Edinburgh Interactive Festival
Thursday 13th August 2009Information
Come and play video games for FREE for two days. Play video games that have not yet been released including Batman: Arkham Asylum, Toystory Mania, the latest offerings from Nintendo and Sony. Gamestation will also be at hand with give-aways, competitions and great offers.
Budding games developers will be able to meet Scottish companies looking to recruit fresh talent – so don’t forget your CV.
Also lined up for this two day entertainment extravaganza are live bands, Djs, films and previews of what will be hot this Christmas.
It’s all FREE and it’s going to be MEGA!
Thursday 13th August: 9am – 6pm
Friday 14th August: 10am -5pm
Information about events in Penicuik 27 Aug and Dalkeith 3 Sept.
We’re offering new postgraduate bursaries worth over £11,000 each.
The University has received one year’s funding from the Regional Development Agency, One NorthEast, to help attract and retain the brightest and best talent for the region
advanced manufacturing systems
computer aided engineering (design)
control and electronics design
electronics and communications
process manufacturing management.
Value of bursaries
Bursaries are available on a discretionary basis for one year only and are worth £11,050 each:
tuition fees (home and EU students) – £4,050
stipend – £7,000.
Latest courses start on 30 September 2009 and follow our flexible block delivery pattern of six intensive weeks at the University spread over the year with most of the remaining study being possible in the workplace with directed and supported self study, plus a research project which can also be work based.
Paul Shelton, Assistant Dean, (Education Partnerships and Opportunities) School of Science & Technology, says: ‘This new tranche of funded bursaries will support the work we are doing with employees recently made redundant and those engineering staff whose jobs might otherwise be ‘at risk’. They can provide an up-skilling sabbatical until the eventual upturn in the economy.
‘Much of the content is designed around industrial applications and provides opportunity for students with an industry background to incorporate work-based projects into their studies. Employers and human resources managers seeking to protect their engineering skills base or individuals who wish to improve their career prospects are encouraged to contact the University for further details.’
Applicants should have a minimum of a 2:2 degree in a related subject and industrial experience.
More information here
Apprenticeship vacancy Pinocchio’s Nursery located at Heriot-Watt University
Previous experience is an advantage, but not essential. Duties include working effectively as part of a team, helping to promote a stimulating environment for children within an educational setting in a way which is fun through play. Must be willing to study a formal qualification, and have a minimum of a 3 at Standard grade English, Higher English Int 2 in English or equivalent. Successful applicants will be required to provide an enhanced disclosure. Disclosure expense will be met by employer.
How to apply
You can apply for this job by obtaining an application form from, and returning it to Claire Eakin at Pinocchios Childrens Nursery, Stuart House, Eskmills, Station Road, Musselburgh, EH21 7PQ.
For mechanic, joiner, plumber, electrician here and please note closing date 24 July 2009.
The Royal Veterinary College in London has a Gateway programme of one-year pre-Vet. Scottish entry requirements are a minimum of CCCCC at Higher and CC at Advanced Higher. To be eligible to apply, the student has to be eligible for EMA and first in her family to go to HE. There are obvious cost implications as the student will have to stay for one year in London (with tuition costs) to then progress on to the Veterinary Medicine degree either at the RVC or Liverpool – again with tuition costs. Information on the Gateway programme is available here
IT Support – Get back into education:
FREE* Part-time day-course- compatible with benefits.
- What is it?: An SQA accredited intro to IT Support.
- When?: The programme begins in September and will run for a year
- Where?: Jewel & Esk College on Milton Road East, Edinburgh.
- Support: Additional guidance and advice available from a dedicated support worker throughout the course.
- Fees: The course is FREE but *eligibility criteria apply. Priority may be given to some students. Call us if you are not sure.
- Money: Further support may be available to help with any extra costs your client may have.
- Benefits: The course is part time and compatible with benefits.
- Progression: Guaranteed interviews for further progression onto a wide range of full time courses in IT or any of our Access to HNC/D courses.
- How to apply: Ask your client download the application form from our website, fill it in and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org OR Request a paper copy of the form by calling 0131 260 9721 and send it back to us at
Access to Industry, 156 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1RP
Interviews slots are offered on a first come first serve basis. Encourage clients to apply soon!
For more leaflets, information or application forms please visit our website at www.accesstoindustry.co.uk or call Anthea on 0131 260 9721.