Edinburgh has the strongest economy of any UK city outside of London and it's a testament to just how the city operates in that 43% of the population are qualified to degree level or above. This isn't to say that there is no room for those seeking school leaver jobs or apprenticeships, far from it, and you will find a diverse range of industries in the city that all have a need for regular influxes of apprentices and trainees.
Banking and Finance is the big employer in the city, with the likes of Bank of Scotland located in the city (which makes sense given that Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland) as well as Standard Life, Tesco Bank, Scottish Widows and Virgin Money. In short if you're looking to get into accountancy and finance then Edinburgh is the place to be. Alongside this industry is the tourism that you would expect for a city that has claim to being a World Heritage Site, and it is also a centre for law and legal companies.
On NotGoingToUni you can find extensive listings for Edinburgh school-leavers, college students and junior professionals. You can sort by job type or UK region using the search box above or take a look at our featured vacancies below. Our list of jobs and opportunities changes regularly as new companies and institutions join NotGoingToUni, or as existing partners add new roles and vacancies. The best way to keep up-to-date with the opportunities that are perfect for you is to create your own account http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/register and keep your profile updated
To give you an idea of the sort of Edinburgh apprenticeships available here is a selection of companies that regularly work with us at a local and national level:
- Starbucks looking for barista apprenticeships
- Fitness Instructor with Waldorf Astoria Hotels
- Accountancy apprenticeship with RSM Tenon
- Apprentice sales advisor with EE.
- plus many more
Apprenticeships and school leaver vacancies in Edinburgh at NotGoingToUni: regularly updated lists of the latest opportunities from employers and colleges throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.