Skills Development Scotland

PIPELINE STAGE Stage 1. Engagement and Referral Stage 2. Barrier Removal Stage 3. Vocational activity Stage 4. Employer Engagement Stage 5. In work support
Organisation  Skills Development Scotland
Project Name (if applicable):
Main Contact: Name: Alison Smith/Jude Kavanagh

Phone Number:0787690658/07880703106

E-Mail Address: or

Eligibility for Programme: We are here to offer career information, advice and guidance all customers. Unemployed 16-19 year olds receive a case managed service.
Referral Procedures: To refer a customer for support, please call SDS Centre, The Foundry: 0141 577 8547

Customers can use our award-winning career information and advice web service

Customers can drop into our centres without an appointment and use the self-help facilities for job seeking purposes (internet access, telephone, printing CV’s etc)

Location Project Delivered At:  SDS Centre, The Foundry, Main St, Barrhead, G78 1SW
Dates Project Delivered:  SDS Centre in The Foundry Barrhead is open:

Monday 9am – 5pm

Tuesday 9am – 5pm

Wednesday 1.30 pm – 5pm

Thursday 9am – 5pm

Friday 9am – 5pm

(closed for lunch 12.30-1.30)

Pipeline Stages:  1 – 5
Age Group:  All ages.
Programme Outline:  Skills Development Scotland is the national skills body supporting the people and businesses of Scotland to develop and apply their skills. SDS qualified careers advisers provide career information, advice and guidance to customers at any stage of their education or working life.

SDS advisers support customers to develop the career management skills they need to make informed career decisions throughout their lives.

SDS advisers support pupils in each of East Renfrewshire’s high schools and from its centre at The Foundry in Barrhead.

SDS is also a referral agency for customers who wish to access the Employability Fund training provision.

Customers can use our award-winning career information and advice web service which is packed with tools, articles and information.

Additional Information:

Further information on Skills Development Scotland can be found at