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Meet the Apprentice – Colette Atkins, Merck

March 10, 2022 - Martin Currie

Colette Atkins is an apprentice with the science and technology company Merck, based in Irvine. We spoke with her ahead of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2022 to find out more about her interesting career path!

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IT Blog: Passwords

March 9, 2022 - Brad Johnstone | Head of ICT Services

This week the blog is focusing on passwords. We talk about two techniques that can help you create passwords that have complexity, to make it difficult enough for hackers to give up and move on.


A Hairdressing Apprenticeship? How does that work?

March 7, 2022 - Michelle Wallace

So you're considering doing a hairdressing apprenticeship or taking on a hairdressing apprentice but you have some questions. Great, our frequently asked questions may be able to answer some of these for you...


Ashley O'Rourke - NC Bakery

March 7, 2022 - Emma McIlvanney

Ashley came to college to get the skills she needed to help build her cake baking business. The NC Bakery course provided a strong foundation and 'Mrs Occasions' is now in it's second year and continues to grow. Here she tells us more...


Katie Harkin - Professional Cookery

March 2, 2022 - Emma McIlvanney

Katie studied Professional Cookery Levels 4, 5 and 6 and now works as a Chef at The Oak Tree Inn in Balmaha. These qualifications not only helped her to secure her job, but will give her the opportunity to work on cruise ships in the future. Here she tells us more about her college experience...

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Welcome to the first IT blog

February 28, 2022 - Brad Johnstone | Head of ICT Services

Welcome to the first IT blog for Ayrshire College. The theme for the first few blogs is going to be on Cyber Security and hopefully giving you some insight into the techniques criminals use and how you can protect yourself against them.


John Cairns - The Weston

February 7, 2022 - Emma McIlvanney

John Cairns came to college straight from school and studied courses in Food Preparation and Cooking and Hospitality Management. He now owns ‘The Weston Tavern’ in Kilmaurs, which is one of East Ayrshire’s top TripAdvisor venues. Here he tells us how his time at college helped him to achieve success and get to where he is today…


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