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  • Important Information for those applying to Borders College
    Important Information for those applying to Borders College

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  • Nail a career in carpentry and Joinery
    Sharon McDonald is currently studying Carpentry & Joinery at Borders College. The 43 year old from Galashiels previously worked in an administrative role within SQA's Verification department, but recently decided on a career change.

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  • College continues with the new norm!
    The Borders College Community are showing their true grit and determination in the face of the current COVID-19 crisis. And they are doing this in many different ways as our first-week self-isolating demonstrated.

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  • Hammer out a new career with Carpentry and Joinery
    Rhiann Hamilton is currently studying on the full-time Introduction to Carpentry & Joinery course at Borders College. Aged 19 and from Innerleithen, she previously studied Sport & Exercise with the College back in 2018, before deciding to pursue her interest in woodwork.

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  • Style your way forward with a career in hairdressing
    Ross Mair is currently studying Hairdressing at Borders College and is passionate about doing what he loves best. Aged 18 and from Greenlaw, he became interested in the industry at a young age and decided to enrol on the Schools Academy Hairdressing programme while at school.

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  • Paint your way to a successful future
    Monica Riddel is currently studying Painting & Decorating at Borders College and knows all too well the importance of females in the construction industry. Having previously studied on the City & Guilds Painting & Decorating course in 2016, she could see the benefits women brought to the trade, and was determined to follow this career path.

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  • Oh, I do like to learn beside the seaside!
    A new Modern Apprenticeship in boat building is about to be ‘launched’ at Eyemouth harbour in conjunction with Borders College and long-established company Eyemouth Marine. The project will see a training hub developed in the premises of the Brown’s Bank-based company and will be part of a major refit of the current premises.

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  • Care students on pathway to success
    The transition from college to university marks the start of a new and exciting journey, but can also be a daunting experience for many, so preparing for this is vital. This was the case for a number of Borders College Care students, who recently visited Edinburgh Napier University’s Sighthill campus for a pre-interview information day.

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  • MSP praises hospitality programmes
    Local MSP Christine Grahame has praised Borders College’s approach to hospitality training following a visit with College Principal Angela Cox. The College runs an on-site restaurant, open to the general public, as a commercial environment where all aspects of service are run by students from front of house service to preparation and cooking of the meals. The Restaurant, which can accommodate up to 60 people, is open five days per week for lunch and on a Tuesday evening for dinner, as well as being available for private events.

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  • New growth as Business Development Unit branches out in Northumberland
    Growing and expanding into new geographical areas is a key goal for most businesses, and the Borders College Business Development Unit (BDU) has done just that after delivering its first course in Northumberland. College staff recently travelled to the newly established Particularly Good Potatoes company, based in Wooler, to deliver the REHIS Emergency First Aid at Work course to staff onsite.

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  • Winners of Lantra Scotland’s prestigious ALBAS announced
    The achievements of the country’s top land-based and aquaculture trainees were celebrated last night (Thursday 5th March) at Lantra Scotland’s 18th and biggest ever learner of the year awards, the ALBAS (Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills).

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  • Apprentice sparkies benefit from new course
    Borders College has recently introduced a new course aimed at accommodating electrical trainees within the region and further afield. After collaborative working with training partners and employers, the Electrical Installation Modern Apprenticeship programme was adjusted to help support contractors in the Scottish Borders and surrounding areas, and the College have recently welcomed their first students.

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  • Wellbeing at work top of the agenda for Modern Apprentices
    As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, Borders College recently hosted the SHAD event, where over 60 CITB Modern Apprentice construction workers were invited to take part in a number of workshop activities.

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  • Niesha adds to growing female construction trend
    Back in 2010 just 10% of workers within the construction industry were female. Things have moved on from then and now 30% of the construction workforce are made up of woman, and for one Borders College electrical student, this has come as no surprise. 24 year old Niesha Clark, from Galashiels, is currently studying on the Electrical Installation Modern Apprenticeship programme, run by Borders College, and believes woman can do just as good a job as their male counterparts when it comes to being on the tools. The single mum-of-two, who works for CC Electrical, Galashiels, has been working as a trainee electrician for 2.5 years after initially studying at College for 2 years.

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  • Hawick campus opens its doors to the public
    Borders College Hawick campus will be opening its doors to the public on 25th March 2020 for the Hawick Campus Community Open event, giving members of the public a chance to see what goes on within the site.

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