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Skills Development Scotland

Skils Development Scotland (SDS)

Who we work with:

  • SDS supports all Scottish companies to develop and make the best use of the skills within their workforce.
  • In addition, we work with industry, partners and stakeholders to provide labour market information that helps shape the skills and learning system to meet industry needs. 
  • SDS also works with individuals, providing them with information, advice and guidance helping them to make informed choices about their career plans

Our offer: 

  • Employers can get information and advice on how to effectively develop and make best use of the skills within their business through  This website allows employers to search for all available support, and provides the opportunity to speak to their local Employer Engagement Adviser for further one to one support.
  • We can help businesses identify key skills shortages and gaps and tailor training packages that meet their needs by undertaking aSkills for Growthskills check.
  • We support employers to invest in Work based Learning by offering Foundation Apprenticeships, Modern Apprenticeships and Graduate Level Apprenticeships.
  • In addition, we enable employers to gain access to people from as wide a talent pool as possible throughCertificate of Work ReadinessandEmployability Fundsupport.  

Contact us:

Employer Helpline   0808 100 1090

Skills Alert

Pam Ralston, Employer Engagement Adviser 

T: @skillsdevscot