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  • 8 August 2018
    News, Young People, Parents, Teachers

    New and continuing care experienced students undertaking an eligible undergraduate course will be eligible to apply for a funding package of tuition fees and a non-income assessed Care Experienced Students Bursary.

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  • 8 August 2018
    News, Young People, Employers, Parents, Teachers, Service Providers

    The nerves and excitement bubble up and collide this week as young people and their families in Scotland receive their exam results. One small tear of an envelope or beep of a text and the future that young people are planning can feel illuminated or potentially dimmed. Whichever way it goes there is always a way forward and plans for the future can progress.

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  • 23 July 2018
    News, Employers

    Support for employers to train and develop staff through the Flexible Workforce Development Fund is to be extended with a further £10million investment.

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  • 27 June 2018
    News, Young People, Employers, Parents, Teachers, Service Providers

    Graduate Apprenticeships (GAs) are work based programmes that enable students to study their degree while they are in employment, so they can work, learn and earn. The scheme is very flexible and is open to both individuals who are currently employed, and those who want to go straight into work after leaving school.

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  • 3 May 2018
    News, Young People, Employers, Parents, Teachers, Service Providers

    Developing the Young Workforce Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian is urging local apprentice employers and apprentices to get involved in the 2018 Scottish Apprenticeship Challenge, to make a difference in their area.

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  • 20 April 2018
    News, Young People, Employers, Parents, Teachers

    A group of Danish Councillors visited Midlothian this week to hear how local pupils are supported in their transition from school to further education or employment.

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  • 9 April 2018
    News, Young People, Employers, Parents, Teachers, Service Providers

    Big City Bright Future is an annual three week work experience programme for school leavers who aspire to work in the City (Financial Services sector) run by BlackRock in partnership with local charities working with UK state schools.

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  • 3 April 2018
    News, Young People, Parents, Teachers

    Daydream Believers one-week course at Edinburgh College offers secondary school pupils a chance to experience college life, meet employers and visit Scotland’s leading design agencies. Throughout the week college students and employers work alongside the pupils on various challenges, sharing their insights and skills while also promoting creative thinking, and problem solving.

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  • 12 March 2018
    News, Young People, Employers, Parents, Teachers

    The Foundation Apprenticeship recruitment campaign, led by SDS, goes live next Monday 12 March.

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  • 5 March 2018
    News, Modern Apprenticeship, Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian, Young People, Employers, Parents, Teachers, Service Providers

    With a record number of young people taking up Modern Apprenticeships in Scotland, new research released from leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP, ahead of Scottish Apprenticeship Week (5-9 March), finds that attitudes towards apprenticeship programmes are becoming more positive.

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