Skills Development Scotland (SDS) are Scotland’s national skills body and contribute to the country’s sustainable economic growth by supporting people and businesses to develop and apply their skills.

SDS work with our partners to provide services that deliver the very best outcomes for Scotland’s people, businesses and the economy.

SDS also delivers Scotland’s career service, with professionally qualified careers advisers supporting people of all ages and across Scotland with careers information, advice and guidance.

The advisers provide support in every state secondary school in Scotland as well as in our network of careers centres across the country.

Further information

For more information about the services we provide please visit our website below
Skills Development Scotland
Businesses need skilled people to grow. Our Skillsforce helps employers to find and access national and local support. It includes free advice, skills planning, HR support and funding - alongside information to help businesses engage with education.




Our Skillsforce
Scottish apprenticeships are the key to creating confident, qualified employees with the skills employers need. Apprenticeships.scot supports young people who would like to become apprentices with detailed information on the Apprenticeship family and a search function to look for their ideal opportunity. It also offers advice and support for employers looking to take on an apprentice.
Apprenticeships.scot
Our CIAG offer in schools and beyond is supported by our Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG) web service My World of Work (MyWoW). This award-winning website offers career suggestions tailored to individual users and practical tools and advice to help users get the job they want. Individuals can also use the integrated job search and course search to find vacancies and courses.
My World of Work

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