Skills Development Scotland



£10m fund to help apprentices return to work

Economy secretary Fiona Hyslop has announced a £10 million package of measures to recruit and retain apprentices, including additional funding for the Scottish Government’s Adopt an Apprentice programme.

Published 11 August 2020

Ian Hughes: The Skills Investment Plan and guiding partner investment in skills

Meeting the current and future skills needs of employers was the focus of the first Skills Investment Plan for Scotland’s Construction Sector, published four years ago.

Published 24 March 2020

Building for the future: Capturing young people’s imaginations for a career in construction

Meeting the current and future skills needs of employers was the focus of the first Skills Investment Plan for Scotland’s Construction Sector, published four years ago.

Published 17 March 2020

Elaine Ellis: The Skills Investment Plan and the role of apprenticeships

Meeting the current and future skills needs of employers was the focus of the first Skills Investment Plan for Scotland’s Construction Sector, published four years ago.

Published 10 March 2020

Emma Dickson: The Skills Investment Plan and the needs of the construction industry

Meeting the current and future skills needs of employers was the focus of the first Skills Investment Plan for Scotland’s Construction Sector, published four years ago.

Published 3 March 2020

BSE Skills awarded second Skills Development Scotland contract

SELECT has welcomed the news that BSE Skills Ltd has been awarded another contract by Skills Development Scotland (SDS).

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 their Foundation Apprenticeships.

Published 19 March 2019

BAM appoints first graduate apprentice

BAM Construction has welcomed its first surveying apprentice following the launch of Skills Development Scotland’s Graduate Level Apprenticeship in Construction and the Build Environment.

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 sector has been produced thanks to new research from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) that gives an unprecedented level of detail about the industry.

Published 11 July 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 for housing and construction developments.

Published 26 April 2018

Apprentice matching scheme extended

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 they mistakenly believe that most jobs available to them are in so called ‘traditional’ gender specific roles, new research by insurer Prudential shows.

Published 19 May 2017

Scottish Government increases apprenticeships target

Up to 27,000 young people will benefit from apprenticeship employment opportunities this year thanks to business and industry, the Scottish Government has said.

Published 7 March 2017