Helping employers support a diverse workforce

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) today publishes its latest guidance for employers – the Employer’s Guide to Recruitment: Support Your Employees.

Digital Minister explains why digital skills are important to Scotland

The Minister for Public Finance & Digital Economy Kate Forbes MSP was the keynote speaker at our recent "Developing Your Digital Workforce" event. In her speech she explained why digital skills are so important to the Scottish Government, and to the Scottish economy.

Training Matters celebrate their 20th year by looking to the future

We launched our successful "Back to the Future" programme this year and it sums up what we are all about. We have taken our experience and learning gained over the last 20 years through periods of intense challenge and change, and looked to the future to embrace technology and grow our managers of the future.

Warm, Connected Community…. by Claire Dickie

The values of the Sheraton brand are embodied in all that we do here at The Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa in Edinburgh and we truly are a place where our people feel valued and rewarded and as a result stay longer.

Do something! - by Mary Scott

I'm not really into poetry. It's one of the many things I wish I knew more about, it seems like something I'd enjoy but I've never spent enough time on it…yet. However, the first thing that came into my head when asked to write this was a poem often recited to me growing up (my dad actually quoted it at my sister's wedding!)

How personal and professional development should really work

At Training Matters, we have always maintained that a big part of an organisations success is down to the talented people who work within them. We want to feature one of our candidates this month who is a real inspiration to other people and a true example of how personal and professional development should really work.

First Minister Helps Serve Up New Five Star Apprenticeship

FIRST Minister Alex Salmond today [27th September] helped to serve up plans for a new Scottish hospitality apprenticeship scheme as part of the legacy of The 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles. Diageo Chief Executive Ivan Menezes welcomed Mr Salmond to the Johnnie Walker Experience at The 2014 Ryder Cup to announce the Scottish Hospitality Apprenticeship – an industry-led initiative to establish the first apprenticeship of its kind in the UK.

Pure Dead Brilliant

I always said that I wanted to be a part of Glasgow 2014, even before the euphoria of London 2012 grasped the nation. However, it was only a chance comment by a friend that I realised that there were pre-games volunteer positions.

Resolutions for 2014

Happy New Year! Just over 2 weeks into 2014 and I wonder how all those New Year resolutions are progressing?