Modern Apprenticeships

Modern Apprenticeships help employers to develop their workforce by training new staff, and upskilling existing employees. For individuals, an MA is a job which lets them earn a wage and gain an industry-recognised qualification. They offer a different pathway into Further/Higher Education and the world of work.

This section will give details on Modern Apprenticeship opportunities as well as information on activities happening within James Hamilton Academy.

Further information on apprenticeships can be obtained from Mr S Cartner, Transitional Principal Teacher of Vocational Education. Please contact the school to speak to him directly or to make an appointment.

EDF Energy Apprenticeships:


EDF Energy are looking for their new intake of Engineering Maintenance Apprentices to join in August 2018. It is a four year programme where apprentices will spend the first two years based at our Engineering Training Academy at the Royal Naval base, HMS Sultan followed by two years on one of our nuclear power stations.

They have 4 information days planned, with 3 sessions on each day where anyone interested can find out more about the scheme and speak to some current apprentices.  For anyone wanting to come along, they must book as there are limited spaces on each session.

 EDF apprenticeship advert.doc


GSK Apprenticeship Opportunities:

GSK is a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of pharmaceuticals, vaccines and consumer healthcare. The GSK site based in Irvine manufactures life saving antibiotics.

Applications  have re-opened for a short period to school and college leavers to apply to join our successful and well established apprenticeship programme at GSK Irvine.  

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Business Administration Apprenticeship:

Street League have an MA Business Admin Vacancy based in Kilmarnock. The fund is for 16-19 year olds and is a fixed term 9 month contract where they will complete an SVQ Level 3. The post is 25 hours per week and £8.35 per hour.

Please see the link below for more details.


Volkswagen Group Apprenticeships:

The Volkswagen group have opened up Modern Apprenticeship opportunities in the following fields:

Customer service, Parts Consultant, Service Technician, Body Repair Technician and Vehicle Paint Technician.

More information and the online application can be found on the following links:


Residential Lettings Apprenticeships:


Well established Property Management and Lettings Company based in central Ayrshire invite applications for the position of Residential Lettings Apprentice.


This busy and varied role will suit candidates with an interest in a career in property.


Initially we are looking for an organised and confident communicator with good IT/admin abilities.


In return, you can look forward to an opportunity to be part of this companies continued growth in the years to come.
Alan Hall
Branch Manager - Homesure 
01292 268501
Rainbow Rooms International Apprenticeships:
Rainbow Room International are recruiting candidates aged 16-19 for Modern Apprenticeships.
This is due to the eligibility and contract requirements as set out by the Scottish Government.
Please see the link below for all information and the application form.
If you have any questions or need any support, please see Mr Cartner.


Foundation Apprenticeships

Below is information on Foundation Apprenticeships which run for two years whilst pupils are still at school.  For more information, please contact your PT Pupil Support.

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