Training & Development

Fife College’s Key Role in Babcock’s award-winning training programme honoured

Fife College’s pivotal role in Babcock’s award-winning Production Support Operative (PSO) programme has been recognised by the Centre for Engineering, Education, and Development (CeeD). The College, alongside Fife Council, Kingdom Works, trade unions and local community partners, came together to...

More young Scots engineering their future through apprenticeships

Thanks to Scotland’s employers, almost 25,500 people are getting the chance to work, learn and earn through Modern Apprenticeships. The latest annual Modern Apprenticeship (MA) statistics, released by Skills Development Scotland, show that more young Scots are choosing apprenticeships and...

Did you know you could have your training made into a nationally recognised qualification?

Many employers have developed rigorous and challenging training that satisfies business need and is highly valued by staff but does not receive any recognition outside of the workplace. By having internal training SCQF credit rated your training will receive...

Edinburgh Napier commits future to bridging industry skills gaps

Businesses in Scotland are currently facing significant skills & labour shortages. Demand for talent is increasing, but supply is in decline. It is therefore essential for employers to be responsive to rapid change and proactive in recruitment and talent...

Raising the Skills Generation

Scottish Apprenticeship Awards celebrates business’ commitment to apprenticeships Growing its own talent through apprentices has helped award winning employer RI Cruden become an eco success story, driving the green energy revolution throughout the Highlands. The business was named SME Employer of...

Fife College and gas distribution company SGN set to open the UK’s first-ever hydrogen training facility for gas engineers

Based in Fife College’s Levenmouth Campus, the new training facility will create a new net zero workforce in Fife by upskilling over 200 existing Gas Safe registered engineers to work with hydrogen gas. SGN has been developing the training...

Future-Proof Your Workforce: Direct Partners on the Strategic Advantage of Modern Apprenticeships for Businesses and Industry

In the contemporary global economy, where innovation and adaptability are paramount, businesses are increasingly recognising the strategic value of Modern Apprenticeships (MAs) in driving competitiveness and sustainable growth. These programs, which combine on-the-job training with formal education, offer a robust...

High degree of quality in delivery of Graduate Apprenticeships

Scotland’s universities are helping people get the skills they need in key growth sectors through Graduate Apprenticeships. Developed by Skills Development Scotland, in partnership with education and industry, Graduate Apprenticeships have been created to meet the critical skills needs of...

Clyde Training Solutions announce build of new safety training centre

Clyde Training Solutions (CTS), one of the largest providers of Marine, Offshore and Renewables safety training in the United Kingdom has opened a new training centre in Greater Glasgow. The bespoke facilities based at Westway Park near Glasgow Airport utilise...

APPRENTICESHIPS GIVE YOUNG TALENT CHANCE TO EXCEL AT SQA

As Scottish Apprenticeship Week begins, the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is helping young people take their first steps into the world of work by recruiting modern apprentices in several roles across its Edinburgh and Glasgow sites. As part of its...

Unlocking opportunities: The benefits of taking on an apprentice in Scotland

Apprenticeships are an invaluable resource for both employers and individuals seeking to gain practical skills and experience in Scotland. With the ever-changing job market, offering apprenticeships not only helps businesses bridge the skills gap but also brings numerous benefits...

Start-Ups and Entrepreneurship

By Dr Liz Cameron CBE, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce You only have to look at Scotland’s past to quickly realise how much entrepreneurship and innovation is steeped in our contributions to the world. From Andrew Carnegie to Alexander...

Fife College offers record number of Engineering Modern Apprenticeship opportunities

Fife College is providing aspiring young engineers with more opportunities than ever before to earn while they learn. The college has offered over 130 Engineering Modern Apprenticeship opportunities throughout the region for the 2023/24 academic year, their most ever. As well...

Your key to a new career

We are the only designated locksmith training centre in Scotland and our unique courses are the ideal starting point to gain the necessary knowledge to become a locksmith. Whether you are a complete newbie or have got some experience,...

Sustainable education at Strathclyde Business School

Business increasingly needs to encompass sustainability in its operations and strategy in order to tackle the issues society is facing just now in terms of climate, energy and achieving net zero. Strathclyde Business School is well aware of these key...

Search is on to find Scotland’s top apprentices

Nominations are open for the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards in a nationwide search to find Scotland’s Apprentice of the Year. Organised by Skills Development Scotland, in partnership with employers and learning providers across Scotland, the awards celebrate the vital benefits apprenticeships...

Paul Sheerin: Scottish skills landscape review misses mark

Has anyone else heard that when you know what you want the outcome of a review to be, hire a consultant, but when you want an independent, evidence and data driven consideration, you should ask an academic? Like any binary...

British Army in Scotland Technology Innovation Seminar

Defence invests £2.01 Billion into Scotland annually but is there more to be gleaned from the industrial, academic and innovation sectors to support the British Army gaining the winning edge in the delivery of land capabilities in the next...

How CGI is building a skilled digital workforce in Scotland

IT and business consulting services company CGI is a strong supporter of growing the Scottish digital economy by investing in a skilled workforce. A key part of CGI’s commitment to communities is its Graduate Programme, which it launched in 2018....

Help to Grow: Management Course: A Game-Changer for Scottish Universities

Scottish universities have always been at the forefront of shaping future leaders and entrepreneurs. With the Help to Grow: Management Course, these esteemed institutions are taking their commitment to excellence a step further. This groundbreaking program is set to provide...

Help to Grow: Management at Strathclyde Business School

Carol Deveney: See Change International Triple-accredited Strathclyde Business School in Glasgow has been delivering Help to Grow: Management since September 2021. So far, 160 companies have graduated from this 12-week part-time course at the University. Announced in the 2021 Budget,...

Julie-Ann Murray has been named Scotland’s Apprentice of the Year 2023

As well as the top title, Julie-Ann won the Modern Apprentice SCQF Level 5 category sponsored by Scotland’s Apprentice Network at the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards. The 21-year-old is now trusted to run the farm she works on, tending to a...

Open letter to SNP leadership candidates: back Scotland’s apprentices

Scottish Chambers of Commerce have issued an open letter to each of the SNP Leadership candidates urging them to Back Scotland’s Apprentices. Released during Scottish Apprenticeship Week, the letter outlines three key asks of the candidates vying to become the...

Richard Charman reflects on Hamilton College’s contribution to Scotland’s future leaders

It may be difficult to imagine a four-year-old who uses finger paint in the Nursery as a Chief Financial Officer or a seven-year-old kicking a football in the playground as a CEO, but as the Headteacher of Hamilton College,...

10 years of learning trends

Over the 10 years that the OU has been producing these two reports – Innovating Pedagogy and Trends in Learning – we have researched and analysed a significant number of topics. Each year, researchers from the OU and the organisation...

Webinar shares graduate apprenticeship success stories

Graduate apprenticeships are helping plug digital skills gaps in Scotland, particularly in the business critical area of cyber security. As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week (7-11 March), The Open University in Scotland (OUiS) hosted an employer webinar to explore the...

Apprenticeships work for Scotland’s employers

Scotland’s employers are gaining fresh ideas and new talent through apprenticeships that is cutting costs and securing a skilled workforce for the future. Held recently, Skills Development Scotland’s Scottish Apprenticeship Awards shone a spotlight on the value apprentices bring to...

Closing the skills gap with Graduate Apprenticeships

In the first two instalments of Edinburgh Napier University’s Graduate Apprenticeship information series, we answered the questions ‘What are Graduate Apprenticeships?’ and ‘What are the benefits of Graduate Apprenticeships?’ In this final instalment, we will be telling you a...

Benefits of Graduate Apprenticeships

Last week, we answered the question ‘What are Graduate Apprenticeships?’ This week, we will be giving you more information on the benefits of the Scottish professional development scheme. In case you missed it, here is a reminder of what Graduate...

What are Graduate Apprenticeships?

What are Graduate Apprenticeships? Graduate Apprenticeships (GA) at Edinburgh Napier University offer high quality work-based learning to strengthen the skills people and businesses need. Available to businesses of any size in Scotland, they provide a route for new and existing...