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Key data from the Shetland Islands

As of the 25 June 2021 there were 353 Modern Apprentices in training.

From 1 April to 25 June 2021 we supported 10 Modern Apprenticeship starts. 30.0% of the starts in the local area were aged 16-24.

The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Shetland Islands is 76.2%.

From 1 June 2020 to 31 May 2021 we delivered 1,314 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 691 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

From 1 April to 30 June 2021 of the 1,378 maintained school pupils in the local authority, 84% were registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

My World of Work

From 1 April to 25 June 2021 we funded 5 Employability Fund starts.

From 1 April to 30 June 2021 we delivered 158 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 80 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

The 2020 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 977 16-19 year olds in Shetland Islands 96.8% were in education, employment or training and personal development.

In 2020-21 there were 8 registered Graduate Apprentices with a home address in the local authority and 7 registered with employers based in the area.

In 2020-21, 12 pupils started Foundation Apprenticeships in schools at SCQF Level 4-6 in this area.

In 2020-21 we invested over £1.3m in the local area.

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.

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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 Contacts

Head of Operations, North Region

Anthony Standing

Regional Skills Planning Lead

Stephen Sheridan

Area Manager, North Region

Claire Sim

Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships

Colin Buchanan

Partner Development & Integration

George Junor