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Key data from Edinburgh

In the last 12 months to the 31 December 2018 we supported 15 employers and 166 individuals dealing with redundancy.


As of 28 December 2018 there were 2,167 apprentices in training.


From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 we supported 1,257 Modern Apprenticeship starts.


The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Edinburgh, City of is 74%.


From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 we delivered 24,117 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 11,938 people through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.


From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 8,660 people have registered on


From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 we funded 352 Employability Fund starts.


From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 our Employer Engagement team has provided skills advice to 104 businesses.


The 2018 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 13,502 16-19 year olds in Edinburgh, City of 92.1% 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 nine months our Employer Engagement team has provided:

  • Skills advice to 104 companies

In the last 12 months we also supported 15 employers and 166 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