Chipping away pays off for trainee
Archived news: published on Friday 06 Jun 2008 by Fife Council
Katrina (right) with her Development Worker, Pam Hamilton (left).
FIFE Intermediate Labour Market (FILM) trainee, Katrina Paterson (23) from High Valleyfield was celebrating last week after scooping the Workplace Learner award at the Fife Adult Learner Awards ceremony at the Rothes Halls in Glenrothes.
Katrina joined the FILM project, which is co-ordinated by the Council's Development Services, in May 2007 and currently works as a CNC operator and joiner with Dunfermline based joinery business Nimbus Style Ltd. which is part of the
Before joining the FILM project Katrina had a succession of short term jobs which included a small amount of on-the-job training. As a result of the FILM project and Katrina's hard work she has been offered an apprenticeship with
Commenting on her win Katrina said: "I'm thrilled to have won this award, it means a great deal to me. FILM helped me get the job of my dreams which enabled me to receive further appropriate training which helps my job prospects for the future."
Katrina has proven that through dedication and hard work she has become an asset to her team. This is echoed by her employer. Shirley Simpson, HR Manager with
Violeta Ilendo, Inclusion and Opportunities Manager with Fife Council's Development Services said: "Katrina has worked hard to achieve her goals to work in joinery. Development Services FILM staff supported her and employer
FILM is a jobs training project that works with companies who can provide employment opportunities for young people and adults across the Kingdom. A number of organisations have already signed up to the project. Companies that take part are offered a funding and support package, meaning that both employers and trainees benefit.
FILM is supported through European funding and is available across a range of occupational areas to meet skill shortages and areas of labour market need in
To date, 180 young people and adults have been involved in the FILM project, with 106 securing permanent jobs.
For more information about FILM contact Fiona Grubb, FILM Project Support Officer on 08451 55 55 55 ext. 40 67 52 or Grant Leaburn on 08451 55 55 55 ext. 40 67 23.
For more information contactGrant Leaburn, Lead Officer - Employability & Skills
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 40 67 23 Fax: 01383 602542 Contact Grant Leaburn online
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