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Key data from Midlothian

In the last 12 months to the 30 September 2017 we supported 2 employers and 48 individuals dealing with redundancy.


As of 29 September 2017 there were 729 apprentices in training.


From 1 April 2017 to 29 September 2017 we supported 245 Modern Apprenticeship starts.


The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Midlothian is 67%.


From 1 April 2017 to 30 September 2017 we delivered 3,884 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 2,281 people through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.


From 1 April 2017 to 30 September 2017 1,054 people have registered on


From 1 April 2017 to 29 September 2017 we funded 69 Employability Fund starts.


From 1 April 2017 to 30 September 2017 our Employer Engagement team has provided skills advice to 20 businesses.


The 2017 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 3,887 16-19 year olds in Midlothian 93.6% were in education, employment or training and personal development.


Supporting business in Midlothian

We help local employers in Midlothian make sure they have the right skills now and in the future by providing support and advice on skills, talent development and funding.

In the last 6 months our Employer Engagement team has provided:

  • Skills advice to 20 companies
  • Support for 8 companies and 1 individuals to complete the Certificate of Work Readiness

In the last 12 months we also supported two companies and 48 individuals dealing with redundancy.

Contact your local Employer Engagement Adviser Pam Ralston or visit Our Skillsforce.

Supporting partners in Midlothian

We work closely with schools across Midlothian, supporting the My World of Work aspects of the School Partnership Agreements. Your local Partner Development and Integration Executive can help with:

  • Delivery of the successful My World of Work School Ambassador programme
  • Raising awareness and building capacity amongst teachers to use all the online resources available, including the recently developed Lesson Inserts
  • Developing new Lesson Inserts. A simple way to link the curriculum with careers

We’ve also organised update and awareness sessions amongst other local partner organisations to embed My World of Work into their own services.  This has included working with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in Midlothian to ensure that My World of Work is placed firmly at the heart of their organisation.

Contact your local Partner Development and Integration Executive Gordon Craig or visit the partner area of My World of Work.

Local Information

Regional Skills Assessments

Local Contacts

Head of Operations, South East Region

Grant McDougall

Regional Skills Planning Lead

Phil Ford

Area Manager

Margot Crosbie

Foundation and Graduate Level Apprenticeships

Dylan White

Partner Development & Integration

Gordon Craig