Where you will find us in North Ayrshire
Ardrossan Careers Centre
Ardrossan Employability Hub
82-84 Glasgow Street
Tel: Our Ardrossan careers centre is open. Contact the local centre on 01294 272 421 for more information on how to access career information, advice and guidance.
Opening hours Tuesday and Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Irvine Careers Centre
Fullarton Community Hub
1 School Lane
Tel: Our Irvine careers centre is open. Contact the local centre on 01294 272 421 for more information on how to access career information, advice and guidance.
Opening hours Monday 1 pm - 5 pm and Wednesday and Friday 9 am - 1 pm
Key data from North Ayrshire
From 1 April to 31 December 2022 we have supported a number of employers and 40 individuals dealing with redundancy.
As of 30 December 2022 there were 1,114 Modern Apprentices in training.
From 1 April to 30 December 2022 we supported 538 Modern Apprenticeship starts. 59.1% of the starts in the local area were aged 16-24.
The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in North Ayrshire is 74.9%.
From 1 June to 31 December 2022 we delivered 4,879 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 3,489 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.
As of 31 December 2022 of the 8,004 maintained school pupils in the local authority, 64% were registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.
From 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 we funded 281 Employability Fund starts.
From 1 April to 31 December 2022 we delivered 942 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 528 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.
The 2022 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 5,255 16-19 year olds in North Ayrshire 90.8% were in education, employment or training and personal development.
In 2021-22 there were 20 registered Graduate Apprentices with a home address in the local authority and 16 registered with employers based in the area.
In 2020-21, 59 pupils started Foundation Apprenticeships in schools at SCQF Level 4-6 in this area.
In 2021-22 we invested over £5.2m in the local area.
Key resources and services
A summary of National Training Programme (NTP) Equality data for North Ayrshire.
Please see the Annual Participation Measure interactive report for local authority information.
Partnership Action for Continuing Employment
Vincent Logue is your PACE regional chair and can be contacted on 07808 583281 or 01563 557210.
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