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East Lothian Council’s Foundation Apprenticeships 2022-2024

Foundation Apprenticeships are a fantastic opportunity for S4 and S5 students in East Lothian. They provide pupils with valuable work experience while gaining a qualification at SCQF Level 6 (equivalent to a Higher). They help build skills and knowledge to assist them in entering into:

  • The job market
  • A Modern Apprenticeship
  • A Graduate Apprenticeship
  • College or University

Foundation Apprenticeships take two years to complete. Students typically spend the first year of the programme working in a classroom-based setting to complete the National Progression Award (NPA), and spend the second year undertaking work experience with local employers in their industry of choice.

The course takes place on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, and does not interfere with any other subjects students may wish to choose as part of their subject choicing.

The course has been designed to address areas where there is a demand for skilled workers. Therefore this ensures that the students have the knowledge and expertise to succeed in future job opportunities. East Lothian Works currently offers four frameworks.

Accountancy

Students will learn about recording financial accounting information and bookkeeping, management accounting, and preparing financial information, amongst other subject areas.

Current employers we work with include:

  • East Lothian Council Accountancy department
  • Trainline
  • Enjoy Leisure

Business Skills

Students will learn about management and business priorities across the industry, such as: working with IT software, managing people and finance, and contemporary business issues. They will learn how to plan, manage, and improve their own performance within the business and administration sector.

Current employers we work with include:

  • FES Group
  • Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce
  • Scottish Seabird Centre

Scientific Technologies

Students will learn about the development of new medicines, bioinformatics, medical technologies, as well as how the industry can contribute to society through improving people’s health, wellbeing, and quality of life.

Current employers we work with include:

  • Charles River Laboratories
  • Scotland’s Rural College
  • University of Edinburgh

Social Services Children and Young People

Students will learn about the safeguarding of children, as well as how to develop, interact, and play with young people.

Current employers we work with include:

  • Almond Park Nursery
  • Aberlady Nursery
  • Dunbar Nursery

If you are interested in undertaking a Foundation Apprenticeship, please speak to your Guidance Teacher and choose it as one of your subject choices. If you would like more information, please email elworks@eastlothian.gov.uk and we would be happy to help. You can also find us on social media:

Twitter – @el_works

Facebook – facebook.com/eastlothianworks

2020 Scottish Apprenticeship Awards

CONGRATULATIONS to former Dunbar Grammar student Annabel Stewart for making it as a finalist in this year’s Scottish Apprenticeship Awards!

Annabel completed her Foundation Apprenticeship in Scientific Technologies with East Lothian Works in partnership with Dunbar Grammar School and Charles River Laboratories.

Hear what Annabel has to say about her experience on the Foundation Apprenticeship in Scientific Technologies

We welcome everyone to come along and support Annabel at the final Scottish Apprenticeship Awards event alongside other inspirational young people across Scotland. To register for a FREE place at the online event on Thursday 4th March 2021 please visit: http://apprenticeships.scot/events/awards/

For further information on what Foundation Apprenticeships are available to you within your local area please visit www.apprenticeship.scot and register your interest today!

 

Foundation Apprenticeship Interview with a Scientific Technologies Student

Today we are speaking to Emma, a Scientific Technologies Foundation Apprenticeship student, in order to learn about her experiences on the programme. This is part of a series on this blog in which we meet with Foundation Apprenticeship students on all five of the frameworks on offer in East Lothian to find out more about this opportunity.

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Media Education’s Scientific Technologies Video

East Lothian Works have partnered up with the organisation ‘Media Education’, who aid young people in creating media projects. Together with some incredibly talented young people, the team have put together a fantastic video providing an insight into the Scientific Technologies Foundation Apprenticeship.

Check it out below:

I’d like to extend a huge thank you to Media Education and the entire team for putting this incredible video together. If you’d like to find out more about Foundation Apprenticeships, have a read of our blog post about them here.

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The Foundation Apprenticeship in Scientific Technologies

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 Scientific Technologies course. Have a read below to find out more about this framework. Continue reading The Foundation Apprenticeship in Scientific Technologies

A Morning at Charles River Laboratories

I arrived at Charles River Laboratories bright and early on the morning of the 1st of May. Upon my arrival I was warmly welcomed in to the main reception building by Stephen Madden – the Head of Regulatory ADME and Discovery Sciences. My main goal was to learn a bit more about the world of lab-based science, in order to aid those undertaking, or considering undertaking, the Foundation Apprenticeship in Scientific Technologies. Continue reading A Morning at Charles River Laboratories