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Key data from Dumfries and Galloway

In the last 12 months to the 30th of September 2019 we supported 20 employers and 319 individuals dealing with redundancy.

As of 27th of December 2019 there were 883 Modern Apprentices in training.

From 1st April 2019 to 27th December 2019 we supported 494 Modern Apprenticeship starts.

The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in Dumfries & Galloway is 78%.

From 1st June 2019 to 31st December 2019 we delivered 4,895 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 3,396 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

From 1st April 2019 to 31st December 2019, 4,310 people have registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

My World of Work

From 1st April 2019 to 31st December 2019 we funded 138 Employability Fund starts.

From 1st April 2019 to 31st December 2019 we delivered 3,725 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 1,278 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

The 2019 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 5,770 16-19 year olds in Dumfries & Galloway 91.2% 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 12 months we also supported 20 companies and 319 individuals dealing with redundancy.

Contact your local Employer Engagement Adviser Pam Ralston 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