NORTH East Fife MSP, Rod Campbell, met with Scottish minister for youth employment, Angela Constance MSP when she visited Cupar.
Ms Constance made the trip to discuss local, youth employment initiatives and to visit the Career Studio at the Granary Centre, run by Ronnie Davidson.
Speaking after the minister’s visit, Mr Campbell said: “I was very grateful that the minister was able to visit Cupar, and the Career Studio.
“We had an interesting discussion about youth employment initiatives, and the work being carried out on the Apprenticeships in Scotland website.
“I was also very pleased to be part of the discussion between the minister and the modern apprentices at the Career Studio.
“I’ve been impressed by their work in the past and was pleased to see that they were involved in the lengthy discussion with the minister.”
Mr Campbell added: “Like everybody else, I would be keen to see youth employment figures increase – both locally and nationally.
“The recent announcement that Quaker Oats is set to provide another 14 jobs for the area, is a good start for the local jobs market and I hope other opportunities will become available in the near future.”
Mr Campbell’s sentiments were echoed by Shaun Moore, level III modern apprentice in business and administration, who said: “It was great to have the minister for youth employment visit us here in Cupar, and a brilliant opportunity to showcase the work that goes on here.
“There is plenty of innovative work going on throughout Scotland, and to be part of that is very exciting.
“I’m obviously very grateful for Ms Constance speaking with us, and for the continued help and support of our local MSP as well.
“I think today’s visit highlights the impact that the Career Studio is having in Scotland.
“We’re continuing to grow, and are even advertising for another modern apprentice right now.
“Hopefully this can help to further progress the work we do here.”
Full information on the vacancy at the Career Studio can be found at www.apprenticeshipsinScotland.com, along with several other apprentice and trainee positions.