Glasgow City

Since we first started Scottish Apprenticeship Week in 2010 – it has really taken off with national skills agency ‘Skills Development Scotland’ taking it over and providing national leadership. There are a whole series of events in each local authority area. You can find out what Scottish Apprenticeship Week events are on in your area using the links below. But make sure you don’t miss out on what’s on elsewhere. Many of the best Apprenticeships in Scotland from some of the UK’s leading employers are not part of the Scottish Government’s Modern Apprenticeship Scheme. You’ll always find the best of the rest on Apprenticeships in Scotland. Sign up to Apprenticeships in Scotland.

What’s on where?

Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Aberdeen
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Aberdeenshire
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Angus
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Argyll and Bute
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Clackmannanshire
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Dumfries and Galloway
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Dundee
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in East Ayrshire
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in East Dunbartonshire
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in East Lothian
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in East Renfrewshire
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Edinburgh
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Falkirk
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Fife
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Glasgow
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Highland
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Inverclyde
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Midlothian
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Moray
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in North Ayrshire
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in North Lanarkshire
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Orkney
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Outer Hebrides

Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Perth & Kinross
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Renfrewshire
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Scottish Borders
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Shetland
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in South Ayrshire
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in South Lanarkshire
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in Stirling
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in West Dunbartonshire
Scottish Apprenticeships Week 2017 in West Lothian

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Film City Futures – JUMPCUT 2016

Posted by | 10th February 2016 | Across Scotland, Creative, Creative Skillset, Glasgow City, Uncategorized


Film City Futures is delighted to announce the launch of JUMPCUT 2016: an intensive film-making program for young people aged between 16 and 25 delivered in association with Film City Glasgow and Sigma Films. In April and May of this year around 20 young people will form a production company that will make a professional short film with a budget.

JUMPCUT is looking for applications from young people from diverse backgrounds who can demonstrate a passion for film and television and a commitment to work hard. You don’t have to have a huge amount of experience but we would like to see evidence of your interest in film and film making as a potential career.

The JUMPCUT production will be based at Film City Glasgow and will be supported by Sigma Films staff as well as specific project staff and industry mentors. This opportunity is being delivered with the support of Creative Scotland’s Screen Sector Skills Fund and there is no fee for taking part. A small amount of financial support may be available for those requiring support with expenses such as travel, accommodation or childcare.

Gillian Berrie, Director of Sigma Films and Film City Glasgow said: “We are very proud of JUMPCUT.  It has been designed to answer specific industry needs and is the only project of it’s kind that gives newcomers an intensive, mentor-led, fast track into the industry while receiving full exposure to every aspect of the film-making process in a professional, industrial environment. The results to date have been phenomenal with over 70% of previous graduates going straight into the industry.”

The last JUMPCUT took place in 2014 and involved industry mentors such as Producer, Paddy Higson (Magdalene Sisters) and Director, Zam Salim (Up There). Previous industry mentors have included Grant Cameron (Cinematographer: Orphans; Life on Mars) Colin Monie (Editor: Shetland), Dave Arthur (Editor: God Help the Girl; Swung), Susan Clark (1st Assistant Director: BBC Drama) and many more.  The last JUMPCUT short, Dropping off Michael, has gone on to receive a host of accolades including: Glasgow Short Film Festival 2015 – Audience Award and a BAFTA New Talent Awards 2015 Nomination. It was also shortlisted for a Bafta Scotland Best Short Film award and the 2016 London Short Film Festival.

Natalie Usher, Director of Screen at Creative Scotland, said:  “The skills development and training opportunities offered by this inspiring initiative are essential to the development of screen talent that is reflective of Scotland’s diverse culture. This and the wider work supported by the Screen Skills Fund underlines our commitment to developing skills and nurturing talent to ensure the future success of the sector.”

Many of the participants from previous JUMPCUT productions have gone on to a variety of great new opportunities in the screen industry such as paid BBC traineeships, selection for BFI Film Academy programs and jobs with production companies. One crew member received his first short film commission and a participant in the 2013 production went on to write the script for Dropping off Michael.

The deadline for applications is 29th February 2016.

A full application pack is available here or contact for further enquiries.

Twitter: @filmcityfutures or @JUMPCUTCREW



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Scottish Gas Supports Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016

Posted by | 29th January 2016 | #FridayFeeling, Across Scotland, Glasgow City, Uncategorized

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016 will take place from 29th February to 4th March 2016 and Scottish Gas will be holding an open day at our Training Academy in Hamilton on Wednesday 2nd March, in support of the week’s activities.

The open day is for information only and is designed to give you an understanding of the skills that our Apprentices and Trainees acquire whilst working for Scottish Gas and also an insight into our assessment process and how to apply when we have vacancies available, no one will be applying for roles on the day. This is an opportunity to meet with our Apprentices and our Training

Team to ask them any questions that you may have about our Apprenticeships &Traineeships, both of which are open to all. We have no age restrictions and the open days are available to attend for anyone that is aged 15 or above

Places are limited and by invite only, so if you are interested and would like to spend a couple of hours with us, please email us with the following details:

Name, Email address, Contact number and how you heard about the event to: & quote SAW OPEN DAY in the subject of the e-mail and you will be contacted
with further details.

The closing date for registering your interest is Monday 22nd February, we will then confirm by Tuesday 23rd February if we have been able to allocate you a place at the open day

The Academy address is: Scottish Gas Training Academy, Unit E, Summit Point, Watt Place, Hamilton International Technology Park, Hamilton, Glasgow G72 0AH

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National Grid Advanced Apprenticeships Now Open!

Posted by | 2nd December 2015 | Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Apprentice, Apprenticeship News, Glasgow City, Uncategorized

National Grid’s job is to connect people to the energy they use, safely. We are at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society—delivering clean energy to support our world long into the future. National Grid holds a vital position at the centre of the energy system. We join everything up. We own and manage the grids that connect the energy sources to the people that use it. We’re the largest utility in the UK, running systems that deliver gas and electricity across the entire country, connecting people to the energy they use.

We all rely on having energy at our finger tips: our society is built on it. From the warmth and light we rely on at home, and the power which keeps our factories and offices going, to the mobile communications and other technologies that are essential parts of our modern lifestyle.

We’re investing around £30billion over the next 8 years to develop and renew the UK’s energy infrastructure, leading the way on renewable energy. There’s never been a more interesting and exciting time to join National Grid.

At National Grid we’re passionate about our “grow our own strategy” and our suite of GCSE to degree level career path development programmes. It’s little wonder that they are recognised for excellence and innovation – after all, we’ve been running some for well over 23 years – so they are some of the best you’ll find anywhere.

The Advanced Apprenticeship has a Beacon award recognised for excellence and innovation in further education training and is graded by Ofsted as outstanding in every category. We have eight different programmes to offer. This is a permanent position from day one provided you successfully complete the whole training. The starting salary is £15,490 p.a.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Pipeline Maintenance – Glasgow
Advanced Apprenticeship in Gas Operations – Aberdeen and St Fergus

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Character, Culture and Values Conference 2015 – Glasgow 15th – 16th June

Posted by | 11th May 2015 | Employers, Events, Glasgow City, Uncategorized


“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”

Martin Luther King, 1947

What kind of people does the world need?

…and what kind of world do people need?

‘Character, Culture and Values’ is an international conference to be hosted by Character Scotland and partners in Glasgow on 15th and 16th June 2015. It will be the first event of its kind in Scotland, designed to explore and build on the continuing global shift towards character and values-based education.

There are many ‘Questions of Character’ to explore during this event: How do we learn to be human, and why is this important? How do we empower people and communities to make the most of their strengths and values? What are the roles of young people, parents, schools, youth groups and employers in doing so and how are their roles connected? Can these questions help to create a more inclusive, just, sustainable and compassionate world?

This conference aims to provide a platform for wide-ranging and creative discussions focussing on how we can best support young people to deal with the complexities of life, learning and work in the 21st Century. Those in attendance during the event will unpick the concept of character and values education and the idea that all of us have a role to play in working out ‘who we are’ and ‘who we become’. The involvement of young people has been a key part of the process, so they will be well represented at the event.

For more information please view the following links: