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Future is bright for Modern Apprentices

Over one hundred talented new Modern Apprentices (MAs) are starting a bright and promising career after passing a rigorous selection process to join SSE’s industry renowned Modern Apprenticeship programme.


You may be aware of the Scottish Government’s Make Young People Your Business campaign which argues that there are many benefits, including economic, to employers in recruiting young people. It calls on more employers to offer unemployed young people jobs, training or high quality paid work experience. From Monday 26 to Friday 30 August, we are having a Make Young People Your Business week of activity focusing on youth employment to –

Hillary Clinton to be honoured at St Andrews University

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be honoured for her work when she visits Scotland next month.

Viewing platform at top of Forth Rail Bridge

Plans have been unveiled for a viewing platform at the top of the Forth Bridge to give visitors a "close-up" look at one of Scotland's most famous sights.

Fife's Construction Skills Academy launched

FORTY two recruits have been welcomed into Fife’s new Construction Skills Academy at the Skills Development Centre in Kirkcaldy for a two day pre recruitment course, tailored to the industry requirements. This is designed to offer participants opportunities to enhance their employability skills and complete relevant assessments allowing them to be employer ready.

Brand-Rex to increase its presence in the Middle East

A Glenrothes based company is to increase its presence and activity in the Middle East through a new partnership.

Fife timber firm James Donaldson & Sons sees profits rise and market improving

A Fife timber specialist that can trace its roots back more than 150 years has defied difficult conditions in the construction sector to post an increase in pre-tax profits.

Go green and save money

LOCAL businesses are already realising the benefits of going green to save money with help from Fife Council.

Fife to fore as Diageo toasts premium whiskies

Premium whiskies bottled and packaged in Fife helped drinks giant Diageo boost takings by 5% last year, as global bestseller Johnnie Walker broke the 20-million-case export barrier for the first time.

Proclad invests in the Future and Growth

Companies behind the turbine

Perhaps not since the old power station was demolished has Methil had such a momentous moment as what happened on Saturday evening.

Series of Scots college mergers begins

Twelve colleges in Scotland have merged to form four further education institutions.

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