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Career Ready & Fife – working together in partnership

Our successful partnership with Fife Council began in 2015, the fourth local authority area in Scotland to be supported by Diageo as the lead employer partner. Our partnership has enabled over 300 young people in 15 schools from across Fife to develop the skills, confidence and experience needed to kickstart rewarding futures. 

How we work together 

Working with Career Ready enables Fife Council to add another dimension to the career support provided by their Education and Children’s Services Directorate. 

Fife Council enjoys a very positive and productive relationship with Career Ready. Fundamentally, we are both committed to positive outcomes for all our young people.

Phil Black, Head of Education – Fife Council 

Our partnership is based on a close working relationship between Career Ready and the Local Authority Coordinator (who is also our DYW Manager). They meet regularly, along with school coordinators to agree on our priorities.  

Our work together has made a significant difference to the lives of young people across Fife and ensured that they are able to transition into further education, apprenticeships or employment. 

This partnership is vital in giving young people the support to create careers for themselves and contribute to our businesses and communities in Fife.  

Steve Blake, Diageo & Career Ready Local Advisor Board Chair 

The difference we’ve made together 

Fife secondary schools are recognising the benefits of The Career Ready programme for large numbers of our young people and almost all schools are now participating. I myself have begun this year as a mentor and I’m learning as much from my student about our secondary schools as she is learning from me about the workplace. The programme is well supported, evidence based, and delivers success, as many of my Fife Council colleagues are also finding out.

Carrie Lindsay, Executive Director of Education and Children’s Services, Fife Council 

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