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Read the latest updates from Skills Development Scotland. Explore events taking place during Scottish Careers Week 2023 by selecting that heading below and using the categories to filter.

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07 December 2023

Scottish Apprenticeship Awards finalists revealed

Amazing apprentices and employers from across the length and breadth of the country are in the running for the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards.

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05 December 2023

Relive the highlights of Scottish Careers Week 2023 

In its third year, Scottish Careers Week returned with exciting events, new partnerships, and a fantastic programme of activity.

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30 November 2023

£90 billion of investment in green industries signals need for net zero skills

A new report has assessed the known investment, the skills demand now and in the future, and current training and learning support for green skills in Scotland.

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24 November 2023

Shetland pupils become apprentices for the day

Young Shetlanders experienced the benefits of Modern Apprenticeships in a project aimed at tackling gender stereotypes in work.

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22 November 2023

Parent and carer research – Parents’ Voice Survey 2023/24

Our research shows that parents and carers are the main influencers over the choices young people make about subjects and careers.

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13 November 2023

Parents Doubt Power To Persuade Children About Careers

New research shows that parents are way more influential than they think they are when it comes to education, jobs and training.

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10 November 2023

‘Siuthad!’ (Go On!) Gaelic careers event returns to Eden Court

Young Gaelic speakers from secondary schools across the Highland Council area joined Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and Highland Council on Thursday 9 November at Eden Court in Inverness for the first face-to-face Siuthad! Gaelic careers event since 2019.

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10 November 2023

New chapter for careers service in Shetland

Residents in Lerwick will soon benefit from changes to the careers service.

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10 November 2023

‘Siuthad!’ Tachartas dhreuchdan Gàidhlig a’ tilleadh gu Eden Court

Thàinig luchd-labhairt òg na Gàidhlig bho àrd-sgoiltean air feadh sgìre Chomhairle na Gàidhealtachd còmhla ri Leasachadh Sgilean na h-Alba (SDS) agus Comhairle na Gàidhealtachd air Diardaoin 9 Samhain san Eden Court ann an Inbhir Nis, airson a’ chiad Siuthad! aghaidh ri aghaidh bho 2019.

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06 November 2023

Scottish Careers Week Launches For Third Year

The third annual Scottish Careers Week takes place from the 13th to the 17th of November 2023.