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Key data from Orkney

As of the 25 June 2021 there were 214 Modern Apprentices in training.

From 1 April to 25 June 2021 we supported a number of Modern Apprenticeship starts. 50.0% of the starts in the local area were aged 16-24.

The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Orkney Islands is 70.0%.

From 1 June 2020 to 31 May 2021 we delivered 1,124 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 644 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

From 1 June 2020 to 31 May 2021 of the 1,217 maintained school pupils in the local authority, 77% were registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

My World of Work

From 1 April to 25 June 2021 we funded a number of Employability Fund starts.

From 1 April to 30 June 2021 we delivered 122 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 45 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

The 2021 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 829 16-19 year olds in Orkney Islands 93.4% were in education, employment or training and personal development.

In 2020-21 there were 12 registered Graduate Apprentices with a home address in the local authority and 12 registered with employers based in the area.

In 2020, 19 pupils started Foundation Apprenticeships in schools at SCQF Level 4-6 in this area.

In 2019-20 we invested over £1m in the local area.

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.

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Local Contacts

Head of Operations, North Region

Anthony Standing

Regional Skills Planning Lead

Stephen Sheridan

Area Manager, North Region

Claire Sim

Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships

Colin Buchanan

Education Manager

George Junor