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Key data from Orkney

In the last 12 months to the 31 December 2018 we supported 2 employers and 5 individuals dealing with redundancy.

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As of 28 December 2018 there were 225 apprentices in training.

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From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 we supported 106 Modern Apprenticeship starts.

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The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Orkney Islands is 82%.

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From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 we delivered 1,046 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 595 people through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

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From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 177 people have registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

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From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 we funded 8 Employability Fund starts.

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From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 our Employer Engagement team has provided skills advice to 1 business.

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The 2018 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 845 16-19 year olds in Orkney Islands 95.3% 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 nine months our Employer Engagement team has provided:

  • Skills support for one company

In the last 12 months we also supported two companies and five 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.

Our performance in the Orkney Islands

Our latest briefing provides a snapshot of the work we do for individuals and businesses in the Orkney Islands.

Find out more

SDS Support: Greg's story

Greg Mulraine is constructing an exciting career for himself, thanks to a Modern Apprenticeship with SSE.

Read Greg's story

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