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  • Rewards holds Science Centre Graduation

    Rewards holds Science Centre Graduation

    The Glasgow Science Centre was the venue for Rewards Training Graduation Ceremony recently. Rewards Managing Director, Alex Carruthers, presented certificates to more than 60 candidates who had achieved Apprenticeships, SVQs or ILM qualifications. STF Chief Executive, Stuart McKenna, spoke...
  • Full house for SDS/STF Equalities Conference

    Full house for SDS/STF Equalities Conference

    More than 120 delegates attended the SDS/STF half-day conference, Get Connected: Progressing Equality & Diversity in Modern Apprenticeships, held in Glasgow recently as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week. Chaired by STF Vice Chair, Ian McCulloch, the conference included keynote...
  • Fair Start Scotland – Partnership Opportunities

    Fair Start Scotland – Partnership Opportunities

    Fair Start Scotland will be Scotland’s employment support service from April 2018. The Scottish Government has published a Contract Notice on the Public Contracts Scotland website, inviting organisations that wish to bid to deliver Fair Start Scotland to develop their proposals in...
  • Can you help with internships?

    Can you help with internships?

    Light on the Path is a private limited company that facilitates international exchanges all across Europe, providing local employers with funded, short-term interns and giving young people the chance to gain new cultural experiences and improve their English and...
  • ITCA Training celebrates success

    ITCA Training celebrates success

    Aberdeen-based apprenticeship-training company, ITCA Training, held its 2017 graduation ceremony on Monday, 6 March, at The Marcliffe Hotel and Spa in Aberdeen, to celebrate the achievements of 119 learners. Apprentices in engineering, pipefitting, welding and fabrication, business administration and...
  • Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2017

    Scottish Apprenticeship Awards 2017

    Skills Development Scotland has launched the search for the country’s best apprentices and their employers. More than 25,500 people started apprenticeships last year but only one will win the title of Apprentice of the Year at the Scottish Apprenticeship...
  • Bright forecast for Digital Media Apprentices

    Bright forecast for Digital Media Apprentices

    The forecast for two Creative & Digital Media Modern Apprentices is bright, according to weather presenter, Judith Ralston. The BBC Scotland star met with two Modern Apprentices from L&G Learning in Glasgow on Monday 6 March 2017 to help...
  • Can you help with core skills research?

    Can you help with core skills research?

    Skills Development Scotland has commissioned FMT Consulting to undertake research to clarify what the challenges are in relation to apprentices with learning disabilities/difficulties and the Core Skills element of apprenticeships. STF members are requested to participate in the research...
  • Diversity is vital to business success

    Diversity is vital to business success

    “Diversity can no longer be a “nice to do” but rather we need to recognise that it is vital to the ongoing success and sustainability of all businesses.” That’s the message from Dr Lesley Sawers, Executive Chair, GenAnalytics, who...
  • DYW Glasgow Marketplace launch event

    DYW Glasgow Marketplace launch event

    DYW Glasgow is working with Skills Development Scotland to roll out Marketplace  – an online tool designed to help employers connect with schools and colleges across Scotland. A free launch event will be held on Tuesday 28 March 2017,...