Awards ceremony awaits Edinburgh College Foundation Apprentice

An Edinburgh College Accounting student is hoping to calculate his way to award success as he goes up against fellow students at the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2018. Nineteen-year-old Junjie Xu, who studied a Financial Services Foundation Apprenticeship at Edinburgh College before progressing onto a HND Accounting course, has been shortlisted for Foundation Apprentice of the…

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2018 – Meet the apprentices – Lauren Lawson

Name: Lauren Lawson Age: 16 Studying: IT: Software Development Foundation Apprenticeship Sixteen-year-old Forrester High School pupil Lauren is in her first year of studying a foundation apprenticeship in IT:Software Development. Lauren attends college two afternoons a week and will spend around 10 hours a week with an employer in the second year of her apprenticeship.…

Jordan goes for gold at World Skills 2017

It’s brushes down for former painting and decorating apprentice Jordan Charters as he waits to hear how he has fared in the World Skills 2017 finals in Abu Dhabi. Twenty-two year-old Jordan, who studied at Edinburgh College and completed his final training for the competition on a specially constructed rig at the college’s Granton Campus,…

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 – Dillon Laing

Dillon Laing – 17, Leith What apprenticeship programme are you on at the college? “I’m on a Foundation Apprenticeship in Financial Services and started the apprenticeship whilst I was still at school.” Who is your employer? What do you do day to day with them? “I work for Standard Life doing financial management analysis. I’m…