Hundreds of childcare jobs are up for grabs in and around Glasgow just a day after First Minister Nicola Sturgeon helped launch a campaign to get more people to work the sector.

Our sister site s1jobs has close to 700 roles up for grabs in Hamilton, Johnstone, Paisley, Cambuslang, Erskine, Glasgow, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, East Kilbride as well as across the rest of Scotland.

Click here to be taken to the list of vacancies and to apply.

The roles comes as Ms Sturgeon seeks to recruit up to 11,000 more people to work in childcare.

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The recruitment drive, with the tagline ‘Shape their worlds. Shape your career’, is targeted at school leavers and aimed at delivering a key Scottish Government pledge to expand free childcare to 1,140 hours a year by 2020.

While in Glasgow on Tuesday, Ms Sturgeon said: “Our expansion of funded nursery education and childcare will be truly transformational and we need a strong workforce to achieve this.

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“Working in this profession is hugely rewarding as it makes a real difference to children's lives, developing their skills and preparing them for school.

“As part of our efforts to increase the availability of nursery education and childcare we also want to improve the quality of education and care with more professional development opportunities.

“We want more people to consider a career in nursery education and childcare and this campaign will highlight the range of jobs and opportunities available.”

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The news comes in the same week a major high street retailer seeks to take on Christmas staff in its stores across Glasgow as well as Scotland.

Argos has nine stores in and around the Glasgow area: Sauchiehall Street and Stockwell Street in the city centre, Parkhead Forge, Partick, Robroyston, Silverburn, Glasgow Fort, Braehead, and Bishopbriggs.

The popular chain is looking for customer service advisors, stock assistants, and delivery drivers. Click here for more information on how to apply.