Vacancy – Apprentice steel fabricator/welder

Kay Engineering, Unit 3, Macmerry Industrial Estate, Tel:  01875 616190 are going to recruit an apprentice and will be advertising in local paper (probably EL News) but would also appreciate it if school CAs/guidance staff could refer any suitable pupils/leavers they identify as being interested.

  • 4y apprenticeship
  • In-house training with Company’s own Certificate awarded
  • Requirements:  Interest in metalwork and welding.  Obvious motivation and enthusiasm.  No formal quals. necessary.

Young People to phone Lorraine Davis at company to arrange interview.

The company is small – 4 employees – but has a lot of business.  It’s not easy to find – it’s situated to the left of Hart Builders up through two sets of double gates and is on the right-hand side in a huge shed.

Nottingham – Vet Medicine

The University of Nottingham says it is “taking a fresh approach to veterinary education” by offering 2 new degree courses – one lasting 5 years and one lasting 6 years aimed at non-science students. They claim they will consider applicants with “vocational qualifications, extensive experience and also those with non-conventional educational backgrounds” as well as those with the usual academic qualifications. Find out more at

Churchill College – Cambridge

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Bursary Scheme is available to anyone applying to
Cambridge for 2008 entry (i.e. applying this autumn).  It is aimed at pupils who are academically very strong who may not otherwise be able to consider applying to
Cambridge.  This year 5 bursaries were awarded worth up to £2000 per year of study.  The closing date for nominations is 1st March 2008.  Full details available on

Jewel and Esk Valley College

Courses Full for September 2007

  • Int. 2 Sound Engineering
  • Entry to Hairdressing (SVQ1)
  • SVQ2 Beauty Therapy
  • Entry to Construction
  • Int.2 Furniture Crafts
  • NC Multi-Discipline Engineering
  • NC Electrical Engineering
  • HNC Measurement & Control
  • C & G 4101 Automotive Level 1

Courses Cancelled for September 2007

  • SVQ1 Performing Engineering Operations
  • NC Engineering


For anyone who has just completed HNC/HND in a business-related course.
Napier University Business School is offering several scholarships worth £700 to students from any Scottish FE college. It may just encourage someone to apply through UCAS Extra or Clearing.
Interested individuals should write to the address below giving reasons why they think they should be chosen to receive a scholarship, along with a letter of support from their course tutor. They need to include the name of the college they attend(ed). The closing date is 10th August.
NB: It appears to be open only to students who have just completed their course, i.e. not those who finished a year or more ago.
Contact address: Mhairi Leask, Room 1/53, Napier University Business School, Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh, EH14 1DJ

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