Executives Stretched… leadership training with a difference!

Employees from all over Scotland were put through their paces at Exercise Executive Stretch during a weekend of leadership training at Redford Barracks in Edinburgh. Over 50 participants from a range of businesses took part...

CalMac expands apprenticeship programme

Ferry operator CalMac is expanding its Modern Apprenticeship (MA) programme to include harbour operations. The company has joined forces with Forth Ports Ltd to devise a new Port Operations MA, the first time the port...

How can young people be best prepared to enter the labour market and thrive?

There is little doubt that the world of work is changing more rapidly and dynamically than ever before. The ‘rise of the machines’, the rise of non-standard work and the importance of core employability...

DYW Inverness: Boosting skills and confidence

Launched in early 2016, DYW Inverness and Central Highland forms part of the Scottish Government’s Youth Employment strategy, ensuring our young people have the skills and confidence needed to make the seamless transition between...

Our research shows positivity in Scotland, but businesses must invest in talent

As part of our ongoing research programme, the Scottish Chambers of Commerce conduct a quarterly business survey, run in partnership with the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute, which takes the pulse from...

Confidence for life at Durham School

For more than 600 years, Durham School has been at the heart of education in the North East, giving its pupils the knowledge, skills and confidence to succeed in the future. One of the top...

Robert Gordon’s College offers opportunity and choice

True to the values and tradition on which it was founded over 250 years ago, Robert Gordon’s College offers choice and opportunity where specialist teaching from Primary 1 and interdisciplinary approaches to education prepare...

Choosing an independent education for your child

As a parent, it’s natural to want to give your child every opportunity to discover what they’re good at and what they love doing in a safe and supportive environment. Which is why, in...

Opportunities for new talent

Apprentices are a great way for employers to source new talent, while embracing equality and diversity will open up new opportunities to grow as a business. Apprenticeships are designed to meet the needs of industry...

CalMac apprentices celebrate a year of firsts as part of the Scottish Apprenticeship Week

A group of three of CalMac’s current 19 apprentices, came together as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week on 7th March 2017 to celebrate a year of notable milestones for the company’s training programmes. The students...