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Apprenticeships at Scottish Parliament

November 6, 2014 by


Open Day Friday 21 November An apprenticeship scheme to employ 20 young people in the Scottish Parliament over the next four years has been launched by the Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in a range of areas including Visitor Services, Events, Security, HR and IT. An Open Day […]

One in five paid less than Living Wage

November 3, 2014 by


More than a fifth of UK workers earn less than the living wage, according to a new report published today. The KPMG research says that bar and catering staff, care workers and shop assistants are among those most likely to live ‘hand to mouth’ because of low pay. The report is published on the day […]

Job help at Fort Kinnaird on Tuesday

October 12, 2014 by


Are you looking for a job coming up to Christmas? Want to get in to retail or hospitality but not sure how? Think you are lacking in skills to get your foot in the door? Edinburgh College are hosting a learning and recruitment event at Fort Kinnaird on Tuesday (14 October) with opportunities that could be a […]

New minimum wage rates come into force today

October 1, 2014 by


Over one million of Britain’s lowest-paid workers are set to benefit as new National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates come into force from today. The rate rise to £6.50 per hour, the first real terms cash increase since 2008, follows the recommendations from the independent Low Pay Commission (LPC) in March this year and the call […]

Building New Futures: maybe this time?

October 1, 2014 by


Regeneration’s back on the agenda as conference hears of ‘growing optimism’ It was one of Europe’s most ambitious regeneration programmes – an opportunity to clean up a massive brownfield site, create new communities and link Edinburgh’s city centre with the sea. Hotels, new homes, schools and small businesses were to be built on the old […]

First class!

September 30, 2014 by


The first students to complete a groundbreaking project to boost young people’s aspirations and job prospects have been honoured at Edinburgh College’s annual Graduation ceremony.  School students who took part in the East Lothian Hospitality and Tourism Academy programme joined the college’s graduates at the Usher Hall ceremony to pick up their scrolls and mark […]

Ready, set, go! The Graduate Journey

September 3, 2014 by


Get ready, 2015 Graduates – your future awaits! Whether that’s a future of internships, experiencing other cultures, or as yet to be decided, your final year of University is the time to get this all under way. It might feel intimidating – adding more to the to do list than simply “pass 4th year” is […]

Still looking for the right course?

September 2, 2014 by


Edinburgh College is holding a Recruitment Day at Granton Campus tomorrow (Wednesday 3 September) when anyone wanting to sign up for a course can apply and have a fast-track interview. The event will take place at the college’s Granton Campus from 3 – 7.30pm. Recruitment advisors and lecturers will be on hand to provide information about courses […]

Oldies fly the flag for fuller working lives

August 20, 2014 by


Watford, north Dorset and the Shetland Islands lead the way against outdated stereotypes of older workers … New figures reveal areas as diverse as Watford, north Dorset and the Shetland Islands to be leading the charge against outdated stereotypes of older workers and flying the flag for fuller working lives. They are among local authority […]

Building for the future

August 15, 2014 by


Pilot programme helps young people get into home building The first students of a new programme designed to help unemployed young people into careers in the home building industry celebrated their graduation yesterday. Fourteen young people have been participating in the five week pilot Get into Home Building course at Edinburgh College, developing skills across […]