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Key data from Edinburgh

In the last 12 months to the 30th of September 2019 we supported 24 employers and 422 individuals dealing with redundancy.

As of 27th of December 2019 there were 2,142 Modern Apprentices in training.

From 1st April 2019 to 27th December 2019 we supported 1,213 Modern Apprenticeship starts.

The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Edinburgh, City of is 73%.

From 1st June 2019 to 31st December 2019 we delivered 11,403 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 7,453 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

From 1st April 2019 to 31st December 2019, 7,930 people have registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

My World of Work

From 1st April 2019 to 31st December 2019 we funded 348 Employability Fund starts.

From 1st April 2019 to 31st December 2019 we delivered 5,743 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 2,602 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

The 2019 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 13,329 16-19 year olds in Edinburgh, City of 92.2% were in education, employment or training and personal development.

Supporting business in Edinburgh

We help local employers in the City of Edinburgh 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 employers and 422 individuals dealing with redundancy.

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

Supporting partners in Edinburgh

We work closely with schools across the City of Edinburgh, supporting the My World of Work aspects of the School Partnership Agreements. Your local Partnership 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 closely with Edinburgh College to trial new approaches to capacity building with staff to promote career management skills.

Contact your local Partner Development & Integration Executive Amber Beatson or visit My World of Work.

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.

Find out more

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 information

Regional Skills Assessments

Local Contacts

Head of Operations, South East Region

Grant McDougall

Regional Skills Planning Lead

Phil Ford

Area Manager

Julie Coyle

Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships

Dylan White

Partner Development & Integration

Amber Beatson