We are now welcoming applications for interns to come and join us in 2019

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is the national skills body for Scotland supporting the people and businesses of Scotland to develop and apply their skills.

SDS works with a variety of partners to deliver careers advice and guidance, apprenticeships opportunities, support for employability, and help for those facing redundancy. SDS also works with employers and industry bodies to support skills planning and workplace development in Scotland.

Skills Development Scotland co-funds four Collaborative Studentships annually and has offered PhD internships through SGSSS for a number of years.

Watch this short video to find out more about what SDS do
Five reasons to do an Internship with Skills Development Scotland

Case Study: Evaluation of Skills Development Scotland’s Apprenticeship Wellbeing Survey

Read about Rebecca's internship with SDS...

"I would definitely recommend undertaking an internship at SDS during your PhD, as it’s an amazing opportunity to learn new skills in a supportive and encouraging environment.”

Current opportunities

Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Government and Scottish Funding Council: Measuring the impact of the post-16 education and skills system in Scotland

This is an opportunity to work on a project in collaboration with the Scottish Government and Scotland’s skills agencies; Skills Development Scotland and the Scottish Funding Council. This project aims to measure the impact of the post-16 education and skills system in Scotland. Applications are open for a PhD Intern to work specifically on measuring the Social Return on Investment (SROI) in Higher Education, Further Education and Apprenticeships. This is a unique opportunity to work with a range of organisations on this highly policy relevant issue.