Dumfries and Galloway
Where you will find us in Dumfries and Galloway
Dumfries Careers Centre
Tel: Our Dumfries careers centre is open. Contact the local centre on 01387 272 500 for more information on how to access career information, advice and guidance.
Opening hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Newton Stewart Careers Centre
Newton Stewart Library and Customer Service Centre
Tel: Our Newton Stewart careers centre is open. Contact the local centre on 01776 889 793 for more information on how to access career information, advice and guidance.
Opening hours Tuesday 9 am - 1 pm
Stranraer Careers Centre
7 South Strand Street
Tel: Our Stranraer careers centre is open. Contact the local centre on 01776 889 793 for more information on how to access career information, advice and guidance.
Key data from Dumfries and Galloway
From 1 April to 30 September 2023 we have supported 7 employers and 152 individuals dealing with redundancy.
As of 29 September 2023 there were 938 Modern Apprentices in training.
From 1 April to 29 September 2023 we supported 371 Modern Apprenticeship starts. 54.2% of the starts in the local area were aged 16-24.
The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Dumfries & Galloway is 79.0%.
From 1 June to 30 September 2023 we delivered 3,423 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 2,889 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.
As at the 30 September 2023 of the 6,913 maintained school pupils in the local authority, 91% were registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.
From 1 April to 30 September 2023 we delivered 2,133 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 823 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.
The 2023 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 6,146 16-19 year olds in Dumfries & Galloway 94.9% were in education, employment or training and personal development.
In 2021-22 there were 17 registered Graduate Apprentices with a home address in the local authority and 15 registered with employers based in the area.
In 2021-22, 57 pupils started Foundation Apprenticeships in schools at SCQF Level 4-6 in this area.
In 2021-22 we invested over £5.3m in the local area.
Key resources and services
A summary of National Training Programme (NTP) Equality data for Dumfries and Galloway.
Please see the Annual Participation Measure interactive report for local authority information.
Partnership Action for Continuing Employment
Juliet Campbell is your PACE local chair and can be contacted on 07786 190726 or 01387 454082.
Regional Skills Assessments (RSAs)
The purpose of the RSAs is to provide a robust evidence base to support partners in strategic skills investment planning.
Head of Operations, South West RegionShona Mitchell 0141 468 7853 Email Shona Mitchell
Regional Skills Planning LeadPhil Ford 0131 460 7717 Email Phil Ford
Area ManagerAndrea Hall 01896 558 041 Email Andrea Hall
Foundation and Graduate ApprenticeshipsBrian Hermiston 07584 488 299 Email Brian Hermiston