Foundation Apprenticeships with SDS

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Have you thought about taking on a Foundation Apprentice, but don’t know where to start? There can be a magnitude of benefits for your business when employing a Foundation Apprentice. Please take a look at the flyers below to read more, and let us know if you would like any further information, or direct contacts with Skills Development Scotland.

ECONOMY RESILIENT BUT RECRUITMENT DIFFICULTIES AND PAY SETTLEMENTS SUGGEST WORKFORCE SKILLS REMAIN ON TOP OF BUSINESS AGENDA

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SCC QUARTERLY ECONOMIC INDICATOR: Q2 2018 REPORT The latest Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Indicator survey sees Scottish businesses displaying continued resilience, however, in an uncertain policy and business environment, the results show that expectations are weakening in some sectors. Recruitment challenges have also been brought to the fore once again, as firms struggle to find the right skills.  …

Heathrow green light is great for Scottish business

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Commenting on the vote to approve expansion at Heathrow Airport, Liz Cameron OBE, Director & Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce said: “The UK Parliament’s green light for Heathrow expansion is the right decision for our economy and an important enabler in promoting Scotland as an outward-looking nation open for business. “Keeping up this momentum and moving ahead with …

Business and charities join forces to tackle cycle of re-offending

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New Release Scotland partnership stresses benefits of employing people with convictions. A new partnership aimed at unlocking the potential of people with criminal convictions has won the backing of business leaders, charities and the Scottish Government. Release Scotland is set to provide a one-stop shop for employers in Scotland seeking advice and help with recruiting people with convictions when it …

MORAY CHAMBER’S SUPPORTED CHARITY 2018 – APPLICATION FORMS

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Do you work for a charity, or can recommend one, who could benefit from being Moray Chamber’s supported charity 2018? The generosity of local businesses is always showcased at this event in the Raffle and Auction which is always fit to burst with products and experiences from the local area. This year with more people in attendance than ever, Moray …

SCC SURVEY SHOWS SCOTTISH BUSINESSES INVESTING TO MEET RISING EXPECTATIONS FOR THE FUTURE

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The latest Scottish Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Indicator survey has shown rising levels of investment across Scottish businesses, as expectations grow amongst firms for a strong 2018. The survey, produced by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce Network in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde’s Fraser of Allander Institute, found that while some sectors remain fragile in terms of overall …