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Key data from Edinburgh

From 1 of April to 30 June 2021 we have supported 7 employers and 152 individuals faced with redundancy in the local area.

As of the 25 June 2021 there were 1,981 Modern Apprentices in training.

From 1 April to 25 June 2021 we supported 204 Modern Apprenticeship starts. 50.5% of the starts in the local area were aged 16-24.

The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in the City of Edinburgh is 74.8%.

From 1 June 2020 to 31 May 2021 we delivered 15,299 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 7,692 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

From 1 June 2020 to 31 May 2021 of the 20,430 maintained school pupils in the local authority, 80% were registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

My World of Work

From 1 April to 25 June 2021 we funded 86 Employability Fund starts.

From 1 April to 30 June 2021 we delivered 1,669 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 865 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

The 2021 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 13,468 16-19 year olds in the City of Edinburgh 92.5% were in education, employment or training and personal development.

In 2020-21 there were 88 registered Graduate Apprentices with a home address in the local authority and 178 registered with employers based in the area.

In 2020, 114 pupils started Foundation Apprenticeships in schools at SCQF Level 4-6 in this area.

In 2019-20 we invested over £12.3m in the local area.

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.

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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