Edinburgh College launches STEM Manifesto

Edinburgh College was joined today by Minister for Employability and Training Jamie Hepburn and 100 local school pupils to launch its new STEM Manifesto, which sets out how the college will support the growth of the country’s increasingly technology-based industries. Edinburgh College’s STEM Manifesto outlines how the college will deliver STEM-related education to ensure that…

Edinburgh apprentices reach national construction final

  Two stonemasonry apprentices from Edinburgh College have won a place at the UK National Final of the UK’s longest-running construction skills competition. After competing in the regional qualifiers earlier this year, Calum Munro and Hamish Innes have progressed to the UK National Final, which will be held at the Birmingham NEC from November 16-18.…

Third-generation bridge worker Keir keeps it in the family to help open new Queensferry Crossing

  As members of the public take their historic first commute over the new Queensferry Crossing this morning, we caught up with former Edinburgh College civil engineering modern apprentice Keir Stanton, who worked on the construction of the new bridge. Keir started working on the development of the Queensferry Crossing in August 2014, becoming the…

STEM Game Changers

Edinburgh College has been shortlisted for an award for its work in inspiring young people to become the next generation of innovators, pioneers and tech entrepreneurs. The college is one of five finalists shortlisted in the Innovating in STEM education/training category at The Herald Global Game Changers Awards. The awards, in their inaugural year, recognise…

Construction team showcases traditional building skills

Apprentices and lecturers from our construction team have been showcasing their traditional building skills to school children and members of the public as part of the Scottish Traditional Building Forum (STBF). Hosted by Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS) and running across 22-23 May at St Andrew Square, the event includes demonstrations by local apprentices and mini-masterclasses by the college team. The…

Student painting his way to WorldSkills

Student painting his way to WorldSkills

Edinburgh College Painting and Decorating student Jordan Charters is nearing the crunch time of an intensive two-year training programme in preparation for selection to represent the UK at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi later this year. The bi-annual competition Worldskills is the largest international skills competition in the world and Jordan is one of only two painters…

Plasterer picks up second award

It’s only been six months since his last award win but Edinburgh College trainee plasterer Thomas Morgan has been named Plaisterers’ Guild Student of the Year 2016. The 21 year old, who is in the fourth year of his apprentice with Fife Council, won the Screwfix Trade Apprentice of the Year in May of this year…

Meet our Apprentices – Stacey Bridges

Stacey Bridges – 22, West Lothian What apprenticeship programme are you on at the college? “I started out on the joinery and carpentry pre-apprenticeship and now I’ve progressed onto the modern apprenticeship.” Who is your employer? What do you day to day with them? “I was half way through the pre-apprenticeship when I got a…

Meet our Apprentices – Jordan Charters

Jordan Charters – 20, West Linton What apprenticeship programme are you on at the college? “Painting and Decorating modern apprenticeship, 3rd-year Advanced Craft.” Who is your employer? What do you day to day with them? “My dad, George Charters. His work varies from things such as basic painting and decorating to wallpapering or even airless…