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NESCol additional help for Higher pupils

NESCol additional help for Higher pupils

We are pleased to make you aware of short courses which are on offer at NESCOL to assist candidates in preparing for end of year exams in Higher Sciences and Maths. All sessions are at Aberdeen City Campus, but physics is also available at Fraserburgh Campus.

 Over seven evening sessions in the weeks leading up to the final exam, learners will work in small groups with other candidates to practice exam-style questions. Coaching during the class will help them improve the way they approach a range of questions. We will also cover aspects of the curriculum that have been identified as poorly answered in previous exams.

 In previous years these sessions have been oversubscribed, so we would encourage early booking from any interested individuals.

 Further details of all courses may be found on the links below.

 

Preparation for Higher Biology – commencing 27th February (Aberdeen City Campus)

Biology – North East Scotland College (nescol.ac.uk)

 

Preparation for Higher Chemistry – commencing 15th  March (Aberdeen City Campus)

Chemistry – North East Scotland College (nescol.ac.uk)

 

Preparation for Higher Maths –  commencing 1st or 7th March (Aberdeen City Campus)

Maths – North East Scotland College (nescol.ac.uk)

 

Preparation for Higher Physics – commencing 16th March (Aberdeen City and Fraserburgh Campus)

Physics – North East Scotland College (nescol.ac.uk)

 

Preparation for Higher Computing Science – commencing 29th March (Aberdeen City Campus)

Computing Science – North East Scotland College (nescol.ac.uk)

 

For further information on Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Biology please contact Douglas Fraser douglas.fraser@nescol.ac.uk or for Computing Science please contact Ben Thorn b.thorn@nescol.ac.uk

DYW Weekly Update – Jobs | Events | Resources

DYW Weekly Update – Jobs | Events | Resources

 

Weekly Update

Jobs | Events | Resources 22/12/2022

Career opportunities

The latest local apprenticeship opportunities are listed below. Remember to regularly visit My World of Work, Apprenticeships.scot and the Young Person’s Guarantee Opportunity Finder to view new opportunities as these go live.

ORGANISATION OPPORTUNITY CLOSING DATE
Microcrom training Trainee property viewing Administrative Assistant – Modern Apprenticeship 10/01/2023
ITC Global Global VSAT Technician (Electrical Engineering) 08/01/2023
Aberdeen City Council Children’s Social Work Service Modern Apprentice 08/01/2023
Aberdeen City Council MA Pension Scheme Administrator 08/01/2023
Scott Agri Service Engineer (Agricultural) 06/01/2022
Scot JCB Service Engineer – Modern Apprenticeship 06/01/2023
New Look MA: Retail Sales Assistant 09/01/23
Rotech Engineering Ltd Stores Logistics Coordinator – Modern Apprenticeship 10/01/2023
Unspecified Employer Trainee Property Viewing/Administration Assistant 10/01/2023
Add Energy MA: Application Support Technician 13/01/23
Score Group MA Stores and Logistics 15/01/2023
Score Group MA Technical Services 15/01/2023
Score Group MA Business Support Apprenticeship 15/01/2023
Score Group MA Quality Control Apprenticeship 15/01/2023
Score Group MA Machinist Apprenticeship 15/01/2023
Score Group MA Valve Technician 15/01/2023
Red Rooster Lifting MA: Electrical Load Cell Technician 18/01/23
Red Rooster Lifting MA: Administration Assistant 19/01/23
Rubberatkins Apprentice Admin Assistant (Finance) Now taking applications
Rubberatkins Apprentice Admin Assistant (Sales) Now taking applications
TMM Recruitment Administrator for Payroll Team Now taking applications
Bell Junior Administrator | Knowledge of Word/Excel required | Applications to r.mcgarry@bellgroup.co.uk. Now taking applications
The Bread Guy Apprentice Baker – send email to Thebreadguysbakery@gmail.com Now taking applications
EY Assurance Apprenticeship Programme Register interest 2023 programme
EY Business Administrator Apprentice Now taking applications
Cruden Bay Golf Club Apprentice GreenkeepersPlease apply by sending a covering letter & CV to Les Durno General Manager les@crudenbaygolfclub.co.uk Now taking applications
Total Energies Assistant AdministratorPlease apply by sending a covering letter & CV to Gillian Kimber gillian.kimber@totalenergies.com Now taking applications
Baxterstory General Assistant Now taking applications
Applus UK Ltd Apprentice Business Administrator Now taking applications
Wolseley UK Technical Sales Apprentice Now taking applications
Wolseley UK Sales Advisor Apprentice Now taking applications
Survitec Group LimitedPeterhead Apprentice Service Technician Now taking applications
Lifetime Training Sales Advisor Apprentice Now taking applications
Bristow Aircraft Engineering Apprenticeship Programme Expression ofInterest
Banana Moon Day Nursery Trainee Nursery Early Years Practitioner Now taking applications
Konecranes Service Technician Apprentice Now taking applications
Scot JCB Group Apprentice Service Engineer – Aberdeen Now taking applications
Scot JCB Group Apprentice Service Engineer – Huntly Now taking applications
Arnold Clark Apprentice Mechanic Now taking applications
Arnold Clark Apprentice Aftersales Customer Advisor Now taking applications
Escone Solutions  MA:Helpdesk Support 28/01/2023
Hays Travel MA: Travel Consultant 02/02/2023
Northern Heating MA: Operations Assistant 31/12/2022
CHC Helicopter Resource GroupApprentice Aircraft Engineers – CHC Helicopter 31 December 2022
Johnston Carmichael Accountancy School Leavers Programme August 2023
KPMG Audit Apprenticeships KPMG Careers here Hiring Now
Arnold Clark Trainee Area Sales and Administration Manager Now taking applications
The Prince’s Trust Do you know someone aged 16-25, who is out of Education, Training or Work? Would they like to increase their Confidence, Motivation, get new skills or take on a new challenge?

The Prince’s Trust Team Programme is a full time course offering a range of exciting experiences including team building activities, a community project and the chance to obtain nationally recognised qualifications and gain work placement experience.

Courses starting 2023

Careers events and activities

EVENT DETAILS ORGANISER DATE
Big Spin Business Challenge: Does your class have what it takes to pitch a fantastic business idea and win funding to start a small business? Sustrans Ongoing
Christmas coding competition This year’s challenge: Code a Christmas themed project that includes or mentions Santa. Dresscode 13th January
Overview of Scottish Apprenticeships webinar | For parents and carers Skills Development Scotland 19th January
The Alexa Young Innovator Challenge Amazon’s brand-new coding competition for ages 13-18 invites students to explore the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and be in with the chance of winning some amazing prizes. Amazon 3rd February
Scotland Virtual Insight Event with Accenture and KPMG

Want to know what it is like to work at Accenture and KPMG in Scotland?Then we have you covered! Attend this Virtual Insight Event to learn more about the different opportunities that these companies can offer you.

Pathway CTM 19th January


Careers & Further Education Links

The websites below are key careers-related resources for young people and those who support them. The sites are worth bookmarking and revisiting regularly.

RESOURCE PROVIDER
School Leavers Toolkit Scottish Government Education
Young Person’s Guarantee Opportunity Finder Skills Development Scotland
DYW Digital Resource Hub | For young people, educators, and employers DYW Scotland
My World of Work | Advice and tools to help plan careers Skills Development Scotland
DYW Northeast, You Tube Channel | Careers related videos and insights DYW Northeast
Buzz Quiz Careers Test – What job could you do? UCAS
Apprenticeships.scot | Apprenticeship information/vacancies Skills Development Scotland
ABZ Works | Information on skills, training, and work opportunities Aberdeen City Council
Foundation Apprenticeships | A guide to Foundation Apprenticeships at NESCol NESCol
ECITB Scholarship Technician Programme | Starts Aug 2023 ECITB | NESCol

 

 

RAF Humanitarian Aid input

RAF Humanitarian Aid input

Alford Academy S3 Modern Studies  – RAF Humanitarian Aid Mission Challenge  

S3 Modern Studies pupils received an input today from Flight Lieutenant Morris of the Royal Air Force (RAF).

Pupils were given an insight into the variety of careers available within the RAF.  Flight Lieutenant Morris explained the important role of the RAF in Humanitarian Aid Missions across the world.

During the lesson the pupils were tasked with a scenario based challenge whereby they were given a mission brief that outlined that a (fictitious) Caribbean Island has been hit by a storm.  The Island’s emergency services were struggling under the pressure and much of the infrastructure had been destroyed.  The RAF were being deployed to coordinate the provision of aid throughout the country and work with the hospitals to deal with the casualties.

The pupils were tasked with a series of questions to assist the RAF in deploying a variety of aircraft and specialists to help with the Humanitarian Aid Mission on the Caribbean Island.  Through their answers the pupils decided what personnel, aircraft and resources should be deployed and were able to explain their reasoning.

The pupils fully engaged with the exercise and the feedback was positive.  Pupils asked a range of questions about the variety of careers available within the Royal Air Force.

Thank you to Flight Lieutenant Morris for coming into Alford Academy today.

Interested in a career in nursing, midwifery or paramedic practice?

Interested in a career in nursing, midwifery or paramedic practice?

Are you interested in finding out more about our undergraduate courses in nursing, midwifery and paramedic practice?

We are running a bespoke Visit Afternoon on Wednesday 18 January12:00 – 15:00 at our Ishbel Gordon Building on our Garthdee Campus and would love for you to join us.

REGISTER NOW

Register now – 18 January 2023

At the event you will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet with staff to find out more about the courses on offer.
  • Experience our state-of-the-art learning facilities, including our Clinical Skills Area.
  • Speak to our current students to hear first-hand about student life.
  • Take part in a campus tour and experience our beautiful riverside campus.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our Visit Afternoon, please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing: visit@rgu.ac.uk

Opportunities – Jobs | Events | Resources

Opportunities – Jobs | Events | Resources

Weekly Update

Jobs | Events | Resources 16/12/2022

Career opportunities

The latest local apprenticeship opportunities are listed below. Remember to regularly visit My World of Work, Apprenticeships.scot and the Young Person’s Guarantee Opportunity Finder to view new opportunities as these go live.

ORGANISATION OPPORTUNITY CLOSING DATE
Sixth Sense Training MA IT Service Desk Assistant 16/12/2022
New Look Modern Apprenticeship: Retail Sales Assistant (apprenticeships.scot) 18/12/2022
Add Energy Modern Apprenticeship: Finance & Digital Administration (apprenticeships.scot) 20/12/2022
The Nursing Partnership Modern Apprenticeship: Recruitment Support (apprenticeships.scot) 20/12/2022
Microcrom training Trainee property viewing Administrative Assistant – Modern Apprenticeship 10/01/2023
ITC Global Global VSAT Technician (Electrical Engineering) 08/01/2023
Scott Agri Service Engineer (Agricultural) 06/01/2022
Scot JCB Service Engineer – Modern Apprenticeship 06/01/2023
New Look MA: Retail Sales Assistant 09/01/23
Rotech Engineering Ltd Stores Logistics Coordinator – Modern Apprenticeship 10/01/2023
Unspecified Employer Trainee Property Viewing/Administration Assistant 10/01/2023
Add Energy MA: Application Support Technician 13/01/23
Score Group MA Stores and Logistics 15/01/2023
Score Group MA Technical Services 15/01/2023
Score Group MA Business Support Apprenticeship 15/01/2023
Score Group MA Quality Control Apprenticeship 15/01/2023
Score Group MA Machinist Apprenticeship 15/01/2023
Score Group MA Valve Technician 15/01/2023
Red Rooster Lifting MA: Electrical Load Cell Technician 18/01/23
Red Rooster Lifting MA: Administration Assistant 19/01/23
Rubberatkins Apprentice Admin Assistant (Finance) Now taking applications
Rubberatkins Apprentice Admin Assistant (Sales) Now taking applications
TMM Recruitment Administrator for Payroll Team Now taking applications
Bell Junior Administrator | Knowledge of Word/Excel required | Applications to r.mcgarry@bellgroup.co.uk. Now taking applications
The Bread Guy Apprentice Baker – send email to Thebreadguysbakery@gmail.com Now taking applications
EY Assurance Apprenticeship Programme Register interest 2023 programme
EY Business Administrator Apprentice Now taking applications
Cruden Bay Golf Club Apprentice GreenkeepersPlease apply by sending a covering letter & CV to Les Durno General Manager les@crudenbaygolfclub.co.uk Now taking applications
Total Energies Assistant AdministratorPlease apply by sending a covering letter & CV to Gillian Kimber gillian.kimber@totalenergies.com Now taking applications
Baxterstory General Assistant Now taking applications
Applus UK Ltd Apprentice Business Administrator Now taking applications
Wolseley UK Technical Sales Apprentice Now taking applications
Wolseley UK Sales Advisor Apprentice Now taking applications
Survitec Group LimitedPeterhead Apprentice Service Technician Now taking applications
Lifetime Training Sales Advisor Apprentice Now taking applications
Bristow Aircraft Engineering Apprenticeship Programme Expression ofInterest
Banana Moon Day Nursery Trainee Nursery Early Years Practitioner Now taking applications
Konecranes Service Technician Apprentice Now taking applications
Scot JCB Group Apprentice Service Engineer – Aberdeen Now taking applications
Scot JCB Group Apprentice Service Engineer – Huntly Now taking applications
Arnold Clark Apprentice Mechanic Now taking applications
QA Apprenticeships Recruitment Support Apprentice 20/12/2022
Arnold Clark Apprentice Aftersales Customer Advisor Now taking applications
Escone Solutions  MA:Helpdesk Support 28/01/2023
Hays Travel MA: Travel Consultant 02/02/2023
ScotRail Trains MA: Customer Service 16/12/2022
Set Training MA: Service Desk Coordinator 17/12/2022
Northern Heating MA: Operations Assistant 31/12/2022
CHC Helicopter Resource GroupApprentice Aircraft Engineers – CHC Helicopte 31 December 2022

 

Careers events and activities

EVENT DETAILS ORGANISER DATE
Big Spin Business Challenge: Does your class have what it takes to pitch a fantastic business idea and win funding to start a small business? Sustrans Ongoing
Christmas coding competition This year’s challenge: Code a Christmas themed project that includes or mentions Santa. Dresscode 13th January
Overview of Scottish Apprenticeships webinar | For parents and carers Skills Development Scotland 19th January
The Alexa Young Innovator Challenge Amazon’s brand-new coding competition for ages 13-18 invites students to explore the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and be in with the chance of winning some amazing prizes. Amazon 3rd February


Careers & Further Education Links

The websites below are key careers-related resources for young people and those who support them. The sites are worth bookmarking and revisiting regularly.

RESOURCE PROVIDER
School Leavers Toolkit Scottish Government Education
Young Person’s Guarantee Opportunity Finder Skills Development Scotland
DYW Digital Resource Hub | For young people, educators, and employers DYW Scotland
My World of Work | Advice and tools to help plan careers Skills Development Scotland
DYW Northeast, You Tube Channel | Careers related videos and insights DYW Northeast
Buzz Quiz Careers Test – What job could you do? UCAS
Apprenticeships.scot | Apprenticeship information/vacancies Skills Development Scotland
ABZ Works | Information on skills, training, and work opportunities Aberdeen City Council
Foundation Apprenticeships | A guide to Foundation Apprenticeships at NESCol NESCol
ECITB Scholarship Technician Programme | Starts Aug 2023 ECITB | NESCol

 

 

S6 Horizons Programme – Mock Interviews

S6 Horizons Programme – Mock Interviews

S6 Horizons Programme Mock Interviews 

On Tuesday 6th December as part of the Horizons Programme TotalEnergies’ Eilidh Stewart – Human Resources, Fiona Rankin – Process Environmental Engineer and Andy Bain – Environment Manager came to Alford Academy to provide Mock Interviews for S6 pupils.

The feedback from the pupils was really positive.  They said it was beneficial and a good experience.

The TotalEnergies employees were really impressed with the standard of the answers and how the young people of Alford conducted themselves.

Fiona RANKIN Total Energies (Process Environmental Engineer) said – “I really enjoyed conducting the mock interviews with some of the S6 pupils of Alford Academy.  It was good to see so many young people engaged and turning up with the right intention. I feel this is an invaluable opportunity for young people to receive constructive feedback in a safe environment.  Personally, I use the STAR model structure to my answers in interviews – Situation, Task, Action and Result.  I explained this method to the pupils to enable them to focus their answers.  I am glad I was able to help Total Energies in their commitment to aid the preparation of Young People for the world of work”.

Well done to all who took part in the Mock Interviews and thank you to TotalEnergies for allowing Fiona, Andy and Eilidh to attend.

 

 

Christmas Dances : Formal Wear – Free Hire

Christmas Dances : Formal Wear – Free Hire

We have a range of new and pre-loved formal wear items available in school for you to borrow at no cost. These will be available for all pupils during ticket sales this week, if you would like a chance to view the items in a more private environment then please make contact with Mrs J Munro or Mrs L Taylor and this will be arranged

Items will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and should be returned to Mrs J Munro by close of school on Thursday 22nd December, we are happy to wash items upon their return.

 

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