• IiYP funding available in 2016-2017

    IiYP funding available in 2016-2017

    Further Investors in Young People funding is available to help organisations of under 250 employees to develop and celebrate their work around Youth Employment. In 2016/17 up to 50% funding is available towards assessment and advice for SMEs. This funding...
  • FIPS to replace CTS

    FIPS to replace CTS

    Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is working with technology partners to replace CTS with a new funding and information payment system known as FIPS. The new system will provide a single automated service for administering all payments, programmes and incentives...
  • Is Scotland sleepwalking into a failed English system for our young people?

    STF Member, workingrite, has published an article in relation to the recently-announced cuts to the Employability Fund in Scotland. The article can be viewed via the link below. Is Scotland sleepwalking into a failed English system for young people?
  • Jackie Baillie MSP meets MGT Apprentices

    Jackie Baillie MSP meets MGT Apprentices

    Scottish Modern Apprenticeship week closed on a high at Marston’s Pubs Queen Of The Loch in Balloch, West Dunbartonshire with a visit from MSP Jackie Baillie. MGT Training candidates had the opportunity to showcase the qualifications they are currently...
  • Question Time Election Hustings

    Question Time Election Hustings

    STF – in partnership with Employment Support Scotland – is holding a skills and training Question Time Election Hustings from 4.00-6.00 on 30 March 2016 in Stirling. Representatives from the main political parties will be in attendance. For more...
  • Police Scotland to pay £4.5m on new apprenticeships levy

    Police Scotland will have to pay out up to £4.5m a year under UK Government plans for the new apprenticeship levy, prompting warnings that finding the extra cash saving will be “virtually impossible”. A paper submitted to the Scottish Police...
  • STF Workshop on Foundation Apprenticeships

    STF Workshop on Foundation Apprenticeships

    STF will hold a free member workshop on Foundation Apprenticeships in April. A date has yet to be confirmed, but the workshop will be held in central Glasgow and will include input from Diane Greenlees, Head of Foundation and...
  • Mark Dawe is new CEO of AELP

    Mark Dawe is new CEO of AELP

    Mark Dawe has been confirmed as the new Chief Executive of AELP. He takes over from Stewart Segal after Easter. Mark brings a wide range of relevant experience to the role including working in the former Department for Education and...
  • BBC Judith gives bright forecast for MAs

    BBC Judith gives bright forecast for MAs

    The outlook is bright for Modern Apprenticeships according to top BBC weather presenter, Judith Ralston. The Reporting Scotland star met with apprentices at a Scottish Training Federation (STF) event last week as part of the national Modern Apprenticeship Week...
  • Job vacancy – Bosch – Heavy Goods and Light Vehicle Mechanical Trainer/Assessor

    Eurocentral (near Glasgow), Scotland UK. To provide technical training to apprentices, covering all aspects of Vehicle Mechanics (Light &/or Heavy). To develop technical training information for the customer and dealership network. In addition, to support the broader Bosch AA-AS...