DYW Ayrshire were delighted to announce the return of one of our largest events to date: South Ayrshire Futures in partnership with South Ayrshire Council.

In February 2023, we held this event for the first time at Ayr Racecourse and welcomed over 700 attendees and around 50 employer stands.

The event invited young people from across the local authority as well as their parents/carers and educators to explore stands and learn more about the wide range of careers available within Ayrshire.

We are still pleased to announce the 2024 South Ayrshire Futures was even bigger and better!

On 7th February 2024, this event returned to Ayr Racecourse from 5.15pm – 8pm. The first 45 minutes was exclusively open to those facing barriers into employment.

Over 900 attendees walked through the door on the night to meet with 53 employer stands and feedback was extremely positive:

“Excellent and very informative”
“Well organised very helpful”
“Really inspired out 17 year old who absolutely needed it. Thank you”
“An excellent event. All of the contributors were friendly and approachable. My 13 year old son left feeling more confident about his future choices.”
“Good event, good variation of careers”
“A good starting point for pupils who don’t know much about job market.”
“Excellent. Great opportunity to learn more”
“Very interesting variety of Companies, all the representatives were very chatty and approachable.”
“Interesting, busy, informative”
“In general, it was worthwhile attending & opened up some ideas for future career paths, opportunities etc.”
“Very useful to attend both for children and their patients.”


Thank you to everyone who came along on the night. We hope to see you again in 2025…