Kirkcaldy YMCA to take on six apprentices

Have launched the Youth Job Contract

Have launched the Youth Job Contract

Gordon Brown has congratulated Kirkcaldy YMCA for launching an apprenticeship scheme to offer young people aged 16-24 a chance of employment.

YMCA is the first organisation to benefit from Fife Council’s new GBP5m Youth Job Contract programme, which aims to deliver six apprentices. Working with Adam Smith College, they will train the apprentices over three years with respected qualifications. The Youth Job Contract aims to create 600 positions for young people in the area with Fife Council, the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Gordon Brown said: “Liz Easton, the head of the YMCA, is to be congratulated on her initiative. Getting young people jobs and developing their skills has always been at the heart of the work at the YMCA. Now there is Fife-wide recognition of the good job the YMCA is doing in creating opportunities for young people.”

Fife Council’s youth employment ambassador, Counsillor Tony Martin, is chairman of the Programme Implementation Board. He said: “We are very pleased with the quality and wide range of apprenticeship opportunities being submitted for consideration and are delighted Kirkcaldy YMCA has shown its commitment to deliver six apprenticeships.”