Auchenharvie Academy -
Career Opportunities
 Opportunities/Vacancies Week Commencing 10/11/14  
 Current Work Experience Opportunities– must be registered at JCP
 1x make up artist
4x retail assistant
1x hospitality trainee
1x administration assistant
Reed Recruitment Agency–IT software apprenticeship, Kilmarnock – Must have 7 standard grades level 1-3 or equivalent, must include Maths and English. Experience advantageous but not essential in making websites and writing programs. 12 month duration, 37.5 hours per week. 94% of apprentices who complete course move into full timework To apply – UJ 11308335,  visit for more information on their apprenticeship programme
North Ayrshire Council, Irvine – Modern Apprenticeship Youth Work on Isle of Arran. Based at Arran Outdoor Education Centre, undertake and complete SVQ Level 3 in youth work. Must have good standard of education, willing to learn, able to work as part of a team, on own initiative and unsocial hours and weekends. Duration 24 months. To apply – see UJ 11313937, apply
Microcom Training Ltd, Irvine – Modern Apprenticeship Business Administration.  To assist and enhance existing team of customer services and accounts staff. Some experience of answering incoming telephone calls would be useful. Must have basic IT skills up to at least ECDL standard. May be suitable for a person with some level of disability. To apply – see UJ 11336213, email,telephone Stephanie Sharp 0141 353 0100
North Ayrshire Council, Irvine – Benefits Officer. To accurately administer Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction claims. Must have credit or intermediate level pass in English and Maths/Arithmetic or equivalent qualification or relevant work experience within a busy office environment. Full time, 35 hours per week. Temporary until 31/03/15. To apply – see UJ11246715,
Accountancy in Bankruptcy, Kilwinning – delivering core business throughout bankruptcy proceedings – 3 separate branches : Case Operations working with stakeholders and individuals regarding debt management, Policy and Compliance developing operational guidance and quality assurance, Corporate Services providing support  for finance, procurement, learning and development. Must have 3 Highers or A levels including English, Grades A-C only, 5 Standard or Ordinary Grades including English and experience of delivering high levels of effective service. Other equivalent qualifications may be appropriate. To apply – see UJ 11327897,
Closing Date: 5/12/14 midnight
Support/ Training available - from JCP –Work Trials,  Sector Based Work Academy, Employability Funding – age 16/17 year old contact SDS,18+ contact JCP adviser. North Ayrshire Council - provides Youth Employment Scotland (AYE) Funding
DWPwebsite :
They do similar training to Carousel, but are a smaller organisation... and have local opportunities. More info on their website: Tel: 01475744612
Now have a recruitment portal for all vacancies, ongoing recruitment:
Better known as Clyde Union Pumps.  They are recruiting for various apprenticeships including craft, technician (engineering) and technician (manufacturing)
Contact: jim.winter@spx.xom or 01413082033 or  (recruiting March)
Greater Glasgow and Clyde have various apprenticeships and although Ayrshire residents can apply Ayrshire and Arran should be recruiting next year too.  Also, if you have anyone interested in studying prosthetics and orthoptics get them to contact Strathclyde Uni and they can arrange for them to spend time at a Hospital learning about this dept.  Useful for personal statements.
Scottish Drama Training Network is a really useful website.  They support all colleges and institutions in Scotland who offer theatre, film, television and radio courses and you can search their database to find courses.
Merchant Navy
Recruiting for January starts now, applicants should be sending in CVS and covering letters to shipping companies asap.  Next intake is September.  Clyde Marine were there and they have limited places for Jan starts.
www. – corporate website