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08 March 2022

Apprenticeships are the future of the hospitality industry

Blog: Rohaise Rose-Bristow of the Torridon hotel shares her thoughts through her blog for Scottish Apprenticeship Week, on why apprenticeships are so crucial to Scotland’s hospitality sector.

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07 March 2022

#ScotAppWeek22 Blog: Theo Young, Business & Administration Modern Apprentice

SDS Modern Apprentice Theo shares how work-based learning is allowing him to contribute to equality in apprenticeships.

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07 March 2022

Delivering a quality workforce with apprenticeships

Apprentices are delivering a well-qualified workforce and addressing skills gaps in the NHS, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said at the launch of #ScotAppWeek22.

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07 March 2022

Business leaders back apprenticeships for economic recovery

Business leaders representing employers across Scotland see the value in investing in skills and apprenticeships to support economic recovery.

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24 February 2022

SDS achieves Top 100 Stonewall employer status

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has received GOLD recognition from Stonewall for employer inclusivity by lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity Stonewall. For twenty years, the charity has been supporting employers to create welcoming workplaces for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people.

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24 February 2022

Updated Monthly Participation Snapshot published

SDS has today published an update to the Monthly Participation Snapshot

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21 February 2022

New, employer-developed apprenticeship in financial services now available

The financial services sector is set to benefit from its first new apprenticeship to be directly shaped by employers.     A new, Modern Apprenticeship in Providing Financial Services has been created – the first in the sector to go through the new system for apprenticeship development, which puts employers at the heart of the process.

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18 February 2022

SDS Corporate Parenting Plan sets out support for care experienced young people

In support of #CareDay22, the world’s largest celebration of the rights of children and young people with care experience, SDS hopes for a world where children and young people who have overcome adversities are proud of themselves, their achievements and look forward to a future of opportunity, equality and equity.

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09 February 2022

Young people design the future of career services

Young people across Scotland have had their say on how to improve career services in Scotland.

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02 February 2022

Employers call for more Graduate Apprenticeships

Employers are demanding an increase in Graduate Apprenticeship places, across a wider range of subjects