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Fiaz Khan
04 March 2024

#ScotAppWeek24 Blog: Fiaz Khan, CEMVO Scotland

Fiaz Khan, Race Equality Mainstream Officer at CEMVO Scotland, highlights a partnership with SDS aimed at improving understanding of race equality to support apprenticeship recruitment.

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23 January 2024

Systemic change needed to stop care experienced young people missing out on apprenticeships

Employer-led report calls for change to spending on benefits, housing and wages

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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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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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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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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.

Julie Ann Murray
04 September 2023

Search is on to find Scotland’s top apprentices

Nominations are open for the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards in a nationwide search to find Scotland’s Apprentice of the Year.