Gap Year Information

At AGS we want pupils to consider all possible options upon leaving school.  Perhaps your child wants to consider taking a Gap Year after leaving AGS and this is something we are often asked about.  The best contact we can give is www.independentgapadvice.org which is free and impartial.  Here you will find information about different Gap Year providers, funds, advice for parents, etc.

28th October 2019
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S2 Girls interested in Engineering

Young WEIR-WISE:  Discovering Engineering with S2 Girls 20 – 21 January 2020 and 23 – 24 January 2020 Applications Now Open! Following the success of the Young WEIR-WISE: Discovering Engineering with S2 Girls outreach programme which saw 100 S2 girls take part in a variety of Engineering challenges here at the University of Strathclyde in January 2019, I am delighted to inform you that the programme will be running again…

2nd October 2019
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Administration Apprenticeship

Apprentice Administrator/Secretarial Assistant We have an exciting opportunity for a recent school leaver seeking a career in office administration and secretarial work. Our client, a major oil & gas operator is looking for an enthusiastic person with a willingness to learn, to join them for a trainee. As well as gaining excellent experience across a variety of departments within the business you will also work with the local college for…

5th June 2019
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Science based apprenticeship

Field and Laboratory Research Support Salary £13,260 Year 1, £17,316 Year 2 Fixed Term 24 Months The work undertaken by The James Hutton Group is at the top of the global agenda tackling problems such as the impact of climate change and threats to food, biodiversity, soils and water security. Working in one of either , the Environmental & Biochemical Sciences (EBS) or Ecological Sciences (ES) research groups, these exciting…

17th May 2019
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Civil Engineering Opportunity

Fairhurst – Post of Trainee Technician We are currently looking to employ school leavers for the post of Trainee Technician in both our Aberdeen and Westhill Offices. Ideally candidates should have qualifications in Maths, Graphical Communication, Physics and English. Fairhurst would put successful applicants through further training at North East Scotland College on a day release course which would lead to a qualification in Civil Engineering. If you feel you…

8th May 2019
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Graduate Apprenticeship Opportunity

Meston Reid & Co are looking to take part in an exciting new Graduate Apprenticeship scheme in partnership with RGU under which two new employees will work towards an honours degree from RGU together with either an ACCA or ICAS professional accountancy qualification. The Apprenticeship scheme is open to school leavers who prefer to enter the workplace straight from school but still continue their education.  There are university level entrance…

8th May 2019
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Paid Gap Year Opportunity

Extension to The Year in Industry (YINI) Registration Deadline We currently have a high number of companies in Scotland contacting us to offer YINI placement opportunities starting this year, so we have decided to keep the YINI Registration window open to 2019/20 placement applicants. These excellent placement opportunities will start this August/September (for 12 months) and are ideal for your School Leavers in S5/S6 interested in gaining relevant paid work…

8th May 2019
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S6 – Promoting positive pathways through school

A group of AGS S6 have been involved in Ashley Road School’s World of Work Week.  They visited classes from P1-7 to discuss their pathway through secondary school and career /study plans.  They were very well received by the primary pupils who had lots of questions to ask them about secondary school and the subjects they chose to study.

26th March 2019
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