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Key data from the Scottish Borders

From 1st of April 2020 to 30th of September 2020 we have supported 13 employers and 407 individuals dealing with redundancy.

As of 25th of September 2020 there were 693 Modern Apprentices in training. The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Scottish Borders is 77%.

From 1st April 2020 to 25th September 2020 we supported 80 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 30th September 2020 we delivered 1,210 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 901 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

From 1st April 2020 to 30th September 2020, 795 people have registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

My World of Work

From 1st April 2020 to 25th September 2020 we funded 35 Employability Fund starts.

From 1st April 2020 to 30st September 2020 we delivered 1,368 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 507 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, 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