BAE Systems – Women in Craft Engineering – Apprenticeship Insight Event

Our apprenticeship insight event will introduce you to the exciting world of craft engineering; providing you with the opportunity to learn more about our company, gain hands on experience and visit our sites. You’ll also get to meet our current craft engineering apprentices, who will provide insights into their role and share their experience.

Taking place over 4 days throughout January & February 2022, places on the programme are limited.

Following the insight experience, you could be offered a full time position on our Advanced Craft Engineering Apprenticeship, starting in autumn 2022.

Opportunities available at:



Barrow in Furness



Radway Green

Applicants need to have either achieved five GCSEs 4-9/A*-C or National 4 (or equivalent) including Maths, English and a Science or be on track to achieve five GCSEs 4-9/A*-C or National 4 (or equivalent) including Maths, English and a Science by September 2022

Registration closes 6 December 2021. All applications will be reviewed, and you will receive an outcome decision via email by 17 December 2021.

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About Craft Engineering

Our Craft Engineers work in manufacturing environments using tools and machinery to safely carry out a range of tasks on complex products like submarines, surface naval ships, munitions, or aircraft.

We have many different trade disciplines to choose from including fabricator, welder, mechanical fitter, electrician, sheet metal worker, pipeworker, aircraft fitter and machinists.

If I was then offered an Apprenticeship, what would this involve?

Our Craft Engineering apprenticeships generally take three and a half years to complete. You’ll usually spend the first year in full-time training; learning core skills, before moving into a site placement within a specialist engineering team.

Switch on your career with us

As an apprentice at BAE Systems, you’ll gain valuable work experience, develop skills and be supported in your study towards professional qualifications – all whilst earning a salary.

Our employee networks, your team and your mentors will help you to develop connections and experience a fulfilling career. There are also plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in volunteering, so you’ll be encouraged to make a difference outside of work too.

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S6 Charities Committee Annual Children in Need fundraiser

The theme for dress down (suggested donation is £1) is ‘pyjama day’, and there will be a ‘Wacky Races’ event on the astro turf over an extended break (10.15am to 10.45am). The Races will see S6 take on the undoubtedly winning staff team…(there is still plenty of space if you haven’t signed up yet!) at events such as egg and spoon, sack race and an obstacle course with the ELPs are also having their own race as well. All staff and pupils are welcome to come along and join the fun. 

HSBC Investing in Futures – November 2021 – Newsletter

Investing in Futures

We are passionate and committed to hire and develop a diverse talent.  

At HSBC we aim to be a true reflection of the customers we serve and communities we operate in, which is why encouraging talent from all backgrounds to join our business is so important to us.

Apprenticeship Opportunities

We are still live with various Foundational Apprenticeship opportunities within our Branch Network. To view and apply, visit UK Apprenticeships page.

Work Experience Opportunities

We are due to go live with the 2022 Work Experience programme in early December this year. To learn more about the programme, visit Work Experience page.

“A taste of success” bite-sized virtual events

The Early Careers team at HSBC have created a series of bite-sized virtual events and supporting material, all designed with the aim of developing your soft skills. These are all geared to give confidence on current and future employment prospects, mythbust common recruitment misconceptions and target key employability skills to give you an advantage when looking for a career.

Find Out More

The zoom webinars will all be free to attend and are safeguarding compliant. Please register in advance via the provided links. Spaces are limited, and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

30th November  at 5pm – 6pm –  HSBC and You

What’s important to you?
The culture, diversity, ethics, wellbeing support, your development and progression. We will explore the real HSBC and what this does mean for you and your career. To register click here.

December – Winter Work Skills

Distribution of soft skills material to follow next month

13th January at 5pm – 6pm – How to stand out?

Opportunity to get an understanding of what a CV should look like, hints & tips to help you stand out from the crowd. To register click here.

February – National Apprenticeship Week

Panel Event with Apprentices, Degree Apprentices – An exploration of various career routes that are available for a career at HSBC. More detail to follow

17th March  at 6pm – 7pm – How to stand out?

Opportunity to get an understanding of what a CV should look like, hints & tips to help you stand out from the crowd. To register click here.

13th April at 5pm – 6pm – Commercial Awareness


A session that will help you understand what commercial awareness actually is, both on a small and large scale, alongside helping you to begin building this essential life skill for world of work. To register click here

May – Wellbeing


June – Transition workshops


July– Graduation Apprentice story


August – Resilience Growth Mind-set

Financial Education

Financial Education team at HSBC UK has worked with schools for over 30 years, helping young people to learn about money and give them access to the skills they need for everyday life. For further information and resources please visit:

December Open Days at Scotland’s Rural College

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) will be holding online open events during the week beginning 6th December for pupils interested in finding out about further and higher education courses. Please see below all events taking place for the SRUC Edinburgh campus.

We are offering subject specific events to provide information on course content, career options and entry requirements and the opportunity to ask questions to lecturers. In addition, we are holding an event that will cover student support, funding and accommodation information and will also include a presentation from SAAS. We are pleased to be able to offer tours of our Edinburgh campus on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th December – tours are available as hourly bookable timeslots via the booking form on the website. If pupils would like to attend a virtual open day or book a slot to visit the campus, they should register at

Finally, I am pleased to announce that we have recently launched a new BSc/BSc (Hons) degree course in Animal Welfare Science which is now open to applications for a 2022 start and may interest students interested in Vet Med or working with animals

Open Days 2021, Leith School of Art

Foundation Course 2022/2023

If any student is thinking of full-time study in the visual arts, then Leith School of Art’s Foundation Course is an excellent starting point.  Unique in Scotland, the course is diagnostic, helping each student find their own direction. Guided by our artist tutors, students build up a specialised portfolio for application to higher education art schools and colleges in the UK and internationally.  With a high staff/student ratio of about 1:15, the course delivers personal, high quality tuition to each student.

Open Days

Our Open Days are a great chance to get firsthand experience of what life in an art school is really like. We are absolutely delighted to resume our in-person Open Days for this academic year.  Our Foundation Course Open Days will be:

Tuesday 26 October – 10am till 3pm

Thursday 18 November – 10am till 3pm

  • See the Foundation Course in action – our October Open Day will see the students working on their Illustration week and our Open Day in November covers our Options week where students have the opportunity to choose a discipline – body adornment, lens based work or mixed media painting
  • Speak with students about their experience on the course so far
  • Option of scheduling one-to-one discussions with a member of the team and have your portfolio reviewed ahead of making an application.
  • Student Registrar & Welfare Officer will also be available to answer any questions regarding the application process, finance and studying and living in Edinburgh

If any students are not able to come on this date please get in touch to arrange an alternative date.


The School offers a Bursary Scheme that is funded by our supporters and a wide range of trusts and foundations.  This allows us to offer financial support to prospective students who would not otherwise be able to study here.  Funding is limited and allocated on a means-tested basis, and is usually up to a maximum of 50% of the course fees.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us

0131 554 5761


The Scottish Youth Climate Summit Registration

The Scottish Youth Climate Summit is now open for registrations, and we are delighted to invite the young people from Preston Lodge High School to attend!

What are your climate action priorities? Join us for the Scottish Youth Climate Summit to connect with young people (11-26), learn from experts and create Scotland’s Youth Climate Declaration in advance of COP26.

Criteria: All young people aged 11 – 26 years

Date: Saturday 30th October, 9:30 – 17:00 (with the option to hop in and out of workshops depending on availability)

Register here:

@KSBScotland @YouthLinkScot @YoungScot

The Scottish Youth Climate Summit will bring together a diverse range of young people, to discuss their priorities for climate action in Scotland. Working alongside a range of climate experts and activists, participants will create a national youth declaration on climate change, highlighting the most pressing issues for children and young people and setting out their demands to the Scottish Government and international decision-makers.

Topics will include:

  • Children’s rights
  • Youth engagement (in decision-making)
  • Education & jobs
  • Just transition
  • Biodiversity
  • Energy & renewables
  • Travel
  • Food
  • Rural & islands

Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about leading climate action projects led by young people and learn about topics such as energy security, green careers, and climate activism. The online event will culminate with participants creating a film of their demands: the digital declaration.

Contact Naomi Dixon, COP26 – Development Officer Project Coordinator, via if you have any questions about the event.

ORBIT Youth Council, a unique opportunity for your students

Jupiter Artland Foundation are looking for young people – aged 16 or 17 – to join the ORBIT Youth Council, a unique opportunity launched  by Jupiter Artland to help realise their vision to take our newly commissioned artwork by Rachel Maclean to communities across Scotland. ORBIT Youth Council will be formed by a group of 16-18-year olds from all over Scotland; Orkney to Glasgow, Mallaig to Cumbernauld. They are dedicated to amplifying the voice of Scotland’s youth. ​Together with a team from Jupiter Artland, the Youth Council is shaping an exciting, new programme of art projects for communities across Scotland. Young people are at the helm of the decision making.

The application process asks for short answers to three questions – we are not expecting students to write an essay – we want to get to know them, their interests and what they hope to gain from becoming a member of the ORBIT Youth Council. To find out more, and how your students can apply, head to our website: