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As well as advertising all job vacancies on our noticeboard outside the Guidance Base we will also publish on the website for all parents to see.  Please see below for current vacancies:

Vacancies advertised through Skills Development Scotland:  Our careers advisor is frequently updated with vacancies around Perth.  However, rather than duplicate work and tell us about them, SDS have created a Facebook  page with all the up to date information.  See below for the link:


Please click here to access My World of Work

Please click here for the Modern Apprenticeships Website


Glenalmond Timber, Methven are looking to recruit school leavers for the following positions:-

 1 x Wood Machinist MA, with off job training at Forth Valley College in Falkirk.  The company pay for a young person’s railcard to travel on a day release basis, plus pay expenses for attendance at the College.


1 (possibly 2 positions) to work as labourers, with a view to moving onto an MA next year.


Hours worked are: Mon – Thurs 7.30am – 5pm and Fri. 7.30am – 3.45pm 

Pay is: standard rate for apprentices.  Employees are given 28 days holiday per year.


Please contact Jed Gardner direct either by telephone 01738 840225 or email: jed@glenalmondtimber.com for more information or to plan a visit to the company.  PLEASE NOTE Jed is off on holiday from Monday 13th May and will return Monday 20th May 2019.



Extension to The Year in Industry (YINI) Registration Deadline

We currently have a high number of companies in Scotland contacting us to offer YINI placement opportunities starting this year, so we have decided to keep the YINI Registration window open to 2019/20 placement applicants

These excellent placement opportunities will start this August/September (for 12 months) and are ideal for your School Leavers in S5/S6 interested in gaining relevant paid work experience in the following subject areas, before starting their degree or apprenticeship;

What do students need to do?

  1. Register online via the YINI Website*: http://www.etrust.org.uk/the-year-in-industry/apply-now


Henderson Loggie LLP have a vacancy for a full-time Trainee Payroll Administrator within their Payroll team in Dundee - more information can be found below.

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R P Blair Pharmacy have a vacancy for a trainee pharmacy dispenser which would suit a school leaver. English and Maths at National level 4/5 would be beneficial but full training is provided on the job for the successful candidate. The position involves duties such as:-

*Maintaining Pharmacy stock levels

*Dispensing repeat and acute medication

*Dealing with compliance aids

*Giving over the counter healthcare advice

*Maintaining the cleanliness of the Pharmacy

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, friendly, committed to completing training and with good communication skills. 

Applications accepted in form of CV accompanied by a cover letter to

Elaine Murphy, R P Blair, 44 South Methven Street, PH1 5NU.


A list of current Scottish Water vacancies and Modern Apprenticeships can be viewed below .

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Sellars Perth are looking for an apprentice Engineer.  More details can be found below.

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Merchant Navy: if you are interested in a career in the Merchant Navy Clyde Marine Training could be for you.  More information can be found here.


Henderson Loggie is an ICAS approved training provider.    Each year they actively recruit graduates and school leavers to join their Chartered Accountant Training Programme. They offer a five year training contract for school leavers which provides them with hands on experience whilst working at Henderson Loggie and external training provided by ICAS.   At the end of the five year training contract, should the trainee have performed at a consistently high standard, there may be the opportunity to remain with the firm.  If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Roz Tippet on 01382 221 240 or rot@hlca.co.uk  


Bear Scotland Ltd are holding a recruitment open evenings on Monday 18 March from 4pm to 8pm at the Holiday Inn, Express, 200 Dunkeld Rd, Perth PH1 3AQ.  As part of their recruitment drive they have opportunities for Trainee Technicians & Apprentices, as well as other roles that would be suitable for school leavers.  More information can be viewed below.

PDF icon  Recruitment Open Evening


BDO Glasgow and Edinburgh Apprenticeship Insight Day - 8 March 2019 -  this is a great opportunity for S6 students coming up on 8 March. There are 6 spaces for students who would like to get into accountancy with BDO for a day full of workshops and getting a better insight into this sector. BDO are the 5th largest professional services / accounting firm in the world and employ just shy of 100,000 people.  Pupils should advise their Guidance Teacher if they are interested in attending.  


BAM Construction are currently looking for an apprentice quantity surveyor. More information and the application process can be found on their website: https://jobs.bam.co.uk/vacancy/apprentice-surveyor-scotland-located-in-the-central-belt-1385/1411/description/


SSE Apprentice & Trainee roles for 2019 are now live.  More information can be found here.



Pitlochry Golf Course is looking for an apprentice greenkeeper - more information can be found below.

PDF icon  Poster


Warehousing Vacancy: An opportunity has arisen for a Warehouse Modern Apprenticeship in  a fast-growing Perth based company, Clear Amber, which will involve a physically challenging warehouse role. More information can be found below.


PDF icon  Warehouse Job Specification


Edwards Engineering, Perth are looking for intelligent and motivated candidates for the following apprenticeships. The right candidates would be able to start work immediately.

 Anyone interested should contact Mr Cameron, Guidance Teacher.


Remit Group have several opportunities in the Automotive Industry in our area - if you are interested please forward cv to jobs@remit.co.uk to be considered for these positions. More information can be found below.

 PDF icon Poster


Training Solutions (Scotland) as a learning provider works closely with Skills Development Scotland as an approved centre with SQA and currently works with many childcare providers and hospitality venues delivering the Modern Apprenticeship programme around the east area of Scotland, from Peterhead to Edinburgh and Aucterarder to Monifieth, with individual assessors allocated to specific areas.

The qualifications currently offered are SVQ level 3 Social Services (Children & Young People), helping those who wish to become fully qualified early years practitioners and SVQ Level 3 Hospitality Supervision and Leadership, beneficial to those working in the hospitality industry. The last year has seen a time of significant change at Training Solutions but with these changes we have updated and implemented new systems to help us work even more efficiently and continue to look forward to achieving goals with our candidates. This month we welcome to our portfolio, candidates from Little People Nursery in Dundee and Longforgan Nursery.

Training Solutions (Scotland) aims to meet the individual learning needs of each candidate by offering flexible training packs and personalised training programmes. We invite our candidates and managers to contact and discuss with us any individual requirements you may have.

Fully funded SVQ places for Nurseries and Hospitality are still available for:

16-19 year olds & 20-24 year olds

To enquire please email: tanya@trainingsolutionsscotland.com 


Registrations are now OPEN for EDT’s, Year in Industry (YINI) scheme for 2019/20 placements, and YINI is not just for students taking a placement before going to University! 

What is YINI?

A paid job opportunity for School leavers to;

Who is YINI for?

YINI is open to any student with the Right to Work in the UK, who might be considering either;

Most of our placements are in:  Science, Engineering, Technology or Maths

Smaller number in:  Business, Finance, IT, HR or Marketing

When & How can students Register?

Current Year S6 students:                            Registrations are Open Now and will close on 31st May 2019

Students register online here:  http://www.etrust.org.uk/the-year-in-industry/apply-now


Option 1 -  Land-based Pre-apprenticeship (6 months full-time work)

Closing date: 25th September for the Winter Intake.

For the Summer Intake, 15 places will be available with candidates undertaking a 3 week practical induction at SRUC, Craibstone from mid-June – early July.

Work placements then follow for a period of 26 weeks working full-time from mid-July - early January. (can start later if preferred)

Apprenticeship rates of pay are £5 per hour, minimum 40hrs per week for 26 weeks with £1500 training fund for certificated training tickets.

Applications for the Summer Intake open from 5th November – 22nd March 19.

Pre-Apprenticeship Applications can be submitted to: gail@ringlinkscotland.co.uk or to laurencekirk@ringlinkscotland.co.uk

PDF icon Pre-apprenticeship leaflet   PDF icon Pre-apprenticeship application form 

 Option 2 – Shared Apprenticeship (12 months full-time work, spread over two placements)

The Shared Apprenticeship differs from a standard apprenticeship as the young person gets to work in a minimum of two different businesses over the 12 month duration.

Applications are open all year round. Attached application form which should be submitted direct to: sharedapprenticeships@sruc.ac.uk

How does it work?

SRUC delivers the Modern Apprenticeship level 2/3 in Agriculture (SCQF level 5/6) to the apprentice and Ringlink employ the apprentices and place them with host employers in the land-based sector.

Apprentices will receive two training certifications/enhancements over the duration of 12 months. The Modern Apprenticeship content will be mainly completed in the workplace, with either very little or no college attendance required.

SRUC act as the training provider to deliver the MA and arrange work place visits throughout the placement. Ringlink will keep in touch throughout the duration of the placement both with the host employer and the apprentice, to offer support and guidance as required.

What are the benefits for the host employer?

Ringlink employ the apprentices, taking responsibility for all administration, payroll and holidays.

Flexible placement duration for apprentices aligned with the business needs. Typically, the minimum duration of work placement will be 4 months up to 8 months.

The apprentice can work for two host employers in the same week eg. 2 days/week with one employer, 3 days week with another employer- providing the employers are in close proximity for the apprentice to access.

What are the benefits for the apprentice?

Practical work-based learning option, gaining work experience and skills that employers want, whilst working towards a qualification (SCQF5/6/7) (SVQ2/3 )

MA2 in Agriculture framework which the apprentice will undertake, can be found at link below:


Core units apply along with optional modules chosen by the apprentice, list found on page 8.

Rates of pay:

Scottish Agricultural Wages Board rates as of 1st April 2018 state that all employees undertaking a Modern Apprenticeship are entitled to £5 per hour for up to 48 hrs per week.

Standard Pay rate for apprentices = £5 per hour(up to 48hrs/ week, 6 days at 8hrs.) Overtime rates are 1.5 times standard pay rate, £7.50 per hour apply for more than 8hrs in one day or when they exceed 48 hrs in the week.

PDF icon Shared Apprenticeship Leaflet         PDF icon Shared Apprenticeship Application   PDF icon  FAQ's


Interested in a career in hospitality?  If so click the links below for more information on opportunities with MacDonald Hotels.



PDF icon MacDonald Hotels Hotelier Programme Scotland

PDF icon MacDonald Hotels Hotelier Programme England


BT Apprenticeships - click here to search for current vacancies.


Various Modern Apprenticeship opportunities - click the links below for more information.

PDF icon Army     PDF icon  RAF    PDF icon  Navy           PDF icon  Multi Craft Engineer       PDF icon  DAF Vehicle Parts

PDF icon Business & Administration              PDF icon  Warehousing Operative  PDF icon  PKC

PDF icon Early Years Support Worker           PDF icon  Chef Apprenticeship       PDF icon  Quantity Surveyor

PDF icon Customer Care                               PDF icon  Dental Nurse                   PDF icon  Digital Marketing

PDF icon Early Years Practitioner                 PDF icon  Vehicle Parts Advisor      PDF icon  Vehicle Technician

PDF icon Vehicle Parts Advisor                     PDF icon  Retail Sales Assistant       PDF icon  Pharmacy Support Staff



Stonewall Starting out Guide - Please click here for information


CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) have a very good website for anyone who is interested in a career in construction.   Click the links below for more information. 

  Web icon https://www.goconstruct.org/

  PDF icon Poster


Campbell Dallas  recruit school leavers each year to begin their accountancy career, by offering them a real, credible alternative to going to university. The programme allows you to complete your AAT qualification, and is the starting point to then go on and pursue a further professional qualification, either ACCA or ICAS.  This means that school leavers can become a qualified accountant typically one year earlier than if they go to university.  Click the links below for more details about the positions plus an application form for any pupil interested to apply.   

Web iconCampbell Dallas Website             Web icon AAT                  Web icon ACCA                 Web icon  ICAS

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RAF Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship in the RAF offers customers the chance to gain a UK-recognised trade qualification as part of a challenging and unique career. Not only will they gain a civilian recognised professional qualification, but upon completion you’ll also have a job in their chosen field. The RAF offer all kinds of apprenticeships in a broad and diverse range of careers - click below