The Project SEARCH Dumfries & Galloway is a one-year internship for students with disabilities or additional support needs in Dumfries & Galloway. We recruit students whose goal is competitive employment.Project SEARCH interns will spend their entire day on site at (Dumfries & Galloway Council) total immersion within the workplace of the host employer will aid the teaching and learning process and ensure the achievement of specific employability and transferable work skills necessary for individuals to progress into paid employment in today’s job market.
Interns will participate in three rotations to explore a variety of job and career paths. They will work with a team that includes their family, their instructor and support workers, to create an employment goal. Everyone will support the intern in their successful transition from college to work through continuous feedback and acquisition of skills.

Over the past two months we have had the pleasure of working with Paul from project search. Paul has been involved with the football club on a work placement, during his time Paul has become a part of the Queen of the South family, educating himself in a working environment. Paul has undergone many tasks from ground clean up, kit placing and many hands on jobs in and around the stadium. The picture shows Paul enjoying his lunch with the team Kev, Dan and Wullie.

Greg Cameron employability key worker said’ A huge thank you to Queen of the South and its community team for hosting Paul, this is the 3rd year the club has been involved with the project and is a massive positive for the program along with our other partners across Dumfries and Galloway.’

The club and the Community Trust would like to thank Paul for his hard work and wish him well in the future!