Industrial Action at Edinburgh College UPDATE
The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) union has agreed to suspend Tuesday’s (14 March) planned strike action at Edinburgh College. This means the college will be open as normal on Tuesday and classes will go ahead as planned, so please send your pupils in.College management and the EIS have agreed to hold talks supported by the independent conciliation service ACAS on Tuesday to try and find a resolution and prevent further strike action. We do not yet know if the three remaining strike days will still go ahead but we will let you know as soon as possible.
The remaining strike days planned by the EIS are:
- Thursday 16 March
- Tuesday 21 March
- Wednesday 22 March
WOW London Trip
Could all those coming to London for WOW, please attend a meeting in Miss Lawson’s room (G17) on Friday 17th March at breaktime
Marketplace Opportunity Bulletin
Below is the most recent Marketplace bulletin. Further information on all of these opportunities can be found on Marketplace.
- Stewart Investors are offering a day for S5 students to find out more about careers within asset management. This opportunity will take place on Tuesday 13th June at Stewart Investors offices in Edinburgh and young people will engage in an interactive session learning about asset management, careers available within the sector, exploring skills and qualities required. Interest needs to be registered with Stewart Investors by Friday 24th
- AM Bid Services are keen to offer ‘An Introduction into Bidding in Business’ for S4-S6 students. The opportunity will be delivered in school and provide insight into the bid writing process, including tendering, how contracts are advertised and won and information about procurement. Valuable insight for students studying English and Business Management to raise awareness of career opportunities.
- QA Apprenticeships are offering insight into the apprenticeship pathway for young people and teachers. Covering entry requirements (Nat 4/Nat 5 or Highers depending on the opportunity), roles available and pay and training structure. QA are keen to visit schools to offer this information to young people and teachers to raise awareness. This can be delivered to immediate leavers or young people who intend to stay on after the summer to achieve further qualifications.
- Morrison Construction have posted about the following opportunities:
- Construction Careers Presentation
- Level 4 Employability and Construction award
- Construction Site Visits
- STEM interactive workshops
- Ernst & Young (EY) would like to visit schools to discuss their programme, Smart Futures. Smart Futures is a ten month programme, which starts with three weeks of paid work experience during the students’ summer holidays (15 June to 5 July inclusive). After the three weeks of work experience, an allocated mentor will continue to support the student(s) throughout their final year at school and advise them on one of the biggest career choices they will make – the first step in their working life. Students will also be invited to a series of alumni events throughout this time. The Smart Futures team are hoping to arrange visits to present to students about the programme and encourage applications. The team can be flexible and are very happy to come in to speak to your students at a time that is convenient to you.
As always, please do let us know if you require further support or information about this.
Orchestra will resume Thursday 16th March and Thursday 23rd March after school 3.30-4. Please see Miss Hannah if you need any more details.
Junk Food Club
‘Junk Food Club will be on on Friday 17th March from 12:44 – 14:15pm at the latest. For those of you who came to the club last term, you will know how good it was to cook a nutritious tasty, FREE lunch from food that would otherwise have gone to waste! Some delicious lunches last time included a stir fry, tomato pasta and fajitas. The fact is if someone is absent in FCT, the fresh ingredients that aren’t always freezable, often go to waste! The club will run every month. Open to all year groups, boys and girls, come and see Miss Tugman any break or lunch time or at any other time before 17th March to generate your interest. First come first served, students who attended last time and new students are welcome.’