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Work Experience - Employers:

We look forward to an increase in work placements now that things are returning to normal. When a work placement is planned with the pupil, and linked to building skills or finding out more about a career they are interested in, then it is a fantastic experience and so beneficial for our pupils. We are always keen to engage with new employers, so any organisations or local businesses who would be keen to find out more about work placements, we would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with Lynsey Allan using the contact form or call 01505 682685


Work Experience - Pupils:

Any pupils who wish to discuss work placements can find Mrs Allan in the Computing Department, please pop in and we can have a chat , send me an email on Glow or use the contact form.

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Modern Apprenticeships in North Ayrshire


What are Modern Apprenticeships?


The programme is available to people under 20 years of age.

As a Modern Apprentice, you could work as a North Ayrshire Council employee, helping deliver services to our 136,000 residents. At the same time you would undertake on, and off, the job training to develop your skills, knowledge and experience and work towards an SCQF Level 5 to 7 Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ)/Modern Apprenticeship (MA).

MA wage depends on the trainee's age and progression through the programme

Click here to find out more

Useful Links

✔ Apprenticeships Scot are a dedicated website and resource from Skills Development Scotland which focuses entirely on apprenticeships.

You can find out about more about what an apprenticeship entails, the different forms available and search for current opportunities.

✔ My World of Work will help you discover careers which match your skills, interests, education and experience. Tell them about your ambition and they’ll help you find out how you can work towards it. They have useful support on creating a CV, searching for jobs and interviews. 


Find out what your strengths are, and how they can help you pick a career that will suit you.


✔ My World of Work

Find more than 30,000 jobs, courses, apprenticeships and volunteering options all in one place with the Opportunity Finder. The Young Person's Guarantee aims to connect every 16 to 24 year old in Scotland to an opportunity.

✔ DYW Ayrshire focus on reducing youth unemployment, they provide training to young people and engage with employers to set up new opportunities. They work closely with schools and employers and provide excellent partnership opportunities.

✔ Planit provides career and learning information for young people aged 13 to 19. Parents can also use this resource to support their children in making important decisions about their future.


With current job profiles, information on all Scottish college and university courses and a range of interactive tools, Planit supports young people at all stages of their learning and career pathway. They can:


  • Explore career options

  • Identify future learning opportunities

  • Make informed subject choices

  • Learn job search skills

  • Build a personal profile and careers portfolio

  • Create a great cv and cover letter

  • Find and apply for Modern Apprenticeship vacancies

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