EMA Info

An EMA ( Education Maintenance Allowance) is a weekly payment of £30 paid directly to eligible students who are continuing in post-compulsory education (i.e. beyond the age of 16). Summer leavers ( those born between 1st March 1998 & 30th September 2001) will now have received a pack inviting them to submit their application. We need to receive the completed application into our office by 30th September – any awards received after this date will not be backdated until the start of term.

Winter leavers , remaining at school who will be eligible for an award from January, will be sent an application form directly by the team in late November. If you need an application form, these are available from the school office, the EMA department ( emas@eastlothian.gov.uk ) or online www.eastlothian.gov.uk/emas

The Scottish Apprenticeship Show

Parents of s4 – s6 students attending the apprenticeships roadshow on Monday 2nd October 2017 will have received a text to alert them that a consent form needs to be returned.

Electronic consent forms have been sent out to those who have email addresses on the school system, if these have not worked or parents do not have an email address, paper copies are available in guidance and a copy is also attached to the information letter in this notice.

All consent forms need to be completed and submitted or returned by 9.00 on Thursday 28th September at the very latest please, early returns would be greatly appreciated.

apprenticeships show letter and consent form 2017 doc

Viridor Dunbar Energy Recovery Facility (ERF)

Apprenticeship Opportunity
Viridor are looking to recruit a Maintenance Engineering Apprentice for their Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) in Dunbar.
As an engineering apprentice you will be expected to be adaptable to learning new skills and processes and play an active role in ensuring the safe running of the plant.

Apprenticeship Profile
Candidates will work towards SVQ’s at levels 2 & 3.The will also be required to obtain a suitable academic qualification in an engineering discipline to at least National Certificate (NC) level. Candidates will receive comprehensive training at our Training Provider EKGTA at their centre in East Kilbride and at the facility AT Dunbar.

Apprenticeship Criteria
It is preferred that candidates have or expect to gain National 5 Grades in English, Maths, Physics and Craft/Technical subjects at Band C (or above). Higher level qualifications would be an advantage. It is also preferred that they will be literate, numerate with some computing and keyboard skills. Candidates also must have good personal presentation and communications skills.

Applications should be completed in the first instance at https://www.ekgta.com/apprenticeships/application/
Please indicate that you are applying for the Viridor vacancy by ticking the box in the Application options

Applications close on the 30th Sept