Early morning visit to Leven to join the cross European partnership team working on the Erasmus+ programme. Fife Council’s Employability Team is working on an innovative learning approach to staff training for young offender’s to get them ready for employment.  Our partners come from across Europe and this programme is also working with Polmont Prison.  The aim of the programme is to make an intervention with young people while in prison to try and get them re-engaged and ready for employment so as to prevent reoffending.

The skills learned on this programme are also similar and transferable for the Employability team in Fife for when they are working with people who are furthest from the job market, or have particular challenges in getting themselves back into work.