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Key data from the Shetland Islands

In the last 12 months to the 31 December 2018 we supported 3 employers and 17 individuals dealing with redundancy.

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As of 28 December 2018 there were 352 apprentices in training.

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From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 we supported 169 Modern Apprenticeship starts.

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The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Shetland Islands is 72%.

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From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 we delivered 1,764 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 896 people through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

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From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 346 people have registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

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From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 we funded 23 Employability Fund starts.

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From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 our Employer Engagement team has provided skills advice to 2 business.

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The 2018 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 1,047 16-19 year olds in Shetland Islands 95.9% were in education, employment or training and personal development.

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Supporting business in the Shetland Islands

We help local employers in the Shetland Islands make sure they have the right skills now and in the future by providing support and advice on skills, talent development and funding.

In the last nine months our Employer Engagement team has provided:

  • Skills advice to two companies

In the last 12 months we also supported three companies and 17 individuals dealing with redundancy.

Contact your local Employer Engagement Adviser Anna Dawson or visit Our Skillsforce.

Supporting partners in the Shetland Islands

We work closely with schools across the Shetland Islands, supporting the My World of Work aspects of the School Partnership Agreements. Your local Partner Development and Integration Executive can help with:

  • Delivery of the successful My World of Work School Ambassador programme
  • Raising awareness and building capacity amongst teachers to use all the online resources available, including the recently developed Lesson Inserts
  • Developing new Lesson Inserts. A simple way to link the curriculum with careers

We’ve also organised update and awareness sessions amongst other local partner organisations to embed My World of Work into their own services. This has included close ties with Shetland College and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to support capacity building with staff to promote career management skills.

Contact your local Partner Development and Integration Executive Karen Watson or visit the partner area of My World of Work.

Our performance in the Shetland Islands

Our latest briefing provides a snapshot of the work we do for individuals and businesses in the Shetland Islands.

Find out more

SDS Support: Shane's story

Lerwick man Shane Johnson wanted to get into a career that could make his kids proud and a Modern Apprenticeship is helping him do just that.

Read Shane's story

Local Information

Regional Skills Assessments

Local Contacts

Head of Operations, North Region

Anthony Standing

Regional Skills Planning Lead

Seonag Campbell

Area Manager

Dave McCallum

Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships

Colin Buchanan

Partner Development & Integration

Karen Watson