We’re working with employers to help them understand the benefits of work-based learning.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) works proactively with companies across the country to support employers to make the most of apprenticeships. 

A team of SDS Employer Engagement Advisers working with SMEs provide skills support and advice. In addition, a team of Relationship Account Executives work with larger employers and help them embed work-based learning into their workforce development strategies to support growth.

“Having listened to employers, a recurring message is that more emphasis on work-based learning and apprenticeships will support skills and an innovative, inclusive and growing economy."

Marion Beattie, Head of Employer Services at Skills Development Scotland