Building Trades

Liam Vaughan

B&Q Powderhall

Liam has fitted in very well at B&Q and at 17 years old has shown great maturity with all the tasks he is given.  Has experience of working on checkout and also helps to sell kitchens

Marc Boyle

NOW Recruitment

Marc was in the first group of trainees and after passing his CSCS test and helping to set up A.COM (now MEC) started work with NOW Recruitment.  He worked until February this year and started another contract with the company again today working at Jewel & Esk College

Liam McIntosh

MJM Flooring (Scotland) Ltd

Dalhousie Business Park



Spoke to Jim McHale who said that Liam had fitted in very well and was a member of the family

Steven Kearney

Midlothian Council

Steven started work as an Apprentice Roadworker with Midlothian Council and his Mother said that he enjoyed the course and it helped his confidence greatly and from his visits back to the centre has told us that he is enjoying the job he has fitted in very well.

Michaela Coutts

Michaela was the first girl on the programme and although she had completed a course in mechanics at college was a wee bit shy when she started.  She soon came into her own and fitted in well and was able to carry out all the tasks she was given including painting Unit 4 before it was leased to a landscaping company.  Michaela completed the programme and started work with NEXT as a seasonal temp and also worked in Prestonfield Golf Club.

Help In Home

From employers
“Aspire has employed staff that have undertaken the Helpin Home Training Program. This has been excellent as the program has covered all the essential training required for competent staff in the workplace.”
Sandy Peacock, Area Manager, Aspire Housing and Personal Development Services

From former students
“I have learned a lot from this and its gave me confidence especially meeting new people”
“.. I think my training instructor has a great way of teaching her techniques made it fun and a lot more easier to understand.”
“I was very nervous on my first day and had very little confidence. Caroline and the class made me feel safe.”
“… My confidence is a lot better. Caroline is really good at putting you at ease and explaining, which makes me feel less anxious to try new things and with my job search.”
“I will definitely move into employment but I am also considering further education so I can gain the right qualification. Knowing now that this course has given me a grounding of the things I need to know has given me confidence to apply for jobs or college. “
“Thank you for giving me the chance. This has given me so much confidence. It’s changed my life for the better…”