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Key data from the Scottish Borders

From 1 April to 30 June 2021 we provided PACE support to 37 individuals dealing with redundancy in the local area.

As of the 25 June 2021 there were 746 Modern Apprentices in training.

From 1 April to 25 June 2021 we supported 75 Modern Apprenticeship starts. 38.7% of the starts in the local area were aged 16-24.

The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Scottish Borders is 73.5%.

From 1 June 2020 to 31 May 2021 we delivered 5,005 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 2,827 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

From 1 April to 30 June 2021 of the 6,389 maintained school pupils in the local authority, 82% were registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

My World of Work

From 1 April to 25 June 2021 we funded 12 Employability Fund starts.

From 1 April to 30 June 2021 we delivered 597 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 269 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.

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.

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 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