NHS Lanarkshire NEXTGEN Careers Information Event

For S2-6 pupils

 

If you are interested in any NHS careers see the event below. These are drop in sessions that you can head along to. See Miss Aitken (science) or Miss Horn (tech) if  you need any more information.

 

Title –                          NHS Lanarkshire NEXTGEN Careers Information Event – South and North Lanarkshire Schools

Date –                          Thursday 6th September 2018

Start/finish time –      Drop in session from 4.30pm to 7.00pm

Location –                   Medical Education Training Centre, Kirklands, Fallside Road, Bothwell, G71 8BB – Tel: 01698 855610

 

NHS NEXTGEN CAREERS Flyer from DYW

S3 Work Experience

Last month S3 pupils went out on Work Experience to gain an insight into the World of Work. During this week, many pupils attended placements they found themselves and were able to develop their employability skills. A variety of local employers assisted with this initiative, as well as parents and other partners with the school. All pupils and staff appreciate the effort which goes in to making these placements worthwhile and meaningful for the young people involved. Below we have some of our pupils on location and on placement.

Top: Umar Hussain at Liberty Steel

Middle: Arron Findlay  at George Taylor & Co.

Bottom: Courtney Paton at New Age Fitness (Hamilton)

                                                              

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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