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Key data from Midlothian

From 1 of April to 30 June 2021 we have supported 22 individuals faced with redundancy in the local area.

As of the 25 June 2021 there were 720 Modern Apprentices in training.

From 1 April to 25 June 2021 we supported 75 Modern Apprenticeship starts. 56.0% of the starts in the local area were aged 16-24.

The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Midlothian is 75.5%.

From 1 June 2020 to 31 May 2021 we delivered 4,928 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 2,811 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

From 1 June 2020 to 31 May 2021 of the 5,235 maintained school pupils in the local authority, 82% were registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

My World of Work

From 1 April to 25 June 2021 we funded 20 Employability Fund starts.

From 1 April to 30 June 2021 we delivered 465 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 208 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

The 2021 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 3,690 16-19 year olds in Midlothian 93.7% were in education, employment or training and personal development.

In 2020-21 there were 17 registered Graduate Apprentices with a home address in the local authority and 10 registered with employers based in the area.

In 2020, 130 pupils started Foundation Apprenticeships in schools at SCQF Level 4-6 in this area.

In 2019-20 we invested over £2.2m in the local area.

Our performance in Midlothian

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

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SDS Support: Robert's story

Skills Development Scotland’s careers service has helped Midlothian teen Robert overcome barriers including mental health, homelessness and lack of qualifications to gain his first job.

Read Robert's story

Local Contacts

Head of Operations, South East Region

Dave McCallum

Regional Skills Planning Lead

Phil Ford

Area Manager

Lynsey Davidson

Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships

Dylan White

Education Manager

Tom Harley