Construction initiative equips Fife job seekers with skills to build new campus

A number of Fifers currently looking for work could be set to help with the build of Fife College’s new campus in Halbeath.

The learning institute’s construction academy initiative helped attendees gain qualifications in health and safety and manual handling, which has given them the skills required to aid in the build of the new facility or take up wider opportunities in Fife.

Balfour Beatty is building the new campus as part of the Dunfermline Learning Centre in Halbeath, with it set to be completed in 2025. The firm is working closely with Fife College to identify employment opportunities onsite.

Fife College principal, Jim Metcalfe, said, “Anyone looking for work or further learning has a home here at the college. We help our students go from learning to earning, providing opportunities from enrolment to graduation.

“Talking to everyone at the Construction Academy, who’ll potentially be building our new campus, was incredibly exciting.

“Hearing their stories and meeting them at the start of their learning and employment journey confirmed the value of Fife College to the local community and economy.”