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Key data from Orkney

In the last 12 months to the 31 March 2018 we supported 2 employers and 2 individuals dealing with redundancy.

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As of 31 March 2018 there were 210 apprentices in training.

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From 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 we supported 135 Modern Apprenticeship starts.

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The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Orkney Islands is 76%.

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From 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 we delivered 3,219 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 1,252 people through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

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From 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 602 people have registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

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From 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 we funded 30 Employability Fund starts.

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From 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018 our Employer Engagement team has provided skills advice to 10 businesses.

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The 2017 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 874 16-19 year olds in Orkney Islands 93.8% were in education, employment or training and personal development.

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Supporting business in the Orkney Islands

We help local employers in the Orkney Islands 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 our Employer Engagement team has provided:

  • Skills advice to 10 businesses

In the last 12 months we also supported two companies and two individuals dealing with redundancy.

Contact your local Employer Engagement Adviser Anna Dawson or visit Our Skillsforce.

Supporting partners in the Orkney Islands

We work closely with schools across the Orkney Islands, 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 close ties with Orkney College UHI and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to support capacity building with staff to promote career management skills.

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

Local Information

Regional Skills Assessments

Local Contacts

Head of Operations, North Region

Anthony Standing

Regional Skills Planning Lead

Seonag Campbell

Area Manager

Dave McCallum

Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships

Colin Buchanan

Partner Development & Integration

Karen Watson