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Key data from the Scottish Borders

In the last 12 months to the 31st of March 2020 we supported 12 employers and 178 individuals dealing with redundancy.

As of 31st of March 2020 there were 804 Modern Apprentices in training. The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Scottish Borders is 79%.

From 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 we supported 597 Modern Apprenticeship starts.

In 2018-19, there were 31 registered Graduate Apprentices with a home address in the local authority and 9 registered with employers based in the area.

From 1st June 2019 to 31st March 2020 we delivered 6,995 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 3,956 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

From 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020, 4,188 people have registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

My World of Work

From 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 we funded 168 Employability Fund starts.

From 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020 we delivered 2,176 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 779 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

The 2019 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 4,682 16-19 year olds in Scottish Borders 91.9% were in education, employment or training and personal development.

Our performance in the Scottish Borders

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

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SDS Support: Nathan's story

When Nathan left school during S5, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to do with his life – but support from his local Skills Development Scotland (SDS) centre has given the Borders teen more direction.

Read Nathan's story

Local Information

Regional Skills Assessments

Local Contacts

Head of Operations, South East Region

Grant McDougall

Regional Skills Planning Lead

Phil Ford

Area Manager

Andrea Hall

Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships

Helen Allison

Partner Development & Integration

Gordon Craig