A WEST FIFE hair salon has given school pupils the opportunity to kickstart their career and earn qualifications.

Lime Salon has partnered with Inverkeithing High school to offer courses from their dedication provision in Dunfermline.

The business also has a location in Inverkeithing and has been providing participants with SQA Skills for Work Hairdressing training led by industry professionals.

John Baillie, salon owner, said: "We are excited to work with local schools to give a clear pathway to the potential next generation of hairdressers.

"It’s important for schools, pupils and their parents/carers to understand what’s expected from an apprenticeship.

"This partnership will help bridge the gap between the workplace and school life."

Lime Salon has also linked with Beath High School and Auchmuty High School, where pupils have praised the opportunity to pursue their passions.

Craig Finlay, Principal Teacher at Auchmuty High School, who has driven the initiative, said: "We need to ensure we listen to the career passions of our young people from an early stage and create many collaborations like this that support their future positive destination.

"This initiative links the work of work and school to help our young people understand the need for qualifications gained in school whilst kick starting their career.

"We are very excited to be collaborating with Lime and look forward to expanding our partnerships with many other Fife employers."