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  • 26 June 2017
    News, Employability, Funding, Skills, Training

    East Lothian Council has been approved a European Social Fund grant to administer a local Challenge Fund which will take forward projects in the East Lothian area to support the strategic employability skills pipeline. The Challenge Fund is open to 3rd sector organisations. It will support projects which will assist in mitigating the impacts of inequalities and to actively target those clients who are furthest from the labour market and face a particularly challenging combination of barriers to employment (2 or more), particularly those in rural areas and areas of deprivation.

  • 16 June 2017
    News, Young People, Skills Development Scotland

    Construction company receives youth employment award

  • 15 June 2017
    News, Apprenticeship, Young People

    The number of Modern Apprenticeship starts increased to 26,262 and exceeded the 2016/17 annual target, new statistics have confirmed.

  • 15 June 2017
    News, Health, Careers

    Figures published today show that Scotland’s NHS has more staff than ever before, up by over 12,300 WTE under this government.

  • 15 June 2017
    News, Recruitment, Business

    A business incubator centre in Hawick will help Borders businesses establish themselves and grow, thanks to a £3.6 million funding package.

  • 15 June 2017
    News, Employment, Labour Market, Scottish Government

    The latest quarterly Scottish Government Workforce Information statistics have been published today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician. These statistics cover the numbers of workers, staff sickness rates, and the diversity of staff, up to the most recent quarter ending March 2017.

  • 15 June 2017
    News, Employment, Labour Market, Scottish Government

    Public Sector Employment Statistics for Scotland, released today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician, show that there were 543,000 people employed in the public sector in Scotland in Q1 2017.

  • 15 June 2017
    News, Unemployment, Minister for Employability & Training, Labour Market

    Scotland’s unemployment rate has fallen to match the lowest rate in 25 years.

  • 15 June 2017
    News, Employability, Minister for Employability & Training, Policy

    Fund to improve and align support services

  • 14 June 2017
    News, Young People, Skills Development Scotland

    Projects that teach digital technologies skills to young people could be in line for a financial boost as the Digital Xtra Fund announces its first funding round since becoming a charity ICT and Digital Technologies industry

  • 6 June 2017
    News, Ex-offenders, Skills

    Work training helping young people get lives on right track.

  • 6 June 2017
    News, Young People, Skills, Training

    Around 180 pupils from schools across Highland will visit My World of Work Live! in Inverness this week as part of XpoNorth.

  • 6 June 2017
    News, Young People, Skills Development Scotland

    More work-based learning opportunities as number of apprenticeship starts increased to more than 26,000

  • 2 June 2017
    News, Young People, Recruitment, Apprenticeship

    Hundreds of people will have the opportunity to study for degree-level courses while in employment thanks to a significant expansion of Graduate Level Apprenticeships.

  • 2 June 2017
    News, Training, Skills, Scottish Government

    Thousands more people are considering a career in teaching as a result of the Scottish Government’s latest recruitment campaign, according to early evaluation findings.