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The Foundation Apprenticeship in Financial Services

If you follow East Lothian Works on Twitter and Facebook (links at the bottom of this post), you may have seen that we are currently running a social media campaign that focuses on a different Foundation Apprenticeship each week. This week, we’re looking at the Financial Services course. Have a read below to find out more about this framework. Continue reading The Foundation Apprenticeship in Financial Services

Staff Spotlight: An Interview with Gary Mitchell

In this week’s Staff Spotlight, we will be talking to Gary Mitchell, an Employment Adviser at East Lothian Works. Having worked in the field for ten years, Gary is a key figure when it comes to employment for young people in the Local Authority. Therefore he seemed to be the perfect person to speak to in order to learn more about his job role at East Lothian Works. Continue reading Staff Spotlight: An Interview with Gary Mitchell

An Afternoon with McInroy & Wood

I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to visit McInroy & Wood, a Personal Investment Management company, to get a sense of what they do on a day-to-day basis. The organisation, based in Haddington, takes on Financial Services students, and is a prime example of the kind of organisation a Foundation Apprentice in this subject area may end up working in. Therefore we thought it was the perfect opportunity to give students considering undertaking the Foundation Apprenticeship in Financial Services the chance to see what they may experience on the course. Continue reading An Afternoon with McInroy & Wood

The Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services and Healthcare

If you follow East Lothian Works on Twitter and Facebook (links at the bottom of this post), you may have seen that we are currently running a social media campaign that focuses on a different Foundation Apprenticeship each week. This week, we’re looking at the Social Services and Healthcare course. Have a read below to find out more about this framework. Continue reading The Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services and Healthcare

Staff Spotlight: An Interview with Alastair Hendry

This week’s Staff Spotlight will be focusing on Alastair Hendry, Employability Support Officer at East Lothian Works. Having been a member of the team since September 2018, Alastair has been working hard to provide employment support to adults in the county. I sat down and asked him some questions: Continue reading Staff Spotlight: An Interview with Alastair Hendry

A Morning at Eskgreen Care Home

This morning I was lucky enough to get the chance to spend some time at Eskgreen Care home, a residential property for the elderly in Musselburgh. This is the kind of location that students undertaking the Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services and Healthcare may spend their time in. The company itself has been around for some time – some of the residents’ grandparents also lived at Eskgreen! Consisting of twenty seven residents, it’s a large building with lots of character. All staff and residents were cheery as soon as I walked in the door, and were more than happy to sit down and have a chat. There were a lot of lovely displays around the place, making it seem welcoming and homely. Continue reading A Morning at Eskgreen Care Home

The Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills

If you follow East Lothian Works on Twitter and Facebook (links at the bottom of this post), you may have seen that we are currently running a social media campaign that focuses on a different Foundation Apprenticeship each week. This week, we’re looking at the Business Skills course. Have a read below to find out more about this framework. Continue reading The Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills

Staff Spotlight: An Interview with Andy Stuckey

This post marks the beginning of a new series on this blog. We will be focusing on members of staff in East Lothian Works that work with adults and young people out of school in order to aid them in finding employment. Each week we will delve into the work that the individual in question does, and how it may help you in the future. This week, we are focusing on Andy Stuckey, ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Coordinator. Continue reading Staff Spotlight: An Interview with Andy Stuckey

A Morning with East Lothian Council’s IT Department

I was fortunate enough to be granted the opportunity to visit East Lothian Council’s very own IT department. This section of the council focuses on providing technical support for all areas of the public sector in the local authority, such as fixing computer issues in schools, as well as ensuring all information is kept secure and cannot be hacked into. IT is a significant part of the curriculum for the Foundation Apprenticeship in Business Skills, and therefore this seemed to be the perfect opportunity to have a look at what the students may get up to. Continue reading A Morning with East Lothian Council’s IT Department

The Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services: Children and Young People

If you follow East Lothian Works on Twitter and Facebook (links at the bottom of this post), you may have seen that we are currently running a social media campaign that focuses on a different Foundation Apprenticeship each week. This week, we’re looking at the Social Services: Children and Young People course. Have a read below to find our more about this framework. Continue reading The Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services: Children and Young People