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Key data from Edinburgh

From 1st of April 2020 to 31st of December 2020 we have supported 97 employers and 3,233 individuals dealing with redundancy.

As of the 1st of January 2021 there were 1,917 Modern Apprentices in training. The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Edinburgh, City of is 78%.

From 1st April 2020 to 1st January 2021 we supported 657 Modern Apprenticeship starts.

In 2019-20 there were 98 registered Graduate Apprentices with a home address in the local authority and 198 registered with employers based in the area.

From 1st June 2020 to 31st December 2020 we delivered 8,784 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 5,839 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

From 1st April 2020 to 31st December 2020, 5,177 people have registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

My World of Work

From 1st April 2020 to 1st January 2021 we funded 426 Employability Fund starts.

From 1st April 2020 to 31st December 2020 we delivered 5,368 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 2,042 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

The 2020 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 13,390 16-19 year olds in Edinburgh, City of 92.4% were in education, employment or training and personal development.

Our performance in City of Edinburgh

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

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SDS Support: Jamila's story

An Edinburgh teen suffering from anxiety improved her confidence and is now studying towards her Highers at college after seeking help from Skills Development Scotland.

Read Jamila's story

Local Contacts

Head of Operations, South East Region

Dave McCallum

Regional Skills Planning Lead

Phil Ford

Area Manager

Julie Coyle

Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships

Dylan White

Education Manager

Tom Harley