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Key data from the Scottish Borders

From 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 we have supported 7 employers and 136 individuals dealing with redundancy.

As of 31 March 2022 there were 874 Modern Apprentices in training.

From 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 we supported 597 Modern Apprenticeship starts. 49.6% of the starts in the local area were aged 16-24.

The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Scottish Borders is 76.5%.

From 1 June 2021 to 31 May 2022 we delivered 7,932 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 4,531 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

As at 31 May 2022 of the 6,398 maintained school pupils in the local authority, 85% were registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

From 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 we funded 86 Employability Fund starts.

From 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 we delivered 2,539 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 905 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

The 2021 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 4,677 16-19 year olds in Scottish Borders 93.8% were in education, employment or training and personal development.

In 2020-21 there were 21 registered Graduate Apprentices with a home address in the local authority and 16 registered with employers based in the area.

In 2020-21, 32 pupils started Foundation Apprenticeships in schools at SCQF Level 4-6 in this area.

In 2020-21 we invested over £3.7m in the local area.

Local Contacts

Head of Operations

Shona Mitchell

Regional Skills Planning Lead

Phil Ford

Area Manager

Andrea Hall

Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships

Helen Allison

Education Manager

Tom Harley