has shown that the majority of students on these courses want to find a
part-time job that they can do when they are not studying. For this
reason, we have composed a guide to help newly-arrived students to find a
job more easily. This will give them advice on job-seeking skills and
preparing to work as well as study in Edinburgh.
If you want
to ‘hit the ground running’ (to start off well and quickly), we recommend
that you already have a prepared and translated curriculum vitae when you
come to Edinburgh. During your course, some lessons will focus on
There are a
number of recruitment agencies near the school. They often have positions
for temporary staff. The government website
can be helpful too. Many pubs, restaurants and shops in the city centre
advertise vacancies in their windows.
interesting option can be to do voluntary work while you are studying. It
benefits you, because you can practise English, and it benefits society by
meeting a need in the community. Volunteer Centre Edinburgh has an office
very near the Caledonian Language School. Have a look at
to find out about what volunteering opportunities there are with a range
of different voluntary organisations, from local history to working with
disabled people. For most roles working with the public, you’ll have to
have a security check before you can start. School is another good place
to start if you're looking for volunteer ideas. Ask a teacher for ideas.
There are many reasons to become a volunteer: the desire to help, making
friends, to use one's knowledge for something good, to practise English,
to live a new experience, etc
45 Queensferry Street Lane
Edinburgh, EH2 4PF
0131 225 0630
Thursday 9.30am to 5pm
Friday 9.30am to 4pm.
At the Caledonian Language
School, we want you to get the most from your time in Edinburgh. When you
arrive, we will give you a Welcome Handbook, which has information about
all sorts of aspects of Edinburgh life: where to go shopping, what to do
and see, how to find a part-time job, or experience as a volunteer. There
is also important information, which you may not expect to need, such as
how to register with a local doctor, or open a bank account.
guide to life in Edinburgh.