Ardnamurchan High School News



07 May 2021Scotrail Apprenticeship Opportunities

Scotrail Apprenticeship Opportunities

ScotRail are now accepting applications for their Engineering and Customer Service Modern Apprenticeships as well as for their internship programmes: https://www.scotrail.co.uk/early-careers...

21 April 2021Hospitality Event

West Highland College are running a virtual hospitality careers insight webinar on the 28th April, 2-3.15pm The session is open to all students S1-S6 and is a good opportunity for current students and students who are about to leave to learn about jobs, apprenticeships etc.

More information about our event can be found via our webpage: https://www.dywwesthighland.org/highland-hospitality.../

Free Tickets can also be purchased through Eventbrite: https://www.dywwesthighland.org/highland-hospitality.../

21 April 2021Lego Tournament

12 April 2021Death of His Royal Highness The Duke Of Edinburgh

Death of His Royal Highness The Duke Of Edinburgh

The Highland Council's e-book of condelence is available at https://www.highland.gov.uk/mourning

It has been announced by Buckingham Palace that His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh has died peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

Convenor of The Highland Council, Councillor Bill Lobban expressed his deepest sympathies to Her Royal Highness Her Majesty The Queen and The Royal Family, he said:

“On behalf of The Highland Council and People of the Highlands we join the nation in mourning for His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to all members of The Royal Family and honour his long service and duty to our country and Queen.”

At Highland Council buildings where flags are flown - all flags will be lowered to half-mast until 18:00 hrs on the day of the funeral of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh

The Convener has written to Her Majesty The Queen to offer sincere condolences.

An e-book of condolence is available on The Royal website at www.royal.uk (external link) and The Highland Council has also made an e-book of condolence available at www.highland.gov.uk/mourning.

An mp3 file is available for download https://soundcloud.com/user-161581153/highland-council-convener-comment-of-death-of-hrh-the-duke-of-edinburgh for use by broadcast journalists and features comment from Highland Council convener, Cllr Bill Lobban.

31 March 2021BBC Apprenticeships


From 1st April there will be the opportunity to apply for apprenticeships with the BBC in Journalism, Production Management, Design and Engineering, HR and Finance. Applications can be made via https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/?fbclid=IwAR1ebsVQpHLfrp2dkBLHg1_uWctvgcTN_s6AkfReMI5zhhsrQ15vuBK3BEg

31 March 2021Apprenticeship Opportunities

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Scottish Water are now accepting applications for their apprenticeship programme. The link to apply and see all the opportunities is https://scottishwater.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/External_Careers?fbclid=IwAR0_liJtGJ6laqLQfoTrSpv5JeoB-cXsgQSm0oRrDixOir-kb9hVfNe1r5g


Applications have to be in before 18th April. There are currently Electrical and Mechanical apprenticeship opportunities in the Fort William area.

23 March 2021Apprenticeship Opportunity at Fort William Sawmill

Apprenticeship Opportunity at Fort William Sawmill

As the largest integrated forestry business in the UK, with 1500 employees and operations spanning the forestry, sawmilling, timber manufacturing and energy sectors, BSW Timber Group is a rapidly developing multi-site business with a turnover in excess of £500m.

With 7 sawmills in the UK and one in Latvia, manufacturing and supplying a wide range of quality sawn products for a variety of industries, we’re constantly working together to create a sustainable future for British forests and woodlands.

Apprentice Mechanical & Electrical Engineers

• BSW Timber Ltd – Fort William, PH33 7NJ

• University of Highlands & Islands

Are you looking for your next challenge? We have some exciting opportunities for 2 bright sparks to join us as an Apprentice Mechanical Engineer & Apprentice Electrical Engineer at BSW Timber Ltd, Fort William.

We’re looking for individuals with a strong desire to develop an engineering career within the timber industry. Our apprenticeship programmes run for 4 years and BSW will support you on your journey to becoming a fully qualified engineer through study and on the job learning.

About you:

We’re looking for motivated individuals with a positive and enthusiastic approach. With an eagerness to develop yourself in a fast paced and growing business, you must be confident and determined to succeed. In addition, we’re looking for:

• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

• Collaborative team players.

• High level of organisation, attention to detail & problem-solving skills.

• Appreciation of quality and Health & Safety.

• Be willing to undertake all relevant training required to fulfil the programme.

No experience is necessary as full training is given. Candidates must hold at least 5 GCSEs at grades 4 – 7 (C or above), or equivalent.

In return, you can look forward to developing a long-term career with one of the industry’s leading employers. As well as guaranteed employment following successful completion of the programme, this position includes other benefits such as:

• Discounted rate on a range of BSW products including Woodfuel Direct.

• Employee benefits portal with access to exclusive deals and discounts on 100s of high street brands, utilities, eating out and more!

• Confidential 24/7 support with the Well-being hub.

• Cycle to Work Scheme.

• Funded learning and career development opportunities.

• Company provided Life Assurance policy.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 15th April 2021

The Company’s Job Applicant Privacy Notice is available on www.bsw.co.uk/careers/terms

Link to apply:


Ewen Smith <ewen.smith@bsw.co.uk>

23 March 2021Easter on line Feis classes

Please see the link below to access Easter online Feis classes.



22 March 2021Apprentice Opportunity

 The Steam Inn, in Mallaig are looking for two Professional Cookery apprentices, to start with them on the 24th April.


Accommodation will be provided and the work would be 7 days on, 7 days off with the cost being £70 per week for meals.


Applicants can apply via https://www.apprenticeships.scot/browse-frameworks/modern-apprenticeships/professional-cookery/individual-professional-cooking/


Further enquiries can also be answered through emailing thesteaminn@gmail.com

19 March 2021Apprenticeship Opportunity

BSW Timber is recruiting for Mechanical and Engineering apprentices just now: https://vacancies.bsw.co.uk/job/152442

10 March 2021

Message from West Highland College

A huge thank you to everyone who attended the launch of our new Highland Senior Phase web resource! We hope you found the events engaging and informative. 

We hope to be able to release a ‘best bits’ version of the events in the not too distant future. In the meantime, please feel free to visit the HSP resource page again by clicking the link below.

Here you will find information to use with pupils when working with them on subject choices including; short clips on ‘Why come to college’, clips from a variety of subject lecturers about pupil scan expect to study and also comments from previous Senior Phase pupils on how they found the experience. We are aware that pupils will not have had the opportunity to visit the UHI partner colleges this year, so this will hopefully go some way to introducing pupils to life within the College environment and what is on offer.

You will find each of the school badges on the home page, please select your school to see what courses are available to you in 2021/22.

Please remember, the closing date for applications is the 22nd March 2021.


04 March 2021Fundraising Effort

Fundraising Effort

A big well done to Ailsa MacGillivray who walked 10,000 steps a day, every day in February for Children's Hospices in Scotland (CHAS) and raised £895.

Big thanks to to the generous community support but congratulations to Ailsa for her huge commitment and admirable dedication.


A’ chàirdean,

Airson fios:

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Siuthaidaibh! Thèid a-muigh agus seall dhuinn ur dealbhan &#128248;

Coiseachd, ruith no air a’ bhaidhseagal - chan eil e gu diofar fhad ‘s a tha thu a’ cur dealbh suas agus a’ cleachdadh an taga-hais #GLUAIS

(Strava, Instagram agus/no Facebook)


‘S e buidheann airson aois 12-18 a th’ ann an Gluais! Lorg e air an app, Strava.



On you go! Get outside and share your pics &#128248;

Walk, run or cycle - it doesn’t matter as long as you post a pic and use the hashtag #GLUAIS

(Strava, Instagram and/or Facebook)


Gluais! is a group for 12-18 year olds. Request to join on the Strava app.





01 March 2021CalMac Seagoing Modern Apprenticeship Programme 2021/22

CalMac Seagoing Modern Apprenticeship Programme 2021/22

We are delighted to announce that we are launching recruitment for our 2021/22 Seagoing Modern Apprenticeship programme on Monday March 1st.

Seagoing Modern Apprenticeship Programme 2021/22

Recruitment is launching on March 1st 2021

We are delighted to announce that we are opening our application process for our 2021/22 Seagoing Modern Apprenticeship Programme on Monday 1st March. We are looking for enthusiastic talent to join our next cohort starting in September 2021.

Recognised as a leader of seagoing apprenticeships by the Merchant Navy, CalMac offers three types of apprenticeship - Engine Rating, Retail and Catering Rating and Deck Rating.

Successful candidates will begin their career gaining hands on experience on board our vessels while also spending time learning the theoretical knowledge at college.

While no formal qualifications are required, we are looking for candidates who will live and breathe the CalMac values, show a passion for learning and form the next generation of maritime experts.

More Information

Places are highly sought after and interested candidates should take a look at our website for more information.

We would encourage students to also check out our Career Guide 2021 for Seagoing Modern Apprenticeships. It is full of useful information on the programmes we offer including the recruitment process and case studies from past and present Modern Apprentices.

Our current apprentices will also be sharing their stories during Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Week launching March 1st through to March 12th on our social media channels including: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. We will also be sharing lots of useful information including how to apply so please follow us.

Key dates

Applications open on Monday March 1st @ 9am.

Applications close on Friday March 12th @ 5pm.

Next Steps

Applications will only be accepted by completing the application form through our website.

We hope that you find the above information useful and we look forward to welcoming applications from your students.

Thank you for all your support,

The CalMac Ferries Team

24 February 2021Duke of Edinburgh

Duke of Edinburgh

Congratulations to Mya Carmichael and Bella Sutherland for completing their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Certificates of Achievement and Maighsi Rough for completing her Silver! Excellent achievement in the current conditions, well done!

The skills completed were

yoga (physical), gardening (skill) and online fitness sessions for primary pupils (volunteering)

running (P), learning sign language (S) and helping at scouts (V)

learning piano - online lessons (S) and helping at Brownies

19 February 2021West Highland College UHI | Colaiste na Gàidhealtachd an Iar UHI

West Highland College UHI | Colaiste na Gàidhealtachd an Iar UHI

Are you in S4-S6 and looking at options for your Senior Phase?

Get a step ahead of the rest by studying at college whilst still at school, with loads of subjects to choose from.

There are two live online events to help pupils and parents understand the options available – including Highland Senior Phase (24th Feb, 7pm) and Apprenticeships (25th Feb, 7pm).

Find out what you need to know all in one place: www.uhi.ac.uk/highlandseniorphase


18 February 2021CNAG Sessions

Please find the link below to this week’s #cleachdiaigantaigh timetable with information about different sessions and events that are happening this week to support GME pupils. Please go onto our website to find the pdf with the links. 


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