S2 Balfour Beatty Challenge

7th October 2019

On Friday the 4th of October all of our S2 year group took part in a challenge set up by Belfour Beatty during Period 5 & 6. The challenge was to construct the tallest tower to hold a golf ball at the top in 20 minutes in groups of five. This was lead by John Cairns of Balfour Beatty. The towers were constructed out of K’Nex and marked in three areas:…


Energise Your Future at Offshore Europe 2019

9th September 2019

A group of fifteen S4 – S6 pupils attended the OPITO EYF event on Friday 6th of September. After the group had a welcome from OPITO the group then took part in a Shell STEM challenge. This was to build a Salt water Car. The car was powered by saltwater fuel Cell. Once the cars were raced it was time to get a tour of Offshore Europe lead by OPITO…


Concrete in the Classroom

3rd September 2019

A group of S3 pupils took part in a series of lessons over two days recently with the group having a site visit to Leiths Quarry in Dyce at the end of the second day.  This was a very successful opportunity which was delivered by Dale Lyon of Concrete Scotland.  This being his first school in the NE he has delivered the course to. Some of the main objectives of…


Concrete in the Classroom Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th August 2019

21st August 2019

An opportunity for a group of S3 pupils at AGS has become available to experience Concrete in the Classroom. The workshops have the following objectives over five lessons: Create a learning experience which shows employability within the Construction Industry and explore the part that the Concrete Sector plays in this Industry. Create lifelong learning skills and show how these materialise in future work opportunities. Create new meaningful links between Secondary…


Rampaging Chariots Robotic Games 2019

5th June 2019

On Saturday 1st of June four AGS Young Engineers travelled down to Edinburgh to compete in this year’s Scottish Robotic Games. The pupils did extremely well for their first completion and came four out of forty robots in one element of the competition and into the quarter finals of another. They did themselves and the school proud. This event was hosted by Leonardo, Crewe Toll, Edinburgh. Leonardo is one of…


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

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