Flexible Workforce Development Fund 2017-18

Apply for up to £10,000 worth of Training with Edinburgh College. The Scottish Government and Scottish Funding Council have announced the new Flexible Workplace Development Fund (FWDF), in direct response to feedback from the Scottish Government’s consultation on the introduction of the UK Government Apprenticeship Levy. The Flexible Workplace Development Fund provides eligible employers with…

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…

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,…

Foundation Apprenticeships

Foundation Apprenticeships – what are they? who are they for?

In S5 or S6 and had enough of school learning? Want to get work experience and add skills to your CV, college or university application? Foundation Apprenticeships could be for you! Here is the lowdown Foundation Apprenticeships (FAs) are a great way to get a head start in the world of work and combine all…

Meet our Apprentices – Jade Laurie

Jade Laurie – 17, Meadowbank What apprenticeship programme are you on at the college? “Level 2 Hairdressing modern apprenticeship.” Who is your employer? What do you day to day with them? “I work for Kalon and am loving every second. I’m working as a junior stylist washing and blow drying client’s hair – the team…

Meet our Apprentices – Stacey Bridges

Stacey Bridges – 22, West Lothian What apprenticeship programme are you on at the college? “I started out on the joinery and carpentry pre-apprenticeship and now I’ve progressed onto the modern apprenticeship.” Who is your employer? What do you day to day with them? “I was half way through the pre-apprenticeship when I got a…

Meet our Apprentices – Jordan Charters

Jordan Charters – 20, West Linton What apprenticeship programme are you on at the college? “Painting and Decorating modern apprenticeship, 3rd-year Advanced Craft.” Who is your employer? What do you day to day with them? “My dad, George Charters. His work varies from things such as basic painting and decorating to wallpapering or even airless…

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…

Meet our Apprentices – Kerrie Stewart

Kerrie Stewart – 24, Edinburgh What apprenticeship programme are you on at the college? “I’m in my second year on the Painting and Decorating Modern Apprenticeship.” Who is your employer? What do you day to day with them? “I work for Dumbreck Decorators in Edinburgh. I’ll officially be in my third year with the company…