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Key data from Aberdeenshire

In the last 12 months to the 30th of September 2019 we supported 24 employers and 675 individuals dealing with redundancy.

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As of 27th of September 2019 there were 1,899 Modern Apprentices in training.

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From 1st April 2019 to 27th September 2019 we supported 584 Modern Apprenticeship starts.

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The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Aberdeenshire is 77%.

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From 1st June 2019 to 31st August 2019 we delivered 1,565 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 1,350 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

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From 1st April 2019 to 30th September 2019, 2,682 people have registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

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From 1st April 2019 to 30th September 2019 we funded 72 Employability Fund starts.

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From 1st April 2019 to 30th September 2019 we delivered 1,363 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 727 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

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The 2019 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 10,697 16-19 year olds in Aberdeenshire 92.3% were in education, employment or training and personal development.

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Supporting business in Aberdeenshire

We help local employers in Aberdeenshire 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 12 months we supported 24 companies and 675 individuals dealing with redundancy.

Contact your local Employer Engagement Adviser Roddy Innes or visit Our Skillsforce.

Supporting partners in Aberdeenshire

We work closely with schools across Aberdeenshire, 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 for other local partner organisations including as Aberdeen Foyer. We provide after care and follow-up sessions to ensure the efficient embedding of My World of Work in their services. This has included close ties with Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in Aberdeenshire to ensure that My World of Work is placed firmly at the heart of their organisation.

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

Our performance in Aberdeenshire

Our latest briefing provides a snapshot of the work we do for individuals and businesses in Aberdeenshire.

Find out more

SDS Support: Hannah's Story

Find out how SDS supported Aberdeenshire teen Hannah to explore different options after leaving school with no qualifications.

Read Hannah's story

Local Information

Regional Skills Assessments

Local Contacts

Head of Operations, North East Region

Gordon MacDougall

Regional Skills Planning Lead

Allison Carrington

Area Manager

Nicola Graham

Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships

Elaine Walls

Partner Development & Integration

Elizabeth Dumbell