Apprenticeships in a Nutshell

Apprenticeships are a great way for young people to gain skills while working – ‘earning while learning’. They used to be mainly for traditional trades, but this is de nitely no longer the case. Scottish apprenticeships are supported by the Scottish Government and respond to industry to ll skills gaps and create a closer link […]

Digital Skills in a Nutshell

Careers in Digital Technology’  explains why young people should consider a career in digital technology in Scotland.  It looks at what skills are needed and the wealth of opportunity the industry in Scotland offers.  The guide recognises the digital technology industry might be relatively unknown for many parents, and tackles common myths about working in […]

Career Education: A World of Possibilities

NPFS has developed a publication for parents which provides a helpful introduction to the new programme of career education starting in the 2015/16 school year. Career education will deliver key entitlements to all of our children and young people. These will ensure that Scotland’s children acquire the skills and knowledge they need so that they can reach the futures that […]

Career Conversations in a Nutshell

We know that talking to your child about their future career can be tricky. That’s why The National Parent Forum of Scotland has joined forces again with Skills Development Scotland to help parents and carers talk about career decisions with their children.