Gents Evening – Edinburgh College Barbershop

Date Tues 19 December Time 15.00 – 19.30 Location Granton Hair & Beauty Training Salon and Elemis & Wella Academy Granton Campus Edinburgh College Details Edinburgh College’s level 3 barbers are holding an after hours “Gents Evening” in the college. The event includes: Live music Refreshments Haircuts Raffle prizes Location Granton Hair & Beauty Training…

Stonemasonry apprentice scoops bronze medal at national construction final

Edinburgh College Stonemasonry apprentice Hamish Innes has won a bronze medal at the national final of the UK’s longest-running construction skills competition. After competing in the regional qualifiers earlier this year, Hamish and fellow Edinburgh College stonemasonry apprentice Calum Munro progressed to the UK National Skillbuild Final, which was held at the Birmingham NEC. The…

Students tackle plastic waste with innovative new solution

  A duo from Edinburgh College and Queen Margaret University (QMU) are tackling the problem of plastic bottle waste which sees 15 million plastic bottles added to landfills every day. Edinburgh College HND Beauty Therapy student Amee Ritchie and QMU student Jake Elliot Hook were winners in the October round of the Scottish Institute for…

10 top tips for UCAS applications

Are you applying to university next year? If so, the following 10 tips might be useful for you. 1. Choose a referee BEFORE submitting your application! Talk to your lecturer about writing a reference with plenty of time to spare. You want your reference to be the best it can be. If you don’t choose…

Don’t Get Your Hair in a Tinsel – Christmas Hairdressing Event

The hairdressing department is celebrating Christmas by providing treatments and services performed by Edinburgh College Level 3 Hairdressing Students for a great cause. 25% of profits made will go to The Yard Adventure Centre. The event includes: Wella SP Treatments Nail Services A Raffle Refreshments and more Location: Granton Campus (Hair & Beauty Training Salon…

School pupils inspired to get digital at Edinburgh College

A group of school pupils have been inspired to get digital with the help of local marketing professionals and Edinburgh College. S5 and S6 school pupils from St David’s RC High School joined Information Technology Software Development foundation apprentices at the college’s Midlothian Campus for a day of digital inspiration to mark Digital Day 2017.…

Edinburgh apprentices to compete in national construction final

Two stonemasonry apprentices from Edinburgh College will be competing at the UK National Final of the UK’s longest-running construction skills competition this week. After competing in the regional qualifiers earlier this year, Calum Munro and Hamish Innes have progressed to the UK National Final, which will be held at the Birmingham NEC from 16-18 November.…

Skills Scotland Best Stand Award

Best stand at Skills Scotland 2017

On Thursday 9th November, the Edinburgh College team was out in full force at this year’s Skills Scotland at the Royal Highland Centre – Ingliston. Over 2,500 school pupils from across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife came along to the exhibition to discover the fantastic career options open to them after they leave school. This…

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,…

Edinburgh College receives Living Wage accreditation

The Scottish Living Wage Accreditation Initiative has granted Living Wage employer status to Edinburgh College. Edinburgh College already pays staff the real Living Wage but receiving formal accreditation for this strengthens its commitment to fair pay for all employees. Everyone working at Edinburgh College receives a minimum hourly wage of £8.75, which is the real Living…

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…