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Key data from West Lothian

In the last 12 months to the 31 December 2018 we supported 12 employers and 194 individuals dealing with redundancy.

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As of 28 December 2018 there were 1,416 apprentices in training.

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From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 we supported 687 Modern Apprenticeship starts.

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The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in West Lothian is 74%.

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From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 we delivered 11,784 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 6,089 people through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

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From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 4,922 people have registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

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From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 we funded 193 Employability Fund starts.

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

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The 2018 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 8,091 16-19 year olds in West Lothian 92.1% were in education, employment or training and personal development.

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Supporting business in West Lothian

We help local employers in West Lothian 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 31 companies

In the last 12 months we also supported 12 companies and 194 individuals dealing with redundancy.

Contact Skills for Growth Manager Gary Gray or visit Our Skillsforce for more information. 

Supporting partners in West Lothian

We work closely with schools across West Lothian, 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 supporting staff in West Lothian Council and West Lothian College to build links from their websites to My World of Work, helping signpost to online careers information and advice.

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

 

Our performance in West Lothian

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

Find out more

SDS Support: Cameron's story

Failing one of his modules at college gave Cameron the push he needed to access support from his local Skills Development Scotland team.

Read Cameron's story

Local Information

Regional Skills Assessments

Local Contacts

Head of Operations, South East Region

Grant McDougall

Regional Skills Planning Lead

Phil Ford

Area Manager

Donald Lumsden

Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships

Dylan White

Partner Development & Integration

Scott Robison