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Key data from Midlothian

In the last 12 months to the 30th of September 2019 we supported 2 employers and 119 individuals dealing with redundancy.

As of 27th of December 2019 there were 834 Modern Apprentices in training.

From 1st April 2019 to 27th December 2019 we supported 413 Modern Apprenticeship starts.

The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Midlothian is 73%.

From 1st June 2019 to 31st December 2019 we delivered 4,127 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 2,561 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

From 1st April 2019 to 31st December 2019, 2,005 people have registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

My World of Work

From 1st April 2019 to 31st December 2019 we funded 86 Employability Fund starts.

From 1st April 2019 to 31st December 2019 we delivered 1,561 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 621 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

The 2019 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 3,729 16-19 year olds in Midlothian 92.9% were in education, employment or training and personal development.

Supporting business in Midlothian

We help local employers in Midlothian 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 two companies and 119 individuals dealing with redundancy.

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

Supporting partners in Midlothian

We work closely with schools across Midlothian, 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) in Midlothian to ensure that My World of Work is placed firmly at the heart of their organisation.

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

Our performance in Midlothian

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

Find out more

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 Information

Regional Skills Assessments

Local Contacts

Head of Operations, South East Region

Grant McDougall

Regional Skills Planning Lead

Phil Ford

Area Manager

Andrea Hall

Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships

Dylan White

Partner Development & Integration

Gordon Craig