Job and Training Opportunities


North Ayrshire Council Apprenticeships

This year North Ayrshire Council will be recruiting a number of apprentices in various disciplines. They are hosting a recruitment support day at the Greenwood Conference Centre on Friday 8th of June. See attached poster for more details.

A3 NAC Modern Apprenticeships Apr18

Skills Development Scotland Apprenticeships

SDS have are advertising a whole range of MA’s in their offices in Glasgow. Starting salary are all £17K. Closing date is 30th May.


Scottish Government (Accountants in Bankruptcy, Kilwinning) – Trust Deeds Case Officer Apprentice

Starting salary £17.5K. Closing Date 29/05/2018.

Excellent opportunity with the Scottish Government based in Kilwinning. See attached link for more details.


Apprenticeships Advertised in the local Irvine Area

To find apprenticeships in your local area consult Apprenticeships.Scot

As of 24/05/2018 there are 25 different opportunities advertised in the Irvine area. See link for more details.


BAE Appenticeships

This year BAE in Glasgow are offering apprenticeships in 9 different disciplines.

Electrical, Joiner, Mechanical fitter, Painting, Pipework, Sheet Metal Work, Technician, Steel Work and Burner. Many former Greenwood pupils have went through these excellent apprenticeships and now have very rewarding jobs. For more information and how to apply follow the link.

The closing date for BAE Apprenticeships is the 28th of February


Scottish Power – Apprenticeship Information Session

A representative from Scottish Power will be in school on Thursday 7th March, Period 3 to discuss the apprenticeship opportunities available and give information regarding the application process. Pupils wishing to attend should give their names to their Guidance teacher.


Apprenticeship Opportunities

Ashleigh Building are looking to take on 4 new Apprentices within the Ayrshire area as part of their yearly apprentice intake. The trades will be joinery, bricklaying and painting and decorating. To apply please email your CV to Corinne Carswell:

Closing date for applications is 12th April 2019. 

College/Career News

Glasgow City College
Applications for August 2018 start courses are now open.

Ayrshire College
Applications are now open for courses starting in August 2018.

The University of Glasgow is running a new free one-week Summer School this year, in partnership with the Sutton Trust. It will run from 7-12 July 2019 and is open to pupils who have just completed S5 and are continuing on to S6. It is a residential Summer School, with pupils living in University accommodation for the week. All meals will be provided and taken in University refectories and the Students’ Unions.


There are 100 places across four broad subject streams:

  • Medical Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Social Sciences
  • Arts and Humanities

Further details of the courses are below.


Pupils will meet existing undergraduate and postgraduate students and academic staff within their areas of interest, and attend workshops on: subject choice; applying to university; the UCAS system; student finance; student welfare and support, and academic and study skills. Evening activities will be organised such as: cinema evening; sporting and student club evenings; tours of Glasgow and the University campus.


Pupils will also have the opportunity to complete our online Academic Skills module. Successful completion of the Sutton Trust Summer School and Academic Skills Module could lead to an adjusted offer of entry being made if a pupil subsequently applies to the University of Glasgow, as part of our contextualised admissions system of adjusted offers of entry for applicants from widening participation backgrounds.


Applications are now open and will close at 5pm on Thursday 28 February. Pupils must apply via the Sutton Trust website at: .


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See GSK Apprenticeships Link Below:


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