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NL Apprenticeships Web Article
23 February 2024

Apprenticeships events set to run across North Lanarkshire

Young people and their parents and carers across North Lanarkshire have the chance to find out about apprenticeship opportunities from a programme of local and national events running throughout Scottish Apprenticeship Week, 4-8 March.

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19 February 2024

New location for the career service in Alloa

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is changing location in Alloa as part of a drive to help more people through partnership working in community venues.

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15 February 2024

Perth residents to benefit from changes to the career service

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is changing location in Perth as part of a drive to help more people through partnership working in community venues.

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05 February 2024

Pollok residents to benefit from changes to the career service

SDS is moving to a new venue in the Greater Pollok Community Hub at 27 Brockburn Road

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25 January 2024

Listening to the Pupil Voice

New research highlights that SDS career services, especially one-to-one sessions with Careers Advisers, are highly valued and beneficial to young people.

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19 December 2023

Interim Participation Snapshot for 16–19-year olds

SDS has today published the Interim Participation Snapshot for 16–19-year olds, providing an overview of the learning, training or work status of Scotland’s young people.

A small drone flies over a blue map of the west coast of Scotland.
11 December 2023

Thousands of Scots pupils take part in drones careers sessions

SDS and Balfour Beatty partnership showcases a wide range of potential future careers

Parent's Survey 260X260 Newsletter
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

New chapter for careers service in Shetland

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