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
From 1 April to 31 December 2022 we have supported a number of employers and 15 individuals dealing with redundancy.
As of 30 December 2022 there were 193 Modern Apprentices in training.
From 1 April to 30 December 2022 we supported 68 Modern Apprenticeship starts. 63.2% of the starts in the local area were aged 16-24.
The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Orkney Islands is 84.0%.
From 1 June to 31 December 2022 we delivered 1,258 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 906 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.
As of 31 December 2022 of the 1,286 maintained school pupils in the local authority, 74% were registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.
From 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 we funded 6 Employability Fund starts.
From 1 April to 31 December 2022 we delivered 195 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 110 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.
The 2022 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 807 16-19 year olds in Orkney Islands 93.9% 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 2020-21, 19 pupils started Foundation Apprenticeships in schools at SCQF Level 4-6 in this area.
In 2021-22 we invested over £1m 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