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Your local careers centres

Key data from the Scottish Borders

In the last 12 months to the 31 December 2018 we supported 6 employers and 60 individuals dealing with redundancy.

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As of 28 December 2018 there were 712 apprentices in training.

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From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 we supported 396 Modern Apprenticeship starts.

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The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Scottish Borders is 76%.

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From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 we delivered 6,179 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 3,563 people through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

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From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 1,923 people have registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

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From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 we funded 93 Employability Fund starts.

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From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 our Employer Engagement team has provided skills advice to 44 businesses.

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The 2018 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 4,685 16-19 year olds in Scottish Borders 92.8% were in education, employment or training and personal development.

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Supporting business in the Scottish Borders

We help local employers in the Scottish Borders 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 nine months our Employer Engagement team has provided:

  • Skills advice to 44 companies

In the last 12 months we also supported six companies and 60 individuals dealing with redundancy.

Contact your local Employer Engagement Adviser Pam Ralston or visit Our Skillsforce.

Supporting partners in the Scottish Borders

 

We work closely with schools across the Scottish Borders, 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 working with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in Scottish Borders to ensure that My WoW is placed firmly at the heart of their organisation.

Contact your local Partner Development and Integration Executive Gordon Craig or visit the partner area of My World of Work.

 

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.

Find out more

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

Margot Crosbie

Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships

Dylan White

Partner Development & Integration

Gordon Craig