City of Edinburgh
Where you will find us in Edinburgh
Edinburgh (Centre) Careers Centre
79 Shandwick Place
Tel: Our Edinburgh careers centre is open. Contact the local centre on 0131 718 2040 for more information on how to access career information, advice and guidance. The centre is closed from 1-2pm every day.
Opening hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Key data from Edinburgh
From 1 April to 31 December 2022 we have supported 15 employers and 822 individuals dealing with redundancy.
As of 30 December 2022 there were 2,320 Modern Apprentices in training.
From 1 April to 30 December 2022 we supported 1,265 Modern Apprenticeship starts. 56.7% of the starts in the local area were aged 16-24.
The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in the City of Edinburgh is 71.8%.
From 1 June to 31 December 2022 we delivered 12,025 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 8,836 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.
As of 31 December 2022 of the 22,510 maintained school pupils in the local authority, 77% were registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.
From 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 we funded 416 Employability Fund starts.
From 1 April to 31 December 2022 we delivered 4,927 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 2,222 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.
The 2022 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 12,533 16-19 year olds in Edinburgh, City of 92.0% were in education, employment or training and personal development.
In 2021-22 there were 78 registered Graduate Apprentices with a home address in the local authority and 182 registered with employers based in the area.
In 2020-21, 114 pupils started Foundation Apprenticeships in schools at SCQF Level 4-6 in this area.
In 2021-22 we invested over £12m in the local area.
Key resources and services
A summary of National Training Programme (NTP) Equality data for Edinburgh.
Please see the Annual Participation Measure interactive report for local authority information.
Partnership Action for Continuing Employment
William Anderson is your PACE local chair and can be contacted on 07500 824477 or 0131 376 2242.
Regional Skills Assessments
Latest regional labour market data
Regional Skills Assessments (RSAs)
The purpose of the RSAs is to provide a robust evidence base to support partners in strategic skills investment planning.
City Region Summary Infographic
To complement our national insights, the RSAs provide evidence on the impact of COVID-19 at a City Region level.
Head of Operations, South East RegionDave McCallum 01343 344 056 Email Dave McCallum
Education ManagerTom Harley 0141 3439 326 Email Tom Harley
Foundation and Graduate ApprenticeshipsClaire Owens 07920 266 853 Email Claire Owens
Regional Skills Planning LeadGreig Robson 0141 342 9726 Email Greig Robson
Area ManagerRosalind Papworth 0131 376 2295 Email Rosalind Papworth