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Providing you with a snapshot of key data, labour market information, the support we provide to individuals and businesses and useful local contact information for your area

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Key data from the Highlands

In the last 12 months to the 31 December 2016 we supported 18 employers and 124 individuals dealing with redundancy.

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As of 31 December 2016 there were 1,887 apprentices in training.

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From 1 April 2016 to 31 December 2016 we supported 930 Modern Apprenticeship starts.

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The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate Highland is 81%.

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From 1 April 2016 to 31 December 2016 we delivered 16,196 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 8,485 people through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

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From 1 April 2016 to 31 December 2016, 4,163 people have registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

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From 1 April 2016 to 31 December 2016 we funded 155 Employability Fund starts.

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From 1 April 2016 to 31 December 2016 our Employer Engagement Team has provided skills advice to 79 businesses.

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In April 2016 we recorded that of the 10,449 16-19 year olds in the Highlands 93.4% were in learning, training or work.

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Supporting business in the Highlands

We help local employers in the Highlands 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 9 months our Employer Engagement Adviser has provided:

  • Skills advice to 79 companies
  • Support for 24 companies and 32 individuals to complete the Certificate of Work Readiness

In the last 12 months we also supported 18 companies and 124 individuals dealing with redundancy.

Contact your local Employer Engagement Adviser Anna Dawson or visit Our Skillsforce.

Supporting partners in Highland

We work closely with schools across Highland, 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 close ties with the Colleges across the UHI Network to support the development of students employability skills.

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

Local Information

Regional Skills Asssessments

Local Contacts

Head of Operations, North Region

Anthony Standing

Regional Skills Planning Lead

Seonag Campbell

Area Manager

Roddy Bailey

Foundation and Graduate Level Apprenticeships

Colin Buchanan

Partner Development & Integration

Steve Bone