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This section gives details on Scotland's Devolved Employment Support Services.

Services and support within each Local Authority, Jobcentre Plus or Health Board area.

A selection of learning materials and case studies currently used in employability.

View the map to explore the regions

This section provides information about the pipeline, and the different stages and interventions within it.

Working women contribute significantly to the Scottish economy but they can face particular challenges. For more information and the work of the Strategic Group on Women and Work (SGWW).

Find out how it can support you.


  • 24 March 2017

    Parents will have more choice than ever before when accessing their child’s funded nursery provision the Minister for Childcare and Early Years, Mark McDonald has announced.

  • 24 March 2017

    The Prospectus, produced by SDS, is part of the response to the increase in Scottish Government targets for free early learning and childcare provision, it sets out direction and actions to ensure the sector has the workforce to fuel the expansion, and provide high-quality, flexible and accessible childcare across the country.

  • 22 March 2017

    A toolkit aimed at encouraging businesses to proactively recruit and benefit from employing veterans has been launched by Veterans Minister Keith Brown.

  • 22 March 2017

    Realising Scotland’s full potential in a Digital World sets out how the Scottish Government intends to place digital at the heart of everything it does from reforming public services to delivering economic growth.


  • 4 May 2017

    This free half-day SURF Awards workshop event provides an opportunity to explore successful new approaches towards tackling youth employability challenges.

  • 19 May 2017

    CPAG in Scotland’s Welfare Rights 2017 conference will give delegates an opportunity to hear from political leaders, welfare rights experts and academics about the latest developments and the implications for their work.