BESA Pipefitting and Welding Competition held at Edinburgh College

Some of Scotland’s top young engineering and construction workers took part in the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Pipefitting and Welding Competition at Edinburgh College today Apprentices studying towards their SVQ 3 Heating and Ventilation Award at the college’s Midlothian Campus competed against their counterparts from Glasgow Kelvin College in two challenges. The challenges, based…

What is STEM?

Do you have an interest in driverless cars? Want to be able to design replacement organs for patients? Looking forward to half-hour deliveries from Amazon drones? These are all examples of STEM.   STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths These are the four foundation subjects that make the basis of the STEM government initiative.…

Tibor Triumphs at IMI awards

Former Edinburgh College Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair student Tibor Ovari has picked up an award for Outstanding Student at the Institute of the Motor Industry’s annual Outstanding Achievers Awards. The industry’s professional body hosted its annual awards ceremony at its headquarters in Hertfordshire where the finalists from across the UK celebrated their success. Tibor,…

Tibor talks Automotive Engineering

Hungarian-born 25-year-old Tibor moved to Edinburgh in 2011 to pursue his dream of working in the automotive industry. After studying a panel beating course at college in Hungary, Tibor later came to Edinburgh College to study Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. Despite having limited English when he started his course, he achieved his Level 1, 2…

Emily is an apprentice engineer on a mission

Nineteen-year-old Emily, a third year technical apprentice at Leonardo UK, is on a mission to become a successful and respected technical specialist engineer. After finishing her Highers at high school she kept her options open by applying for university and several apprenticeships. She is currently studying HND Engineering Systems at Edinburgh College while working as a technical…

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…

Electrical course helping student bright sparks Get Into work

A group of young unemployed people have gained valuable industry experience and are looking forward to a career in electrical engineering thanks to a programme designed to boost their job prospects. The six-week Prince’s Trust Get Into Electrical Installation course at Edinburgh College’s Midlothian Campus, now in its third year, offers training and work experience…

Students create award trophies for Paolozzi Prize

Edinburgh College Product Design and Engineering students have designed and created trophies for the Paolozzi Prize for Art, an annual awards showcase that recognises talented young (S4-S6) artists in Edinburgh. The awards are organised by City of Edinburgh Council, which asked if the college could support with the production of the 13​​ trophies using five different…