Employment and training initiatives

Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice explains how we use the information that we collect about you.

Fife Council Employability Services uses personal information provided by you to deliver an employability service.

Employability Services needs to process personal data to enter into contractual funding agreements.

In some cases Employability Services need to process personal data to ensure that we are complying with our contractual arrangements and statutory function.

Employability Services collects a range of personal and special category information. This includes: Name, Address, DOB, NI number, Disability or health condition, ethnic origin, gender, religion, employment status, start/end programme dates, details of qualifications, skills, experience and employment history, entitlement to work in the UK, ex-offenders, care leaver.

Employability Services collects this information in a variety of ways, for example, application forms, CVs/Resumes, passports/identity documents, via interviews or other forms of assessment.

Client information will be shared as necessary to achieve Service delivery funding compliance. This includes Training Providers, Colleges, Employers, Third Party Sector, Funding Providers, Opportunities Fife Partnership, Scottish Government and Skills Development Scotland.

It may be possible for the system used for managing clients on training courses to be accessed from outside the EEA.

Employability Services may also collect personal data from third parties, such as Employers, Training Providers, Support Agencies and relevant Partners.

You are obliged to provide Employability Services with personal data in order for us to deliver an employability service. In the event that we did not request and use this information then it would not be possible to carry out this service.

The Council will not keep your information for longer than is necessary. In some instances the law sets the length of time information has to be kept. The Council has a retention schedule which sets out how long we hold different types of information. This can be found here.

Further information on how your information is used and why can be found at fifedirect.org.uk/privacy. The Council's Data Protection Officer can be contacted at: dataprotection@fife.gov.uk.

A main aim for Fife Council is to provide improved educational attainment and achievement for all. In order for us to acheive this we can guide you to a number of training programmes. These are designed to get people from all backgrounds, skills and abilities into employment. Supported employment can provide insight into the training available and information about how to access other employment support.


Opportunities Fife work with employers to ensure their needs are being met and training in Fife can then reflect that need. 

Fife Council also require Fife's employers to offer job opportunities and experience to enhance the training and experience of trainees. We will provide advice and support to those employers who offer employment, whether short or long term, to people on many of the training programmes.

Fife Council provide information and advice to employers:

  • Employing our Modern Apprentices and other trainees
  • Providing work placements (takes you to an external website) to enable trainees to gain experience
  • Employing people with disabilities or mental health issues
  • Employing people on a low income
  • Sourcing Health and Safety (takes you to an external website) qualifications for their staff in the construction industry
  • Opportunities Fife (takes you to an external site) can provide additional resources and advice

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