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  • 9 October 2017
    News, Youth Employment, Scottish Government, Statistics

    The Scottish Government has fulfilled its commitment to reduce youth unemployment by 40%, four years ahead of schedule.

  • 4 October 2017
    News, Employment, Minister for Employability & Training, Scottish Government

    Contracts worth up to £96 million have been awarded to organisations across Scotland to help people find and stay in work.

  • 3 October 2017
    News, Employer, Minister for Employability & Training, Training

    The Flexible Workforce Development Fund will be available to organisations across the private, public and third sectors who are subject to the UK Government’s Apprenticeship Levy.

  • 2 October 2017
    News, Internships, Skills Development Scotland, Work Experience

    Life science students from all over Scotland descended on Glasgow Caledonia University (GCU) this week to celebrate the completion of their 12-week internships at some of Scotland’s most innovative science firms.

  • 21 September 2017
    News, Scottish Government, School Leavers, Youth Employment

    1700 pupils are already taking part in the programme in 161 schools across Scotland.

  • 20 September 2017
    News, Apprenticeship, Skills Development Scotland, Young People

    Skills Development Scotland’s careers hub has opened at the Scottish Learning Festival.

  • 18 September 2017
    News, First Minister, Scottish Government, Employment

    First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today announced that Scotland’s new social security agency will be headquartered in Dundee, bringing hundreds of jobs to the city.

  • 15 September 2017
    News, Gender Equality, Ethnic Minority

    Close the Gap is currently doing research on black and minority ethnic women’s experiences of employment in Scotland.

  • 15 September 2017
    News, Careers, Skills Development Scotland, Skills

    A schools programme to encourage more young people into the food and drink industry has received a £390,000 boost.

  • 14 September 2017
    News, NHS, Scottish Government, Third Sector

    The Deep End Advice Worker project developed and tested approaches to delivering advice services (e.g. financial and debt advice, housing advice and social security support) in two general practices in north east Glasgow.

  • 13 September 2017
    News, Scottish Government, Statistics, Employment

    The latest quarterly Scottish Government Workforce Information statistics have been published today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician

  • 13 September 2017
    News, Employment, Scottish Government, Statistics

    Scotland has the highest employment rate out of any UK nation, with rates growing to a new record high of 75.8% over the last quarter (May to July 2017).

  • 13 September 2017
    News, Employer, Minister for Employability & Training, Scottish Government

    The one-year pilot fund will focus on the up-skilling and re-skilling of existing employees of any age, with individual organisations able to apply for up to £10,000.

  • 11 September 2017
    News, Event, Equality, Scottish Government

    The sessions aim to help providers to recruit and support apprentices from underrepresented groups.

  • 7 September 2017
    News, Funding, Scottish Government, Employment

    From today, Scotland’s employers can apply for part of a new £10 million fund to partner with colleges to deliver in-work skills training.