Success Stories


  • Routes to Recruitment Graduate Josh secures Graduate Internship with East Ayrshire Council – Congratulations Josh!

    08/08/2017

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  • Rose completed our Routes to Recruitment course and has secured employment with East Ayrshire Council – Congratulations Rose!

    01/08/2017

    Rose recently completed ourRoutes to Recruitment Admin course where she completed National ProgressionAward Administration: Office Skills & Services, European Computer DrivingLicence (ECDL) and has successfully secured employment with East ...

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  • Scotts Story

    19/06/2017

     Click on the link below to hear all about Scotts story     https://youtu.be/8txcWo73JZs        

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  • Davids Story

    19/06/2017

    Click on the link below to hear all about Davids story and how he has progressed https://youtu.be/nT2lyZ7MVcc

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  • Kerrys Story

    19/06/2017

    Click on the link below to hear about Kerry and what she has achieved https://youtu.be/FFBeJEQoRx0

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  • Kerry's Journey In To Work!

    15/11/2016

    Kerry had been unemployed for 17 years,since leaving education. She brought up her 3 children on her own and felt,last year, that it was time for her to do something for herself. Kerry attended an “Introduction to Care”course l...

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  • European Structural & Investment Fund

    10/08/2016

    Dionne describes her journey and experience of some of the support that is available from East Ayrshire Council's Economic Development Team, supported by European Structural & Investment Fund Youth Employment Initiative (YEI)

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  • European Structural & Investment Fund Youth Employment Initiative Supports Routes to Recruitment - Lyndsey Lang

    08/08/2016

    Lyndsey describes her journey and experience of some of the support that is available from East Ayrshire Council's Economic Development Team, supports European Structural & Investment Fund Youth Employment Initiative (YEI)

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  • European Structural & Investment Fund Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) Supports Modern Apprentices

    12/04/2016

    Reagan Kelly realises her ambition - thanks to the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) supported by the European Structural & Investment Fund

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  • Josh @ Safeguard

    17/11/2015

    “Although we’ve got a great team, many of whom have worked with us foryears, we really needed new blood, and it’s difficult to find someone who worksthe way we do. We decided it was time to take on an apprentice, someone who wecould tr...

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  • Cerise Morrison

    05/11/2015

    Cerise Morrison, who was onplacement with the Fresh Airshire Team, under the “Employability Fund” inFebruary this year, was successful in gaining a place on our first Get intoHealth Care Programme, from the Prince’s Trust.  She was nominated...

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  • Success for Keith Haro

    27/10/2015

    Congratulationsto Keith Haro of Stewarton, Kilmarnock. Complete his CPCS training for DumperTruck’s   with Luddon’s. Keith completedhis training with the support of East Ayrshire Council, Employability FundStage 4.

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  • Lewis Young

    01/10/2015

    Lewis Young (picturedabove) of Kilmarnock. Started with East Ayrshire Council, Employability FundStage 3 programme on the 23rd of February 2015. His main goals were to increasehis confidence and move onto a positive destination. Lewis carried ou...

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  • Transitional Employment ~ Liam Baillie

    16/06/2015

    Liam Baillie – Case Study Before I joined Economic Development’s Transitional Employment course I was onJob Seekers Allowance and quickly running out of hope. I had been looking for astable career for almost two years and I didn’t see anything ...

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  • Transitional Employment Course

    22/05/2015

    After completing a TransitionalEmployment Course with East Ayrshire Council's Economic Development, ConnorHalliday has secured a temporary position within East Ayrshire Council. Connor said "The course has really taught me a lot,he...

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  • Skills Development Scotland - Employability Fund Stage 3

    21/04/2015

    Chelsea Carruthers of Dalmellington, East Ayrshire. Started with the SkillsDevelopment Scotland Employability Fund Stage 3 on the 29 th of September2014. Her main goals were to increase her confidence and move onto a positivedestination. Ch...

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  • National Progression Award

    10/04/2015

    Vicki Agnew, Lindsey McMillan, Kelly Simpson and Connor Halliday have all recently successfully completed National Progression Award in Administration: Office Skills and Services through Economic Development's Transitional Employment Programme. ...

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  • Success Stories

    05/02/2015

    Daina Harvey of Cumnock started her Modern Apprenticeship at TheBritish Racing School in Newmarket in December 2014. Daina was on our SDSEmployability Fund Programme.

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  • Project Search

    03/06/2014

    Jobs confirmed for two interns.

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  • East Ayrshire Council Modern Apprentices Certificate Presentation

    20/02/2014

    Celebrations as young people complete East Ayrshire apprenticeships The achievements of twenty young East Ayrshire people were cause for celebration at the Johnnie Walker Bond as East Ayrshire Council Leader, Douglas Reid, joined Chief E...

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  • James Progresses To Sustained Employment

    06/12/2013

    James engaged with Economic Development in January 2012 whilst unemployed and received support and tutoring in CV building, creating a new email account and used the facilities at the BTTC Centre in Dalmellington to apply for work.  Shortly...

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  • Project Search Interns Complete Induction

    05/12/2013

    Project Search induction for all ten interns at University Hospital Crosshouse has now been completed.  The interns received a 'certificate of achievement' for perfect attendance and for participating in training sessions in subjects including ...

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  • Trainees complete Modern Apprenticeships

    05/12/2013

    The Council Modern Apprentices, who started with East Ayrshire Council, Outdoor Amenities on the 3rd of December2012. Six of the seven have completed their Modern Apprenticeship and one has completed six of the seven required units. They were studyin...

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  • Shannon Tinney

    05/12/2013

    Shannon gets her first job!

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  • Hannah progresses from Modern Apprentice

    04/12/2013

    Hannah was recruited through East Ayrshire Council's Economic Development Section, where she was offered a Modern Apprenticeship and placed within Facilities Management where she has now been taken on as a temporary employee.

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  • Lauren Joins The Team

    04/12/2013

    Lauren MacKenzie started as a Modern Apprentice with East Ayrshire Council's Economic Development Team and is now helping to provide support for others looking for work.

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  • Economic Development - Sector Based Work Academy

    04/12/2013

    A recent Sector Based Work Academy sees local people progress into a new career.

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  • Runner Up Young Achiever Award - Katie Burns

    24/11/2013

    Katie has recently completed her joinery apprenticeship with Housing Asset Services and has proved herself to be a successful and hardworking individual.  During her apprenticeship Katie achieved great things.  She was named as College Stud...

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  • Runner Up Young Achiever Award - Michael Gavin

    24/11/2013

    Michael is an apprentice plasterer and since joining Housing Asset Services has continually raised the bar for achievement.  He has been awarded Student of the Year in all three years of his apprenticeship to date; has completed against final ye...

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  • Supported Employment Trainees Progress to Employment

    03/10/2013

    Economic Development’s Supported Employment Programme assists clients with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health problems to gain and sustain employment. Craig Ferguson, Christopher Brannagan and Emma Barclay recently secured employment.

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  • Transitional Employment Trainees Progress to Employment

    01/10/2013

    Lauren Wilson, Anne Kennedy and Shona Brown all secure employment following training and workplacement opportunity through Economic Development, Transitional Employment Admin Programme.

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  • Derek Secures Employment

    01/10/2013

    Derek has recentely completed Economic Development's Transitional Employment Admin Programme, where he has achieved National Progression Award in Administration and European Computer Driving Licence.

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  • Woodlands trainees secure places at Ayrshire Colleges

    30/08/2013

    Connor O'Brien-Crockett from bellsbank and Tommy Johnstone from Rankinston have used their work experience and training placement as a stepping stone to further study and a future career in the land based sector.

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  • Doon Valley forestry trainees achieve NPORS standard

    30/08/2013

    Six hard working young people from Dalmellington, Bellsbank and Patna have gained new plant operator skills that will help them pursue careers in groundworks and construction.

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  • First Aid UK

    26/03/2013

    Ben Stirling, Kris Giralidis, Jay Hodge, Jenny Ballantyne, Ashley McMurdo and Brian Shaw have all been working at First Aid UK, a growing business located in Cumnock which employs a large number of local people

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  • Chelsea Hood

    26/03/2013

    Modern apprentices have been making their mark recently as part of their journey towards sustainable employment

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  • East Ayrshire Company Beneficiary - Lyndsay Barr

    26/03/2013

    Lyndsay from East Ayrshire has been working at The Millhouse Hotel since the summer last year. She has little in the way of formal qualifications apart from Standard Grades at school

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  • Smith and Wallace

    26/03/2013

    Smith and Wallace, a local Accountants firm in Kilmarnock, welcome their new Modern Apprentices

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  • Craig and Eva Sanders Photography

    26/03/2013

    For Craig and Eva Sanders Photography, an increasing workload meant the couple had to reassess their business

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  • Michael Stewart

    26/03/2013

    For Michael Stewart, who had been unemployed since graduating with a BSc in IT Networking last May, the graduate recruitment incentive has helped him into a dream job

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  • WEA Scotland East Ayrshire Job Rotation Traine - Courtney Cusack

    26/03/2013

    In September 2012 Courtney was looking for work but was sure not what kind of work she wanted to do

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  • East Ayshire Carers Centre

    03/03/2013

    Alpha Venture hosted an Award Ceremony to present its young trainees with various certificates of achievement. The event was held in The Howard Centre in Kilmarnock on Wednesday 13th June 2012

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