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Latest news and events

Equalities Workshops for Training Providers

Events 11 October 2017

Equalities Workshops for Training Providers

Skills Development Scotland is teaming up with equality groups on a series of apprenticeship workshops for training providers. The sessions aim to help providers to recruit and support apprentices from underrepresented groups. It’s part of SDS’s plan to ensure apprenticeships are accessible and inclusive for all.

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News 20 September 2017

SDS at the Scottish Learning Festival

Skills Development Scotland’s careers hub has opened at the Scottish Learning Festival. Careers advisers are staffing the hub across the two days offering insight into the wide range of careers suppor...

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News 15 September 2017

Funding Boost for Food and Drink Careers

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

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Events 14 September 2017

Food and Drink Career Expo coming to BT Murrayfield

Fancy a career in food and drink but not sure what options are available? Why not come along to BT Murrayfield on 14 September and learn about the process from farm to fork.

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News 13 September 2017

Diversity award nomination

Improving Gender Balance Scotland has been shortlisted for the Herald & GenAnalytics National Diversity Awards 2017 in the Diversity Through Education category. The project is a partnership between In...

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