Skills Development Scotland



BSE Skills awarded second Skills Development Scotland contract

SELECT has welcomed the news that BSE Skills Ltd has been awarded another contract by Skills Develop ...

Published 31 July 2019

Civil engineering students gain work experience at Queens Quay

Six West Dunbartonshire school pupils are gaining on-site work experience at Queens Quay as part of ...

Published 19 March 2019

BAM appoints first graduate apprentice

BAM Construction has welcomed its first surveying apprentice following the launch of Skills Develo ...

Published 31 August 2018

Regional skills analysis of Scottish construction sector revealed in first-of-its-kind report

A detailed five-year overview of skills, demand and supply from across Scotland’s construction sec ...

Published 11 July 2018

Construction comes out on top in new apprenticeship figures

New figures published by Skills Development Scotland show the number of Modern Apprentice (MA) st ...

Published 15 June 2018

Working group formed to ensure long-term future for housebuilding skills

The Scottish Government is to work with key stakeholders to ensure the right skills are available ...

Published 26 April 2018

Forth Ports officially marks the construction of new training academy in Scotland

The chief executive of Forth Port has joined apprentices, graduates and Skills Development Scotlan ...

Published 12 April 2018

Apprentice matching scheme extended

A successful scheme matching employers and apprentices is set to be extended to Dundee. The Shar ...

Published 5 June 2017

Scottish school leavers believe apprenticeships are ‘male dominated’

School leavers in Scotland could be missing out on potential apprenticeship opportunities because ...

Published 19 May 2017

Scottish Government increases apprenticeships target

Up to 27,000 young people will benefit from apprenticeship employment opportunities this year thanks ...

Published 7 March 2017

Productivity programme to boost profits to be launched at industry conference

Construction Scotland is set to launch a new initiative to help Scottish construction businesses b ...

Published 30 August 2016

Accountants warn of domino effect for contractors after Dunne Group collapse

A number of small contractors could be at risk after Dunne Group entered administration last week wi ...

Published 26 July 2016

Scottish apprenticeships success ‘could be undermined’ by UK Levy uncertainty

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has warned that progress on Scottish apprenticeship number ...

Published 9 June 2016

Scottish construction apprentice recruitment hits five year high

Recruitment of Scottish construction apprentices has reached a five year high, new figures from th ...

Published 26 February 2016

Councils progress plans for infrastructure–led Ayrshire Growth Deal

Ayrshire’s three local authorities have agreed to progress plans for a scheme to boost infrastru ...

Published 1 February 2016