Hart Builders – Junior Accounts position

Hart Builders are looking to recruit a full time accounts junior to assist the accounts team and admin duties within reception when required.  They are looking for someone with a minimum 2 Standard Grade in both English and Maths, if they have taken Accounting that would be beneficial but not necessary.  They are looking for someone to start on the 20th July 15. Some of the key duties: Filing Scanning Mail Invoice processing Key Skills: Excel Word   They work a 35hr week Monday to Friday with office closing at 3:45 on a Friday and 1 hour lunch each day.  The candidate would be entitled to 34 holidays this includes 9 public holidays.  If you are interested in this position please contact your guidance teacher.

Edinburgh College Open Days

August 2015/16 Courses –
Last Remaining Places!

Following applications for full-time courses with places remaining re-opening on Mon 15 June, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of our course Open Days on Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 June.

The Open Days will give prospective students the opportunity to explore and apply for courses with places still available, speak to teaching staff, discuss progression routes and explore funding options.

We will have dedicated spaces set up to allow prospective students to apply for courses on the day.

A list of full-time courses with places remaining for August start, will be available from Monday 15 June.

The Open Days will also see the launch of our new Part-time, Evening and Leisure course programme, where prospective students can pick up a copy of the new part-time prospectus, apply for funding and discuss course options with teaching staff.

For more information on any of our courses, contact course information line on 0131 660 1010 or email courseinfo@edinburghcollege.ac.uk

Make it happen with Edinburgh College!

For more information please visit:

Course Open Days

Granton Campus
17 June 2015

Milton Road Campus
18 June 2015

Austria Ski Trip 2016



 Pupils going on this trip please note the following:

Please ensure your June payment of £200 is with Mr Kidd before activities week.

  • If you have not had your passport photo taken yet, please see Mr Kidd asap.
  • Please complete any outstanding PC1 forms.
  • Please complete any CPNQ1 forms (collective passport application forms).
  • Look out for, and join, the Facebook page for our trip, which will be online shortly (and encourage your parents to join too)
  • There are still 2 spaces available for this trip – see Mr Kidd or Mr Thomas if interested.
  • Thanks to the students who are up-to-date with all their paperwork and payments!!


Opportunity for Chemistry students

EDF Energy are currently looking for candidates for our Chemistry Trainee Scheme, which would be based at our Torness Power Station, Dunbar.

The role would be ideal for pupils interested in Chemistry but looking for an alternative to university education.  The successful candidate would get to work on-site at Torness and study for a HNC Chemistry qualification – all while earning a generous salary. Part of a small team made up of experts in the field of Chemistry, they’ll be responsible for handling chemicals, collecting and analysing chemical samples – all under the eagle eye of experienced Chemistry Technicians.

Our educational requirements for the role are at least 5 GCSEs (or equivalent), including Grade C or above in Maths and English and educated to A level standard (or equivalent) in Chemistry or a similar subject.

The role closes for applications on 14th June and candidates can find out more information and apply here: http://www.edfenergy.com/careers/early-careers/trainee-programmes/chemistry


Rome Trip – Meeting


A meeting has been arranged for all those attending the Rome trip and their parents on Thursday 4th June. The meeting will be in Mr Lanyon’s room and will start at 6pm. Full attendance is required as we will be discussing the final itinerary and preparations needed before we depart.

Alton Towers 2015


There will be a meeting for all students taking part in this trip @ 1.20 on Wednesday 10th June in Miss Vine’s room in music.

Final details for the trip will be given to all pupils. If you cannot make the meeting please let me know asap.

Mr Bishop

Do you know a future RBS apprentice?

As part of the banks commitment to bring talented people into the bank early in their careers and support their development in the workplace, RBS are looking for up to 400 apprentices to join them. Their apprenticeship programme, which forms part of their Early Career agenda, also supports economic growth in local communities by providing new job opportunities.
Apprenticeship places provide on-the-job training as part of a structured learning and development programme for school leavers as an alternative to further education. While they may have no or limited previous work experience, people who join apprenticeship schemes can bring fresh thinking and new ideas and, with the right support, become skilled and motivated colleagues who are committed to their company’s values. You can read about the experiences of some colleagues who have recently completed the first year of the bank’s Technology Modern Apprenticeship programme.
If you know someone who might be interested in applying for an apprenticeship with RBS, please direct them to https://www.rbsbankyoubuild.com/school-leavers/apprenticeships.
The programme follows a successful pilot which brought 60 apprentices into the bank. The apprenticeships will last for 12 to 18 months, and will start in October 2015. There will be a quarterly intake from 2016 onwards.

Apprenticeship opportunities

Jacobs and WSP are international companies.

Opportunities to ‘earn while you learn’ HNC/HND level Details below:

• WSP – Civil Engineering Technician – Edinburgh – CV to Gillian.MacCormick@citb.co.uk

• JACOBS – Civil Engineering Technician – Edinburgh – CV to Gillian.macCormick@citb.co.uk

• Esh Border – trainee estimator – Livingston – application form to company

• Esh Border – trainee Quantity Surveyor – application form to company

Esh Border have a head office in Durham – application forms to be returned to them. Group training manager happy to discuss with anyone. A phone call away! See below:

Sharon Edgar
Construction Careers Adviser

CITB/Sgilean Togail
4 Fountain Avenue
Inchinnan Business Park
Glasgow PA4 9RQ

T: 07767341722
E: sharon.edgar@citb.co.uk
W: www.citb.co.uk

SAAS Toolkit

Please see below the SAAS toolkit containing helpful information for students before they leave school.

The toolkit includes:


  1. Overview of the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS)
  2. Eligibility
  3. Fees, Bursaries and Loans
  4. PR Campaign
  5. Brand
  6. How you can help
  7. Materials for your use
  8. Useful contacts

GameChanger Partnership: Healthy Hibs Messages

As part of a new exciting partnership with Hibernian Football Club, Hibernian Community Foundation and NHS Lothian, would like to invite you to a very special event on Monday 25 May.

Scott Allan, Midfielder for Hibernian Football Club, is a very successful footballer who signed with Hibs last year. Did you know that Scott also has type 1 diabetes?  Scott has offered to meet with some young people that have diabetes and talk to them about what it’s like being a successful footballer living with the condition. As an interested partner in the GameChanger PSP you may also want to join us?

If you’d like to come please send us an email to the address below:


Date:                           Monday 25 May 2015

Time:                           6.00pm – 7.15 pm

Venue:                         Easter Road Stadium

                                    Albion Road, Edinburgh