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Key data from Orkney

In the last 12 months to the 31st of March 2020 we supported 5 employers and 21 individuals dealing with redundancy.

As of 31st of March 2020 there were 244 Modern Apprentices in training. The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Orkney Islands is 94%.

From 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 we supported 142 Modern Apprenticeship starts.

In 2018-19, there were 11 registered Graduate Apprentices with a home address in the local authority and 11 registered with employers based in the area.

From 1st June 2019 to 31st March 2020 we delivered 2,068 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 854 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

From 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020, 597 people have registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

My World of Work

From 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 we funded 16 Employability Fund starts.

From 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 we delivered 508 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 195 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

The 2019 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 835 16-19 year olds in Orkney Islands 95.4% were in education, employment or training and personal development.

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.

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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

Stephen Sheridan

Area Manager

Dave McCallum

Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships

Colin Buchanan

Partner Development & Integration

Karen Watson