All posts by Mick Burns

Edinburgh College Open Days 2022

If you are considering applying for a full-time course starting in August 2022 at Edinburgh College, please join us for one of our open events to find out all you need to know about our courses and how to apply.

These events are being held on our campuses at the following dates/times, if you would like to attend then you will need to register and bookings will open on 1 February 2022.

Details here


Would you be interested to join a leading Building Services Engineering Company with a reputation for excellence?

Atalian Servest is currently recruiting for a Trainee Mechanical Project Engineer to join our passionate and driven team in Edinburgh on a permanent basis!

Assisting with the successful delivery of our varied projects ensuring our client expectations are met.
Assisting with the procurement, cost, design and project management plans.
Assisting with Resource Management ensuring optimum labour levels are maintained on-site.
Managing external design teams, sub-contractors and suppliers in line with the business and project objectives.
Working towards being a fully qualified and trained Project Engineer / Manager who will lead and motivate the site team in accordance with AMK policies and procedures.
This position would suit a school/college leaver seeking an exciting opportunity in Engineering and Project Management.
Preferred Qualifications – Highers in Maths, English, Physics and/or Technical Studies.
Knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office including Excel & Word.
Good team member with excellent communications skills with all levels of the workforce.
Please note that this position will require Disclosure Scotland Security clearance as a contractual requirement.

More details here

Meducators UK

Meducators UK was a concept envisioned by our Director, Kal.

Meducators UK is an education company that provides affordable interactive workshops towards students who are interested in studying Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary, Physiotherapy, Nursing or any other healthcare course at University in the future.

We look to provide students with a first-hand experience of some of the basic skills and fundamental concepts taught to healthcare students in the early years of university. Our workshops involve a series of activities delivered by doctors, dentists, veterinary surgeons and senior medical students.

We believe Meducators UK can help assist students further with their aspirations to study in the healthcare field.

Find out more here

Women Returners Programme

A person is eligible for the Women Returners Programme if they fulfil all the criteria below:
• They are a woman
• They are aged 25 or over;
• They have been unemployed for at least the last 6 months
• They have been employed in the past
• They are able to participate fully in the Women Returners programme and attend as required by the Provider; Our training sessions will be online for the time being.
• They live in Scotland

For further information or if you think you may have someone who would benefit from the programme, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

Fiona Thomson
Employability Team Leader | ENABLE Works
Enable Works
t: 0131 220 8255 | m: 07552 277 402
Birch House 1st Floor, 10 Bankhead Crossway South Edinburgh Midlothian EH11 4EP EnableWorks Facebook page /ENABLEWorksEdinburghandLothians EnableWorks Twitter #ENABLEWorks

Females in STEM /Tech virtual evening event

We have an amazing Females in STEM / Tech virtual evening event taking place on Thursday 27th January from 5:00pm – 6:00pm with one of the biggest technology / engineering companies in the world – Siemens.

Siemens is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, mobility, and healthcare. Creating technologies for more resource-efficient factories and resilient supply chains to smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner, comfortable transportation and advanced healthcare, the company empowers customers to transform the industries that form the backbone of economies, transforming the everyday for billions of people.

In fiscal 2020, which ended on September 30, 2020, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €57.1 billion and net income of €4.2 billion. As of September 30, 2020, the company had around 293,000 employees operating in more than 200 countries.

They will be giving us a well rounded overview to the company which as you will find out has so many different operating divisions. They have a wide range of opportunities in business, engineering, finance and technology.

If you’d like to hear more about careers at one of the biggest companies in the world driving change and innovation on all levels of life this insight event is for you.
Click the link below to join us:
Best Regards

Dan / Young Professionals
Dan Miller
Founder and CEO |
Instagram: @youngprouk Twitter: @youngprouk

Free bus travel

ll young people and children aged 5-21 years can apply for a card from 10 January to access the Young Persons’ (Under 22s) Free Bus Travel Scheme from 31 January. But currently, the Scottish Government is encouraging people to stay at home as much as possible – until the situation with the pandemic improves. So we’re asking that only those with an essential need to travel by bus apply at this time. That might be for work, education, health or care reasons, for example. We have decided to pause the high profile marketing campaign which will be launched nationally at a later date. If travelling, you should always follow the latest advice to keep yourself and others safe.

You will need a National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot NEC with the valid free travel entitlement with you whenever you want to take the bus – otherwise you’ll have to pay for your trip.

If you live in Scotland and are 5-21 years old you are eligible for a card giving you free bus travel from 31 January. Children under 5 years old already travel for free on buses and don’t need a card. Applications for cards open from 10 January. However, we are asking you only to apply at this point if you do need to make essential journeys by bus.

Children and young people aged 5−21 years old will need a new or replacement National Entitlement Card (NEC) or Young Scot National Entitlement Card (Young Scot NEC) before hopping on board. Previously issued cards will not allow access to the scheme.

Apply here