1. An early leaver is defined as someone who leaves the service before the end of the pre-employment support period without achieving a known job outcome. Early leaver rates can only be reported for start cohorts where enough time has passed in pre-employment support and for outcomes to be achieved. These figures here cover the first two years of delivery.
Source: Scotland's Devolved Employment Services: statistical summary 7 (26 August 2020).
2. Warm handover refers to a process whereby the referral agency actively engages and shares relevant information with the organisation to which the participant is being referred, rather than just submitting minimal referral paperwork.
3. Job Outcomes for disabled participants: 29% job starts; 20% sustained for 3 months; 16% sustained for 6 months. Compared with job outcomes for participants without a disability: 33% job starts; 23% sustained for 3 months; 17% sustained for 6 months.
4. A telephone survey of 1007 FSS participants was conducted in May 2020 as part of the planned evaluation activity.
5. Adopt An Apprentice – for more information see: https://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/news-events/2020/october/funding-increase-for-businesses-through-adopt-an-apprentice/