Construction group McTaggart has been praised for creating life-changing job opportunities as part of its Irvine Harbourside development.
Skills Development Scotland
Kingdom Housing Association’s employability project, Kingdom Works, has celebrated supporting its 100th client through Skills Development Scotland’s Employability Fund since lockdown restrictions were eased.
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
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.
Kingdom Housing Association’s employability project Kingdom Works has secured funding of over £700k from Skills Development Scotland and Opportunities Fife to continue to support unemployed people back into work.
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
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
People who are out of work and those on low incomes will be helped to develop digital skills in order to open up job opportunities.
Professor Sean Smith will chair the new working group The Scottish Government is to work with key stakeholders to ensure the right skills are available for housing and construction developments.
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.
(from left) Bill Bowman MSP, Neil Mason Quest Training, Rory Milne MA at CHA, David Annobil Skills Development Scotland, Rebecca Fraser MA at CHA, Ellie Barnet MA at CHA and Julie Cosgrove chief executive at CHA Skills Development Scotland’s annual Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2017 is being held t
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.
Megan Morrison, 19, is a housing and administration apprentice at Fyne Homes and one of the 19 young people taking part in the SFHA’s Apprentice Challenge An ambitious national plan for apprenticeships has been announced today by the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) and Skills De
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.
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