WorldSkills UK Live – meet the competitor – Fergus Firth

Recent Computing student Fergus Firth will represent Edinburgh College at the UK’s biggest skills competition this week after winning a regional heat which was held at Sighthill Campus in May this year. Fergus will take part in four two-hour challenges at World Skills UK Live over Thursday and Friday this week (21 and 22 November),…

WorldSkills UK Live – meet the competitor – Scott Allan

Twenty-four-year-old Scott Allan hopes he can reach new heights this weekend as he prepares to compete against the UK’s top roofing students. Roof Tiling and Slating adult apprentice Scott is competing at WorldSkills UK Live this week, a national competition designed to test the skills and aptitude of students across the country in their respective…

#AJobForEveryone campaign

A young man from Edinburgh is well on his way to a career in media after spending the last few years gaining work experience in the industry. Twenty-three-year-old Sean Scullion, who has autism and currently studies HNC Radio at Edinburgh College, has completed work experience at SAM Radio, where he co-presented a weekly programme on…

Edinburgh College Foundation Apprentice looking forward to a career in the computing industry

Eighteen-year-old Michael Suttie from Mayfield recently completed a Foundation Apprenticeship in IT Software Development, which he decided to undertake so he could develop his computing skills, and make contacts working in the industry. We spoke to Michael to find out about his apprenticeship, and his plans for the future: What made you choose a Foundation…

Colombian visitors get creative at Edinburgh College

A group of five performing arts professionals from Colombia are attending Edinburgh College to develop their English and find out more about the prominence of the creative industries in Scotland. Diana Cifuentes, Juan Orozco, Angelica Corredor, Nathalia Contreras, and Mateo Rueda are participating in an eight-week programme, which involves them spending time in and out…

College sparks future in engineering for Ladislav

An East Lothian student has opened the door to a career in engineering following two successful years at Edinburgh College, where he has recently graduated with a HND in Electrical Engineering. Twenty-year-old Ladislav Horvath from Musselburgh opted to study at Edinburgh College to gain the grades he needed to go on to university. And, having…

Mum of six styles her way to new career at Edinburgh College

Thirty-eight-year-old Lisa Black came to Edinburgh College to give herself and her children a better future. Now she graduates with a HNC in Hairdressing, and takes with her multiple competition medals, and, most importantly a new whole new lease of life. Before coming to the College’s Milton Road Campus, Haddington resident Lisa worked in various…

College takes Joseph a step closer to a Civil Engineering degree

Thirty-year-old Borderer Joseph Wade has taken a step closer to his desired Civil Engineering degree after 10 years away from education, thanks to a HND programme delivered by Edinburgh College. Joseph, who now lives in Edinburgh, joined the College in 2017, enrolling on an access course before progressing to BEng (HND) Civil Engineering. He recently…