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Key data from Orkney

From 1st of April 2020 to 31st of March 2021 we have supported 19 employers and 115 individuals dealing with redundancy.

As of the 1st of March 2021 there were 230 Modern Apprentices in training. The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Orkney Islands is 80%.

From 1st April 2020 to 1st January 2021 we supported 65 Modern Apprenticeship starts.

In 2019-20 there were 10 registered Graduate Apprentices with a home address in the local authority and 9 registered with employers based in the area.

From 1st June 2020 to 31st March 2021 we delivered 858 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 461 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

From 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021, 449 people have registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

My World of Work

From 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021 we funded 18 Employability Fund starts.

From 1st April 2020 to 31st March we delivered 582 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 174 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

The 2020 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 831 16-19 year olds in Orkney Islands 94.7% 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 Contacts

Head of Operations, North Region

Anthony Standing

Regional Skills Planning Lead

Stephen Sheridan

Area Manager

Dave McCallum

Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships

Colin Buchanan

Education Manager

George Junor