Department News

Jobs Fair

"Find out about training opportunities and earn while you learn" Find out more at Skills Development Scotland Job Fair Tuesday 1st May.

Scottish Apprenticeships Event

There is an opportunity to meet local apprenticeship employers at an event in Dundee.

This will be held on Thursday 8th March at Dundee Carers Centre between 6-8pm. For more information see the poster attached for contact details.

Dundee and Angus College Open Days

Dates for your diary.

Dundee and Angus Colle have announced their open days for the new year.


These are:

Tuesday 6th Feburary: Gardyne

Wednesday 7th February: Arbroath

thursday 8th February: Kingsway Campus

Times are to be confirmed and will be updated on social media or on their website.


Modern Apprenticeship Opportunities

You can access apprenticeship modern apprenticeship opportunities offered through Dundee City Council through My Job Scotland website. You are able to filter your search to apprenticeships only. This gets updated reguarly so keep checking. Latest apprenticeships to go up are Social Care, Early Years Support Assistant and Early Years Educator.

Modern Apprenticeships - Ramsay Travel

Ramsay Travel are offering multiple apprenticeship opportunites both in Dundee and other areas. See the poster attached for more information.

Care Assistant opportunities

Care Assistants are being sought to provide care in the home with leading Care Provider in the Dundee/Broughty Ferry area.
About You
You’re a compassionate, can-do person with a desire to help others. You’re good at using your initiative, working as part of team and working well under pressure. You are able to think on your feet, prioritise your own workload and keep accurate records.

To you, it’s more than just a job. It’s a role where you happily go the extra mile to make a real difference to the lives of older, less abled people. In return, you’ll get support and quality training from Avenue Care Services, a leading care in the home provider.
About the Role
Avenue Care Services was set up to help bring a contented smile to everyone we care for, and to set the standard and enhance the values of care in our communities.

Our clients are at the heart of everything we do. As part of our friendly team you’ll assist our clients with their needs. The care we provide enables people to be able to continue to live in their own homes.

You will assist our clients with all aspects of personal care, including:
  • Washing, bathing or showering
  • Assistance with dressing
  • Getting in/out of bed and general mobility
  • Continence/toileting care
  • Catheter and colostomy care
  • Personal and hygiene care including dental care and assistance with shaving
  • Optical care
  • Prompting with medication
  • Prosthesis care
  • Moving and handling using specialist equipment
  • Assistance with feeding 
You will be required to visit various service users in their homes within each shift.

The shifts patterns of care we provide are between 07:00 and 14:00 and 16:00 and 22:30, with staff being required to work one weekend on and one weekend off, based on a set two-week rota.
In return we offer a salary between £8.25 - £9.25 per hour subject to qualifications and experience.
You will also receive uniforms and a rucksack with all necessities for the job, as well as:
  • Quality training to develop your skills
  • Up to 28 days’ annual leave
  • We also pay for your PVG upfront and the recoup it from your first wage
  • Company Pension Scheme
We are keen to recruit full time staff, working 5 days out of 7, but would consider part-time opportunities for the right candidate.
Previous experience in care is not necessary, as full training will be given.
Please note normally we seek candidates that are drivers with their own transport, however on this occasion we have vacancies for non-drivers.
Curriculum Vitae to be sent to: 

Medical 5 day Non-Residential Summer School

This is a unique opportunity for pupils to spend an entire week with doctors and medical students perfecting their UCAS applications.
When: 10th - 14th July 2017 at Stirling University.
Monday: Medical Wider Reading (NHS structure, medical ethics, current affairs)
Tuesday: Personal Statements
Wednesday: UKCAT
Thursday: BMAT
Friday: Medical School Interview Skills
All students get 5 books included.
Medic Mentor will cover the cost of course fees for students from low-income backgrounds if you meet our student diversity criteria.  These students will need to cover the cost of books only (£25 each).
All other students can get a £200 bursary towards the Summer School by using the code medicmentorstudent when registering. 
That's 5 full days of lectures and 5 textbooks for £650, and payment plans are also available.
Spaces are limited are likely to fill up quickly.
For more details,go to the Summer School webpage here:
You can also contact us on the Mentor Helpline number to speak to a doctor for some general advice: 07454704204

Piperdam Apprenticeships

Piperdam Golf and Leisure Resort are advertising for three Apprentices this year.

The apprenticeships are in the following areas:

  • Restaurant/Functions and events
  • Office/Business (various departments)
  • Conference/Function (Wedding) Chef
The training is not limited to these three areas and the applicants will have an opportunity to gain further experience. Further details and application form are available here.
If you have any queries, can contact Piperdam direct. 
Tel: 01382 581374
Web :

Tayside Symposium

A rare opportunity for S5 and 6 pupils who are considering a career in Medicine, Nursing or Allied Professions to meet with the staff and people involved with Organ & Tissue Donation and Transplantation.

This is happening on Friday 9th June 2017 at Ninewells Hospital. Full details of how to book and what will be on offer can be found on the poster attached.

Administration Assistant Apprenticeship

 A small Dundee based company looking to hire an Administration Assistant who will be supported through a Modern Apprenticeship via Dundee and Angus College.  The  job description is attached here.
CVs should be sent to or via post to Shillan Dowie, Albacom Ltd, George Buckman Drive, Dundee, DD2 3SP.