Apprentice for the Day

Kezia was today an apprentice for the day in a car garage to help promote the benefits of work-based learning. She worked with Edinburgh College apprentices at Brakesafe in Edinburgh to learn skills such as changing tyres and wheels, changing oil and checking...

SNP slashes budget for flagship “Business Pledge”

The SNP is to slash the budget for its flagship ‘Business Pledge’ by nearly 50 per cent this year. Ministers have been forced into a review of the scheme under pressure from Scottish Labour, but the funding cut is set to hinder attempts to drive up signatories. There...

Supporting apprentices

Kez has called on more Edinburgh employers to take on apprentices. She lent her support to Scottish Apprenticeship Week as she visited Maxies Bistro in the capital to learn more about the importance of apprenticeships to individuals, businesses and the economy. The...

The SNP’s austerity budget is passed

The SNP’s austerity budget for 2018-19 has passed, with the support of the Scottish Greens. As a result of the Scottish Government’s spending plans, councils will see a £386million shortfall in the funding they need to protect vital services such as...