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Careers Event for Sir E Scott Pupils

Sir E Scott Pupils from Primary 4 to Secondary 6 headed to Tarbert Community Centre on Thursday 20 June for a careers event organised by Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and DYW Outer Hebrides.
At the event pupils spoke directly to employer representatives to learn about the varied job opportunities in their area and the different routes they can take into them.

The event featured a range of employers from across key local sectors. A full list of employers and employability organisations who were in attendance is available below.

BASF, NHS – Practice Development Team / Midwifery, NHS Allied Health Professionals, Army, Navy, RAF, Crossroads, Harris Voluntary Service, De Tha Dol, Harris Volunteer Centre, Tarbert Fire and Rescue Service, Department of Work and Pensions, CFCD Debt Management, Job Centre Plus, CNES Early Years, Harris House, Skills Development Scotland, Essence of Harris, Isle of Harris Distillery, Community Learning and Development, CNES Employability, CNES Apprenticeships and Mowi.

Ross Miller, DYW Coordinator for Harris, said: “DYW Outer Hebrides works to make every young person aware of the opportunities available in their local area. Events such as this are a key part of this work, providing an opportunity for pupils to become informed about the jobs around them and build important relationships with local employers. These relationships can open the door to work experience placements, part time employment or recruitment to apprenticeship roles and graduate positions following further education.

“It is encouraging to see so many employers see the value of school engagement. I’d like to thank the employers for their attendance, Sir E Scott School for their assistance in organising the event, and the pupils for their engagement and genuine interest in the career opportunities available to them.”

The event was organised by Ross Miller DYW Coordinator for Harris who will depart the Comhairle at the end of this month. In his three years with the Comhairle Ross has shown consistent dedication to his work and played a key role in building relationships between Sir E Scott pupils and local employers. Thank you Ross.