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Key data from Midlothian

From 1st of April 2020 to 31st of December 2020 we have supported 8 employers and 173 individuals dealing with redundancy.

As of the 1st of January 2021 there were 716 Modern Apprentices in training. The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Midlothian is 78%.

From 1st April 2020 to 1st January 2021 we supported 204 Modern Apprenticeship starts.

In 2019-20 there were 23 registered Graduate Apprentices with a home address in the local authority and 13 registered with employers based in the area.

From 1st June 2020 to 31st December 2020 we delivered 3,043 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 2,188 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

From 1st April 2020 to 31st December 2020, 1,637 people have registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

My World of Work

From 1st April 2020 to 1st January 2021 we funded 90 Employability Fund starts.

From 1st April 2020 to 31st December 2020 we delivered 1,571 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 521 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

The 2020 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 3,708 16-19 year olds in Midlothian 93.4% were in education, employment or training and personal development.

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