We’re Skills Development Scotland (SDS), Scotland’s national skills body. It’s our job to help create a skilled workforce that’s ready to face the future. Our apprenticeships family plays a key role in setting people up for success in their careers. Apprenticeships are designed to tackle potential skills gaps, and support new or existing employees to develop. We work closely with Scotland’s industries to make sure apprenticeships meet their needs. SDS administers the funding for apprenticeships training, on behalf of the Scottish Government.
The Scottish Borders Manufacturers' Corporation, was founded in 1776 and is the oldest organisation of its type in the UK.
Today, the Corporation has evolved and reflects all sectors of the Borders economy, representing both manufacturing and service based businesses, including construction, telecommunications, finance and marketing.