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Online information event for parents of S1 pupils

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is offering an online session to help parents and carers of S1 pupils find out more about SDS and the support the organisation can offer.Scotland’s career service has organised a...

Edinburgh residents called on to nominate young people for 2021 ‘Young Scot’ award

People in Edinburgh are being encouraged by 'Young Scot' to nominate the most inspirational young people in their lives and communities for the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2021.Now in its fifteenth year, the...

When you get your exam results tomorrow – help is at hand

Skills Development Scotland have a helpline for pupils and their parents.The national careers service will open tomorrow from 8am to 8pm and the following day from 9am until 15 August.All young people and their...

National exam helpline goes live today

In anticipation of exam results being announced by SQA in Scotland tomorrow, a free national helpline offering advice, information and support for young people and their parents has gone live.Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has a...

Girls into Digital World launched today

Pupils from Craigmount High School and Liberton High School were photographed earlier to highlight a new initiative to get girls into digital!Annabelle Ewing Minister for Youth and Women's Employment met with Iona Murray, who joined...

What’s On In Edinburgh? Skills Development Scotland talks Modern Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are coming back into favour. The cost of a university education (even in Scotland) is making many people consider other choices, and employers are recognising that a graduate isn't always the best candidate...

Digital skills academy formally launched in Edinburgh

Scotland’s first digital skills academy has welcomed its initial intake of 15 students, who are due to graduate in January 2016.Industry-led CodeClan has been created to help meet the immediate and short term need...

New jobs in North Edinburgh

New homes being built in Pennywell will mean more than 60 new job opportunities, all part of a major job-creating partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council. Our main photo shows L-R Cllr Cammy Day,...

Ryan is on the Right Track!

 An Edinburgh teenager got the boost he needed to get his first job thanks to employability support aimed at helping people onto the career ladder.Ryan O’Neill, 17, started work in Scottish Gas’s Granton call...

Edinburgh Information session – How to be a student and all that

College and university information day set for Edinburgh and Lothians Hundreds of local pupils to find out everything they need to know about life after schoolPeople in Edinburgh and Lothians who want to find out more...

Exam results? Help is at hand in Edinburgh

Young people from City of Edinburgh’s schools and colleges will be among 160,000 students in Scotland who will get their exam results on Tuesday, August 7.Whether they are thinking about university or college, training,...

Cash boost available to Edinburgh employers

City businesses can now get up to £2000 when they take on any young apprentice.Edinburgh employers such as the Early Days Nursery, Pentland Land Rover and hairdressers Vincent Bell have already got involved. An...

Stock Exchange Challenge

Edinburgh, the Lothians, Borders and Central Scotland schoolchildren experienced the excitement of the trading room floor today  – thanks to Skills Development Scotland’s Stock Market Challenge event - but it was James Gillespie's High...

Jobs in Edinburgh for the girls…not just the boys

Female technology stars of the future were treated to a careers event aimed at encouraging more women in to what is a predominantly male industry. Skills Development Scotland and Scottish Resource Centre for Women in...

Get into financial services in Edinburgh

People in the capital are being urged to explore a dynamic new initiative aimed to attract and retain talent in the financial services industry. There are 35,628 people currently working in these services in the...

Over 3,000 sign up to learn in Edinburgh

Skills Development Scotland have revealed that 3,056 people have joined their programmes in Edinburgh in the 2010/11 period. The national training programmes (NTPs) include Modern Apprenticeships, Get Ready for Work and Training for Work.Together...

Skills Development Scotland Backs Sport

A partnership that aims to develop and improve sport and physical activity programmes in Scotland’s universities is one of the latest organisations to benefit from financial support from Skills Development Scotland’s Flexible Training Opportunities...

Edinburgh Schools get ready for Stock Market Challenge

Schools in Edinburgh, Lothians and the Borders have signed up once again for Skills Development Scotland’s popular Stock Market Challenge.Pupils will get the opportunity to experience the excitement of a live trading...


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