#ECPrizeGiving – Keris Simpkins

Nineteen-year-old Keris Simpkins is an Apprentice Plasterer with West Lothian Council and comes to Edinburgh College to complement her learning on-site training. Keris has been named this year’s Construction Student of the Year. We caught up with her about her experience at College so far. “It’s an amazing achievement to be awarded and it shows…

#ECPrizeGiving – Elliot Ruthven

Elliot Ruthven has been named Plastering Apprentice of the Year at #ECPrizeGiving 2020. We asked Elliot some quick-fire questions about his Edinburgh College experience. How old are you and where are you from? 24, St. Boswells, Scottish Borders. How do you feel about being recognised at Prize Giving? I feel proud of the achievement. What…

Jobs with the best satisfaction

With work satisfaction and culture becoming more important to employees than salary, we’ve looked into what jobs have been rated the best for employee satisfaction. Discover what job best suits your personality and how the College can help you get there. Construction Manager A construction manager is responsible for overseeing building projects and major contracts.…

Plumbing apprentices celebrated at annual SNIPEF Awards

Edinburgh College played host as the region’s top young plumbers received awards for their hard work over the past 12 months. The College’s Midlothian Campus welcomed the SNIPEF Edinburgh & District Branch as they held their annual Awards Ceremony, celebrating the work of plumbing apprentices from Edinburgh, Borders College and Forth Valley College. Fourteen awards…

College hosts pupils from Lothian schools for annual construction competition

Edinburgh College played host to 50 local school pupils as it held the Edinburgh heat of the annual Construction and Built Environment Challenge (CABEC) yesterday. Young people from Castlebrae Community High School, Inveralmond Community High School, Forrester High School, North Berwick High School and Trinity High School descended on the College’s Forthside construction facility to…

Work placement leads to year of success for Edinburgh College built environment student

The Edinburgh College built environment student is celebrating her first-year anniversary of working with planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore, after initially joining the company for just a five-day work-placement. Anita Bielatowicz, aged 26, first joined the Edinburgh office of Barton Willmore for a week’s work experience in February 2017 as part of the company’s…

Stonemasonry apprentice scoops bronze medal at national construction final

Edinburgh College Stonemasonry apprentice Hamish Innes has won a bronze medal at the national final of the UK’s longest-running construction skills competition. After competing in the regional qualifiers earlier this year, Hamish and fellow Edinburgh College stonemasonry apprentice Calum Munro progressed to the UK National Skillbuild Final, which was held at the Birmingham NEC. The…

Edinburgh apprentices to compete in national construction final

Two stonemasonry apprentices from Edinburgh College will be competing at the UK National Final of the UK’s longest-running construction skills competition this week. 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 16-18 November.…

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…