The Bulletin: S6

Published: Fri 22 Mar 2019

We look forward to welcoming our S4-S6 pupils to our extra supported study sessions being held on the afternoon of Friday 29 March 2019 from 12.45 pm until 2.15 pm.

Take full advantage of this opportunity to improve your understanding and develop exam technique further.

The full range of Study Sessions on offer can be viewed below or downloaded.

Published: Thu 21 Mar 2019

Can all pupils part of this years Knox Book Group please attend a short meeting today (Thursday) at break time. As always please try to be there ASAP As we have very little time. We will meet (as usual) in the library 

Published: Wed 20 Mar 2019

M&GPrudential have opened the applications to their apprentice programme. There are 2 roles in Edinburgh and 9 in Stirling. If you are eager to start your career, then check out the variety of jobs below and start applying.

Application closing date: 5 April 2019. Role start date: September 2019

Edinburgh Apprenticeships

Digital Content Apprentice

 Working with M&GPrudential as a Digital Content Apprentice means becoming part of a brand with a global reputation and an exciting vision: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investments business.

Digital Solutions Apprentice

 The aim of our Digital function is to enhance the overall customer experience of our offerings and help with the commercial performance of our wider business. We do this through creative design, rigorous development and on-going improvements.

To view the apprenticeships in Stirling, please click here.


Published: Wed 20 Mar 2019

Tarmac, Dunbar Cement Plant, have opportunities for 2  Modern apprenticeships this year (1 Mechanical & 1 Electrical) we have arranged a information evening on 26th March from 5pm-7pm for any interested candidates and there parents/guardians who wish to find out more information.

If anyone has any questions please contact Michelle Chisholm on +44 136 886 1263 

Click here to view the company's website.


Published: Wed 20 Mar 2019

The sun is rising earlier nowadays, so why don't you too!? Yoga Club runs every Thursday 8-8:30am in the Drama Studio. We supply the yoga mats, all you have to do is wear something comfy! Staff are welcome too. Please see Ms. Cahoon or Mrs. Montgomery for more information.

Published: Wed 20 Mar 2019

Well done to all the pupils who took part in the interviews on Monday morning. The interviewers were very impressed with the quality of the interviews.  A reminder that all other CVs and Covering Letters must be with Miss Bulloch, Mr Miller and Mr Redford by the end of the day today if you would like to be part of the interviews on Monday 25 March. Any questions, please see Mr Flood.

Published: Tue 19 Mar 2019

Modern Apprentice - Business Administration - Human Resources & Payroll

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Modern Apprenticeship within the Council’s Human Resources division.

You will provide administrative support to staff within Human Resources. With good interpersonal skills, you will be flexible, confident and a team player. Training in the use of specialist software packages will be provided, however a basic knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Office packages is desirable. There will be on-going support from an external training provider to achieve the SVQ Level 3 in Business Administration. 

You must provide evidence of competency in Literacy and Numeracy skills (minimum of three Standard Grades level 3 passes or National 4's including English and Mathematics).

A minimum of SVQ1/Standard Grade General level English/Maths or National 4 English/Maths or Literacy/Numeracy or Intermediate 1 Communication/Numeracy and/or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience.




Published: Tue 19 Mar 2019

East Lothian Council are keen to continue its tradition of harnessing and developing the talent of young people in the local area and as such are looking to recruit apprentices in the following trade/discipline:

  • Apprentice Plasterer (2 vacancies)

This vacancy is restricted to applicants who currently live in the East Lothian Area and are aged between 16 and 24 years of age as at 29 July 2019.

Applicants should have achieved, or be expected to achieve the following qualifications by August 2019:

3 National 4 or 5’s, or 3 standard grades at credit/general level (1-4),

including English, Maths and one other subject.

Applicants must provide certified proof of the qualifications noted above at Stage 2 of the process (Theory Test).  Please note National 4 qualifications/predicted National 5 qualifications will be accepted but only if verified in writing by your school.   

Applicants will be required to pass the Theory Test and a Practical Test prior to interview.

The apprenticeship will run for 4 years and during this period every apprentice will attend an appropriate further education centre to attain the qualification applicable to this trade.  Apprentices will also work with teams of skilled craft operatives on a variety of different tasks applicable to the trade.

Applicants should have a genuine interest in this trade and be able to demonstrate a commitment to their own learning and show that they are keen to become a qualified tradesperson.

APPLY ONLINE closing date 31st March 2019.

Published: Tue 19 Mar 2019

The Drama Studio/Modern Studies corridor will be closed from 9am-1.07pm then from 5pm on Thursday 21st March 2019 for SQA exams.

Access your locker before registration or at lunchtime, the corridor shall be CLOSED at break time and from 5pm.

Published: Tue 19 Mar 2019

The latest newsletter of employment and training opportunities in the East Lothian Works newsletter can be viewed here.

Employment opportunities this week:

Apprentice Plasterer x2 (East Lothian Council)

Contact Centre Advisor (East Lothian Council)

Sales Assistant (WH Smith)

Retail Team Member (Krispy Kreme)