Name of organisation

Skills Development Scotland


Monteith House
11 George Square
G2 1DY


0800 917 8000


Overview of services

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.

Who can we help

Referral process