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Key data from Orkney

In the last 12 months to the 30th of September 2019 we supported 3 employers and 8 individuals dealing with redundancy.

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As of 27th of September 2019 there were 230 Modern Apprentices in training.

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From 1st April 2019 to 27th September 2019 we supported 63 Modern Apprenticeship starts.

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The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Orkney Islands is 88%.

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From 1st June 2019 to 31st August 2019 we delivered 173 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 113 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

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From 1st April 2019 to 30th September 2019, 190 people have registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

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From 1st April 2019 to 30th September 2019 we funded 15 Employability Fund starts.

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From 1st April 2019 to 30th September 2019 we delivered 252 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 119 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

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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.

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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 we supported three companies and eight individuals dealing with redundancy.

Contact your local Employer Engagement Advisers, Anna Dawson or Kari Whiteford, 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

Stephen Sheridan

Area Manager

Dave McCallum

Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships

Colin Buchanan

Partner Development & Integration

Karen Watson