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Key data from East Renfrewshire

In the last 15 months to the 31 December 2018 we supported 1 employer and 1 individual dealing with redundancy.


As of 28 December 2018 there were 452 apprentices in training.


From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 we supported 249 Modern Apprenticeship starts.


The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in East Renfrewshire is 75%.


From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 we delivered 7,287 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 4,017 people through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.


From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 2,262 people have registered on


From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 we funded 36 Employability Fund starts.


From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 our Employer Engagement team has provided skills advice to 7 businesses.


The 2018 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 5,158 16-19 year olds in East Renfrewshire 96.8% were in education, employment or training and personal development.


Supporting business in East Renfrewshire

We help local employers in East Renfrewshire 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 seven companies

In the last 15 months we also supported one company and one individual dealing with redundancy.

Contact your local Employer Engagement Adviser Lesley Begg or visit Our Skillsforce.

Supporting partners in East Renfrewshire

We work closely with schools across East Renfrewshire, supporting the My World of Work aspects of the School Partnership Agreements. Your local Partner 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 with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to ensure that My World of Work is placed firmly at the heart of their organisation.

Contact your local Partner Development and Integration Executive Susan Mclaren or visit the partner area of My World of Work.


Our performance in East Renfrewshire

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

Find out more

SDS Support: James' Story

East Renfrewshire teen James had doubts about his future, but since working with Skills Development Scotland’s careers advisers, he has completed training and has set goals for his career.

Read James' story

Local Information

Regional Skills Assessments

Local Contacts

Head of Operations, West Region

Sharon Kelly

Regional Skills Planning Lead

Paul Zealey

Area Manager

Maurice Gilligan

Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships

Tony Minchella

Partner Development & Integration

Susan McLaren