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Welcome to Opportunities Fife


Welcome to Opportunities Fife - the website for Fife's employability partnership. Our aims are to tackle worklessness in Fife through effective employability measures and to help address the related issues of poverty, income inequality and health.

By engaging with employers and job seekers alike we can deliver a cohesive employability service that gets more people into jobs and develops the skill base for a thriving local economy. Our tailored support helps make Fife a better place to work and live.


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  • Help for employers in hiring new staff
  • Help with CV's and applications
  • A range of courses and bespoke training opportunities
  • In-employment support from professional staff
  • Work placements 
  • Apprenticeships & youth training
  • Workforce development
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    When: Tuesday, 8 September 2015 from 10:00 to 15:00 (BST)
    Where: Balbirnie house, Markinch, United Kingdom

    The Opportunities Fife Partnership is hosting a jobs fair to help those who have recently been affected by redundancy in Fife.
    At the event you can meet with employers with current vacancies and get free, impartial advice to help you:
    • look for jobs
    • take stock and consider your options
    • write CVs and prepare for interviews
    • identify learning and training opportunities
    • make the most of your money

    To register your interest and attendance at the event, please click here: https://opportuntiesfife.eventbrite.co.uk
    We look forward to seeing you there on the day.

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    Why is STEM so important?

    In Fife we have recognised the importance of STEM for several years and in 2011-12 a group of partners started to work with the Fife Economy Partnership to address this issue.

                         "A competitive science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills base is vital to our future as a knowledge intensive economy. As the economy rebalances towards manufacturing investment and exports, major growth sectors require these skills"

       CBI March 2014

  • Takethelead2Taking the Lead in Employability

    Lone parents in Fife have been given the chance to find their way into work.  This is aimed at combating child poverty and improving support to families, thanks to an Opportunities Fife  initiative called Take the Lead.

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  • Council apprentices showcase skillsCouncil Apprentices Showcase Skills

    Fife Council apprentices have been showing off their skills to councillors and officers form Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland at Bankhead to mark Scottish Apprenticeship week.

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  • Community Works - Lochore War memorialCommunity Works Programme

    A new project to support long term unemployed Fifers and improve the look of local areas has been launched at Benarty Centre.  The programme has been set up to provide 730 people with placements and support 90 local environmental projects to improve the environment of town centres and green spaces.

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  • East Scotland Investment FundEast of Scotland Investment Fund Loan

     Fife Businesses can realise their ambitions sooner than planned through accessing finance from the East of Scotland Investment Fund.                    

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  • Capability Scotland Capability Scotland Recruitment

    Capability Scotland employment service provides support to customers with disabilities and long term health conditions to secure and sustain employement.  They are looking to recruit two full time and one part time Employment Services Officers.

    Closing date for applications is Tuesday 21st July.

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What help can i get? From Opportunities Fife

Services cover the full lifecycle of a business from inward investment; business start up; grants and funding; property; recruiting, training and developing staff to growing the business and ultimately downsizing.

Some specific examples could include

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