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Key data from Dumfries and Galloway

In the last 12 months to the 31 December 2018 we supported 13 employers and 587 individuals dealing with redundancy.


As of 28 December 2018 there were 928 apprentices in training.


From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 we supported 497 Modern Apprenticeship starts.


The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Dumfries & Galloway is 77%.


From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 we delivered 10,661 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 5,362 people through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.


From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 4,016 people have registered on


From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 we funded 141 Employability Fund starts.


From 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018 our Employer Engagement team has provided skills advice to 39 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 nine months our Employer Engagement team has provided:

  • Skills advice to 39 companies

In the last 12 months we also supported 13 companies and 587 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.

Our performance in Dumfries and Galloway

Our latest briefing provides a snapshot of the work we do for individuals and businesses in Dumfries and Galloway.

Find out more

SDS Support: Cameron's story

Aspiring flight attendant Cameron found himself without a job or training place when he left school and turned to his careers adviser for support.

Read Cameron's story

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