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Apprenticeship Opportunities

ARNOLD CLARK

Are you 16-19 yr and interested in a career in the motor industry

Various Positions available in the above Company

Closing Date : 30.04.2017

For further information see web site www.mappit.org.uk

Application Form to gtgrecruitment@gtg.co.uk

 

HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT SCOTLAND APPRENTICESHIPS

Rewards Training are currently working with Historic Environment Scotland to fill two Modern Apprenticeship opportunities at Urquhart Castle starting in June 2017.
These are two year Fixed Term Contracts, details are attached. This is the first of its kind at Urquhart Castle so it’s an amazing opportunity for the local area and potential school leavers.

I am accepting CV applications, with a view to Urquhart Castle interviewing late May.

Historic Environment Scotland Modern Apprenticeship – Urquhart Castle

 

BT APPRENTICESHIP

At BT we are  keen to promote our apprenticeship programmes to local schools in the Alness area. We are currently recruiting over 3000 apprentices across the UK, starting on various dates throughout 2017.

The apprenticeships are aimed at age 16years plus and start at advanced level in billing, sales and customer service and with starting salaries of £14,466k.

We appreciate that further education is not the path all pupils want to take and therefore are keen to raise awareness of the alternative options that are available.  I have attached some collateral for your reference and would be grateful if this information could be shared with your pupils who are now in the position of deciding their future career paths.

Our website is www.bt.com/apprentices

 

CAFE ARTYSANS

MODERN APPRENTICESHIP OR WORK EXPERIENCE

AVAILABLE AT THE ABOVE

Contact : e-mail Maggie.fraser@calman.org

 

NIGG SKILLS ACADEMY

SVQ2 PERFORMING ENGINEERING OPERATIONS &

NC FABRICATION AND WELDING

16 Week Full Time Course commencing Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Contact : Irene Donaldson 01862 852440 or e-mail CV to

info@niggskillsacademy.com

 

COMPASS

CLERICAL ASSISTANT

EARN WHLE YOU LEARN ACHIEVING AN SVQ QUALIFICATION

CONTACT Roslyn or Lesley 01463 710002

SEND OR e-mail CV with covering letter to

lesley.gordon@compassbuild.org.uk

 

FURTHER INFORMATION FOR ALL THE ABOVE AVAILABLE FROM THE GUIDANCE BASE.

New Day Structure

Please click on link below to view a letter regarding our new day structure, absence and late-coming.  This letter will be issued to pupils via school bag mail tomorrow (Wednesday 5th April).

New Day Structure 2017-18

Easter Study Letter 4.4.17/Pupil Exam Prep Leave Info

Please find attached the additional study support timetable to date – both for Easter break slots and for during the exam period. Please check with your class teacher, and here on the website for possible updates.

Updated 18.3.16 – Mrs Robertson Tech addition.

Updated 3.4.17 – Additional N5 Health and Food Technology with Mrs Smith.

N5/Higher History only on Mon 10th April now with Mr Hodgson.

4.4.17 – Additional subject – Wednesday 12th April 2017 10am-2pm – Art and Design all levels with Mrs Keating.

Easter-and-Additional-Study-Flyer-17 Master

Updated Easter Examination Support and Preparation Leave Letter

Please find attached the additional study support timetable to date – both for Easter break slots and for during the exam period. Please check with your class teacher, and here on the website for possible updates.
Updated 18.3.16 – Miss Robertson Tech addition.

Updated 3.4.17 – Additional N5 Health and Food Technology and N5/Higher History only on Mon 10th April now.

4.4.17 – Additional subject – Wednesday 12th April 2017 10am-2pm – Art and Design all levels

Easter-and-Additional-Study-Flyer-17 Master

Trainee Underfloor Heating Designer

Great opportunity for a school leaver:

Optimum Trainee New Job Opportunity Trainee Underfloor Heating Designer

SQA Examinations 2017 – Preparation Information

Please find attached letter which will be available to all S4 – S6 pupils week beginning 20th March 20017 – from reception. NB Updated 20.3.17 with additional Physics sessions.

Pupils studying subjects at National 4 level only or a mixture of National 4 and National 5 subjects,  must see their Year Head to confirm their arrangements for the SQA exam period.

Easter Study Programme 2017 Update 20.3.17

This letter confirms start and end dates of the SQA examinations and information re additional study support being offered by some staff during the Easter break.  This will be updated should any further sessions be added.

Please note that during the month of May, pupils can pre-arrange slots to meet staff to address study issues during school hours – normally at previously timetabled times.  Please do not expect staff to be able to leave other classes or duties.

Please contact Mr MacLean re any queries relating to this letter.

G MacLean, 17.3.17

 

BBC Scotland Apprenticeship Scheme Info

Dear all,

BBC Scotland Apprenticeship A4 flyer

Here’s some more information about the BBC Scotland Apprenticeship scheme. If you could send it out after the scheme launches on 8th March, that would be great.

I have the attached pdf flyer which links out to the information available online.  The online pages should be updated by the end of next week hopefully (by the 3rd March). Then the jobs will go live to apply for from 8 March – 18 April.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to group exercise week commencing 5th June, then successful candidates from that stage will be invited to interview week commencing 12th June.  The successful candidates will know by 16 June.

The main page is here:

www.bbc.co.uk/careers > Trainee schemes & Apprenticeships > Scotland Apprenticeships

Which will link off to two pages where people can apply for:

  1. BBC Scotland Apprenticeship scheme
  2. Gaelic Apprenticeship scheme at the BBC

And FAQs are here.

Applicants must be aged 18 by the start date of the Apprenticeship scheme (4/9/17) and

If applicants have, or are working towards and HND or above, they are not eligible to apply.

Finally, we have a ‘Get In’ Event happening on the afternoon of 14th March in Glasgow, to provide more information to applicants.

Let me know if you need any more information.

Thanks

Lorn Pearson

Talent Co-ordinator

BBC Radio Scotland l Gaelic/Alba l BBC Scotland Apprentices

E: lorn.pearson@bbc.co.uk      T: 0141 42 26256
BBC Scotland | Z1.06 Mo,Th,Fr; Z4.08 Tu,We, 40 Pacific Quay, Glasgow, G51 1DA

The Highland Council and NHS Highland Lifestyle Survey

The Highland Council and NHS Highland Lifestyle Survey for P7, S2 and S4 pupils in Highland is scheduled to run between 6th March and 5th April 2017.  It asks questions about lifestyle issues including leisure interests, exercise and diet and emotional wellbeing.

S2 and S4 pupils are encouraged to take part in the survey which can be found at the following link:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VY7K9FG

It should take no more than 15 minutes to complete.

 

Apprenticeship Evening

Please see the attached invite to the Army open evening in support of Scottish Apprenticeship week.

This event will take place at the Army Careers Office, Bridge Street, Inverness on Thursday 9th March 2017 from 6pm until 8pm.

The Army has over 5000 apprenticeships available each year, so they are opening their doors for individuals to come along and speak with a careers advisor about the many opportunities on offer.
The evening is open to both students and parents. There will be a short presentation on the apprenticeship scheme and questions will be answered during the evening.

For further information see the attached invite letter or feel free to contact the office staff on 01463 231520.Apprenticeship Evening 09 Mar 17

Choices for Life Events

Choices for Life events will be as follows –

Monday 27th February – 5.00-7.00pm at Culloden Academy – in the atrium at the front door

Wednesday 1st March  – 5.00-7.00pm at Charleston Academy – in the assembly hall

Thursday 2nd March – 10.00-2.00pm at UHI – Reception / 3.00-7.00pm at Eastgate Centre outside Waterstones

In attendance will be Community Beats (Hilton), Choices for Life Team, Highland Drug and Alcohol Partnership,  Highland Youth Action and Crime stoppers.

All parents and young people welcome.

Community Beats (Hilton), Burnett Road Police Station

Building Technologies and Engineering Technology event date changes

In support of Scottish Apprenticeship week, taking place from 6th – 10th March 2017, we are rescheduling our Building Technologies and Engineering Technology event due to take place on Tuesday 7th March 2017 with this event now taking place on Saturday 25th March 2017, further details will follow with regards to this particular Event.

We will however still be holding an Event on Tuesday 7th March with the emphasis being on showcasing our Apprenticeship Family offerings within Inverness College, from Foundation Apprenticeships through to Graduate Level Apprenticeships. The Event will run from 3pm to 7pm within Inverness College with a range of local Employers hosting individual stands. This is a fantastic opportunity to speak with Employers and find out more about their progression routes within each Sector.

We shall provide additional details to you over the coming weeks to promote this Event .

Kind regards

The Schools Team

1 Inverness Campus,

Inverness

IV2 5NA

T: 01463 273000

Johnston Carmichael – Direct Entry Position

Please find attached a poster and brochure regarding vacancy’s in  Johnston Carmichael Aberdeen, Elgin and Inverness offices. This is a good opportunity for young people interested in a career in accountancy and I would appreciate if you could pass this information on .

 

Johnston Carmichael are an accredited ‘Investor in Young People’ company and as such offer school leavers support, structure and progression. This training opportunity is a six year programme and along with studying towards Chartered Accountancy qualifications, the programme includes hands on experience working in a real business environment on a wide variety of clients. The experience increases students’ confidence and competency levels as they work alongside experienced accountancy professionals. The students also benefit greatly from our study buddy and commercial mentoring schemes. Johnston Carmichael aim to retain the students following the completion of the programme, allowing them to progress further within the business.

 

The closing date for this position is the 14th of March 2017 with a July 2017 start date.

 

Full Details can be found at www.jcca.co.uk/bestofboth or for further details please contact Iain Abernethy, Career Development Director/Head of Learning and Development on 01467 621475.

 

Thank you for your help in publicising this opportunity.

 

Kind Regards,

Shana MacKay

JC Futures Vacancy Poster 2017 JC Futures poster 2017

Thinking of applying to be a Prefect for 2017/18? Read on….

MILLBURN ACADEMY PREFECT APPLICATION FOR 2017Assembly PPT Feb 17

The Prefect selection process for 2017/18 was outlined to S5 pupils at an assembly during Personal Development time today. The slides used can be found here as well as a copy of the application form.

Prefect applications should be with Miss Sinclair DHT by Monday 27th February 2017.

Late applications won’t be accepted.

Johnston Carmichael Vacancy information

JC Futures Vacancy Poster 2017

JC Futures poster 2017

Please find attached a poster and brochure regarding school leaver vacancies in  Johnston Carmichael Aberdeen, Elgin and Inverness offices. This is a good opportunity for young people interested in a career in accountancy and I would appreciate if you could pass this information on .

Johnston Carmichael are an accredited ‘Investor in Young People’ company and as such offer school leavers support, structure and progression. This training opportunity is a six year programme and along with studying towards Chartered Accountancy qualifications, the programme includes hands on experience working in a real business environment on a wide variety of clients. The experience increases students’ confidence and competency levels as they work alongside experienced accountancy professionals. The students also benefit greatly from our study buddy and commercial mentoring schemes. Johnston Carmichael aim to retain the students following the completion of the programme, allowing them to progress further within the business.

The closing date for this position is the 14th of March 2017 with a July 2017 start date.

Full Details can be found at www.jcca.co.uk/bestofboth or for further details please contact Iain Abernethy, Career Development Director/Head of Learning and Development on 01467 621475.

Thank you for your help in publicising this opportunity.

Kind Regards,

Shana MacKay

 

 

Shana MackayDeveloping the Young Workforce Administrator

Inverness & Central Highland | Tel: 01463 228388

Email: shana@dywich.co.uk | Web:www.dywich.co.uk

Developing the Young Workforce | Metropolitan House | 31-33 High Street | Inverness | IV1 1HT

Inverness College Open Days – Dates for your diary

“Save the dates”

Exploring Career and Study Opportunities

Inverness College UHI is planning to host a number of events to showcase the vast range of opportunities across a range of sectors.

These events will be supported by Employers and will be an ideal opportunity for S3 – S6 pupils and staff to gain an insight into the wealth of job opportunities and the supporting study options offered at Inverness College UHI.

The events are planned for the following dates:

  • Tuesday 7th March – Building Technologies and Engineering Technology
  • Friday 19th May – Forestry (event to be held at the School of Forestry at our Balloch Campus).
  • Thursday 8th June – Health and Sport
  • Wednesday 14th June– Don’t Rule it Out Taster event

Masterchef Success!

Lucia 1 Lucia 2Well done to S1 pupil Lucia Savage who was the winner of the Rotary Young Chef District Final which was held in Aberdeen on Saturday 21st January 2017!

She now goes through to the Regional Final in Dundee on the 10th of March.

Brilliant achievement Lucia!

Message from Police Liaison Officer 23.1.17

I’m Matt Cameron and I’m a Community Policing Officer assigned as your point-of-contact for Millburn Academy. My role is to work closely with school staff and other agencies to help where I can to ensure that Millburn Academy remains a positive, healthy, safe environment where you can conduct your studies.
Law Enforcement is a big part of my job, but Public Safety is my priority.
Today, I would like to talk about social media. I think it is amazing, and I’m still in awe of what it can do. For me, it has put me back in touch with school friends who time and geography had made strangers, and put me in contact with people from all around the world who share the same hobby as me (repairing old cars!)
Here is what I would like YOU to think about:
As technology advances, culture and society evolves to take full advantage of it. The advent of social media is an example of a technology that makes a huge single ‘technological leap’, and as such its full impact on society can only be guessed at. We can try and predict how this will change our culture, but we cannot know for certain. There has been nothing like it before.
What we DO have evidence for, is the following:
• People are publishing more personal information into the public domain (the internet) than ever before.
• Criminals are becoming more effective at harvesting this information for illegal activities.
• It is increasingly becoming common practice for businesses to employ individuals to research job applicants via social media, and report back to the company with examples of online posts that have been made.
• People’s psychology changes when they choose to post online under an anonymous identity. They have less natural inhibition, and can be extreme and vindictive.
• People misunderstand/overestimate the effect of using an anonymous identity. (An anonymous identity only provides anonymity at the time it is being posted and received. It is very easy to ‘unmask’ at a later date, by examining the original I.P sender address).
My worry is this: You are the very first generation in human history, where the technology exists to permanently and publicly record your development. It is a natural part of human development to make mistakes, or to try and push social boundaries. You all need to be more ‘streetwise’ than perhaps I needed to be when I was your age, as social media makes the consequences of saying or doing something which you may later regret, much greater.
I don’t have the power to MAKE you do anything. I can only give you advice, and step in to help where things go wrong.
My advice to you would be NOT to post anything on the internet which you wouldn’t be happy for your parents, the school, or future employers to read in full. Be fully aware that information contained within your posts could be used criminally, and the more that you give away, the greater the risk. Bear in mind that once something is posted online, it is almost impossible to fully remove.
Consider speaking with staff at the school, or your parents, to help with your privacy-settings.
Lastly, don’t be afraid of the technology. It is going to give you opportunities which we never had, and keep you connected with life-long friends. If you have any concerns you can speak to either myself or school staff in confidence.PC Cameron

Canteen survey S3-S6 please complete

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/i-Kiosk_Survey

With the school canteen being particularly busy in Millburn Academy, we are keen to support Highland Catering Services find ways to improve/reduce queuing and ordering systems.
We will shortly have an additional serving station in the school at lunchtimes which will help, but we are keen to improve uptake and use of the iKiosk stations. S1 and S2 will complete in Business Ed classes. It would be helpful if as many S3-S6 pupils please complete this survey online to support this process.

Thank you.
G MacLean
Rector

Master Prelim timetable for Jan 17

The master timetable for S4-6 prelims is available here. Personal copies will be issued straight after the Christmas break.
Mr van Loon.

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