Portree High School Pupils Enjoy Morning Employer Workshops!

Careers fairs are highly beneficial for pupils as they have the opportunity to speak to numerous employers gaining information about possible career paths, apprenticeships and jobs after education. At the same time, this is a chance for employers to potentially have access to a young talent pool as interacting with young people allows them to inform students about what is involved in their daily job roles, offering advice and guidance in regards to interviews and company recruitment processes. Employers can also use careers fairs as a recruitment tool if work experience is offered giving young people the chance to enhance their skill sets whilst providing them with key industry links. In some cases, where the pupil is an asset to the company, an apprenticeship or job might be offered to them reducing the organisation’s HR and job advertising costs.

Employer Morning Workshops

As an extra to the Careers Discovery Day, DYW arranged for the Skeabost Hotel and The British Army to come in and talk to the S3/4/5 and 6 pupils in the morning. During this time, the Skeabost Hotel delivered an informative and useful presentation regarding the importance of having a good working attitude before describing opportunities in the hospitality sector. Meanwhile, the Army spoke about the range of available career opportunities present in their sector such as nursing, pilot training, engineering and HR before carrying out fun and interactive activities with the students.

Afternoon Careers Fair

Following on from these workshops, we participated in Portree High School’s Careers Discovery Day which was very well organised by the Parent Council. At the fair, we used the #NoWrongPath message to encourage pupils to speak to the DYW team about future job aspirations, work experience and their favourite classes at school. Pupils were spoilt for choice in terms of employers to speak to as the Parent Council had arranged for Sitekit, Dunvegan Castle, The Skeabost Hotel, NHS Highland, Scottish Fire Service, Atlas Arts, Misty Isle Gin and many more to attend the afternoon session.

We hope the pupils enjoyed their day and gathered as much information as possible about future career paths!

For more information regarding how to get involved with DYW West Highland, contact the team on: info@dywwesthighland.org / 01397 705 765 / Facebook / Twitter or call in and see us in the office at 15 High Street, Fort William, PH33 6DH