Case Studies

Vijay Singh

Vijay SinghA new qualification designed to help young people prove their work readiness is proving successful.

Vijay Singh, from Portobello, completed the Certificate of Work Readiness with an Edinburgh financial services company.


Burn Stewart Distillers - Colin McGhee

Burn Stewart Distillers - Colin McGheeA taste of a career in the food and drink industry is on offer thanks to a new pilot project involving top Scottish companies.

Leading distillers Burn Stewart is partnering with Skills Development Scotland and South Lanarkshire College on the ‘Tasty Jobs’ initiative, aimed at attracting new talent into the sector using the Certificate of Work Readiness.


Kerry Ewing

Kerry EwingKerry Ewing accessed Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) services at the Southbank Road centre. Careers adviser Kenny Ross told her about the Certificate of Work Readiness qualification that aims to improve job prospects, provides work experience with study at Cumbernauld College.


Lauren McMath

Lauren McMath

A qualification designed to help young people find work has turned life around for a Dumfries and Galloway teenager.

Lauren McMath, 17, left school in fifth year. She had been unemployed for more than a year before she completed the Certificate of Work Readiness and secured a job.


Kyle Cairns

Kyle Cairns

A qualification designed to help young people find work has led to a first job for an East Lothian teenager.

Kyle Cairns, of Port Seton, completed the Certificate of Work Readiness through Cannongate Youth. The training provider worked with Kyle to build his confidence, helped him with employability skills such as CV preparation and team working. Cannongate Youth then arranged work experience at the Novotel, Edinburgh Park.