Scotland's Devolved Employment Services: statistical summary

This publication presents statistics for Fair Start Scotland (FSS) from April 2018 to June 2022 and experimental statistics on the No One Left Behind strategic approach to employability delivery, reporting on those receiving support from April 2019 to March 2022.


Main Points

Main Points Figure: Number of Fair Start Scotland starts by quarter, from April 2018 to June 2022

  • There were 4,642 referrals to Fair Start Scotland (FSS) in the most recent quarter (April – June 2022). This is 3% lower than the previous quarter and 11% lower than the same quarter in 2021. There were 3,185 starts on FSS in the most recent quarter, 0.1% lower than the previous quarter and 7% lower than the same quarter in 2021.
  • Overall, there has been 72,260 referrals and 48,223 starts to FSS since its launch in April 2018. The number of starts includes 3,017 people who have previously received support on FSS – re-joining has been possible since April 2021.
  • There were 1,090 job starts this quarter, 9% higher than the previous quarter but 27% lower than the same quarter in 2021. Overall, there has been 16,485 job starts since FSS launched.
  • For those where enough time has passed in both pre-employment support and to measure job outcomes; 38% started a job, 27% have sustained employment for 3 months, 21% have sustained employment for 6 months and 15% have sustained for 12 months.
  • Experimental statistics for No One Left Behind show a total of 21,936 people have started receiving support in the three year period from April 2019 to March 2022. The number of people starting support has increased each year; 2,766 in year 1, 5,202 in year 2 and 13,968 in year 3.

Scotland's Devolved Employment Services: Statistical Summary

Contact

Email: employabilitydata@gov.scot

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