Fife’s workforce exceeds 220,000 people, and the region is within an hour’s drive of 1 million workers. It contributes significantly to the Scottish economy with an annual business turnover of £12,850 million, supporting around 104,000 jobs.
Some of the largest employers within Fife include Fife Council, NHS Fife, and the education sector, including Fife College and the University of St Andrews.
The agriculture, fishing and drinks industries is a crucial sector for Fife, employing around 3,000 people. Diageo, Quaker Oats, MOWi, and Kettle Produce all contribute to Fife’s exciting Food and Drink sector, not to mention the rise of breweries and distilleries that have surfaced in the last decade.
Fife has a solid commitment to workforce training, life-long learning and skills development – creating the conditions to attract and retain talent, develop a knowledge economy and promote a culture of enterprise.
The national strategy that links business and education is Developing the Young Workforce. With over 3,000 businesses in the kingdom engaged in employability initiatives, Fife is embracing this strategy with enthusiasm.
Please visit Developing the Young Workforce Fife, for further information.
Overheads in Fife are among the most competitive in Scotland, and commercial rents, property sale values, and business rates are lower than in other nearby Scottish central belt locations. This makes Fife a prime location for both living and working in the region.
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Fife's working age population is 231,800
Fife's population at working age is 62%
Total workforce aged between 16-19 is 16,550
Average earnings for people living in Fife is £579.20 per week