Where you will find us in Orkney
Kirkwall Careers Centre
2 Albert Street
Tel: Our Kirkwall careers centre is open. Contact the local centre on 01856 872 460 to book an appointment. The centre is open on Mondays and Thursdays by appointment only.
Opening hours Tuesday and Wednesday 9.30 am - 4.30 pm
Key data from Orkney
As of 29 September 2023 there were 168 Modern Apprentices in training.
From 1 April to 29 September 2023 we supported 42 Modern Apprenticeship starts. 69.1% of the starts in the local area were aged 16-24.
The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Orkney Islands is 70.0%.
From 1 June to 30 September 2023 we delivered 220 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 162 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.
As at the 30 September 2023 of the 1,036 maintained school pupils in the local authority, 82% were registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.
From 1 April to 30 September 2023 we delivered 237 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 99 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.
The 2023 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 896 16-19 year olds in Orkney Islands 96.4% were in education, employment or training and personal development.
In 2021-22 there were 7 registered Graduate Apprentices with a home address in the local authority and 7 registered with employers based in the area.
In 2021-22, 12 pupils started Foundation Apprenticeships in schools at SCQF Level 4-6 in this area.
In 2021-22 we invested over £1.m in the local area.
Key resources and services
A summary of National Training Programme (NTP) Equality data for Orkney.
Please see the Annual Participation Measure interactive report for local authority information.
Partnership Action for Continuing Employment
Kerri Liddle is your PACE local chair and can be contacted on 07887 830620 or 01856 872460.
Regional Skills Assessments
Latest regional labour market data
Head of Operations, North RegionAnthony Standing 07899 818 426 Email Anthony Standing
Regional Skills Planning LeadStephen Sheridan 07500 095 792 Email Stephen Sheridan
Area ManagerConnie Calvo 01463 382 979 Email Connie Calvo
Foundation and Graduate ApprenticeshipsColin Buchanan 0758 414 5823 Email Colin Buchanan