How a Foundation Apprenticeship works
- Choose the apprenticeship as part of your subject choices in S4 or S5
- Spend time with a learning provider, e.g. Forth Valley College
- Work on industry projects supported by experienced colleagues in the workplace
- Get assessed on the work you do to achieve the qualification. This qualification is at SCQF level 6 (Higher equivalency)
- Successfully finish the apprenticeship so you earn the qualification and essential skills employers want
There are 12 Foundation Apprenticeships offered by Forth Valley College and Skills Development Scotland. Some are offered as a 2 year option meaning you must start this course in Fifth Year. Some are 1 year courses, so you can specialise in an area when you are in Sixth Year. You need to discuss how practical a one year Foundation Apprenticeship is in Fifth Year for you as it will involve much time out in placement.
Please download or open the PDF link below to find out more about each of the Foundation Apprenticeships that are offered in St. Mungo’s.
Thursday 25th February
Uptree & Arm Online Apprenticeship Application Masterclass for STEM
Register here: https://uptree.co/events/arm/3228695541/
This is an amazing opportunity to join Arm on a half-day, Application Masterclass led by their early careers team and supported by Uptree. It’s a brilliant opportunity for students who are thinking about apprenticeships and would like to know more about working as an apprentice in a leading STEM organisation, and particularly for those who are looking for a role to start from August 2021.
If you are successful in gaining a place on this event, you will have the chance to be fast-tracked onto Arm’s Apprenticeship Schemes – a unique opportunity that’s exclusive for eligible Uptree students through our partnership.
- Explanation of different apprenticeship programmes available at Arm
- Exclusive insight & support with your application process
- A chance to speak directly to current Apprentices, Graduates & Recruiters
- Feedback support session – a chance to run through your CV and application with a member of Arm!
- Informal business networking & Linkedin connections. 6.30pm
Monday 1st March
DYW Apprenticeship Roadshow
Must register via email for the webinar link firstname.lastname@example.org
Developing the Young Workforce Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian are hosting a live webinar for Parents and Pupils on 01 March 2021, 1830-1920 on ‘Meet the Apprenticeship Family’. This webinar will focus on the three levels of Scottish Apprenticeship – Foundation, Modern, Graduate – and the opportunities for progression for pupils when they leave school. We have some exciting partners signed up for this webinar, which will be available across DYW Social Media Platforms.
Apprentice employers session for S3-S6 pupils
Register here: https://www.research.net/r/Scottish-NAW
Free event for all students, teachers and parents. Young Professionals is planning something big for Scottish Apprenticeship Week for all S3, S4, S5 & S6 students. Young Professionals has teamed up with EY, GSK, QA, HSBC, PwC, Capgemini & RAF all of which will be delivering a 15-minute workshop / session on who they are, what they do and career opportunities for students. There will be a big focus on Graduate Apprenticeships and Work Experience opportunities, many of which will be live and open for students to apply to straight away! Summer work experience will also be discussed.
Apprenticeship Open Forum – Engineering
1pm – 3.30pm
Teams link: https://bit.ly/2ZkFI9z
Aimed at prospective Graduate Apprentice students, the GA team are hosting an informal Q& A session on our Engineering programmes. Feel free to pop in whenever you like to ask the team (incl programme directors) a question, get updates on our programmes or even share your own plans with us.
Radio silence… not a chance! Let’s shout about Apprenticeships
Virtually join our event on Monday 1st March to hear from Cassi and Garry Spence from Clyde 1 and chat with Apprentices. They will be talking to Apprentices and their journey from School into the world of work, the difference between an apprenticeship and going to college or university.
Tuesday 2nd March
Uptree & KPMG Online Work Experience
Register an Uptree account to get one of the 30 spaces: https://uptree.co/kpmg/e/3476272318/
Are you interested in business, digital or professional services? Then join Uptree and KPMG’s Glasgow team for a work experience event to network with professionals and learn about how to thrive at the one of the Big 4. Agenda -Introduction to KPMG and company culture -Inspiring speaker -Speed Networking -Professional Services Project -Pathways Talk and Q&A Who should attend? S5 and S6 students interested in a career in professional services or at KPMG.
Business Backing Talent in Technology with Glasgow Caledonian University
Eventbrite event info and registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/business-backing-talent-in-technology-with-gcu-tickets-137643357989
Join us to hear our employer and apprentice stories, explaining why Graduate Apprenticeships have been so successful, and the benefits they bring to both individuals and organisations. The format of the day is as follows: Welcome – Professor Gordon Morison, Head of Computing – 5 mins GA Journeys with Lloyds Banking Group and CGI – 30 mins Interactive discussion – 20 mins AOB and close 5 mins.
Equate x Diodes: Supporting women into careers in engineering
At Equate Scotland we want to see more women and girls being trained as engineers. As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, we have partnered up with Diodes, a semiconductor manufacturing company, to showcase why a Modern Apprenticeship in engineering is an ideal pathway for women and girls.
ScotAppWeek21: Kickstart Your Tech Career with a Graduate Apprenticeship
Learn how a Graduate Apprenticeship (GA) in Software Engineering can be a life changing opportunity to launch you career in tech or retrain and upskill, while gaining a University of Glasgow degree. Partner companies will join us to share information on live GA opportunities with them to start in 2021. Companies attending include: Barclays BBC Hymans Robertson VeryConnect.
Graduate Apprenticeship Open Forum – Construction/Civil Engineering
Join via Teams link: https://bit.ly/3jTO29B
Aimed at prospective Graduate Apprentices, the Heriot-Watt GA team is hosting an informal Q&A session on our Construction and Civil Engineering programmes. Feel free to join us whenever you like between 2-4pm – ask the team (incl programme directors) a question, get updates on our programmes, or even share your own plans.
DYW Apprenticeship Roadshow 2021 – Retail & Hospitality
A link to view the webinar will be emailed in advance of the session email email@example.com
Developing the Young Workforce Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian are hosting a live webinar for Pupils on 02 March 2021, 1305-1350 on Opportunities within the Retail and Hospitality sector. This webinar will highlight opportunities at the new St James Quarter (Opening April 2021) and across Edinburgh as the sector recovers from the COVID-19 Pandemic. We have some exciting partners signed up for this webinar, which will be available across DYW Social Media Platforms.
Let’s talk about Apprenticeships with My World of Work
2pm – 2.45pm
Join us for this online YouTube premier where we’re talking about apprenticeships! We’ll be joined by an apprentice, their parent/s and their employer so we can learn lots about their apprenticeship experience! We’ll share the YouTube link with teachers in advance of the session.
Wednesday 3rd March
DYW Apprenticeship Roadshow 2021 – Get your career onside Sport and Leisure
Email for a link in advance of the session firstname.lastname@example.org
This webinar will highlight opportunities in professional and recreational as the sector recovers from the COVID-19 Pandemic. We have some exciting partners signed up for this webinar, which will be available across DYW Social Media Platforms.
Backing Talent with Business Management at Glasgow Caledonian University
In partnership with ACS Clothing and The Student Loans Company, GCU is proud to be celebrating our talented Graduate Apprentices who are currently studying in our highly successful Business Management programme.
Balfour Beatty Live Q&A Event
Can submit questions in advance of the event by emailing email@example.com
Balfour Beatty will host a 30minute live Q&A session featuring apprentices from across our Scottish business. Apprentices represented will discuss their roles within the business which will include representatives who are electrical, community benefits and civil engineering apprentices. Attendees who join live will be able to ask questions within the chat forum.
Life Sciences ATAC Employer Lunch and Learn
Please note that this event is open across all local authorities. ATAC are facilitating a lunch and learn session for employers during Scottish Apprenticeship Week. With a panel including Symbiosis, Roslin CT, Charles River Laboratories, and chaired by ATAC, we will explore how apprenticeships are delivering the skills that employers need, the benefits of apprenticeships, and the Modern Apprenticeship in Life Sciences.
Fuel Change National Showcase Event
To register for the event, please click here. https://fuel-change-national-showcase.eventbrite.co.uk/
You can find out more about the Fuel Change project here. https://fuelchange.co.uk/news/
Registration closing date: Close of play Friday 26 February 2021
The Fuel Change initiative was launched in September last year and has enabled Modern Apprentices to develop innovative low carbon solutions to real issues currently being faced by industry. The online event will unveil the low carbon concepts created by the apprenticeship teams who have made it through to the programme’s Sprint 3 stage. The event will also announce which teams’ ideas will be taken to the next step and implemented by leading employers. You will also hear from special guest and keynote speaker, Sacha Dench – ‘The Human Swan,’ an Australian biologist, conservationist, UN Ambassador and adventurer who earned her nickname by following and filming a black swan on a paraglider, across 11 countries and 7,000km on a migration survey.
Thursday 4th March
University of Strathclyde Civil Engineering GA Virtual Employer Forum
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Strathclyde are hosting an online Information Event for employers and prospective apprentices on Thursday 4th March at 11am. Please join us to find out more about our innovative and fully funded Civil Engineering Graduate Apprenticeship programme. The session will provide an introduction to the apprenticeship programme and showcase our award winning online learning platform. We will also provide information as to how employers and individuals can reserve a place and our flexible admissions process. There will be opportunities to ask questions during the presentation as well as a Q&A session at the end. The BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering degree is an accredited Graduate Apprenticeship programme, designed in partnership with engineering employers, to develop apprentices’ knowledge, skills, competencies and professional behaviours
Graduate Apprenticeship Open Forum – Digital Skills
Aimed at employers and prospective Graduate Apprentices, the Heriot-Watt GA team is hosting an informal Q&A session focused on our Digital programmes – Data Science, Software Development and IT Management. Feel free to join us whenever you like between 2-4pm – ask the team (incl programme directors) a question, get updates on our programmes, or even share your own plans.
12DYW Apprenticeship Roadshow 2021 – Construction & Trades
For further information on this webinar, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Developing the Young Workforce Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian are hosting a live webinar for Pupils on 04 March 2021, 11:30-12:50 on Opportunities within the Construction and Trades sector. We have some exciting partners signed up for this webinar, which will be available across DYW Social Media Platforms.