Our partners Skills Development Scotland produce a weekly list detailing the apprenticeship opportunities and job vacancies within Fife. Keep up to date with newly released vacancies and apprenticeships via Facebook @SDSFife.
Also, check out the school’s Employability Twitter feed to find further opportunities and information about work experience, apprenticeships and employment opportunities.
Modern Apprenticeship opportunities
Updated on 10th April, 2019.
Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) Fife have a organised a live broadcast for Scottish Apprenticeship Week on Wednesday, 6th March between 6:30pm and 7:30pm. This event has been put together to inform parents about the apprenticeship family and changes to the qualification framework: see below.
Scotland’s biggest Parents’ Evening
“Parents can tune in to DYW Fife’s Facebook & YouTube Channels to hear from a panel of experts, including young people and employers, to find out how an apprenticeship can equip a young person with the skills, experience and qualifications to set them up for a bright future.
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Don’t forget to send your questions in the comments section! We’ll try to answer as many as we can.
In the last few years, there have been a number of changes to the qualification framework in education and an increasing number of opportunities for young people to earn while they learn through the apprenticeship family. The purpose of this event is to raise awareness and answer any questions you may have in relation to how pupils could benefit from an apprenticeship.
Hear from employers and young people who themselves have been involved in work-based learning by studying an apprenticeship.
This online event is part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2019. An annual campaign that highlights the value apprenticeships and work-based learning brings to individuals and employers.” [DYW Fife]
Fife Council begins the recruitment process for their Craft apprenticeships today, 24th January. All apprenticeships will be advertised on the Scottish national portal MyJobScotland, the Fife Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Facebook page and on Fife Direct.
You will not be able to download a job pack and complete the online application form until the vacancy goes live. Fife Council will undertake a selection process after the closing date for applications; all shortlisted candidates will be given a pre-entry skills test followed by a formal interview.
Building Services will be advertising apprenticeships as joiners (6), electricians (6), plumbers (4), plasterers (3), gas technicians (2), bricklayer (1), stonemason (1) and painter & decorator (1).
Plasterers and stonemasons will attend Telford College, Edinburgh. All other apprentices will attend Fife College.
SDS will be running workshops to offer advice and help to pupils as they complete the application forms. Please see the SDS Facebook page for information, or speak to the Careers Advisors in school for further help.
Miss Thomson will also be holding a meeting in Room 200 on Tuesday, 29th January at lunchtime to share more information about the apprenticeships.