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North Ayrshire

Partnership Info

Area Overview

  • Population: 135,800
  • Size: 885 square kilometres
  • Location: South West Scotland

Key Contacts

Local Employability Website
To be updated….

Community Planning Partnership Aims & Structures
dDetails of these can be found within:

Management Information System
To be advised…

Key Documents

Employability Strategies / Action Plans / Business Plans

Youth Employmnet Activity Plan


NOMIS Local Authority Labour Market Profiles
The  North Ayrshire Labour Market Profile  profile brings together data from several sources, and includes information on employment/ unemployment,  economic inactivity,  employment by occupation, qualifications, earnings by residence, out-of-work benefits and jobs (total jobs/ employee jobs). 

Skills Development Scotland  
Skills Development Scotland have prepared local labour market information and intelligence for each of the unitary authorities in Scotland that includes:

Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics (SNS)
SNS Standard Area Profile covers a range of small area statistics including information on health, education, poverty, unemployment, housing, population, crime and social / community issues at the data zone level and above.

Community Health Partnership Profile

Case Studies

Here you can read case studies giving details of different programmes and success stories in the area:

  • North Ayrshire ESF/ CPP Developed throughout the 2010 ESF Priority 5 process, this Case Study looks at the North Ayrshire CPP structure and how it may provide a template for third sector ESF delivery models

Further Information

Here you can find documents and news stories about initiatives that have taken place in the local area.

  • North Ayrshire - Youth Employment Support - This is a programme designed to provide opportunities for the unemployed young people (16-24) of North Ayrshire and support business growth for local employers.
  • North Ayrshire Employability Continuum Report - Dec 2010 - The North Ayrshire Employability Continuum consists of a number of key projects which link together and complement each other to help clients make an effective journey from engagement to sustainable employment. This review, commissioned by  North Ayrshire Council and undertaken by TERU, evaluates existing provision, and gives advice on future delivery structure in light of changing labour market, policy and funding context.
  • Youth Employment Minister Launches New Strategy - June 2013 - The Minister for Youth Employment visited Irvine to discuss progress and success with youth employment activities in the area and launch North Ayrshire Council's new Youth Employment Strategy

Local Services

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