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
55 John Finnie Street
Tel: 01563 527 165 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.
Opening hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Key data from East Ayrshire
As of 29 September 2023 there were 1,144 Modern Apprentices in training.
From 1 April to 29 September 2023 we supported 361 Modern Apprenticeship starts. 59.0% of the starts in the local area were aged 16-24.
The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in East Ayrshire is 81.0%.
From 1 June to 30 September 2023 we delivered 2,743 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 2,428 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.
As at the 30 September 2023 of the 5,513 maintained school pupils in the local authority, 85% were registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.
From 1 April to 30 September 2023 we delivered 1,186 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 503 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.
The 2023 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 5,070 16-19 year olds in East Ayrshire 94.0% 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 2021-22, 23 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