The SDS careers centre at John Finnie Street will close on 3 November as we prepare to open in CentreStage, 15 Elmbank Drive, Kilmarnock KA1 3AE, on 13 November.
During the short interim period, 6-10 November, our team will be available to offer you face to face support in our other local venues:
- SL33, Titchfield Street, Kilmarnock, KA1 1QW
- Job Centre Plus, 33-43 Townhead Street, Cumnock KA18 1JZ
If you’d like to arrange an appointment, please call us on 01563 527165.
Where you will find us in East Ayrshire
Cumnock Careers Centre
Tel: Our Cumnock careers centre is open. Contact the local centre on 01563 527 165 for more information on how to access career information, advice and guidance.
Opening hours Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm and Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Kilmarnock Careers Centre
CentreStage, 15 Elmbank Drive
Tel: Open for appointments only, please call 01563 527 165.
Key data from East Ayrshire
From 1 April to 31 December 2022 we have supported a number of employers and 90 individuals dealing with redundancy.
As of 30 December 2022 there were 1,189 Modern Apprentices in training.
From 1 April to 30 December 2022 we supported 595 Modern Apprenticeship starts. 54.1% of the starts in the local area were aged 16-24.
The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in East Ayrshire is 74.9%.
From 1 June to 31 December 2022 we delivered 4,246 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 3,049 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.
As of 31 December 2022 of the 6,778 maintained school pupils in the local authority, 75% were registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.
From 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 we funded 232 Employability Fund starts.
From 1 April to 31 December 2022 we delivered 1,514 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 631 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.
The 2022 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 4,554 16-19 year olds in East Ayrshire 91.9% were in education, employment or training and personal development.
In 2021-22 there were 19 registered Graduate Apprentices with a home address in the local authority and 8 registered with employers based in the area.
In 2020-21, 30 pupils started Foundation Apprenticeships in schools at SCQF Level 4-6 in this area.
In 2021-22 we invested over £4.7m in the local area.
Key resources and services
A summary of National Training Programme (NTP) Equality data for East Ayrshire.
Please see the Annual Participation Measure interactive report for local authority information.
Partnership Action for Continuing Employment
Vincent Logue is your PACE local chair and can be contacted on 07808 583281 or 01563 601229.
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 LeadAndrea Glass 0300 0133 549 Email Andrea Glass
Area ManagerClaire Tooze 0778 553 1004 Email Claire Tooze
Partnership and Delivery managerLauren Paterson 0141 468 8014 Email Lauren Paterson
Education ManagerClaire Johnston 0141 468 6722 Email Claire Johnston