A FIFE woman is banking on success in her new job in Dunfermline after receiving tailored employment advice and coaching that inspired her to change career direction.

Kelly Robertson started a full-time job this week with Blue Arrow, at the Lloyds Banking Group's call centre in Pitreavie.

She landed the role after attending a jobs fair last month to meet with employers in the area looking to recruit local talent.

Following an injury which left her unable to work, Kelly joined Fedcap Scotland which delivers Scottish Government’s Fair Start Scotland devolved employability service.

She was able to tell North East Fife MP, Wendy Chamberlain, of her journey back to work at an event last week to celebrate national Employability Day.

Kelly, 46, from Kirkcaldy, said: “I’d been out of work for more than ten months but Fedcap Scotland helped me stay motivated to find work and supported me, including helping me with my CV and building up my confidence.

“I’ve dropped into the Fedcap offices in Dunfermline regularly and built up a great relationship with my personal adviser, Fay. The Fedcap team is friendly, knowledgeable and professional and it inspired me to move into a new career.

“This is the ideal role for me and I’m so grateful for the support I’ve had in securing it.”

During the Employability Day event in Fedcap’s Dunfermline office, Wendy Chamberlain spoke with customers and employers we work closely alongside, including Amazon, to find out how we help support people into sustainable jobs.

Wendy Chamberlain MP said: “It was lovely to meet Kelly and hear how much Fedcap’s support had helped her. I wish her well in her new job and hope that the Fedcap team continue their excellent work.”

Susan Paterson, Operations Director for Fedcap Scotland, said: “We were delighted to welcome Wendy to our Dunfermline office to help us celebrate Employability Day.

"It was lovely to hear Kelly share her story and tell Wendy how excited she was to start her new role.”