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  • SCQF Partnership gets the Silver!

    SCQF Partnership gets the Silver!

    The SCQF Partnership has been awarded the Investors in People Standard at Silver level. The vision of the SCQF is ‘…of a Scotland where the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework actively supports individuals in reaching their full potential in...
  • Record positive destinations for school leavers

    Record positive destinations for school leavers

    A record proportion of young people from Scotland’s most deprived communities are continuing their education, entering training, or getting a job after they leave school. Official statistics show 88.7% of school leavers from these communities going on to a...
  • 5,000 Foundation Apprenticeships by 2019

    5,000 Foundation Apprenticeships by 2019

    The Scottish Government has announced a significant expansion of the Foundation Apprenticeship programme. As part of the drive to improve attainment, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has announced that by the end of 2019, up to 5,000 young people...
  • Graduates in the Limelight!

    Graduates in the Limelight!

    Limelight Careers in Edinburgh held a Graduation Ceremony for its Modern Apprentices during Scottish Apprenticeship Week. The Edinburgh-based training provider held the ceremony at the Village Hotel in Crewe Road South on Thursday 9 March 2017. Photographs from the...
  • STF Chief chairs Apprenticeship Conference

    STF Chief chairs Apprenticeship Conference

    STF Chief Executive, Stuart McKenna, chaired a major conference on Apprenticeships during Scottish Apprenticeship Week recently. Capita’s ‘The Future of Apprenticeships in Scotland’ was held in Edinburgh on Wednesday 8 March and included a keynote presentation from Jamie Hepburn...
  • 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...