Jump in to Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020

From fishing to textiles, whisky to wave power, Scotland’s waters have shaped our history, influenced our culture, our stories and our way of life. 2020 will be Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters. It’s an...

Solheim delivers new era for golf in Scotland

As the renowned Home of Golf and the country that gave the game to the world, Scotland is no stranger to hosting the world’s biggest golf events. More Open Championships have been held in Scotland...

Golden years and an even brighter future

From the Development of Tourism Act 1969 to the opening of the V&A Museum, Dundee last year, Scotland has become a tourism giant since the first official Scottish Tourist Board was formed half a...

Lucy’s in business through her Foundation Apprenticeship

Teenager Lucy Gallagher got the chance to get her foot in the door at a world-leading technology firm thanks to her Foundation Apprenticeship. Now, more doors are opening for the 17-year-old pupil at St Ambrose...

Work-based learning unlocking potential in young people

Frank Mitchell (Chair, Skills Development Scotland) Two years ago, Deputy First Minister John Swinney underlined his commitment to provide up to 5,000 new Foundation Apprenticeship opportunities available in schools by the end of 2019. The ambition...

New national network of apprentices

Pupils in every high school across Scotland will benefit from a new national network of apprentices. The network will help inspire future generations to benefit from apprenticeship opportunities. Scotland’s Apprentice Network is open to current and...

Apprenticeships are the key to unlocking future talent

Uncertainty over recruitment is one of the biggest challenges facing employers in Scotland as the UK prepares for departure from the European Union. But there are practical steps businesses can take to bolster the...

Annual Scottish Business Address celebrates best of Scottish business

The much-anticipated Annual Scottish Business Address brought together Scotland’s biggest influencers and innovators from business, politics, media and civic Scotland. Sponsored by Heathrow Airport and CGI, the annual celebration showcased the best of Scottish business...

Opening doors at Virgin Trains

At Virgin Trains, we’ve been actively recruiting people from prison since 2013. We wanted to explore what sort of additional talent we could access by opening the doors to people with convictions. We started with...

Chris McConkey’s inspiring journey and motivations

I’m in an amazing job, working as an engineer in Virgin Trains’ Bounds Green depot. I work with some great people who I’m learning a lot from and I have the opportunity to progress...
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