Skills Development Scotland

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A new benefit to support 16 to 24-year-olds into work if they have been unemployed for six months will open for applications today. Job Start Payment is a one-off £250 payment to help with the costs of starting a new job. The upper age limit rises to 25 for care leavers and the payment rises t

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Economy secretary Fiona Hyslop has announced a £10 million package of measures to recruit and retain apprentices, including additional funding for the Scottish Government’s Adopt an Apprentice programme.

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Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (CnES) and Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will help apprentices in the Western Isles access low-cost housing with the creation of a new charter. The charter is a first of its kind for Scotland, outlining how the two organisations will work together to increase oppor

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LAR Housing Trust is hailing modern apprentices a success after appointing its first apprentice, Lewis Yule, to the role of property manager. Lewis, 23, from Kirkcaldy, joined the housing charity in April 2018 and worked across various departments, learning about Scotland’s growing mid-ma

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Youngsters who took part in the 2015 Apprentice Challenge The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has today launched an ambitious plan to increase the amount and range of Modern Apprenticeships that are available in the country.

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Tyrone McIntyre A talented trainee from Port Glasgow has landed his dream job in construction, after approaching Action for Children at a job fair and impressing his bosses on a 13 week work placement.

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Margaret Burgess Minister for housing and welfare Margaret Burgess MSP will mark the start of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016 (February 29–4 March) by launching a national challenge for housing apprentices.

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Port of Leith Housing Association’s (PoLHA) training programme for young people Training Opportunities in Lothian (TOiL) has secured over £200,000 funding which will allow it to expand its services into East Lothian. The TOiL Programme provides 18 week, paid work experience placements to young, u

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