Fifers invited to join award-winning addition training project

An award-winning training and employment project for people with a history of drug or alcohol problems is looking for Fifers to take part.

Monday, 5th April 2021, 5:43 pm

The Addiction Worker Training Project (AWTP), run by Scottish Drugs Forum, supports, trains and prepares people with a history of drug or alcohol problems to work in the social care field.

If successful with their application, trainees will be supported over nine months to achieve a recognised qualification in Health and Social Care, while working in placements in local services.

As well as developing skills and confidence, the trainees also receive an intensive package of personalised support and a weekly wage.

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Since 2004, over 300 opportunities have been created across 15 areas of Scotland. Over 90% have completed, with 85% securing further employment, the majority to full time jobs in the health and social care field.

The programme has been running in a number of local authorities throughout Scotland for the last 15 years.

A former trainee from Fife, said: AWTP has not only changed my life for the better but it has given me hope for a better way of life.”

SDF is hosting an online information day on April 11 for all those interested in the programme.

Colin Pomeroy, senior development officer said: “At SDF we believe that someone’s experience of substance use is a strength not a weakness as it can help them to understand issues that someone else who is accessing a service may face.”

Applications are currently being taken until the 16th of April 2021. More details at

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