Skills Development Scotland (SDS)
supports employers to use skills development for growth and
Our Skillsforce helps businesses recruit, develop and plan their
workforce. It contains national and local information on the skills
support available from public sector organisations in Scotland.
This includes a range of funding for business and financial
Our Skillsforce has a Skills Support Request so that
employers can flag their specific skills needs and be assisted to
the best package of support available.
SDS also delivers tailored support. Working with partners, we
support inward investment and sectoral growth as well as assisting
local businesses, large and small, to benefit from a wide range of
funding programmes. These programmes include Modern
Apprenticeships, Employer Recruitment
Incentives, Flexible Training
Opportunities, the Energy Skills Challenge
Fund and the Low Carbon Skills Fund.
We make sure we understand employer and industry issues both to
shape services to individuals and to provide career management
related information to customers. SDS also works with
employers and industry groups to articulate and prioritise skills
development needs in sectors, through joint production of Skills
Investment Plans and Skills Action Plans.
Visit Our Skillsforce to find out more about
who we work with and the wide range of skills related support we