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Read the latest updates from Skills Development Scotland. Explore stories by selecting the categories to filter.

18 January 2024

New Guide To The Digital Economy

Better understand the term "digital economy" and get practical support to enhance your digital skills.

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20 December 2023

Skills Generation celebrated for Scottish Apprenticeship Week

The value of apprenticeship skills will be demonstrated during Scottish Apprenticeship Week from 4 to 8 March.

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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

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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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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.

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01 November 2023

Insight from Scotland’s plumbing workforce needed in apprenticeship skills consultation

Plumbing trade association SNIPEF and SDS need the sector's workforce to get involved in the redevelopment of the industry's apprenticeship.

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29 September 2023

Partnership to build critical construction skills for Net Zero target

Two national organisations have joined forces to build skills that meet construction’s critical role in Scotland’s drive to Net Zero.

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15 September 2023

Survey to seek insight on skills for Hospitality apprenticeships

A nationwide consultation has been launched to give those working in the Hospitality industry the chance to have a say on the skills needed for apprenticeships in the sector.

15 September 2023

Call for sector to shape future skills of Service apprenticeships

Those working across Scotland’s Service industry are being called to share their views on the skills needed for apprenticeships.

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11 September 2023

Apprenticeship Approvals Groups - Chair's End of Year Report 2023

The industry-led body which reviews and approves all Scottish Apprenticeships - the Apprenticeship Approvals Group (AAG) - has published its Chair’s End of Year Report for 2023.