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 31 December 2022 we have supported 14 employers and 248 individuals dealing with redundancy.
As of 30 December 2022 there were 996 Modern Apprentices in training.
From 1 April to 30 December 2022 we supported 506 Modern Apprenticeship starts. 55.7% of the starts in the local area were aged 16-24.
The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Dumfries & Galloway is 70.8%.
From 1 June to 31 December 2022 we delivered 6,414 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 4,271 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.
As of 31 December 2022 of the 8,363 maintained school pupils in the local authority, 86% were registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.
From 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 we funded 128 Employability Fund starts.
From 1 April to 31 December 2022 we delivered 2,821 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 1,093 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.
The 2022 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 5,622 16-19 year olds in Dumfries & Galloway 93.3% 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 2020-21, 108 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