Product Design Success

During this session, pupils from the Higher Design and Manufacture class were tasked with designing a new clock for the Head Teacher. This followed on from the success of last year’s competition, the standard was extremely high. After much deliberation, Mr Sives decided on Bethany Lloyd’s idea. Due to the size of Bethany’s design, The Construction Scotland Innovation Centre kindly lent a hand in the manufacturing of the final product. Pictured here is Bethany presenting the finished product to Mr Sives. On a side note, given Bethany’s creativity and talent, it will come as no surprise that she has been offered an unconditional offer to the prestigious, Glasgow School of Art to study Product Design in September! Very well done to Bethany, on both counts.

Success at Apprenticeship Showcase!

During Scottish Apprenticeship Week a group of pupils from Hamilton Grammar School attended the annual Apprenticeship Showcase at South Lanarkshire College in East Kilbride. The group took part in a number of tasks such as painting and decorating, bricklaying and joinery with students getting a feel for what some of these college courses would be like if they chose to pursue an apprenticeship upon leaving school. During the event there was a challenge to successful insert screws in the quickest time. There was a £50 i- tunes vouchers up for grabs and with the fastest time of the day, Kai De Souza of S3 took home the prize. This is the second consecutive year that Hamilton Grammar have scooped this prize. This challenge was sponsored by Thronbridge Sawmills and pictured is Kai receiving his voucher from Margaret Evans from CiTB. Congratulations, Kai!

Apprenticeship Showcase

A group of pupils from S3-4 recently attended the annual Apprenticeship Showcase at South Lanarkshire College in East Kilbride. This event was planned to coincide with Scottish Apprenticeship Week and was aimed at heightening the profile of apprenticeships and allowing pupils to try their hand at painting and decorating, joinery and bricklaying amongst other activities. Feedback from the event was positive and we look forward to attending the event again next session.

                                                                                                     

Foundation Apprenticeship Visit to EkGTA

During Scottish Apprenticeship Week, five S4 pupils went on a site visit to one of the training providers who work along side South Lanarkshire College offering the Engineering Foundation Apprenticeship for next session. The Foundation Apprenticeship is a fairly new initiative which allows pupils to learn within an area of interest and work over 2 years with the college and an employer to develop their skills. This qualification is recognised by most Universities and is an excellent opportunity for those wishing to pursue both an apprenticeship or those hoping to attend University or College when leaving school.

The boys completed tasks in electrical and mechanical engineering, with trainers commenting on how motivated and interested they were with the tasks set to them. Some of the pupils handed back their applications on the day and we wish them all luck entering into the interview and selection process for this exciting qualification.

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South Lanarkshire Council Opportunities.

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The council are currently recruiting the following apprentices:

  • Joiner
  • Electrician
  • Bricklayer
  • Plasterer
  • Industrial Heating Engineer
  • Industrial Service Engineer

This is a fantastic opportunity within the local authority and we would encourage all who are interested in the above fields to apply with the references stated below:

Please log onto www.myjobscotland.gov.uk, within the Vacancy Search Section and enter the following reference numbers:-

  • Bricklayer Apprenticeship – SLA03922
  • Electrical Apprenticeship – SLA03924
  • Joiner Apprenticeship – SLA03925
  • Industrial Heating/Industrial Service Engineer Appenticeships – SLA03926
  • Plasterer Apprenticeship – SLA03927

then click on “search and apply”.

Closing dates for application is Wednesday the 7th March.

Good Luck!!

 

 

Apprenticeship Opportunities with Scottish Water

Scottish Water are currently recruiting apprentices in the following fields:

Business Administration

Customer Service

Technical

Scientific

This is a fantastic opportunity if you plan on leaving school in the summer, follow the link before to find out more, register your interest and begin the application process!

Good Luck!!

 

http://www.scottishwater.co.uk/about-us/careers/careers-at-scottish-water

 

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