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Key data from Midlothian

In the last 12 months to the 30 September 2018 we supported 5 employers and 328 individuals dealing with redundancy.

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As of 28 September 2018 there were 830 apprentices in training.

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From 1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018 we supported 300 Modern Apprenticeship starts.

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The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Midlothian is 74%.

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From 1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018 we delivered 2,953 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 1,585 people through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

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From 1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018 1,448 people have registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

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From 1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018 we funded 47 Employability Fund starts.

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From 1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018 our Employer Engagement team has provided skills advice to 18 businesses.

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The 2018 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 3,832 16-19 year olds in Midlothian 94.3% were in education, employment or training and personal development.

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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 six months our Employer Engagement team has provided:

  • Skills advice to 18 companies

In the last 12 months we also supported five companies and 328 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

Margot Crosbie

Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships

Dylan White

Partner Development & Integration

Gordon Craig