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  • 9 February 2018
    News, Apprenticeship, Skills Development Scotland, Youth Employment

    Skills Development Scotland (SDS) careers services scored grades of very good and good across all categories in an Education Scotland review published on Friday.

  • 8 February 2018
    News, Equality, Minister for Employability & Training, Scottish Government

    A £500,000 fund to promote equality within the workplace has been opened by Employability Minister Jamie Hepburn.

  • 1 February 2018
    News, Apprenticeship, Skills Development Scotland, Youth Employment

    Organised by Paisley’s Skills Development Scotland careers centre, in partnership with West College Scotland, the event gave young people the chance to discover the benefits Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships.

  • 24 January 2018
    News, Employment, Labour Market, Statistics

    The number of people in employment increased by 7,000 over the quarter with 2,662,000 people in employment in Scotland.

  • 12 January 2018
    News, Apprenticeship, Scottish Government, Skills Development Scotland

    More than 3,500 new work-based learning opportunities will help boost Scotland’s economy and give young people a head-start in their careers.

  • 12 January 2018
    News, Employer, Skills Development Scotland, Youth Employment

    The UK’s largest fully integrated forestry company received the Award at its Dalbeattie sawmill earlier this month.

  • 11 January 2018
    News, Apprenticeship, Youth Employment, Scottish Government

    At least 28,000 new apprentices will be trained next year, with increased support for rural areas and key sectors.

  • 21 December 2017
    News, Apprenticeship, Skills Development Scotland, Youth Employment

    The Nutshell Guide to Apprenticeships has been created by the National Parent Forum Scotland (NPFS) on behalf of Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and is being distributed nationwide.

  • 18 December 2017
    News, Skills, Skills Development Scotland, Work Experience

    This year the RSAs focus much more on demand side evidence. Recent proposals in the Enterprise and Skills Review around Skills Alignment include a Five Step planning model.

  • 14 December 2017
    News, First Minister, Employment, Skills Development Scotland

    A new £65 million ‘Factory for the Future’ will be built on the banks of the Clyde at Inchinnan, right next door to Glasgow Airport.

  • 13 December 2017
    News, Employment, Third Sector, Scottish Government

    Public Sector Employment Statistics for Scotland, released today by Scotland’s Chief Statistician, show that there were 559,600 people employed in the public sector in Scotland in Q3 2017.

  • 13 December 2017
    News, Statistics, Scottish Government, Economy

    Scotland’s employment rate grew by 1.7 percentage points over the last year - to August to October 2017 – to 74.9%. There are now 2,653,000 people aged 16 years and above in employment.

  • 8 December 2017
    News, Employment, Scottish Government, Homelessness

    It was a night of inspiration and insight when several women from Venture Trust’s Next Steps programme shared their stories alongside the findings of an independent report on the impacts of the programme.

  • 7 December 2017
    News, Scottish Government, Youth Employment, Community Learning

    The outcomes of the prestigious 2017 SURF Awards for Best Practice in Community Regeneration were announced tonight (07/12/17) at a celebratory presentation event in Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel.

  • 6 December 2017
    News, Funding, Health, Employment

    Funding has been pledged to increase employability support for people living with disabilities and long-term health conditions in Dundee and Fife.