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Your local adviser can help you find the skills, initiatives and funding opportunities your business needs. They provide a free service throughout Scotland and can assist you with any skills issues you may face.

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Send us a skills support request and your nearest adviser will contact you within one working day or call our employer helpline on 0800 783 6000.

Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire

Dumfries and Galloway, East Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire, North Ayrshire, South Ayrshire

Lesley Begg

Lesley has worked with many South-West Scotland employers in previous roles with Careers Scotland and the Ayrshire Education Business Partnership. The employers she supports benefit from a joined-up approach to funding and training, because of her knowledge of local funding and relationships with stakeholders.

Glasgow City, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire

Glasgow City, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire

Neil Cunningham

Navigating government support can be hard for employers. It helps to speak to someone like Neil, who's familiar with the funding and local landscapes. His experience running the Modern Apprenticeship programme at Kilmarnock College means he has a strong background in working with employers.

Eilean Siar, Highland, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands

Eilean Siar, Highland, Orkney Islands, Shetland Islands

Anna Dawson

In the Highlands and Islands, distance can create a challenge for businesses to get the right people in the right place. Anna’s an expert at helping employers develop their staff through her background in the skills system and her in-depth knowledge of funding initiatives.

Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Moray

Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Moray

Roddy Innes

Roddy has more than 30 years’ experience of working in education, training and business in the North East. That includes a spell as a PACE adviser in RAF Kinloss. He has built up effective partnerships across the region, enabling him to source solutions for businesses on a local and national level.

Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Fife, West Lothian

Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Fife, West Lothian

Sam Kemp

Sam previously worked for Investors in People Scotland, supporting businesses. His experience comes backed up by an MBA, and he has a particular interest in leadership and management. He puts his wealth of experience to good use helping SMEs find solutions to their skills needs.

Argyll and Bute, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire

Argyll and Bute, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire

Lynne Lambie

Lynne spent 15 years in economic development in a local authority. She was previously a tourism development officer and a reference librarian. Her contacts, and her natural ability to find the right information from a variety of sources, put her in a perfect position to support employers.

East Lothian, City of Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scottish Borders

East Lothian, City of Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scottish Borders

Pam Ralston

Pam has years of experience of working with employers in the Borders, connecting them with schools and training providers. She now shares her skills support expertise with employers, delivering a tailored package of initiatives, programmes and funding to help businesses meet their growth objectives.

Angus, Dundee City, Perth, Stirling

Angus, Dundee City, Perth, Stirling

Vacant position

We're recruiting to fill this role at the moment. You can still get support online, over the phone or from one of our other advisers.

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