Student Roseanna shortlisted for Young Scot Volunteer of the Year Award

Edinburgh College student Roseanna Campbell has been shortlisted for a Young Scot Award 2020 in recognition of her dedication to supporting young people in Edinburgh. Twenty-one-year-old Roseanna, who is studying Introduction to Social Services at the College, is one of three finalists shortlisted in the Volunteering category at this year’s Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards.…

Radost – EC Student Stories

Radost Staykova plans to open her own wedding hair and make-up business and is learning all of the skills she needs on her VTCT Level 3 Hairdressing course at Edinburgh College.  “Since I started at College in 2014, when I studied English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), it has felt like home. My lecturers…

Khadijah – EC Student Stories

College has been the icing on the cake for Khadijah NC Bakery student Khadijah Khurram tells us about her College experience, explaining how coming to College allowed her to do something for herself. “Coming to Edinburgh College has been brilliant. I am passionate about cooking and especially baking – I always have been, so I…

Peter – EC Student Stories

Peter is gaining international work experience as well as personal growth Twenty-one-year-old Peter, originally from New York, moved to Scotland eight years ago. He told us how studying HND Hospitality Management has shown him a path to new opportunities. “Before coming to College, I worked at Five Guys where I would work for 10 or…

Ahmed Abdou – Foundation Apprentice

Seventeen-year-old Ahmed Abdou started his Business Skills Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) in 2018. Ahmed’s FA is run in partnership between his school, the College and technology giant Microsoft. Currently in the second year of his FA, Ahmed spends time working in Microsoft’s Waverley Gate offices, learning about various elements of the organisation. Having chosen to study…

Flavia Ciccotti – Foundation Apprentice

Flavia Ciccotti began her Business Skills Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) in 2018. Flavia’s Apprenticeship was run in partnership with her school, the College and Crisis Scotland – a national charity for homeless people. During the second year of her FA, Flavia spent time working at Crisis’ Edinburgh office – learning in the workplace, gaining crucial work…

Mark McCole – Modern Apprentice

Vehicle Body Repair and Alignment apprentice Mark McCole decided to start an apprenticeship at the age of 27, after realising that his passion was in working with cars. Mark serves his Apprenticeship with L&I Eaton, based in Edinburgh’s Leith area and compliments his on-the-job learning with assessments and theory at the College’s Sighthill Campus. Watch…

Gavin is named OPITO Apprentice of the Year

Edinburgh College Instrumentation and Control Maintenance apprentice Gavin Brown has been named Apprentice of the Year by OPITO. Gavin, who is 34-years-old, came to College in August 2018 to begin his apprenticeship, working alongside the College’s lecturers at Midlothian Campus as part of OPITO’s Oil and Gas Technical Apprentice Programme (OGTAP). Now a second year…

Steph – EC Student Stories

Steph is on her way towards a career in mental health research Thirty-four-year-old Steph Logan tells us how she’s getting a second chance to achieve her dreams after joining Edinburgh College’s Life Sciences Access (SWAP) course. “I’m doing something I never imagined to be possible. The best exam grade I gained in school was a…

Industry professionals share top tips for a career in the creative sector

Edinburgh College students gained insight into what it takes to make it in the creative industries as the College hosted some of the country’s top professionals at its seventh annual Creative Industries Employability Day. Students from the College’s Creative Industries courses attended the event at its Granton Campus where they had an opportunity to get…