Where you will find us in the Shetland Islands
Lerwick Careers Centre
2nd Floor Charlotte House
Commercial Road, Lerwick
Tel: Our Shetland careers centre is open. Contact the local centre on 01595 695 791 for more information on how to access career information, advice and guidance. The centre is open by appointment only on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Opening hours Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm
Key data from the Shetland Islands
From 1 April to 30 September 2023 we have supported 5 employers and 45 individuals dealing with redundancy.
As of 29 September 2023 there were 328 Modern Apprentices in training.
From 1 April to 29 September 2023 we supported 77 Modern Apprenticeship starts. 71.4% of the starts in the local area were aged 16-24.
The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Shetland Islands is 81.0%.
From 1 June to 30 September 2023 we delivered 937 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 620 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.
As at the 30 September 2023 of the 1,204 maintained school pupils in the local authority, 92% were registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.
From 1 April to 30 September 2023 we delivered 207 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 112 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.
The 2023 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 1,038 16-19 year olds in Shetland Islands 97.4% were in education, employment or training and personal development.
In 2021-22 there were a number of registered Graduate Apprentices with a home address in the local authority and a number registered with employers based in the area.
In 2021-22, 5 pupils started Foundation Apprenticeships in schools at SCQF Level 4-6 in this area.
In 2021-22 we invested over £1.3m in the local area.
Key resources and services
A summary of National Training Programme (NTP) Equality data for Shetland Islands.
Please see the Annual Participation Measure interactive report for local authority information.
Partnership Action for Continuing Employment
Marie Leask is your PACE local chair and can be contacted on 07920 236862 or 01595 522803.
Regional Skills Assessments
Latest regional labour market data
Head of Operations, North RegionAnthony Standing 07899 818 426 Email Anthony Standing
Regional Skills Planning LeadStephen Sheridan 07500 095 792 Email Stephen Sheridan
Area ManagerConnie Calvo 01463 382 979 Email Connie Calvo
Foundation and Graduate ApprenticeshipsColin Buchanan 0758 414 5823 Email Colin Buchanan