Skills Development Scotland

PIPELINE STAGE Stage 1. Referral, Engagement and Assessment Stage 2. Needs Assessment and Barrier Removal Stage 3. Vocational Activity Stage 4. Employer Engagement and Job Matching Stage 5. In work support and aftercare
Pipeline Stage(s): 2-4 & 5
Skills Development Scotland For more information on any of SDS’s services please contact:

Tel: 0800 917 8000

Or visit our careers centre located at the Barrhead Foundry

“Helping people make those all important decisions”

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is the national skills body supporting the people and businesses of Scotland to develop and apply their skills. SDS are working with young people and adults in East Renfrewshire to help them make those all-important decisions. Qualified staff are on hand at our local centre in the Barrhead Foundry to help you with free advice. SDS delivers face-to-face career information, advice and guidance in schools and SDS centres, as well as support through a contact centre and a dynamic web service My World of Work.

The support we provide includes:

  • Certificate of Work Readiness
  • Employability Fund
  • PACE redundancy support
  • Modern Apprenticeships.

A Modern Apprenticeship is all about learning and earning at the same time, it offers practical experience as part of a structured training programme. In the past, apprenticeships were mostly in the trades, but today there are over 80 types of apprenticeship – covering everything from financial services to science.