Category Archives: Notices

Allergen Campaign

Food Standards Scotland are currently developing a partnership campaign on allergens in young people, and while we are adding the final touches to the campaign we are looking to find out more about what the young people of Scotland feel about food allergies. Partnering up with Young Scot, the national youth information and citizenship charity, we’ve launched an allergies survey to get young people’s thoughts, whether they have an allergy to something you can eat, or not.

And we need your help.  We would be grateful if you could promote the survey through your social media channels by posting and sharing details of the survey, so that we can reach even more young people.  We’re specifically looking for 12 – 18 year olds, and those taking part will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win one of three £50 Amazon vouchers, and if they’re a Young Scot member they can also claim 150 Reward points.  The survey closes on 9th February.

The survey can be found here: https://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90180312/Young-People-and-Food-Allergies

You’ll be able to find our posts regarding the survey on our usual social media channels by clicking on the below relevant icons.

We’ll be in touch with you again in the coming weeks with more detail on how you can support the allergens campaign, which is due to launch on 25th February, running until the end of March.  For any questions on the survey or the forthcoming campaign, please contact marketing@fss.scot.

Many thanks for your help

PwC Student Recruitment – Edinburgh Office Open Event

Edinburgh Schools Office Open Event:

We are running an office open evening at our Edinburgh Office on the 12th February. This is a great opportunity for Students, Teachers and Parents to come along and see the PwC office space, learn more about the opportunities at PwC and meet with some of the Edinburgh team. Attending one of our office-based events will give you the chance to discover more about life at PwC, our apprenticeships, degree programmes and work experience. You’ll pick up lots of information about our work and the application process, to help you to decide which of our career options interests you most and how to get there.

Join us in a welcoming environment to discover where a career with PwC could take you – and how far you could go. You won’t be disappointed and will build useful connections and insights for taking the next step in your career.

Edinburgh Schools Office Open Event:

📅 12th February 2020 ⌚5.00pm-7.00pm 📍 PwC Edinburgh Office, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EX

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Now is an exciting time to join us as our business is evolving. If you or your network know anybody looking for the opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people and build lasting relationships that will stay for life. Then our applications are open now!

EMA Info

An EMA ( Education Maintenance Allowance) is a weekly payment of £30 paid directly to eligible students who are continuing in post-compulsory education (i.e. beyond the age of 16). Summer leavers ( those born between 1st March 1998 & 30th September 2001) will now have received a pack inviting them to submit their application. We need to receive the completed application into our office by 30th September – any awards received after this date will not be backdated until the start of term.

Winter leavers , remaining at school who will be eligible for an award from January, will be sent an application form directly by the team in late November. If you need an application form, these are available from the school office, the EMA department ( emas@eastlothian.gov.uk ) or online www.eastlothian.gov.uk/emas

The Scottish Apprenticeship Show

Parents of s4 – s6 students attending the apprenticeships roadshow on Monday 2nd October 2017 will have received a text to alert them that a consent form needs to be returned.

Electronic consent forms have been sent out to those who have email addresses on the school system, if these have not worked or parents do not have an email address, paper copies are available in guidance and a copy is also attached to the information letter in this notice.

All consent forms need to be completed and submitted or returned by 9.00 on Thursday 28th September at the very latest please, early returns would be greatly appreciated.

apprenticeships show letter and consent form 2017 doc

Viridor Dunbar Energy Recovery Facility (ERF)

Apprenticeship Opportunity
Viridor are looking to recruit a Maintenance Engineering Apprentice for their Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Dunbar.
As an engineering apprentice you will be expected to be adaptable to learning new skills and processes and play an active role in ensuring the safe running of the plant.

Apprenticeship Profile
Candidates will work towards SVQ’s at levels 2 & 3.The will also be required to obtain a suitable academic qualification in an engineering discipline to at least National Certificate (NC) level. Candidates will receive comprehensive training at our Training Provider EKGTA at their centre in East Kilbride and at the facility AT Dunbar.

Apprenticeship Criteria
It is preferred that candidates have or expect to gain National 5 Grades in English, Maths, Physics and Craft/Technical subjects at Band C (or above). Higher level qualifications would be an advantage. It is also preferred that they will be literate, numerate with some computing and keyboard skills. Candidates also must have good personal presentation and communications skills.

Applications should be completed in the first instance at https://www.ekgta.com/apprenticeships/application/
Please indicate that you are applying for the Viridor vacancy by ticking the box in the Application options

Applications close on the 30th Sept