Training & Development

Unlocking Potential – there is great wisdom in starting your journey to success one step at a time

The Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC) offers a broad portfolio of services and training in executive coaching no matter where you are on your journey. 1. Discover If you would like to discover more about coaching and training to develop your...

MBA course gives global vision

Taking the time out to do a Master of Business Administration degree can broaden horizons and support a change in direction. HELEN COMPSON talks to one former University of Glasgow student who relishes the new mind-set it gave him. For...

iCaaS launches data protection training software for home workers

Employees across the UK now find themselves working from home and iCaaS has responded by launching a training solution to meet their needs. iCaaS is the Trusted Standard in Data Protection and helps businesses achieve, manage and maintain full data...

Learning from Hindsight: A campaign for culture change

Across the breadth of the regulated financial services sector, there is a prevailing regulatory spotlight on non-financial misconduct. One company taking action to help firms tackle the issue is learning and development expert, MaST. From sexual harassment to discrimination and...

5 Business Podcasts to listen to in 2020

Siobhan Divers, Communications & Events Executive,Scottish Chambers of Commerce Podcasts are a great way to stay up to date without having to pause life to scroll through pages of newsfeeds – you can listen while you work, on your commute and...

Scotland’s Apprentice of the Year 2019

A talented teen has netted the title of Scotland’s Apprentice of the Year after saving hundreds of thousands of pounds for his seafood manufacturer employer. Nineteen-year-old Jordan Fairlamb was named top apprentice at the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards, hosted by Skills...

Robert Gordon University – a leader in the provision of work-based learning

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has a long-standing reputation for its extremely close links with business and industry. This close collaboration allows the university to develop a demand-led curriculum which is tailored to the needs of employers RGU continues to implement...

Employers urged to support Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2020

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2020 will celebrate the diversity that makes work-based learning good for individuals, employers and the economy. Co-ordinated by Skills Development Scotland, the Week will take place from 2-6 March with a theme of ‘Talent Without Limits’. Scottish Apprenticeships...

Graduate Apprenticeships: adapting to a rapidly changing world

Balfour Beatty has a long history of developing talent and its workforce through employing apprentices. Meeting Scotland’s critical skills needs through Graduate Apprenticeships Hector MacAulay, Managing Director, Balfour Beatty’s Scotland and Ireland construction business Modern apprenticeships are a key part of the building blocks...

Can you afford not to be coaching?

For many organisations, the people they employ are the most valuable assets they possess, but some are still on the starting blocks when it comes to understanding the full importance of investing in developing their employees. People development is not...

Online Dangerous Goods Training

EU and international legislation states that all staff directly or indirectly involved in the transport of goods classed as dangerous by air, road, sea, rail, or inland waterway, must receive training appropriate to their job. Choose FTA’s cost-effective Online Dangerous Goods...

Step into a strategic role

Aneesh Batra was looking to propel his career forward when he applied for an MBA. In this issue, Aneesh explains why one particular course stood out from the crowd and how it took his career to the next level. “Soon...

If you think cyber security is expensive – You are wrong!

If you run a business in the UK and use any kind of technology, you are at risk from a cyber-attack. This is a fact. I’m not scare mongering and there is lots of supporting evidence to support my...

When it comes to meeting and conference facilities in central Scotland, University of Stirling Venues is the professional planner’s choice.

Reassuringly consistent, our award-winning team will work closely with you to plan and deliver on everything from private board meetings and working lunches, to large scale conferences and exhibitions. Set into 330 acres of stunning grounds, you will find a venue...

A life-changing experience

“An MBA is about far more than an education or a qualification, it informs your whole life,” observes Abhishek Singh, an alumnus of the Adam Smith Business School. Abhishek’s quest to study an MBA was inspired by the business journals...

Building skills fit for the 21st century

Gina Lodge, CEO, Academy of Executive Coaching As the Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC) celebrates 20 years in business, the use of coaching skills is more significant than ever for the modern workplace. As we enter an era of business where collaboration outperforms...

Online Dangerous Goods Training

Are your staff involved in the transport of goods classed as dangerous by air, road, sea, rail, or inland waterway? EU and international legislation states that all staff directly or indirectly involved in the transport of goods classed as dangerous by...

Achieving successful recruitment

Striking a balance in business can be difficult. During a recruitment drive, a number of factors need to be considered.  Every business approaches recruitment differently, but as the market shifts, businesses must consider their route to attracting and retaining top...

Aberdeen Drilling School responds to client demand to deliver increased global presence

Aberdeen Drilling School Ltd, part of the RelyOn Nutec group and globally recognised for its advanced drilling, well engineering and well control training, has announced the addition of four new training centres for drilling excellence in Houston, US; Bergen...

GLASGOW ACADEMY FIRST SCHOOL IN UK AWARDED HIGHEST HONOUR FOR ANTI-BULLYING WORK

The Glasgow Academy has become the first school in Britain to be accredited with the Diana Gold Award for anti-bullying. The Diana Award was founded as a legacy to Diana, Princess of Wales’ belief that young people have the power...

The rise in work-based learning and how you can benefit

Work-based learning is a growing educational strategy that offers the opportunity to combine work and studies by putting theory into practice with real-life work experiences. This can vary from mentorship programmes and internships to graduate apprenticeships and professional masters courses....

How Open University Graduate Apprenticeships are developing Scotland’s digital workforce of tomorrow

Each year, The Open University (OU) releases its Business Barometer report, which investigates the extent and nature of the skills shortage and the effect it is having on organisations of all sizes. The 2018 report found that skills shortages cost...

Data Science Graduate Apprenticeships at Edinburgh Napier University: Helping support an ever-growing skills demand

Over the last ten years there has been an explosion in the amount and types of data being shared and collected; data that is full of potentially interesting, important, and valuable information. Until recently however, it has been incredibly...

You never stop learning

Diana Gallego Marín was looking to build a new future when she took the decision to study for an MBA. Here, Diana explains how the course brought about a step change in her career and why it’s crucial to...

7 things you need to know about Scottish Apprenticeships

The Apprenticeship system in Scotland isn’t the same as other parts of the UK. The UK Government has introduced a new way of funding apprenticeships through the Apprenticeship Levy. Skills, including apprenticeships, are a devolved matter so apprenticeship systems across the...

What exactly is Hamilton College?

A survey was recently conducted asking people if they had heard of Hamilton College or if they knew what it was? The results were broad as expected. “That’s a teacher training building on Bothwell Road” said one, “That’s a College...

Keeping people at the heart

Glasgow may seem a significant distance from the Indonesian town in which Adisti Chandra spent much of her childhood. In this issue, we learn what inspired Adisti to cross the globe to study for an MBA and about the...

Proving his metal

One man’s journey from the steelyards of Clydeside to an MBA and beyond Do you know what the Isle of Cumbrae, an ironman competition and an MBA have in common? Read on to find out more: You might associate MBAs with...

National Apprenticeship Week 4th – 8th March 2019

The 12th annual National Apprenticeship Week - is set to take place in March 2019. This annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships will bring the whole apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy. Following...

Once Upon a Whisky – Connecting people, cultures and whiskies from a different perspective

Scotland’s whisky tourism industry makes a significant contribution to the economy with numerous visitors arriving from countries around the world to partake in the tours each year.  One person treading a different path when it comes to building a business...