DG Employment TAP – Directory of Services

The directory of services provides information on local employability and skills services including training, support with job searches, health, money advice and more for all age groups as well as information from schools, partners and services working to support the development of skills for life, skills for learning and skills for work in our young people.
You can search for services by category, age or stage of the employability pipeline.
If you would like to register your service on this website, please complete the registration form here www.dgtap.co.uk/registration

Anyone wishing to make a referral to the Employability & Skills team should download and complete the form below.

Completed forms should be sent to ESS.referrals@dumgal.gov.uk

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The Job Centre Plus has branches in Annan, Dumfries and Stranraer.

Age:
  • Adult 25+
  • Adult 18-24
  • Adult 16-17
Area:
  • Annandale & Eskdale
  • Stewartry
  • Nithsdale
  • Wigtownshire
Stage 1 - Engagement, Stage 4 - Supporting Job Entry
Contact:
  • 0800 169 0190

Let’s Get Sporty is a not for profit social enterprise based in Dumfries & Galloway. We provide young people with training, mentoring and employment opportunities through the delivery of sport & physical activity.
Our programme is very unique and individual to the person doing it. We can provide support for people looking to do various fields, not just sport. These can be things like marketing, admin, selling, events management and more. We provide the support for YOU and what YOU want to do.

Age:
  • Adult 25+
  • Adult 18-24
  • Adult 16-17
  • School S3
  • School S4
  • School S5
  • School S6
Area:
  • Nithsdale
Stage 1 - Engagement, Stage 4 - Supporting Job Entry
Contact:
Dayne Moore
  • Lets Get Sporty
    Georgetown Community Center, Georgetown
    Dumfries
    DG1 4DF
  • 07838909524

We offer an array of training which ranges from basic workplace skills for 16-19-year olds to industry specific certifications for individuals looking to increase their appeal to current and future employers.

Age:
  • Adult 25+
  • Adult 18-24
  • Adult 16-17
Area:
  • Annandale & Eskdale
  • Stewartry
  • Nithsdale
  • Wigtownshire
Stage 2 - Barrier Removal
Contact:
  • 1st Floor
    70 Buccleuch Street
    Dumfries
    DG1 2AA
  • 70-74 George Street
    Stranraer
    DG9 7JS
  • 64A John Finnie Street
    Kilmarnock
    KA1 1BS
  • 01387 262721

Support to individuals on a one to one basis or group support - BHC works with disadvantaged/ vulnerable individuals who are facing difficult circumstances for whatever reason - mostly health or social. Individuals have the opportunity to develop their own personal development plans, training, learning opportunities, volunteering and thus improving employability.

Age:
  • Adult 25+
  • Adult 18-24
  • Adult 16-17
Area:
  • Annandale & Eskdale
  • Stewartry
  • Nithsdale
  • Wigtownshire
Stage 2 - Barrier Removal
Contact:
Thomesena Lochhead
  • Crichton Hall
    Bankend Road
    Dumfries
    DG1 4TG
  • 01387 272776

Keep Well consists of two projects offering free and confidential health checks for the targeted client group. Individuals who are identified as being at high risk or who wish to make lifestyle changes are offered follow up by health/lifestyle coaching with trained professionals. Living Life to the Full – Is a project which provides training and supervision to partner organisation to deliver a CBT style intervention to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Age:
  • Adult 25+
  • Adult 18-24
  • Adult 16-17
Area:
  • Annandale & Eskdale
  • Stewartry
  • Nithsdale
  • Wigtownshire
Stage 2 - Barrier Removal
Contact:
Carol Stewart
  • Crichton Hall
    Dumfries
    DG1 4TG
  • 01387 272718

Specialist Healthcare Support to help you remain at work or make a healthy return to work. Free and confidential healthcare support with rapid access to interventions and therapies such as counselling and physiotherapy if appropriate.

Age:
  • Adult 25+
  • Adult 18-24
  • Adult 16-17
Area:
  • Annandale & Eskdale
  • Stewartry
  • Nithsdale
  • Wigtownshire
Stage 5 - In-Work Support
Contact:
Ailsa Black
  • Occupational Health Department
    Nithbank
    Dumfries
    DG1 4SD
  • 01387 244626

PACE is the Scottish Government’s initiative dedicated to helping individuals and employers with the advice and support they need when faced with a redundancy.

Age:
  • Adult 25+
  • Adult 18-24
  • Adult 16-17
Area:
  • Annandale & Eskdale
  • Stewartry
  • Nithsdale
  • Wigtownshire
Stage 5 - In-Work Support
Contact:
Juliet Campbell (Skills Development Scotland), Idris Dean (Employability and Skills Service)

The Prince's Trust Team Programme at Dumfries and Galloway College is a 12 week personal development programme for young people aged 16-25. If you would like to build confidence, meet new people, gain qualification and try new things, this could be for you.

Age:
  • Adult 18-24
  • Adult 16-17
Area:
  • Annandale & Eskdale
  • Stewartry
  • Nithsdale
  • Wigtownshire
Stage 1 - Engagement, Stage 2 - Barrier Removal
Contact:
Laura Morgan
  • D&G College
    Bankend Road
    Dumfries
    DG1 4FD
  • 01387734133

Project SEARCH is a one year Vocational internship for people aged 16+, with disabilities or additional support needs, whose goal is to gain competitive employment.

Age:
  • Adult 25+
  • Adult 18-24
  • Adult 16-17
Area:
  • Annandale & Eskdale
  • Stewartry
  • Nithsdale
Stage 4 - Supporting Job Entry
Contact:
Eleanor Coulter, Greg Cameron, LT Telfer
  • Project Search
    Cargen Towers, Garroch Business Park
    Dumfries
    DG2 8PN
  • 01387 260060

ProjectScotland helps young people aged 16-30 to get on in life through volunteering, whilst doing good in their community. We place young people into transformational voluntary roles with local charities and not-for-profits. We take the time to understand their needs, interests, and hopes for the future, before matching them to a quality volunteering experience. 

Age:
  • Adult 25+
  • Adult 18-24
  • Adult 16-17
Area:
  • Annandale & Eskdale
  • Stewartry
  • Nithsdale
  • Wigtownshire
Stage 1 - Engagement, Stage 2 - Barrier Removal, Stage 3 - Vocational Activity, Stage 4 - Supporting Job Entry

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