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Welcome to Early Careers Insider – a member update for the professional early careers community from EarlyCareers.scot, Scotland’s Early Careers Marketplace.

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APP Launch 

With the launch of our new app, we have given candidates the ability to access campaigns more efficiently, as well as resources to be better prepared, allowing for stronger attachment to a career choice.

This development allows our clients to get brand messaging, awareness, and opportunity exposure direct to the screens of candidates through our new notifications service. We hope to expand the app over time and for it to be the go-to app for everything early careers. 

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Steep rise in Under 18 mental health figures

New NHS data shows that there has been a 54% increase in the number of under-18s undergoing mental health treatment or waiting to start care in the last two years.

Scottish Universities set for 8% cut in funding

The Scottish Government published its resource spending review, setting out its high-level spending intentions to 2026/27. It includes an indicative, combined allocation for higher education and further education.

EARLY CAREERS INSIDER UPDATES

Why Being Passionate About Your Job Isn’t Always a Good Thing
Research suggests that there are two types of passion we can have about work—and one may be harmful for you.

Openreach appoints its first female service delivery director
Jenni Macfarlane is set to lead a field force of around 1,200 engineers in keeping the country connected across the firm’s broadband network.

Euan made an MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours after Multiverse funding round
Son of former prime minister Sir Tony Blair has been made an MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours. Euan Blair, founder and chief executive of Multiverse, said he owes his newly bestowed honour to the staff at his tech education start-up which matches young people with apprenticeship routes into work.

Scottish Funding Council Report on Widening Access
This report presents data relating to the Commission on Widening Access targets, and on Scottish-domiciled entrants to higher and further education in Scotland by socio-economic deprivation, gender, ethnicity, disability, care experience and age.

Hospitality group launches first junior chef training programme
A Scottish hospitality group has launched its own bespoke chef development programme to help tackle ongoing staffing issues and skill shortages in the industry.

Scotland’s College Launch #choosecollege campaign
The national #ChooseCollege campaign highlights the importance of Scotland’s colleges and encourage potential students to – Choose College.

New built environment skills site for Scotland
Officially known as the Built Environment Workforce Development Portal, the new guide will provide a breakdown of re-skilling and up-skilling courses by theme, occupation and region to allow users to search for training in emerging built environment approaches within Scotland.

Who are Scotland’s top 10 richest people?
Anders Povlsen retains Scotland’s richest person title

Dundee is the best Scottish City for Graduates
Dundee was ranked the fourth-best city in the UK for graduates in the nationwide survey, conducted by price comparison website comparethemarket.com.

Evaluation of Foundation Apprenticeships
Read the review on the role out of foundation apprenticeships in Scotland

Essential Skills Tracker highlights social mobility skills gaps
Skills Builder Partnership identifies that those with strong essential skills earn more, are less likely to be out of work and have greater wellbeing. It also suggests those from disadvantaged backgrounds have fewer opportunities to develop essential skills in education,