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Bug Hotel

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What is a bug hotel, well it’s a place for bees, birds, beetles and other creatures to live or take shelter. As just like us, nature has a housing shortage.

Why build a bug house/hotel, well there are three good reasons, firstly for us all there is only so much you can learn in a classroom, through books, videos or TV.  To truly appreciate and understand nature you need to venture outside, use your senses and experience for yourself the wonder of nature. For as the naturalist and conservationist John Muir advocated experiencing and enjoying nature near and far means you are more likely to care and be an ‘active conservationist’.

Secondly in an age of immediacy a bug hotel/home teaches patience in its planning, construction and having to wait days, weeks or months to wait and see what creatures use it plus tweeting occurs outside not online. Read More

Corey Cup 2017

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Corey Cup 2017
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The Corey Cup is an annual school football tournament held in the Garnock Valley for children in P6&7. The tournament is in honour of young Corey Hamilton, who sadly passed away in 2013 after a battle with rhabdoid sarcoma, a kidney cancer aged just 9 years old.  Set up by Corey’s family and Beith Trust in 2014 the event is held annually on Corey’s birthday on 24 March and brings the Garnock Valley schools together in a friendly football competition where the teams compete to win the coveted cup and title.

The 4th annual Corey Cup was a fantastic competition with lots of fun and great football on display Beith Astroturf. The weather was unusually sunny which made the event even better and made it all the more fun for onlookers, parents and classmates to cheer their teams on! As ever the teams were split by organisers Beith Trust into play off groups, resulting with the two group winners playing in thesemi-finals, and then onto a final. Read More

Beith Cycles

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Sunday 12th March 11AM — 2PMSunday 12th March 11AM — 2PM Geilsland school, Beith KA15 1HD

Beith cycles is a new initative to encourage the people of Beith to get on their bikes! We want to find out what improvements you think could be made to support cycling and active travel in the area. The goal is to encourage people of all ages and abilities to travel by bike so come along, grab a burger and have your say!

  • Bouncy castle
  • Electric bikes
  • Balance bikes
  • cycle games
  • free bike MOT’S

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Basic Cooking Course

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Every Wednesday morning we run an “elementary cooking skills course”.

We make starter’s, main course’s & deserts cooking from fresh. Ensuring safe use of kitchen knives, utensils, ovens, hobs and pots and pans. Basically learning to cook & be safe in the kitchen.

Our outcome is to increase basic food preparation skills and increase basic cooking  and presenting skills. Gain awareness of food safety and gain awareness of using safe and hygenic practise.

The course length is 6.5 hours and is certified by REHIS. (Royal enviromental health institute of scotland).

Peter – Team Leader

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It’s that time again where we speak to some of the amazing people working at Beith Trust. This time around we’re speaking to Peter, a team leader.


Tell everyone a bit about yourself?

I’m 40 years old man who had a hard paper round in my teens . On an honest note, I’ve worked welfare& work sector for 25 years, as a manager, I also enjoy helping Essential Plus alongside my wife Marianne. I enjoy seeing what our trainees achieve and moving them on to a positive destination. I enjoy all things 60s. I own a 1971 Vespa and my best friend is my son, Joshua.




Why did you become involved with Beith Trust?

This opportunity of working for Beith Trust  was an exciting prospect and with over 15 years of working as a manager, I know I could bring a lot to the job.  The chance to get out from behind the desk and do some physical work again was exciting. Teaching the young team new skills and getting them involved in new training opportunities is just magic.

What are you doing today?

I’m training Robert Craig, my young apprentice to take his first training session with the trainees. It’s exciting times.


Cameron Mcintosh

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Today we’re chatting to one of the people doing a modern apprenticeship here at Beith Trust. Cameron McIntosh is one of those people.

How did you get started?

After finishing my college course I was told that Beith had opportunities for modern apprenticeships and I jumped at that chance. After an interview with Jane Lamont I was straight into learning and working. It all happened so fast, I wasn’t expecting it to happen like that but it did and I’m loving it.

What have you been up to since then? Skills etc

I’ve learnt so much over the days and weeks, it’s been great. Everything from working as a part of a team to being on my own. I’ve been learning about horticulture, gardening, maintaining a section of land and we’ve also been doing a bit of construction as well. I’ve also been taking a cooking class as well, learning to cook different meals.

What does the future hold?

Hopefully new job opportunities, a chance on progressing even further once the apprenticeship is over. I hope to gain new experiences once it’s completed. We’ll see what happens.

Working at Beith Trust?

It’s fantastic. The people here have been so helpful. They’ve kept me on the right path, just knowing that the support is there makes all the difference. The staff treat you as one of their own, it’s a great place to come and learn.

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Employability Update

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Soft Landscape Operative – Swinburne Horticultural Services – Johnstone
Temporary Christmas Sales Associate (Inc. Hours) – H Samuel  – Glasgow
Forklift Truck Driver/General Yard Person – W & J Knox – Kilbirnie
NURSERY COOK – Woodlands Day Nursery – Johnstone
Parts Adviser – Park’s Motor Group – Irvine

New Employability Update

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Site Supervisor – Feerick Ltd – Dalry
Skilled Site Labourer – Feerick Ltd – Dalry
Ground Worker/Machine Driver – Feerick Ltd – Dalry
Chauffeur – Craig Bilham Executive Travel – Irvine
PCV Driver – Craig Bilham Executive Travel – Irvine
Kitchen Assistant – Buckreddan Care Centre – Kilwinning
Web Chat Consultants – Stellar – Irvine
Stock Assistant – Argos – Paisley
Mountain Sport Advisor (part-time) – Decathlon – Braehead
Mountain Sport Advisor (Full time) – Decathlon – Braehead
Running/H&D Sports Advisor – Decathlon  – Braehead
Administrator – OfficeRecruit – Hillington
Leisure Assistant – Mar Hall Hotel – Bishopton
CUSTOMER ASSISTANT – SALESFLOOR – Marks & Spencer – Braehead
Experienced Gardener / Handyperson – Acre Industrial and Cleaning Services Ltd. – Johnstone
Temporary General Assistant – Scottish Fire & Rescue Service – Kilmarnock
Wholetime Firefighter – Scottish Fire & Rescue Service – Various Locations
Retail Team Member – Krispy Kreme – Glasgow Central Station

Employability Club Update

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Care Assistant / Worker – Allied Healthcare – Johnstone
Rapid Response Care Assistant – Allied Healthcare – Barrhead
Door Supervisor – Professional Security – Irvine
Ambient Colleague Nights – Asda Ltd – Linwood
Computer Repair Engineer – PC Callout Limited – Paisley
Business Administrator Modern Apprenticeship – Apprenticeships.Scot – Linwood
Asda Colleague – Asda Ltd – Linwood
Hospitality Internship – Ayrshire College – Kilmarnock
IT Operations Solutions Trainee– – PAISLEY
Commis Chef – Scotland & Sea Food Court – Glasgow Airport
Care & Support worker – Voyage Care – Beith
Cook – The Eglinton Inn – Beith
Cleaning Operative – Regent Samsic – Largs
Marketing Officer – East Renfrewshire Council – Barrhead
Experienced Cook – Beith
Care Home Services Driver – Boots – Johnstone
Sales Consultant – Carphone Warehouse – Irvine
Sales Assistant – Photo Me – Irvine
Care Assistant – Bupa – Irvine
Customer Service Agent – Stafffinders – Renfrewshire
cookery / baking instructor – crafty cooks sw scotland – Kilmarnock
slinger / banksman – europlant maintenance uk ltd – Stevenston
CONSTRUCTION WORKER/LABOURER – europlant maintenance uk ltd – Stevenston
Outbound Telesales Advisor – VOCA – Irvine
Cleaner – Spectrum Service Solutions Ltd – Stevenston
Farm Manager – University of Glasgow – School of Veterinary Medicine – Glasgow
Mechanical Maintenance Fitter – MOD – Beith
Torpedoes In Service Support – MOD – Beith
Administrative Officer DWP (Benefit Caseworker/Telephony Agent)  – Department for Work and Pensions – Paisley
DESG Undergraduate Sponsorship Scheme – MOD – Various Locations
Stage technician – centre stage – Kilmarnock
Various jobs, various stores – Buchanan Galleries – Glasgow
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Keep your eyes peeled for Christmas jobs, they are starting to appear now!

Astro Works – Employability Club Update

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Top Vacancies 

Experienced Hard Landscaper – Munro External Works – Ayrshire
Christmas Temp – GAME – Kilmarnock
Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme – Network Rail
XS Stock
We’re looking for a reliable individual to join our warehouse team at 3 Brewster Place in Riverside Business Park, KA11 5DD.
You will assist in all areas of warehouse operation including picking, packing and goods-in.
Some heavy lifting is required. Previous experience and a valid counterbalance forklift certification is desired but not essential.
You will be motivated, energetic and able to complete all tasks with accuracy and enthusiasm.
This position is temporary. Contract ends 23rd December 2016.
Hours of work are Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
National minimum wage.
If you would like to apply please return your completed application form to
Download your application form here:
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CVs will not be considered for this position.
Deadline for applications is Friday 9th September 2016.

Community Connector – Pennyburn Regeneration Youth Development Enterprise – Kilwinning
Community Builder – Access to Employment Ayr – North Ayrshire
Community Co-ordinators (part time) – Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland – North Ayrshire
Community Co-ordinators – Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland – North Ayrshire
DOMESTIC WORKER – Shalom Nursing Home – Irvine
Trainee Stencil Maker – Calman Technology Limited – Irvine
Warehousing & Storage apprentice (JB65DT) – JB Management – Irvine

Cleaner Operative – DCM – Irvine
Digital Skills Apprentice – QA Ltd – Irvine
Digital Web & Marketing Apprentice – QA Ltd – Renfrewshire
Fast Track Customer Service Drivers – Argos – Irvine
Customer Service Adviser – Argos  – Irvine
Stock Assistant – Argos – Irvine

Bar Person Front of House – Cecchinis Restaurant & Bar – Ardrossan
Affordable Housing Co-ordinator (Strategy) – NAC – Irvine
Retail Assistant (16 Hours) – Dynamic Retail Limited – Irvine
Personal Assistant – NHS – Crosshouse Hospital
Receptionist – Commercial Property Maintenance Services Ltd. – Johnstone
Audio Typist – Adam & Co – Irvine
Office Admin Apprentice – QA Ltd – Irvine
Sales Adviser – Superdrug – Largs
Fitness Coach – Galaxy Leisure – Kilbirnie
Bike Rider – Pizza Hut – Irvine
Car Owner Delivery Driver – Pizza Hut – Irvine
Driver – NAC – Kilwinning
Fitness Instructor – SimpsInns Ltd – Irvine
Production Operative – STAFFFINDERS – Irvine
Security Officer with SIA – Profile Security Services – West Kilbride
Paintball Marshal – Delta Force Paintball West Glasgow – Johnstone
Forklift Driver (Counterbalance + Reach Licence) – R Job Network – Stevenston
Horticulturalist Modern Apprenticeship – Apprenticeships.Scot – Irvine
Business &Administration Modern Apprenticeship – Apprenticeships.Scot – North Ayrshire
Trainee / Apprentice Nursery Nurse – Carousel Training Centre – Irvine

Trainee / Apprentice Nursery Nurse – Carousel Training Centre – Largs
PSV Part Time Coach / School Driver – Bennett’s of Kilwinning – Stevenston
Handyman / Joiner – Bennett’s of Kilwinning – Kilwinning
Customer Service Assistant – William Hill – Johnstone
Checkout Operator, Chilled Colleague – Asda – Ardrossan

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