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  • Job vacancy – Remit Ltd

    Job vacancy – Remit Ltd

    Administrator – Training Provider Remit Ltd are looking to recruit an experienced administrator to support the Office Manager to enable operations to meet their objectives and contractual obligations which include SDS and awarding bodies. Admin Duties to include: Verify...
  • STF Employability Fund Survey

    STF Employability Fund Survey

    STF Members who are engaged with the SDS Employability Fund are being encouraged to participate in a short survey aimed at gathering baseline information on how the recent changes have impacted on training providers. The Survey findings will be...
  • National Living Wage introduced

    National Living Wage introduced

    The first day of April saw the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW) for workers aged 25 and over, and not in the first year of an apprenticeship.  Workers are now entitled to receive at least £7.20 per...
  • EF and MA programme rules published

    EF and MA programme rules published

    Skills Development Scotland has published the programme rules for both Modern Apprenticeships and the Employability Fund for financial year 2016-2017. Both documents can be downloaded via the links below. Modern Apprenticeship Programme Rules 2016-2017 Employability Fund Programme Rules 2016-2017...
  • 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...