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...

Spotlight on Scotland

‘Scotland is Now’ will put Scotland in the international spotlight and showcase the country’s world-leading assets to a global audience. Launching simultaneously on 11th April in North America, London and China, ‘Scotland is Now’ is...

There is no waiting. #SCOTLANDISNOW

On my travels, I will never tire of seeing the surprise and wonderment that comes with tales of our pioneering past and present, our multi-cultural and inclusive society, our world-class academic institutions, the beauty...

Apprenticeship boost for Scottish economy

More than 4000 new apprenticeship opportunities this year will help boost Scotland’s economy and give young people a head-start in their careers. Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is supporting around 3200 Foundation Apprenticeships for pupils and...

More employers getting behind apprenticeships

More businesses than ever before are benefiting from skills development thanks to apprenticeships. As Scotland’s national skills body, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is committed to help create a skilled workforce that’s ready to face the...

Chambers visit marks new phase in Scotland’s China trade links

Scotland’s long march towards significant SME exports to China has seen a burst of acceleration following a successful trade visit to Beijing and Shandong Province. In the most concerted Scottish private sector-led initiative to date...

Scottish & London Businesses Connect during Chamber Business Trip

On Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th September 2016, Scottish Chambers of Commerce embarked on its most ambitious & high-level business trip to London, including a Business Reception at Westminster, meetings with senior MPs, the...

Reaching a positive destination

Although there have been some recent enhancements to the education system such as the Wood Commission introducing some vocational options with colleges, I firmly believe that there is a significant group of young people...