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Key data from Dumfries & Galloway

In the last 12 months to the 30 September 2018 we supported 15 employers and 616 individuals dealing with redundancy.


As of 28 September 2018 there were 970 apprentices in training.


From 1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018 we supported 340 Modern Apprenticeship starts.


The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Dumfries & Galloway is 81%.


From 1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018 we delivered 6,180 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 3,263 people through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.


From 1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018 2,409 people have registered on


From 1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018 we funded 90 Employability Fund starts.


From 1 April 2018 to 30 September 2018 our Employer Engagement team has provided skills advice to 30 businesses.


The 2018 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 5,869 16-19 year olds in Dumfries & Galloway 92.2% were in education, employment or training and personal development.


Supporting business in Dumfries and Galloway

We help local employers in Dumfries and Galloway 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 six months our Employer Engagement team has provided:

  • Skills advice to 30 companies

In the last 12 months we also supported 15 companies and 616 individuals dealing with redundancy.

Contact your local Employer Engagement Adviser Lesley Begg or visit Our Skillsforce.

Supporting partners in Dumfries and Galloway

We work closely with schools across Dumfries and Galloway, 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 services. This has included working with Dumfries and Galloway College, to ensure that My World of Work is placed firmly at the heart of their organisation. 

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

Local Information

Regional Skills Assessments

Local Contacts

Head of Operations, South West Region

Hazel Mathieson

Regional Skills Planning Lead

Andrea Glass

Area Manager

Judith Thomas

Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships

Helen Allison

Partner Development & Integration

Fiona Paterson