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Key data from the Scottish Borders

From 1st of April 2020 to 31st of December 2020 we have supported 17 employers and 663 individuals dealing with redundancy.

As of the 1st of January 2021 there were 714 Modern Apprentices in training. The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Scottish Borders is 80%.

From 1st April 2020 to 1st January 2021 we supported 241 Modern Apprenticeship starts.

In 2019-20 there were 28 registered Graduate Apprentices with a home address in the local authority and 24 registered with employers based in the area.

From 1st June 2020 to 31st December 2020 we delivered 2,839 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 1,924 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

From 1st April 2020 to 31st December 2020, 1,482 people have registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

My World of Work

From 1st April 2020 to 1st January 2021 we funded 98 Employability Fund starts.

From 1st April 2020 to 31st December 2020 we delivered 1,961 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 673 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

The 2020 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 4,622 16-19 year olds in Scottish Borders 94.5% 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 Contacts

Head of Operations

Hazel Mathieson

Regional Skills Planning Lead

Phil Ford

Area Manager

Andrea Hall

Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships

Helen Allison

Education Manager

Tom Harley