Apprenticeship and Job Opportunities

Companies and organisations regularly advise the school of any job, career or apprentiship opportunities. Though this site provides some ideas and advertises all opportunities made known to us - obviously there are many more out there!

Check this page regularly - you may find just the right opportunity for you!  The first link is to a site which is continually updated for apprenticships and job opportunities.  Please look at this regularly! 

Click here to go to the My Job Scotland Portal for more information and details of how to apply. 


Apprentice Groundscare Engineer 

Fairways GM are looking for an Apprentice Groundscare Engineer based at their Kinross depot. To learn more, please click here.

Skills Development Scotland - Foundation Apprenticeships

Skills Development Scotland are supporting young people to build the skills they'll need to become successful in the workplace. Foundation Apprenticeships help young people gain valuable, real-world work experience and access work-based learning while they’re still at school.

For young people it’s the chance to get a head start on their careers by gaining an industry-recognised qualification, work on real projects and broaden their career options when they leave school. And for employers, it’s the chance to attract highly motivated and committed young people who

are willing to learn, identify young people who are right for their businesses and ensure their organisations have people with the necessary skills.

If you would like to find out more about Foundation Apprenticeships, click here.

One of our pupils, Jack Johnson, has undertaken a Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services. To read more about his experiences click here.


National Apprenticeship Week -                                                                       


Useful Apprenticeship Websites


Useful guides for apprenticeship applications

Cover letter guide

Example cover letter

CV Guide

Interview Guide


Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre Ltd - Wardrobe Assistant Trainee, closing date Wednesday 14 March 2018 at 5pm

Dundee Rep have a really exciting opportunity for a young person to come and work for a year on a paid traineeship as part of Creative Scotland’s Creative Traineeships for the Year of Young People 2018.
The post is aimed at 16-24 year olds who are based in Scotland and facing barriers to starting their career.  Salary is £15,925.

The start date is during the April holidays but if the successful applicant still has exams to complete, the start date could be flexible. Interviews will be held on Tue 27 March 2018.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here


  BPP Professional Apprenticeships


Interested in a career in Business, Accountancy, Finance or Law? Then a Professional Apprenticeship could be the right choice for you. BPP is a training provider for some of the UK's leading companies, from independent firms to large corporate businesses including RBS, J.P. Morgan, KPMG, Santander, Deloitte and Virgin.

From Intermediate Apprenticeships to Degree Apprenticeships, there are many opportunities available to kick start your career.  Download their brochure here.



Get into the Army event, 21 September 2017 in Perth 

Skills Development Scotland will be holding a “Get into the Army” event in their boardroom in Perth on the 21st of September from 14:00-15:15.  The event is for 15-19 year olds. There will be a short presentation on the career opportunities available within the Army followed by an informal Q&A. Any pupil wishing to attend this event, please see your Guidance teacher. More information available here.   


Live Active Modern Apprenticeship Opportunities in Perth, closing dates 28 August 2017

Please see website for more information.


School/college leaver opportunity at Branstons, Abernethy 

Branstons in Abernethy have an admin assistant opportunity for a young person keen to get into admin or HR.  If interested, please contact Gail Kelly, Human Resources Manager at Branston on 01738 851904 or 01522 794411. 


Apprenticeship Vacancy - Alloa Service Centre

The Weir Group is one of the world’s leading engineering businesses. We are committed to creating innovative engineering solutions. We provide products and services to customers in the minerals, oil and gas and power sectors. Weir’s customer base includes the world’s largest mining houses, major oil services businesses and nuclear and conventional power generation companies.

See for further information. 


Modern Apprenticeship: Receptionist at Perth Vets Practice, closing date 29 June 2017 

A Perth based Veterinary Practice is looking to take on a recent school leaver as a Modern Apprentice to provide general office support to a busy team. You will be supporting the Partner and surgery team with the day to day organisation of the reception function with emphasis on providing a professional service to clients and their pets. 

Salary will be between £9,500.00 to £10,500.00 per year. Ideally we are looking for candidates with National 5s or Intermediates but will also consider a minimum of Standard Grade Maths and English at C grade.  The company will fully support you through a Business Administration Level 3 SVQ and you will also be given access to Microsoft IT Academy to enhance and development your IT knowledge. 

More information and details of how to apply can be found here.


Finlaysons, Chartered Accountants, Office Assistant in Perth/Crieff

Finlaysons is an established firm of chartered accountants and registered auditors with offices in Perth and Crieff who offer a wide range of accountancy and advisory services.  They specialise in providing advice to small, medium-sized and fledgling companies and businesses. They are looking for an Office Assistant and would consider applicants for either office.  For further information and details of how to apply, click here


The Kirklands Hotel Vacancies 

The Kirklands Hotel in Kinross have two housekeeping jobs that are suitable for students for weekends, over the summer and potentially during term time too as well as a vacancy for a Trainee Chef.  Interested, more information can be found here:-  Housekeeping  Trainee Chef


Arnold Clark, Modern Apprentice vacancies in Perth

The Modern Apprenticeship Programme allows apprentices to work full time and have the opportunity to earn while they learn and to put theory into practice within an automotive training environment.  Arnold Clark have 4 vacancies for a Light Vehicle Technician Apprentice and 3 vacancies for a Parts Apprentice.  The application form can be found here or contact your Guidance Teacher for a paper copy.


Career in Accountancy with Campbell Dallas, Perth - Apply as early as possible 

We recruit school leavers each year to begin their accountancy career, by offering them a real, credible alternative to going to university.  Applicants would need a minimum of 4 or 5 A or B level at Scottish Higher grade (or equivalent) – this should include English and Mathematics.

The programme allows school leavers to complete their AAT qualification and is the starting point to then go on and pursue a further professional qualification, either ACCA or ICAS.  This means that school leavers can become a qualified accountant typically one year earlier than if they go to university.  Interested?  More information about the positions plus an application form can be found here on their website.  

We would encourage you to apply as early as possible to be considered for one of our vacancies, as vacancies will be filled as and when suitable candidates apply. Please note only applications received via the application form will be considered. 


Construction Industry Apprenticeships

Website with information about apprenticeship opportunities.  To go to their website, click here




Do you love working with young people?
Would you like to be involved with helping to empower young people on basic rights and responsibilities in relation to independent living issues and financial skills?
We will provide all the training and support you need to become a volunteer. We offer a full training course, ongoing help and support to build your confidence skills as you progress.

Contact  Michelle Maddox, Money Advice Partnership Worker, Citizens Advice Bureau, 7 Atholl Crescent, Perth, PH2 5NG, Tel: 01738 450593, Mobile: 07854501884, Email:



One of biggest of the business consultancies in the UK offer advanced Apprenticeships, providing you with a salary, a degree from a leading UK university and professional qualifications

Click here to visit their website  -


Modern Apprenticeship vacancies (and others!)

Click here to go to the My Job Scotland Portal for more information and details of how to apply.   



 Apprenticeships in Scotland

Provide a way to link young people and apprenticeships specifically in Scotland - find out more on their website