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…

Jamie is on a QUEST to the top

Edinburgh College Civil Engineering Modern Apprentice Jamie Marsh has been recognised by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) with a QUEST Technician Scholarship of £1,500. Jamie is among five students in Scotland who have been awarded the scholarship and was chosen for his commitment to being a good leader team player whilst also being ambitious,…

New electric vans for Edinburgh College

New electric vans for Edinburgh College

Edinburgh College’s electric vehicle fleet has had a green-powered boost with the arrival of two new vans, supporting its commitment to sustainable travel. The two new Nissan eNV200 electric vans came from Transport Scotland’s Switched on Fleets scheme to increase green travel. They replace diesel vans used by the college’s facilities staff. Overall, the college…

Honour for college electric car expert

Edinburgh College resident electric vehicle expert Robert Murphy is among CEOs of major car firms and energy companies after appearing 53rd on GreenFleet’s list of the 100 most influential people. GreenFleet, a publication dedicated to environmental fleet motoring and low emissions fleet technology, published the list in its celebratory 100th issue of the magazine. Electric…

Meet Our Apprentices – Lewis Bell

Lewis Bell – 19, Edinburgh What apprenticeship programme are you on at the college? “At college, I am studying NC Civil Engineering year 2 – day release.” Who is your employer? What do you day to day with them? “I am currently employed by the engineering consultancy WSP|Parsons Brinkerhoff. I’m in the structures team and…

Engineering students build seige weaponry

Engineering students build seige weaponry

Edinburgh College students have been erecting Game of Thrones-style siege weaponry in Midlothian, capable of launching ammo through the air towards scattering foes. But they’re not planning an assault on Dalkeith or Melville Castle anytime soon, and anyone who gets in their new trebuchet’s path is more likely to get soaked than wounded. Inspired by…