Apprentice Play Practitioners in a few of our settings in East and Midlothian, our website address is for more information on our clubs.

The successful applicants must want a career within the Childcare industry, we offer a 30 hour a week contract, 27.5 hours are club based, 7.30 – 9am breakfast club and 2.30-5.45pm Monday to Thursday After School and 12-5.45pm Friday after school, the other 2.5 hours will be used either covering local creche’s looking after babies/toddlers,  or completing essential CPD and spending time on completing their Qualification Level 3 Social Services Children and Young People.  They are fully supported through their qualification both within their setting and with our Training Provider Q-Train.  The current rate of pay for apprentice at the age of 16 is £4.15 per hour rising to £4.81 next April, their pay will increase to £9.50 on completion of their Qualification.   All our services are Care Inspectorate registered, we would therefore require successful applicants to be PVG checked and registered with the SSSC.

Application form here:

Zoo Summer School Opportunity

FREE Science Summer School 2022, run at Edinburgh Zoo or the Highland Wildlife Park, has begun. The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) is now accepting applications for this course that runs within the school summer holidays,  and is open to interested students (current S4-S6) . The application deadline  is on March 7th 2022.

This is a FREE week long course aimed at school students between the ages of 16-18 years who are pursuing a career in science. Run at Edinburgh Zoo or the Highland Wildlife Park over the summer and delivered by a host of zoo professionals including keepers and vets, this is an excellent opportunity for students to gain more experience in research and conservation, whilst adding to their CVs in a fun and immersive manner!

The Science Summer School runs multiple times throughout the summer. This year’s dates are:

Highland Wildlife Park:                Weeks Beginning 11th July & 18th July 2022

Edinburgh Zoo:                              Weeks Beginning 1st August & 8th August 2022Students wishing to apply should complete the application form found on the RZSS Science Summer School website before the application deadline on March 7th 2022.

To find out more about our Science Summer School, including how to book, check the website or online albums.