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…

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…