Abbeyview job service officially opened

A NEW training, advice and support service has been launched in Abbeyview, Dunfermline, to help local job-hunters into work.

The Abbeyview Project, located in Allan Crescent, was officially opened by SNP MSP Bill Walker. It will provide an Information and Recreation Centre for the community, aimed particularly at young people.

Mr Walker said: “People looking for employment can now access a variety of support, including assistance with application forms, CVs, interview skills and dress codes. Carnegie College is to provide education skills training in the Centre. There will also be provision of stationery, newspapers, stamps and the internet.

“Jackie Walls, the centre manager, has put so much into setting up The Abbeyview Project. Recently, the Big Lottery Fund awarded the Project a grant of £10,000, and I was glad to see such a worthwhile service receive support.

“The aim of the Project is to help people recognise their potential and achieve their goals. Scotland and Dunfermline are attracting new investment, with companies such as Amazon and Shepherd Offshore.”

He added: “This is the ideal time for The Abbeyview Project, if young people in Abbeyview are to make the most of jobs and opportunities.”