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Key data from South Ayrshire

In the last 12 months to the 30th of June 2019 we supported 4 employers and 100 individuals dealing with redundancy.

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As of 28th of June 2019 there were 705 Modern Apprentices in training.

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From 1st April 2019 to 28th June 2019 we supported 102 Modern Apprenticeship starts.

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The Modern Apprenticeship achievement rate in South Ayrshire is 66%.

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From 1st June 2018 to 31st May 2019 we delivered 9,575 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 4,600 school pupils through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

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From 1 April 2019 to 30 June 2019, 645 people have registered on myworldofwork.co.uk.

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From 1st April 2019 to 28th June 2019 we funded 27 Employability Fund starts.

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From 1st April 2019 to 30th June 2019 we delivered 410 Career Information, Advice and Guidance engagements for 211 post-school customers through a mix of group and one-to-one sessions.

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The 2019 Annual Participation Measure showed that of the 4,444 16-19 year olds in South Ayrshire 91.6% were in education, employment or training and personal development.

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Supporting business in South Ayrshire

We help local employers in South Ayrshire 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 supported four companies and 100 individuals dealing with redundancy.

Contact your local Employer Engagement Adviser Lesley Begg or visit Our Skillsforce.

Supporting partners in South Ayrshire

We work closely with schools across South Ayrshire, 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 Ayr 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 South Ayrshire

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

Find out more

SDS Support: Keri's story

After leaving school without a plan in place, South Ayrshire teen Keri sought support and has now secured herself a Modern Apprenticeship and is thriving in the world of work.

Read Keri'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

Claire Tooze

Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships

Helen Allison

Partner Development & Integration

Fiona Paterson