Fife enjoys a resilient employment market thanks to the many sectors and businesses in the local economy.
Once known for shipbuilding and heavy manufacturing, Fife is now diversifying its economy with plenty of career opportunities on offer in the renewable energy sector, construction, and creative and tourism sectors.
With aircraft carriers under development, another Forth crossing in the pipeline and growth in the sustainable energy field, Fife’s engineering sector is undergoing something of a makeover.
Energy Park Fife, the Hydrogen Office, Adam Smith Future Skills Centre and Carnegie College’s Whitlock Energy Collaboration Centre are contributing to Fife’s position as a leader in the field of renewable energy and low carbon technology.
Manufacturing and engineering
With a long history, manufacturing and engineering remains a core strength in the area. The end product may have changed but there is still a need for precision engineering and expertise, and this specialist knowledge can be found in Fife.
Business and finance
The business and financial service sectors employ thousands in real estate and property services, financial intermediation, and contact and service centres. Contact Fife website.
A number of major house-builders and construction companies have their headquarters in Fife, employing a large number of people. Fife Construction Forum website.
With a focus on golf, food, culture & heritage, outdoor activities and weekend breaks, tourism supports 800 business and around 13,000 jobs. Fife Tourism Partnership website.